[TriLUG] Southeast LinuxFest
Scott G. Hall
ScottGHall at BellSouth.Net
Wed Sep 3 00:52:39 EDT 2008
Has anyone got any update information on this? It is nice to see that
TriLUG is a supporting LUG, but who is our local contact person?
Chess Griffin wrote:
> It's my understanding that the Upstate Carolina Users Group (UCLUG)
> and other local LUGs in Charlotte and Georgia have started to put
> their collective heads together to try and organize a Southeast
> LinuxFest, much in the same vein as the Ohio Linux Fest (which is a
> great Linux conference). I think the idea is to create a
> community-driven event similar to OLF. They have started a wiki:
> There is also an IRC channel on freenode: #southeastlinuxfest and
> they are scheduling meetings at 9pm on Tuesdays.
From: David J. Stillman <djs at southeastlinuxfest.com>
Date: Tuesday, August 19, 2008 9:02:57 PM
Subject: SouthEast LinuxFest
> Good Evening:
> My name is David Stillman. I am a part of growing community that is
> starting a LinuxFest for the Southeast US.
> We, as a community, have come up with a letter to give you some more
> Hello, we are writing to introduce to you the Southeast LinuxFest,
> and event being planned for June 13, 2009 by several LUGS in the
> Southeast United States.
> Our goal is to be very similar to Ohio LinuxFest and the now defunct
> Atlanta Linux Showcase - a fun, diverse, and community-oriented Linux
> convention. Our official mission statement is:
> "The Southeast LinuxFest is a community event for anyone who wants to
> learn more about Linux and Free & Open Source software. It is part
> educational conference, and part social gathering. Like Linux itself,
> it is shared with attendees of all skill levels to communicate tips,
> ideas, and to benefit all who use Linux/Free Open Source Software.
> LinuxFest is the place to learn, to make new friends, to network with
> new business partners, and most importantly, to have fun!"
> We have made significant progress towards holding this event - we
> have filed for non-profit corporation status in South Carolina, and
> have several potential sites in the Greenville-Spartanburg, SC area.
> Several groups have already contacted us, offering volunteers and/or
> requesting booth space. We have also been in touch with Chris DiBona
> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_DiBona) and Mark Spencer
> (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Spencer), who have confirmed that
> they will attend our event, barring any conflicts that may arise.
> While we are making spirited progress, we cannot do this without the
> support of other LUGs. Having strong LUG support is vital to the
> success of our event, both in it being a memorable and enjoyable
> experience, and in seeking sponsorship.
> Please consider officially supporting our efforts to have this annual
> LinuxFest in the Southeast. If your LUG is interested, we would ask
> that you show your support for the concept of this event by allowing
> us to add your group to our website as official supporters, and
> appointing somebody in your LUG to join our mailing list and attend
> our weekly IRC meetings (Every Tuesday at 9pm EST) so that they can
> keep your LUG up to date on our plans as we move forward.
> There are other ways to support S.E.L.F., too. Help us reach your
> local media outlets, so that we may spread the word. Suggest event
> sponsors, potential speakers, or those who might want event floor
> This event is for you, the Linux/FOSS users in the Southeast. Let's
> make this event truly enjoyable.
> To learn more, and to keep up with our news, please visit our website:
> If you are interested in attending, please register. It is important
> to us for planning venue size and other considerations.
> If you have any questions, suggestions, or ideas, please let us know
> via our IRC channel, or by emailing our mailing list. We look
> forward to talking to you soon.
> The S.E.L.F. Leadership, and our supporting LUGs including UCLUG,
> ColaLUG, CSCLUG, LUG at NCSU, GLUG, TriLUG, LUG at GT, MGALUG,
> Ubuntu Florida LoCo
Scott G. Hall
Raleigh, NC, USA
ScottGHall at BellSouth.Net
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