[ILUG-BOM] GNU/Linux India Expo 2003 ... tentative outline
Tue Nov 12 11:11:21 IST 2002
Please dont plan things so early. Also in February an international
level meet is being organized in Kerala by the govt with support from
FSF-india. You may better push it to July so that the students who
will be working on projects this year will be able to submit their
On Tue, Nov 12, 2002 at 10:39:10AM +0530, Tahir Hashmi wrote:
> Event Title: GNU/Linux India Expo 2003
> Dates: End Feb / Early March (Not early/mid Feb please!)
> Duration: 3 days / 1 week
>  Conference on GNU/Linux, FS/OSS
>  Exhibition of FS/OSS Student Projects from across the nation
>  Stalls for commercial activity related to hardware/software
>  Some fun events (Geeks vs. Nerds quiz? Geek of the yr. award?)
>  Promotion of GNU/Linux user networking (Stalls of various LUGs)
>  A press conference a day ??
>  This is quite well-known to us and needs no elaboration
>  We provide a display area for students to demo their FS/OSS
> projects. "Students" means people who are not employed/have been
> employed earlier and are studying in an educational institution, incl.
> an open university.
>  People desirous of Commercial activity will be charged for space.
> It would be great if we can have assemblers there who can offer
> pre-loaded PCs... how about a workshop for these before the event?
> Cheap CDs, on-the-spot installation etc. could be possible
>  Ah! what's an expo without fun?
>  We've gotta have a platform for representatives of various LUGs
> across India share information, develop contacts and highlight their
> achievements and aspirations.
>  Sounds incredible but who knows, the Press might actually be
> interested. Anyway, we can post daily coverage on the web.
> To qualify for exhibition in the Expo, any given software may or may
> not be proprietary. However, the software MUST be available for
> GNU/Linux or any other FS/OSS based platform. This is necessary since
> there's no dearth of Free Software available for other dominant
> proprietary platoforms.
> Attendance the conference must be charged. Entry to the Expo however
> should be inexpensive. I am in favor of a nominal (say Rs. 10 to 30)
> entry fee for the expo too avoid wanderers on the site.
> Only stalls being covered under  must be charged.  May have an
> entry fee for participation but definitely not for audience.
> Let us not think of management (outsourced vs. voluntary) currently.
> Of course, Saswata, Gurpreet and other volunteers can collect details
> about professional management and have them ready when the time for
> decision comes.
> Everyone is free to comment on the above, make
> additions/changes/deletions and even fubar it.
> Tahir Hashmi (VSE, NCST)
> tahir AT ncst DOT ernet DOT in
> We, the rest of humanity, wish GNU luck and Godspeed
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