first major project is underway!
Bazaar will be an international free software convention. An exhibition
floor will showcase many of the free software projects as well
as products from major vendors in the technology industry. In
addition, there will be five tracks of sessions: an enterprise
track, development track, a system administration track, an open
track and a beginners track. More than 5,000 IT managers, developers,
consultants, enthusiasts and members of the press will attend.
The show will be held from March 13-15 at the Jacob K. Javits
Center in New York City. The Javits Center is a world class venue
for other major shows such as Internet World and PC Expo. The
Bazaar will be an ideal forum for businesses and other institutions
to learn about the quality, stability and cost effectiveness of
using free software in their enterprise.
x 2 and Linux x 2
is an idea we had in which we'd start a yearlong campaign that
would encourage everyone who is currently using gnu/linux to get
someone who's never seen it, used it, or heard of it, to try it
out. It's simple, straightforward, and could easily double the
user base in the course of a year or less.
software press kits
would be for non-technical people who need to hold something glossy
in their hand before they begin to open their minds. It wouldn't
take much to create a compendium of articles, how-to's, FAQ's,
maybe even a cd rom distribution, put it into a folder and send
it off to a couple thousand IT managers.