Systems 2001 co-ordinating work is being devolved &
spread wider. Volunteers Welcome.
Volunteers Co-ordinators are needed; some initial nominees
include, but (do not exclude others too):
- Stand Co-ordinator: Karl Joch [+
someone local for emergency bits ?] (***)
- Web Sub Directory : Josef Kraus
- Leaflet Co-ordinator: Oliver
Fromme [& Rainer Duffner maybe ?] (***)
Those above, &/or other replacements
&/or co-workers are requested to Volunteer Please.
(*) The deal would be: take page, maintain & add to it
from mail list etc, with no particular input me, how you
want, in whatever language(s) you want, with whatever [BSD]
tools you want. Page maintainer will direct upload to
bim.berklix.org. This would not be restricted to "diffs-only to
the indx.m4 source, etc", (unlike the top page of
I keep an archive of BIM mail locally, but there's no
on-line copy currently. ( I had to remove it over a year ago,
to avoid crawlers harvesting addresses for spam mail ). The
archive is available for whoever inherits systems2001.html,
(I stopped editing just before Snake's impressive list of
Julian: People will want to see glitzy applications I guess,
so for most ports, I guess Free or Open rather NetBSD ? There's
only really room for one machine on the mini stand which is
maybe 1.2 metres wide. I think if we keep one machine there all
week & just change the human demonstrator/exhibitor in
front of it each day/half day, it'll save work.
Ralf Gebhart offered a range of machines.
Other people may have offered-tuff too.
Subject: Nov. 2001 Systems: BSD stand @ Linux Park
From: "Julian H. Stacey" jhs@jhs
Hi BIM people, Though this in English I suggest response
Last year at Nov. 2000 Systems Linux Park there was no BSD
stand. So I enquired of the sponsor Linux New Media AG who
was sponsoring Platform für kommerzielle Aussteller und
She was quite willing to also sponsor a stand for *BSD for
2001. She said I should contact her 6 months before to
arrange details for 2001 ... about now.
Last year there were various sponsored stands for XFree86,
KDE, SSL, & Linux user group Augsburg (who said Linux
Muenchen group aren't very active at exhibitions). BIM can
have a free stand to promote *BSD if we arrange it. The
majority of stands in the Linux Park were non sponsored
normal commercial stands from companies selling Linux based
We'll need someone to re-contact the sponsor initially, (me
I guess) & someone else I can hand over to as future
contact, as there's no point burdening the sponsor with my
German grammar :-)
We'll need a machine - no problem, we can use bsd.berklix.org
(which still hasn't gone back into service yet but finally
seem stable hardware :-) ... so I'll withdraw it from service
when needed for the week, if we don't find one elsewhere.
We'll need a rota of people prepared to spend some time on
the stand during the week.
We'll need to get organised, & have one central point
of contact who knows what's happening, preferably someone who
also puts up a web page with info such as timetable of people
manning the stand, & other contact info.
Some CDs for visitors would be nice too, but before
everyone gets distracted with what to put on CDs, frankly,
that doesn't matter [yet], what matters is to contact Linux
New Media AG with a firm proposal to take a stand, & man
it with a sequence of at least 1 BIM volunteer for most/all
of the week.
Some small leaflets promoting BSD might be useful, I'd
suggest something with many URLs to www.*bsd.org etc, &
cheap to print (there's no-one offering us free leaflet
printing so if one of us has to pay, it better be Cheap !
I can also tell you, stand visitors will _not_ want to see
complete BSD installs, they'll probably want 3 minutes of
chat &/or glitz, (or what CNN likes to call "eye
I might possibly be able to get us a little sponsorship
from German Government (someone else I met there last year),
but I won't approach him unless we get a plan &
Is this a good idea ? Should we commit our time & even
some expense (ie money), to promote BSD in Munich &
Germany ? (or if there's insufficient support should we not
?) Please discuss at the Stammtisch next week, &/or here
on this list bsd@bim
Comments ? Meinungen ? Angeboten von mit-hilfen usw gern
Julian H. Stacey