Aug 11, 2010, 17:34 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Larry Cafiero)
"This farmers market table seems to be working well, not only
for the LUG — which had nearly 20 people attend the meeting
last Saturday — but also for FOSS in general.
"People have a general sense of what Linux is — it's that
operating system thing, right? — and seeing it in an arena
that's not normally a "tech environment" makes it a lot less
threatening, for loss of a better term. So I would strongly urge
everyone who wants to promote FOSS, GNU/Linux and Linux (for those
who want to make that distinction, which I don't anymore) take the
word forth to places where you might not normally find tech talk;
like farmers markets, or tractor pulls, or gun shows. Anywhere
where people congregate is a place where FOSS can be pitched."