Software Freedom Day Canberra

Request

Project Name: Software Freedom Day Canberra
http://wiki.softwarefreedomday.org/2010/Oceania/Australia/Canberra/CanberraComputerMarkets

Aim of Project: To highlight the benefits of Free Software to a group of computer consumers.

Person Responsible for Request: Daniel Black (Canberra Linux Users Group)

Request: SFD Sponsorship <$150 (still waiting of final costing)

CLUG members have held an event a SFD event at the Canberra Computer Markets over the last 5 years. We have progressively received a higher awareness amongst the computer market customers as to what software freedom and free software is.

This year we hope to continue this tradition on the 18th September. In this event we will continue to promote the benefits of freedom to new buyers of computer gear that visit the markets and to a large proportion of business and government people visiting the market in a personal capacity.

The computer market is a commercial entity that provides stall holders access to a consolidated market. They have typically offered some discount on stall costs to us however due to late organisation the exact total is unknown. The funding amount of $150 (or less) will cover the cost of 1-2 tables at the venue and reimbursement of the $3 entry fee to our volunteers (if they happen to be charged this).

The presence at the computer market will be used to promote a Linux Installfest organised for the 23 September.

I realise this request is within 2 weeks of the actual event. Apologies for its lateness. Individual(s) have agreed to fund this activity in a personal capacity. This event will go ahead regardless of LA funding however its benefits are for the wider community and having individuals not out of pocket would be great if you consider the cause appropriate.

Thanks for your consideration,

Daniel Black

Grantee: 
Canberra Linux Users Group
Grant: 
AU$ 150
Applied: 
Saturday, 11 September 2010
Granted: 
Wednesday, 15 September 2010