Weblog of Nazly Ahmed
I was stuck with work last couple of days so couldn't make a post about the Software Freedom Day Celebrations. Initially the Sri Lankan Team planned to have three teams preaching FOSS + distributing handouts and Free GNU/Linux CDs at three locations which were MC Lobby, Crescat Lobby and Excel World. Due to couple of issues we lost MC location though we mentioned it in the pre-marketing campaign. U can get a good idea what happened if u read Bud's post on 'Freedom LOST at Software Freedom Day!'. But on a positive note things went really well at Crescat and Excel World. The response we got from the people was really amazing. They were really keen to know what FOSS means and how they can use FOSS in their day to day life. Also GNU/Linux CDs were given at zero cost. According to their requirement we gave out Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Xubuntu distro CDs. The foreigners too were really keen to know what we were doing out there and couple of them were amazed to know that there is a LUG in Sri Lanka. Overall its a success but could have been better if we could get a team running at MC where some large potion of the crowd gathers. I'm really glad to be a part in the Software Freedom Day Celebrations.