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Re: [edlug] Donateing CD's to Edinburgh Council

I am provisionally hoping for the end of next week. I will be handing in my letter to the council to the chambers so I can easily do a second trip if needed.

After donating the CD's to the council I will then be donating them to every member of the Scottish Parliament. So if Edlug wishes to add a letter to that donation that is fine too.My thoughts are that the first letter would be a trial run for the Scottish Parliament letter. I will be sending my own letter but I will only be acting as a postman for the Edlug letter.

I know it takes a while to discuss something like this on the list

so we have got lots of options and no pressure for any fixed deadlines at the moment



From: Faye Gibbins <wibble@xxx.xxx.xxx>
To: Catriona & Anand <trianand@xxx.xxx.xxx>
CC: Bob Kerr <robertnkerr@xxx.xxx.xxx>, edlug@xxx.xxx.xxx
Subject: Re: [edlug] Donateing CD's to Edinburgh Council
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2004 20:35:18 +0000

I'm sure we can knock something up.

I'll see what I can churn out at the weekend and I throw it on the list to see what people think.

When's the dead line?


This time she's the lesser of two evils.


Catriona & Anand wrote:
Two suggestions off the top of my head:

1) Signatures of the members of the committee (such as it is) on behalf of members, unless a significant number of members object! Individual members could also sign, since the more names, the better.

2) Signatures of a subgroup (ie whoever wants to sign) identified as "members of the Edinburgh Linux User Group"

1) implies official opinion of the group, 2) is more individualistic.

In any case, I would like to sign (as EdLUG librarian ;-) ).

Another fine idea, Bob.


On Wednesday 21 January 2004 9:49 am, Bob Kerr wrote:

As part of an Open Source Awareness program, I am going to donate a copy of
the LendingCD and a copy of TheOpenCD to every Edinburgh City Councillor.
There are 58 Councillors in all and I am going to write a letter concerning
the lending CD in libraries project.

I am also willing to include a letter from Edlug. The only problem that I
see is how does Edlug as a group write a letter. The letter must have a
fixed and easily accomplishable goal for the council and if possible should
be signed by the members.

An accomplishable goal would be something like sending the marketing pdf
about Openoffice to council employees or even just the Personel/human
resources department. For signing it we can either have a representative
sign for all of us or we can have stated objectives on the Wiki which could
be signed and after a specified date the Wiki page becomes read only.

Thoughts anyone ?



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