[brlug-general] Aug 1 & 16- Global VOIP Free SW HW Culture meeting, BerkeleyTIP, For Forwarding
john_re at fastmail.us
Sat Aug 1 04:04:14 CDT 2009
Interested in joining the friendly global Free SW HW & Culture
communities in a global Voice meeting? You´re invited. :)
You can join from your home, or better: get a local meeting together.
Tip: a college WiFi cafe could be a great local meeting place. Make
sure you have a VOIP headset!
For all details, see the website (I´m leaving out many sublinks to make
this email smaller).
Start by joining #berkeleytip on IRC freenode.net. We´ll help you get
your VOIP connection working. :)
===== MARK YOUR CALENDARS: 1st Sat & 3rd Sunday each month. August 1 &
10A - 6P Pacific US time (+7H GMT, IIRC)
= 1P-9P Eastern US time = 5P - 1A GMT ?
===== MEETING TOPICS FOR AUGUST:
1) Whatever _you_ want to work on - Email the BTIPGlobal list &
let us know what your interests are.
2) Our VOIP conference server, using Asterisk.
3) Planning for year 2.
===== JOIN FOR THE START OF YEAR 2 GLOBAL MEETINGs:
We had a great first year. We had local attendees from around the San
Francisco Bay Area & Northern California. High School, College, Grad
Students, & working & retired people attended.
>From the US, people joined the meeting (IRC or VOIP) from Hawaii to
Virgina, Washington to Michigan to Florida. (+ California & other
Globally, Sweden, Germany, England, Ireland, Iran & India (& maybe
others I don´t recall right now.) :)
In May Richard Stallman joined the global meeting for Q & A about free
SW & HW.
== YEAR 2 FOCUS: COLLEGE LOCAL MEETINGS, & AMERICAS´ ANNOUNCEMENTS.
Two main things I´ll focus on this year:
1) Inviting groups to join at colleges & universities - BTIP is
educational. My hope: if more students learn about free SW hw &
culture, some of them will then go on to become _contributors_. :)
2) I´ll try to get monthly announcements out to the biggest LUGs in the
10 largest countries in the Americas.
== What would _YOU_ like to accomplish this year? Email the BTIP mail
list, say ¨hi¨, tell us about your interests, projects & desires.
===== FOR FORWARDING - You are invited to forward this announcement
wherever you think it might be appreciated.
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