[MLUG] SFD Event Reports
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hashbang at oceanfree.net
Sat Sep 10 00:48:47 IST 2005
Still hoping some help will emerge from the woodwork at the last minute.
I'm going to die for lack of sleep. Set the clock early for God's sake and
****** Forwarded Message is in next mime section *******
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Dear SFD Team Leaders,
We now have a form where you can submit a report about your SFD event.
We know that many of you have planned some really great events, and
we'd like to hear about them all!
Please stop by the following URL to submit your report after your
I've also forwarded a message from Henrik below, because not all of
you received it earlier.
We here at Software Freedom International wish all of you the best of
luck in your events tomorrow.
The SFI Board
----- Forwarded message from Henrik Nilsen Omma <henrik at softwarefreedomday.org> -----
From: Henrik Nilsen Omma <henrik at softwarefreedomday.org>
Date: Fri, 09 Sep 2005 15:29:42 +0100
To: henrik at softwarefreedomday.org
Subject: SFD gallery and forum details
Hello SFD Teams!
Only a few hours to go! I hope your preparations are going well. I think
most teams got the materials they requested, though there have been a
few hurdles with customs or bad addresses (my fault ...). I've made some
last minute changes to the web infrastructure to make it more useful for
our target audience who we will be asking to visit sfd05.org.
Most importantly, I've set up a new forum. The drawback is that it's not
integrated with the website Mambo CMS so you will all have to register
again if you want to use it (takes 20 seconds; no emailing required).
The advantage is that it's a much more powerful and more stable forum
(good old phpBB); the Mambo-based one was frankly a bit rubbish, and
wasn't used all that much. Now that we are inviting fresh users onto the
site we have to put our best foot forward :) It's also on a separate
server, so we should be able to cope better with the traffic. Click on
the link at sfd05.org as usual or go to the direct link:
I've also made a few changes to the gallery, most notably splitting it
up into 2004 and 2005 sections. I've set up a standard user (called
'teamupload') that you can use to upload images from your event. It's
not ideal for us all to be using the same user ID, so please email me
and I'll set up a specific user for your team with more appropriate
permissions (I can also set up an empty gallery section for you if you
Follow these directions to create a team-gallery and upload pictures:
* Log in at: http://www.sf-day.org/gallery/admin.php
* with user name 'teamupload' password 'simple_pw' (or one that I make
* Click on 'Galleries' on the top menu.
* in the 'SFD 2005 Events' section click 'New sub-gallery'
* Type in the name your your team as the gallery Identifier
* After the gallery has been created click 'New image' making sure that
you are inside the newly created gallery
* After you've added some pictures go to 'edit gallery' to select one of
them as the thumbnail
I've added a few images to the 2005 gallery just to get the structure
established. The pictures can be viewed at:
http://softwarefreedomday.org/gallery/ as before.
I hope everyone enjoys their day :) I look forward to seeing pictures
and reading reports from the events! Whether or not you've managed to
get an outreach event going this year, please stop by the forum or the
IRC channel (#sfd on irc.freenode.net) to meet other SFD people and to
welcome members of the public and help answer questions. I'll be
available on email and #sfd if there are some urgent infrastructure
issues that need taking care of.
Have a great day!
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