Table Topics: Free Software for Non Profits
Western PA Linux User Group will hold a "Table Topics" meeting on Tuesday, Feburary 9, 2011 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at Panera Bread on Centre Ave. The topic will be "Free Software for Non Profits" The meeting facilitator will be Beth Lynn Eicher.
"Table Topics" meetings are a relaxed environment where we discuss current Linux and Free Software issues. A facilitator picks a topic and prepares questions for those gathered to generate conversation. New Linux users and the curious are encouraged to attend.
We will have two guests of honor for this discussion:
- Johnny Qwalick of Goodwill - Johnny builds Ubuntu systems for sale at the local retail store
- Dave Sevik of computereach.com - Dave deploys Macs with Open Office variant, NeoOffice, to local schools and beyond
Computer enthusiasts who have the time, talents, and spare hardware often wonder "How can I use my resources to help?"
Non-profits that lack sufficient resources could benefit from refurbished computers and Free Software.
How do we, as individuals, help bridge that digital divide?
Is there anything that we, as a user group, can do to support a deployment of a Free Software lab in a non-profit who can benefit from it most?
Discuss this topic now!
Here you are encouraged to begin the discussion by posting articles supporting the topic.
I was inquiring about the new fork of OpenOffice: Libre Office if that could be discussed? It doesn't appear to have been added to the Ubuntu repositories.