Jozi A Team

Planning for SFD 2012 is going well. If you would like to get involved in planning or want to know how to get your user group involved please send an email to mark-at-jumpingbean.co.za (mxclarke4 skype) or tim.haak-at-gmail.com. Or make an entry on this wiki.

= Previous Meetings

All Meetings

Our next meeting is online on the 15 Aug 15:30.

User groups are encourage to also organise their own activities for the day but should let us know if they need any resources such as rooms, electricity etc.

Please add your own wiki pages if you want to have more space to discuss something. You can also add pages for your own user groups to plan their activities.

Next Meeting Wed 15 Aug at 15:30 - online

Three Sections below:

Summary of decision meeting 10 August 2012



Main objectives achieved:

Points for improvement

Next Meeting Agenda

Whats were talking about in the next meeting.


Location to be either Novel office in Rivonia or WITs (For now the cost of anything else is prohibitive) Were going to going and do a combined event with Science Hack day which will be running on Saturday and Sunday

Venue requirements:

Key Note


User Group Follow Up

Hopefully user groups have consulted their members and got an idea of what they want to do and achieve for the day.


Provisional schedule for the day

Sponsors/Organisations to follow up


Web Site

There is a desire to organise a web site for the event which can be used as a portal going forward. It was strongly felt that the site should leverage the service event bright so as to not re-invent the wheel, especially since we have limited time.



Potential Letter

Dear …..

We are hoping that you and your organisation would like to be involved in the Johannesburg/Pretoria Software Freedom Day event on the 15th September 2012.

Software Freedom Day is a worldwide celebration of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). Our goal on this day is to educate the public about the benefits of using high quality FOSS in education, in government, at home, and in business as well as to grow skills and foster the FOSS community.

SFD was established in 2004 and two years ago it was decided to re-energise the event so as to reach a broader range of people and to focus on growing FOSS community in South Africa.

The agenda for the day is to start with one or two keynote speakers and then to break into shorter more specialist talks by the various communities that will be present at the event. So far we have the following communities involved:

There will also be an exhibition area where community groups can arrange their own activities as well as provide a place for member of the public to get in touch and possible join user groups of interest.

Should you be interested, your involvement with the day may take the form of participation in the planned activities and/or assistance with the sponsoring of various items in particular:

Kind Regards


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