[Linux-aus] Penguin suits grant proposal

Benno benjl at cse.unsw.edu.au
Sun Dec 4 21:05:04 UTC 2005

On Sat Dec 03, 2005 at 15:03:12 +1100, Pia Waugh wrote:
>Hi all,
>I would like to propose a grant for something we could all use for FOSS
>events :) Some penguin suits! I'd like to propose that we purchase 3 penguin
>suits and then we can post them around the country to whoever needs them.
>Postage is relatively cheap, and they could be managed by Linux Australia.
>The initial use case would be for the two large events coming up in Sydney,
>Linuxworld Australia and Cebit, where the penguins could hand out Linux
>Australia and FOSS foo, and then we can use them on Software Freedom Day,
>and any other major events where a penguin suit will be useful. If we start
>with 3, and if they are more useful, get some more. They are about $550 each
>(inc GST).
>So, the proposal is:
>Date: 3/12/05
>Project Name: Penguin suits for community use
>Aim of Project: To get some penguin suits to help with promoting FOSS to
>non-technical audiences, particularly in the short term to the Linuxworld
>and Cebit events, and long term for the Software Freedom Day yearly events
>and any other LUG or community events of note. I would manage where the
>suits are and each suit borrower would be reponsible to post their suit to
>the next person asking for it, which makes it all quite sustainable :)

Who will be responsible for the cleaning of the suits? I may be wrong here, but
I'm guessing that after being used for a day that these thing could be come quite,
umm, sweaty..


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