Linux 15 vuotta

Kohteesta Linux-aktivaattori
Loikkaa: valikkoon, hakuun

The idea

On September the 17th 2006 it will be exactly 15 years ago that Linus Torvalds uploaded version 0.01 of Linux (original name Freax). The idea is to celebrate this occasions with as much splendour as possible.

Rough ideas

  • Definitely a formal part, but short, in the beginning or end - not overly serious
  • In Helsinki, with the possibility for foreign people to participate
  • A prominent guest or several (Linus Torvalds, Ari Lemmke, Lars Wirzenius)
  • Could Helsinki University provide the permises?
    • Or do something else has Linus studied there
  • A Linux tram going around in Helsinki, with a big penguin on it (sponsored by finnish companies involved in Linux)
    • "Ride the Linux tram with Tux and Linus!"
    • Around the city for the whole day
    • Linus steers the first ride on the tram with Press people
    • Ride around historical Linux places (e.g. Linus' house)
    • Organise Linux tours (perhaps sell them or such)
  • Linux seminar
    • non-technical talks like Linux history?
    • Technical talks as well
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Invite Linux people and press
  • Short programme idea:
    • Opening of a Linux exhibition and Linux tram by Linus
    • Linux exhition open to invited guests (open after the first day for the general public)
    • Drinks and small snacks
    • Some presentations
    • Trip to the restaurant by Linux tram
    • Formal diner
    • Price/Award handout
  • Linux party
  • old juhlasali near senaatintori
  • Involve Linus Torvalds in the planning/idea phase
  • Eating penguin food (fish)
  • Involving the penguins in korkeasaari
    • perhaps a visit and a feeding by Linus
  • Tux racer competition
  • Using juhlasali at HY
  • Sell copies of "Just for Fun"
    • perhaps autographed copies during the first day
  • Involve other organisations besides L-A and FLUG
    • E.g. COSS, FUUG, TUUG, Linux-instituutti, PLUG
  • Get sponsorship from companies doing stuff with Linux
    • Movial
    • Nokia
    • Novell
    • SOT Linux
    • Nomovok
    • HP
    • IBM
    • ...
  • Get distro's involved
    • Debian
    • Ubuntu
    • Red Hat / Fedora
    • SuSe
    • Mandriva
    • ...
  • Invite National and international press
  • Use Spårakoff
  • Get the city of Helsinki involved (declare Linux week)
  • Show in how many languages Linux is translated
  • Show the benefits to developing countries
  • Medal of honour for Linus (knights of Mannerheim?)
  • Presentations about "Linux in the public sector"
    • Perhaps with show-cases from other countries
    • Open Document formats