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2007 Jul 22 11:47

LUGOD at the 2007 Whole Earth Festival

What Is It?

The Whole Earth Festival is "an annual student run event that brings over 30,000 people together to discover and celebrate sustainable and conscious living on Planet Earth." It is held in the 'quad' at UC Davis.

LUGOD has exhibited at the previous festivals: 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005.

LUGOD at 2007 WEF

See photos from LUGOD's booth at the 2007 Whole Earth Festival.

Whole Earth Festival 2007 took place on:

  • Friday, May 11th, 12pm - 10pm (booth until 6pm?)
  • Saturday, May 12th, 9am - 10pm (booth until 6pm?)
  • Sunday, May 13th, 9am - 6pm

Nick Schmalenberger organized 2007's LUGOD booth @ WEF.

Our Purpose:

  • To talk to people about Linux and Open Source, and get the word out about LUGOD and the other local LUGs
  • To hand out pamphlets containing information about LUGOD, Linux and Open Source (for example, these handouts)
  • To hand out CDs containing useful software:


  • Nick Schmalenberger
    Organizer. Volunteered his truck to deliver and remove supplies. Staffed the booth.
  • Bryan Richter
    Staffed the booth. Brought a laptop.
  • Alex Mandel
    Staffed the booth. Helped with teardown. Donated 500 sheets of 30% recycled paper, and printing time on his laser printer, to create flyers and handouts. Arranged to store materials on campus (near the Quad). Provided a furniture dolly to facilitate the movement of materials.
  • Subramaniyam Pooni
    Staffed the booth.
  • Dave Waetjen
    Helped move gear for setup.
  • Harold Lee
    Burned discs for handouts.
  • Bill Kendrick
    Maintained web page for WEF project. Created printable content for handouts.


Things we needed to do. Keeping as an archive for future WEF planning!
  • Send in application
  • Pay for booth
    (Waived, thanks to NPO status)
  • Send in proof of NPO status
  • Burn and label CDROMs
    • TheOpenCD 07.02
      • Harold Lee: 10
      • Alex Mandel: 5
    • Ubuntu 7.04 i386
      • Harold Lee: 10
      • Alex Mandel: 10
    • Kubuntu
      • Alex Mandel: 5
      • Jimbo: 7
    • Edubuntu
      • Alex Mandel: 1
    • FreeSMUG
      • Alex Mandel: 1
    • Knoppix 5.0
      • Alex Mandel: 4
    • Helix 1.7
      • Alex Mandel: 2
    • Mepis
      • Jumbo: 21
    • Labels
      • Jimbo
    • Envelopes
  • Create handouts
  • Print and copy handouts
  • Make sure demo box is up-to-date and working
  • Gather booth items for Nick to bring to the event:
    • Table
    • Chairs
    • Canopy
    • Demo box & LCD
    • Laptop(s)
    • "LUGOD" Laminated Sign
  • Water
  • Sunscreen

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LUGOD is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization
based in Davis, California
and serving the Sacramento area.
"Linux" is a trademark of Linus Torvalds.

Sponsored in part by:
Appahost Applications
For a significant contribution towards our projector, and a generous donation to allow us to continue meeting at the Davis Library.