NetDay96 and Linux

Date: Sat, 14 Sep 1996 08:33:11 -0500 (CDT)
From: "Paul L. Rogers"

Good Morning,

Late last week I became aware of the national NetDay96 project and volunteered at my daughter's school. During the weekend, I realized that this was an opportunity to involve the Linux community in a project that could not only benefit our local schools, but expose new classes of people to Linux.

If this topic is suitable for SSC's ventures to publicize, please help spread the word. For NetDay96, maybe something in the _Linux Gazette_ could reach a few people in time to for them to make a contribution. If there is a NetDay97, perhaps an article in the _Linux Journal_ reporting on NetDay96 with suggestions on how to promote Linux during such an event would be appropriate.

Attached is a posting that recently (1996/09/13) appeared on comp.os.linux.announce.

A data point: The October 1996 LJ arrived in Ocean Springs, Mississippi on Friday.

I strongly agree with "Linux people, now is the time to strike." and have recently become much more aggressive in sharing my experiences with Linux. Would you be interested in an article providing guidelines and suggestions on how to promote Linux?

Thank you for your time and if this project is not suitable for SSC, perhaps other opportunities will allow us to work together in the future.

Paul L. Rogers Are you prepared for NetDay96?
(601) 875-3779 Linux: It works for me.


In the United States of America, preparations are under way for NetDay96. NetDay96 is a grass-roots effort to install the basic wiring required to make classrooms network ready.

If Linux enthusiasts across the United States would participate in their local NetDay96 and be prepared to follow up with assistance in creating highly functional and reliable networks for our school systems, much favorable publicity could be generated for the Linux movement.

This is an unique opportunity to expand the name recognition of Linux.

The following steps describe how you can help:

For more information on NetDay96 or to volunteer, feel free to visit their web site at

Some guidelines can be found at

If you volunteer, please consider sharing your experiences and success stories with the community by sending them to We will post a report summarizing the success of this event.

If you do not live in the United States, you may want to consider organizing a similar project for your community.

Linux International

Linux International was established to promote the development and use of Linux. The people at Linux International know how good Linux is and want it to become an accepted competitor to products from even the largest computer companies. Among other things, it serves as a bridge between the dedicated and skilled community of developers, and the general world of commerce and industry.

Linux International is a non-profit organization run by volunteers, many of whom are high-profile Linux developers or activists.

For more information, please visit Linux International's World Wide Web site at or contact

Martin Michlmayr

Paul L. Rogers
(601) 875-3779


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