Suggest an outreach project
I have an idea for a type of project that I didn't feel I could just post on that page without some preliminary information, so let me toss it out here.
It occurred to me that there are some venues for public outreach, such as computer shows and flea markets, that seem to be popular in Connecticut and involve basically paying a fee to set up a table and then hand out free disks and answer questions. The number of these type of things aren't burdensome--maybe 4 computer shows a year and flea markets (like the Mansfield Drive-in, or maybe the big Brimfield antiques market) one weekend day as many times as you like through the Summer.
The big issue is getting ample supplies of the free disks--while Canonical sounds like they're willing to ship a lot of free stuff to the right people, the right people would likely be their official New England/Northeast affiliated members and/or any of their members among this Connecticut group. (The Official Ubuntu Handbook goes through the hierarchy, but it's a little unclear to me how we fit in that picture).
So before an outreach project can go anywhere we need some cognoscenti to tell us how to obtain the supply of disks, and whether anybody has any problem with members paying the table fee out of pocket under the name of the organization (or whether there's actually money somewhere that that can come from). :-k
So, tell me what ya know-