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Regina Open Source Expo 2002
Saturday, October 19 2002 @ 11:53 PM CST
Contributed by: Linegod
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Events Just thought I'd posted the story on ROSE 2002, in case anyone has any comments, questions or tips....

The Regina Open Source Expo is Regina's first exposition for Open Source software. The Expo will be held Friday November 8th and Saturday, November 9th beginning at 9:00 a.m. on the mezzanine level of the Ramada Hotel and Convention Centre, 1818 Victoria Avenue, Regina, SK. Admission is free.

Presentations on 8th will be directed toward the business and corporate environment, and on the 9th toward the home user and hobbyist. As part of the Expo, we will also install Linux on your computer free of charge.


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Re: Regina Open Source Expo 2002
Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, November 11 2002 @ 01:35 PM CST
Holy Tux,
what a show...
major good turnout I heard approx 2,000 in attendence over the two days.
Presentations where excellant, Revolution OS is one cool flick too..a must see documentary
looks like to me Regina is on its way to becoming
the Open Source Capital of Canada.
way to go ya Losurs..and that Michael dude he is like..
well the Tommy Douglas of IT.

R.O.S.E. It sounds like will be an annual event
and should be an inspiration for other Canadian lugs to do something.

Kudos and thanks to all that put this event togher
you ROCK
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Re: Regina Open Source Expo 2002
Authored by: rohar on Tuesday, November 12 2002 @ 12:17 PM CST
I very recently became involved with the LOSUR group and was able to contribute a bit and attend the ROSE event. I posted this comment to their mailing list and was asked to repeat it here.

I was totally impressed with the organization, cooperation and general impression everyone was giving out to the public at the expo.

I have spent alot of time trying to pound the idea of open source solutions into the heads of the powers that be at the various places I have worked over the years, and it is nice to see that there is finally starting to be a shift and at least interest in looking at the solutions.

I think that the most impressive thing that the expo did was portray that "barn raising" kinda feeling. There are hundreds of technical reasons for using an open source solution, but many of those tend to be ignored by non-technical management.

The idea that when you choose open source solutions you also get the community is the most powerful reason for not going with a closed-source vendor that is either going to go out of business and take their source code with them, or try and strong-arm you once they get in the door.

I thought the expo and the people involved did a great job of portraying that "community working together for the good of all" kinda feeling.

I had a great time,
Bob Rohatensky

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Re: Regina Open Source Expo 2002
Authored by: Anonymous on Tuesday, November 12 2002 @ 08:05 PM CST
Whew! What an event! Two days packed with speakers, presentations, networking, information booths and most of all learning! Who could ask for more? What an amazing group to pull off a two day event in such a short span and on less than a shoe string budget. Hats off to all who organized, volunteered, donated, and supported this event in so many ways. What a special place Regina is where the word "community" is taken so literal and in an industry that has gone through many face changes in less than a quarter of a century and will see more in the near future. This province is the birthplace of so much. Let''s hope this egg hatches into something that grows global.

I had the priviledge of meeting one of the many key orgainzers, Michael. He is indeed the "T.C. Douglas" of the IT movement. Amazing how much forsight one person can have. As a long time SK resident, I have missed the spirit of cooperation that can truely be developed by such community activists as Michael and his fellow "LOSURS". I pray they collectively have the strenght to carry on in their good work. Keep the battle going. Good people make good things happen.
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