Welcome to the Infopoint Project
The aim of this project is to provide special information points at computer fairs that can inform attendees about free software. These infopoints are intended to give visitors a practical insight and demonstration of free software and the benefits. Information points are also a great opportunity to give out LiveCDs such as Knoppix or free software CD collections such as TheOpenCD. Computer fairs are great places to make free software easily visible to real computer users who may not be familiar with it. These fairs are typically visited by people who are looking to buy equipment or software, and an infopoint gives these visitors a chance to see free software working on a live system and find out more. This could have a great impact in bringing more people to free software.
You should first of all go and read the FAQ to get a good idea of the infopoint scheme. When you are clear on all of that, you should check the Venue Status page to see which computer fairs still need infopoints. When you have found a computer fair in your area, you should then email me and tell me that you would like to arrange the infopoint for that fair. I will then liase with you to make arrangements to have your infopoint ready for the date of the fair.
- December 2005 – New InfoPoint team in Bracknell.
- Wed 29 Jun 2005 – InfoPoint goes European – Lightning Talk at Europython
- Sat 26 Jun 2005 – Infopoint Stand at LUGRadioLive
- Thu 7th Apr 2005 – Updated material page to have a working link to the Goodwins’ resource page.
- Tue 26th Oct 2004 – Matthew Revell has designed the first incarnation of the Infopoint guide. Please help out with formatting and content. If everyone could add their contributions, that would be great!
- Mon 18th Oct 2004 – Added list of organisers, added a list of venues and their status, added a page in which people can request Infopoints.
- Sun 17th Oct 2004 – Added some sidebars to some of the local Infopoint groups.