Now that the event has passed, our group is keen to continue moving forward with promoting the use of open source software in the local community. To make this happen, we have come up with a number of suggestions for followup activities that we would like to gauge the demand for. If you feel that you would be interested in seeing one of these activities go ahead, please contact us to register your interest.
- Open source discussion group
- Learning day for an open source app (eg: openoffice or the gimp)
- More awareness events
- Possibility of commercial support for open source applications
- Promoting and facilitating the development of and contribution to open source software locally
- Open source oriented mailing list
- Supporting existing groups such as TasLUG
Comments from our survey form were very encouraging.
- Web site related feedback
- Area related feedback
- What was the most valuable thing you felt came out of today's event (survey question)
- General event feedback
Web Site related feedback
- Nice and clean
- Very nice. Would appreciate a catalogue of links to material on display
Area related feedback
- Very good [in regards to Operating Systems and Business productivity]
- Exelent advice most informative [in regards to Operating Systems]
- Very helpful [in regards to Media and Games]
- No microsoft
What was the most valuable thing you felt came out of today (survey question)?
- Talking Availability of programs
- Stability of OS
- Meeting others who feel the same
- How to save money
- Firewall/anti-virus options
- Exposure to the fact that there are linux users in L'ton area
- Learned a bit more – all info on computer technology is useful in this day and age
- All valuable
- Technical help
- Info on linux
- What possibilities there are [in regards to open source operating systems]
- Photo editing software
- Alternative to microsoft
- A view into an alternative software world
- Free software
General event feedback
- I liked the enthusiasm
- Great stuff! Very informative
- Many thanks
The following statistics represent data formed from the impressions of the event organisers.
- Estimated number of event visitors
- Estimated distribution of event visitors throughout the day
- Estimated number of CDs given out
These statistics represent data gained from our filled out survey forms, and directly maps to survey questions.
- Sample size
- How did you hear about the event?
- Of the areas covered, which did you visit?
- Which area most interested you?
- Do you feel that you would be interested in adopting any of the open source software displayed today?
- Would you be interested in attending a similar event in the future?
Estimated number of event visitorsAs we were undermanned throughout the day, we were unable to assign a person to track visitor numbers, and have had to rely on individuals' impressions supported by survey results and CD handout numbers. Our estimated total number of event visitors is approximately 80 people, which represents around 4 times the turnout for the Launceston Software Freedom Day 2006 event. Back
How did you hear about the event
Estimated distribution of event visitors throughout the day
Estimated number of CDs given out
Sample sizeThe sample size for our survey was 20 respondants, which from our estimated number of visitors, represents 25% of the total turnout. Back
Of the areas covered, which did you visit?
Which area most interested you?
Do you feel that you would be interested in adopting any of the open source software displayed today?
Would you be interested in attending a similar event in the future?