= phenomenon =
[http://www.softwarefreedomday.org/ Software Freedom Day] is an annual, international event celebrating free software on 17 September 2016. At the [https://www.rit.edu/ Rochester Institute of Technology], there is a local hackathon being planned for the day and there was a request for some minor Fedora presence at the event.
= reason =
At [https://fedoramagazine.org/celebrating-software-freedom-day-2015/ previous SFD events in Rochester], Fedora has had a presence at the event at RIT in the past (see: [https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Softwarefreedomday/2015 wiki page]).
However, this year, HACKMIT is at the same time, and as a result, the local Ambassadors in Rochester (jflory7 and cprofitt) will not be present for the event this year. Nonetheless, the organizers still heavily discuss and promote Linux at the event, so it could be nice to have a small amount of Fedora swag items at the event to help promote a Fedora presence at the event (even without any attending Ambassadors).
I wanted to open this ticket at the next meeting for discussion and voting if it was something we had the resources to support.
In the 2016-08-25 meeting, we agreed to send a little extra swag, but we're going to bundle it with HACKMIT swag being sent to me, and I'll save a smaller stash of that for the local Software Freedom Day event.
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