[Fsfe-ie] Beer tomorrow

Ciaran O'Riordan ciaran at member.fsf.org
Wed Oct 15 19:28:26 CEST 2003

On Wed, Oct 15, 2003 at 12:10:46PM +0100, Aidan Delaney wrote:
> Is the beering on tomorrow, or not?

yeh, thursday 2000h.  Myself, yourself, Malcolm, and Glenn have
said they'd turn up.  Everyone else should come too.

(Glenn can't make 2000h, he's coming at 1900h for an hour or so,
 I said I'd drop in at 1900h too)

Stuff that might be discussed:
* IFSO: we need to get the domain, and discuss the objectives:
  -> FS adoption in business (a "Business Freedom" initiative)
  -> FS adoption in govt (govt shouldn't answer to M$/IBM/etc)
  -> FS awareness (talks, booths, leaflets in colleges,
                   magazine articles, etc.)
  -> Fund raising? sponsorship? membership? with fees?
  -> FS in schools (more software for less & sharing is
                    good and educational)
  -> A web forum (slashdot-like, but not slashdot, for discussion
                  of topics not universally interesting - to provide
                  a decent forum for such discussions while keeping
                  the noise on the list low)
  -> Policital activism (EU legislation etc.)

* What do people want from an FS org?

* The upcoming Copyright Enforcment directive / EUCD

* Patents: The council vote etc.

* and of course, is Haskel better than Python, better than C ...

* what else?

P.s. Does everyone know that plan9 is now Free Software?
appearently this happened in June 2003 but I don't remember
anyone caring.

Ciaran O'Riordan - http://www.compsoc.com/~coriordan/

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