[Fsfe-ie] could IFSO host a talk by RMS?

Ciaran O'Riordan ciaran at member.fsf.org
Mon May 3 19:41:21 CEST 2004

> Are you suggestion IFSO put on the talk on it's own or are you asking 
> for help with the room/finances?

I can organise/finance everything except a room.  I wouldn't know where
to start, and it might be too expensive for a member of the public like
me to rent a big room at the weekend.

So I need help with the room.  Finance help would be nice since my
current plan is to use up my credit card limit, but it's not a show

Aidan mailed me saying maybe Maynooth, but It'd be better to have it
closer to Dublin city centre.

It's 6 years since he was here, and it could be another 6 before he
returns, so I think we should only do this *if* we can do a great job of

> Who is the talk for? Is it going to be a case of preaching to the 
> converted again, or are we aiming this at general aeudience? 

General audience.  If he was doing a software patents talk, I don't see
how anyone but the converted would show up.

His free software speech should be of interest to every [G]LUG member,
hobbyist, computer student, and many IT workers.

Also, if the venue isn't in or close to the city centre, I think only
the converted would make the trip - so is there any venue in the city
centre (academic or not, trinity being ideal IMO) that we could use?

Failing the city centre, what's the next best thing? UCD?

Ciarán O'Riordan
Irish Free Software Organisation: http://ifso.ie

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