[ubuntu-uk] [Fwd: [UKUUG-Announce] UKUUG - Evening talk - OpenMoko - 9th April]
john at technolalia.org
Tue Apr 1 15:24:07 BST 2008
An event that should be of interest to some of you.
A sudden thought I've had - would it be possible to post notices of UK
events to the Ubuntu-UK website? And perhaps provide an rss feed.
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From: - Tue Apr 1 12:45:44 2008
UKUUG 'free' Evening talk
'OpenMoko (GNU/Linux on the mobile phone)' - speaker: Ole Tange
Wednesday 9th April, 2008 - Talk starts at: 6:30 p.m. (ends approx. 8:30
Venue: Cruciform Lecture theatre 2,
UCL, Cruciform Building, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT
There is no need to book a place - just turn up.
see UKUUG web site for information:
OpenMoko is the GNU/Linux distribution that runs on the free phone Neo
Freerunner from FIC. It is completely Free Software. Being able to
completely control a cell phone gives new posibillities that people
only dreamed of.
Have you ever had a mobile phone where you have been
annoyed by some of the functionality and thought: "If only I had the
source code I could have fixed this annoying thing"? Then you are not
alone. The phone Neo Freerunner from FIC runs a completely free
operating system. Because it is free it is possible to try out completely
new ideas - even ideas that the phone companies make no money from.
The presentation will be about the possibilities and how you can take
part in this revolution.
About the speaker:
Ole Tange has worked as Hostmaster for .dk, as a security consultant,
as network admin, as site reliablility engineer, and is now working as
He has worked with UNIX since 1991, GNU/Linux since 1992,
and in 1996 he deleted his Microsoft Windows partition.
He has done lots of presentations on security, Free Software, and IT
issues (such as software patents) - both for the general public and to
polticians. He is best know as the person behind Parallel, the
patented webshop and wordprocessor and Remindmail.
He sees a completely Free phone as the most disrupting that has happened
the introduction of GNU/Linux.
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