[ubuntu-uk] DFEY Meeting :: 31st August :: Manchester :: Digital Freedom in Education and Youth - North West

Tim Dobson personalwebsite at army.com
Wed Aug 20 21:53:58 BST 2008

Alan Pope wrote:
> Hi Tim,

Hi Alan :)

> On Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 01:25:42AM +0100, Tim Dobson wrote:
>> Please forward this to any other lists or people who you think might be 
>> interested.
> If you mail announcements like this to the lugmaster mailing list on 
> lug.org.uk then individual LUG Masters can forward on to their groups if 
> they feel it may be interesting/appropriate to them.

Cheers for the advice. I'll do that :)

  > What about LUGs? Will they be excluded due to not being friendly to 
the FSF?

Don't be silly :P
(I know you weren't being - I am aware of the discomfort there - however 
I feel that while the cause is noble, the argument is pretty much pointless)

However it's worth mentioning that the group focuses on *freedom* not 

I, personally, am just as interested at trying to persuade schools to 
teach their IT skills using OO.o & FFx as getting schools to gnu/linux 
I think sustainable, small steps are a good thing to focus on as they 
are achievable in the short term.

In reference to the FSF (and the Savannah project), while clasifying us 
as a "Free Software User Group" and providing us with a mailing list, we 
are not directly affiliated with them and as it stands, I'm happy 
keeping it that way.

It's worth pointing out that whilst people disagree with each other it 
does not necessarily stop them working together on common ground.
(The converse of course is that just because you share the same views 
doesn't mean you *can* work happily alongside each other!)

Above all, don't take anything I've just said as the groups "official" 
the group is just getting started and some friendly discussion on these 
issues is inevitable, however I hope the group will be as inclusive as 

Thanks for your understanding :)


If each of us have one object, and we exchange them, then each of us
still has one object.
If each of us have one idea, and we exchange them, then each of us now
has two ideas.   -  George Bernard Shaw

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