[DC LoCo] joint Debian/Ubuntu gathering Sat. Oct. 9, 4 pm at Taste of India

Keith Howell keith.c.howell at gmail.com
Sun Oct 24 05:01:58 BST 2010


On 10/23/2010 06:30 PM, Nicholas Wheeler wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 6:09 AM, Keith Howell <keith.c.howell at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Kevin (and groups),
>>
>> One suggestion I have is two stage.
> 
>> Secondly, eat at any of the restaurants around Pentagon City.
>> (...)
>> My reasoning for meeting in a open, public location is to attract
>> attention. If people see us there talking about and working on
>> computers, they may get curious and ask what we are doing. This is
>> particularly true when the group has such a diverse demographic.
>>
>> Just my $.02   Any one else have any comments?
> 
> Just for the record, i've heard horror stories of groups of people
> meeting up near the Pentagon (/mall) with lots of laptops and
> computers. The local police apparently frown upon such behavior. For
> what its' worth, the story I heard was with regards to a local hacking
> group...but still.

a) Probably a mile away from the Pentagon
b) Private property
c) Permission from store owner
d) We still have the right in this country to assemble in a public place

Now, if you want to go and sit in the Pentagon parking lot with your
camera and laptop, you might have a problem.

-- 
Keith



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