[ubuntu-us-ma] [Fwd: [FSF] Launching the Windows7sins Campaign - Join us Wednesday in Boston]

Daniel Hollocher danielhollocher at gmail.com
Sun Aug 23 19:12:42 BST 2009

Hey leftyb,
You could always bring some copies of the GNU Free Documentation
License, and throw them into the bin.  Or, you could bring a giant
sign saying, "Why trash other people, when you can just use Ubuntu?"
and bring some Ubuntu CDs to hand out.  Though, some people might take
the Ubuntu CDs, and throw them in the bin (I believe they have some
proprietary blobs on them).  ;)

On a more serious note, I don't think we have to take the message too
personally.  It's at the Boston Common which is a nice place to hang
out, so I think it's supposed to be an event where lot's of different
people come.  On the surface, there does seem to be several flaws, but
it looks like its going to be fun.

Anyway, I'm going to try to go.  Weather looks to be sunny and hot.
If anyone else plans to go, let me know!


On Sun, Aug 23, 2009 at 12:33 PM, leftyfb<leftyfb at left-click.org> wrote:
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> "as we conduct a ceremonial trashing of proprietary software."
> Do we really need to be part of such things? I generally try to stay
> away from trashing other OS's and any other technologies as a means to
> promote my personal preference. I look at the ubuntu community as being
> above such below the belt tactics to promote the OS and OSS in general.
> Focus on the positives of what you're promoting instead of the negatives
> of your competitor and you'll be more respected by the general public.
> Drascus wrote:
>> hey all this looks like an event that we might want to have a presence
>> at if any of you are in the area and not working at that time.
>> Mike C
>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> Subject:
>> [FSF] Launching the Windows7sins Campaign - Join us Wednesday in Boston
>> From:
>> Peter Brown <peterb at fsf.org>
>> Date:
>> Sun, 23 Aug 2009 10:28:42 -0400
>> To:
>> info-member at fsf.org, info-fsf at gnu.org
>> To:
>> info-member at fsf.org, info-fsf at gnu.org
>> CC:
>> Hi everyone,
>> This Wednesday, August 26 at 11am, the Free Software Foundation will be
>> launching its Windows7sins.org public awareness campaign, drawing
>> attention to the threats posed by the adoption of Microsoft's
>> proprietary operating system. We have a launch event here in Boston on
>> the Boston Commons from noon until 3pm, and we need everyone in the area
>> to come along and help out and join in the ceremony as we conduct a
>> ceremonial trashing of proprietary software.
>> **We'll be launching our Windows 7 campaign with pomp and fanfare, with
>> a giant 12 foot trashcan being filled with boxes of proprietary software.**
>> The event promises to be lots of fun, and with thousands of people
>> passing through the Boston Commons every day we hope you will help us
>> connect with the public by handing out information and explaining the
>> benefits of free software. There will be camera crews and photographers
>> capturing the event and we will be getting these images up online as
>> soon as possible on the day.
>> Let us know you're coming and bring along your friends and work
>> colleagues - mail campaigns at fsf.org if you have time to help us set up,
>> or just turn up at the Boston Commons near the entrance to the Public
>> Gardens from noon.
>> If you're not in the Boston area, there will be plenty for you to do to
>> help us launch the campaign and get the message out. Stay tuned for
>> upcoming instructions...
>> Thanks for your support!
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