Fri Dec 18 02:33:18 GMT 2009
"REVOLUTION OS tells the inside story of the hackers who rebelled
against the proprietary software model and Microsoft to create
GNU/Linux and the Open Source movement.
On June 1, 2001, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said "Linux is a cancer
that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything
it touches." Microsoft fears GNU/Linux, and rightly so. GNU/Linux and
the Open Source & Free Software movements arguably represent the
greatest threat to Microsoft's way of life. Shot in cinemascope on
35mm film in Silicon Valley, REVOLUTION OS tracks down the key movers
and shakers behind Linux, and finds out how and why Linux became such
a potent threat.
REVOLUTION OS features interviews with Linus Torvalds, Richard
Stallman, Bruce Perens, Eric Raymond, Brian Behlendorf, Michael
Tiemann, Larry Augustin, Frank Hecker, and Rob Malda."
The movie will be shown at 7:30 pm with a brief question and answer
session afterward. With the permission of the director, The showing is
free of charge, but there will be a collection (amount of your choice)
to cover the costs of the theatre. All additional proceeds will be
donated to the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Free Software
Copies of various GNU/Linux distributions and other free software will
be available for at no charge after the showing as well.
More information and updated details can be found at the North Jersey
Linux User's Group at http://njlinux.org
Information and trailers for the film can be found at http://revolutionos.com
Information for the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Free
Software Foundation can be found at http://eff.org and http://fsf.org
Information about and maps to the Darress Theatre can be found at
Any questions can be directed to BobM at NJlinux.org
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