Ubuntu Virginia Team meeting reminder

Chuck Peters cp at ccil.org
Tue Mar 17 23:30:48 GMT 2009

On Mon, Mar 16, 2009 at 8:43 PM, Dustin <1m.0n.f1r3 at gmail.com> wrote:

> There will be an Ubuntu Virginia team meeting at 7pm on Tuesday. Try to be
> there. Thanks!

It's past 7 now and no one is saying anything.

I would like to make a few suggestions.

1. When announcing a meeting please post details like: It's on IRC channel
#ubuntu-us-va and the topic is X.

2. This group or at least whomever has worked on the web pages seems to have
missed the point of what LoCo is supposed to be about somewhat.

See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/USTeams and
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DigitalFreedom, and

The "About Us" Virginia page states:

The Virginia Team advocates the use of Open Source software and Ubuntu Linux
in the State of Virginia. This is done through CD Distribution, Team
expansion and user-base support.
Do you all understand the differences between Digital freedom, Free Software
and Open Source?  The differences can be somewhat subtle, but they are not
the same and have very significant differences.

One thing that has happened due to OSI is a proliferation of licensees,
thats great if you are a lawyer but it has somewhat corrupted the meaning of
"Free Software." The FSF.org warned about prolifilation of licenses prior to
opensource existing.

Another very significant difference is that opensource can more easlily have
a proprietary version of the software based on the opensource code and not
provide the code to others.

So how about cleaning up the page to include links to FSF and not
opensource.org?  Or make that the topic for the next meeting?

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