Ubuntu Virginia Team meeting reminder

Dustin 1m.0n.f1r3 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 18 03:08:24 GMT 2009

On Tue March 17 2009 7:30:48 pm Chuck Peters wrote:
> 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
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/VirginiaTeam.
> 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?
> Chuck
I'll be sure to fix that. Interestingly enough. It looked kind of generic 
because I was hoping to automate the announcement with KAlarm (to remove the 
possibility of forgetting). I shouldn't have forgotten to mention where it was 
though ... that was definitely a mistake.  Will have to fix that now.

I feel bad though, of all times to take a catnap I did it when the meeting was 
going to take place... Not that it would have mattered because you're the only 
person who was there.
"I refuse to be part of a society that encourages the rampant abuse of its own 

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