[ubuntu-za] ZA-FREE AGM: Time to reflect on South Africa's Free Culture

Marius Kruger amanic at gmail.com
Wed Sep 25 12:14:02 UTC 2013

were there supposed to be any links?

On 25 September 2013 13:03, ubuntupunk at gmail.com <ubuntupunk at gmail.com>wrote:

>  If you are as committed to free culture as I am, Please RSVP for the
> upcoming ZA-FREE AGM. We need to take some time to reflect on the
> contribution of free culture to South Africa's digital commons and to
> appraise some significant victories over the past months. In Cape Town
> alone, there are now two major free wifi hubs in the Company Gardens and
> Green Point. Telkom, our nemesis, has upgraded its lines and is promising a
> second upgrade in speed in November. ISPs have followed suit, offering
> upgrades at no extra charge. Google is testing free white spaces in a
> number of projects around the country. Richard Stallman of the Free
> Software Foundation also gave a talk at UCT hosted by Cape Town Linux Users
> Group, we thus have hundreds of projects offering innovative solutions
> which do not cost the Earth. There are also a number of challenges
> involving attacks against free culture, such as copyright and patent
> legislation, online surveillance, lack of access to computers, paucity of
> skills and incentives and an over-emphasis on the capitalist mode of
> production. This is therefore an opportunity to meet and organise around
> issues to do with free culture. If you are a free culture activist or
> hacktivist please join our group and share this invitation with your
> friends, Yours in Freedom, David Robert Lewis
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> *David Robert Lewis*
> *PO BOX 4398*
> *Cape Town*
> *8000*
> *South Africa*
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> *
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✝ Marius
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