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Re: [Fsfe-uk] Sep 27th will be GNU's 25th anniversary

From: MJ Ray
Subject: Re: [Fsfe-uk] Sep 27th will be GNU's 25th anniversary
Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2008 23:51:23 +0000
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Ciaran O'Riordan <address@hidden> wrote:
> http://gplv3.fsf.org/discussion-committees/A/committee-A-bios
> http://gplv3.fsf.org/discussion-committees/B/memberlist
> http://gplv3.fsf.org/discussion-committees/C/memberlist-public
> http://gplv3.fsf.org/discussion-committees/D/members

Thanks.  I don't think I'd seen those before and it seems that the
text about members only is misleading.

Anyway, what I guessed is basically true AFAICT. There's the following
breakdown of participants' affiliations: 5 consortium; 9 education; 4
government; 1 private business; 1 private corporation; 35 private
for-profit company; 7 private non-profit company; 3 project; 53 public
corporation; 1 organisation since joined public corporation; 12

Meanwhile, in the UK, 20% of people work in the public sector (about
10% of GPLv3 above) and about 16% are members of cooperatives (none
above).  (Sources: Off.Nat.Stats, the Co-operative Group.)

> > The OSI tried to steal our revolution.  It's time to steal it back.
> Exactly.  The 25th anniversary is the perfect way to highlight that the
> hardest work was achieved before OSI's 1998 push for corporate support.

So far, no take-up for the SW, but I'll give it a few days.
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