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NYC LOCAL: Wednesday 4 January 2006 GNUbies Meeting: Richard Stallman on
NYC LOCAL: Wednesday 4 January 2006 GNUbies Meeting: Richard Stallman on What's GNU?: Software and your freedom
2 Jan 2006 02:04:31 -0500
LXNY is delighted to co-sponsor this meeting with GNUbies.
GNUbies is lead sponsor of this event, and the official GNUbies
announcement is appended.
This meeting is free and open to the public.
Richard Stallman will speak at 6:30 pm on Wednesday 4 January 2006 at
Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions
16 Cooper Square, two blocks south of Astor Place
New York, NY 10003
Room number will be posted at door.
Subway: Eighth Street stop on the N, R, sometimes W, lines;
Astor Place on the 6 line; Third Avenue on the crosstown L line;
Lower EastSide-Second Avenue-Houston Street on the F, V lines
Note that some of these lines may not be running right.
After RMS's talk, those who want to, will eat and drink and talk more.
We do not know yet where we will eat. Likely several Pholk will join
There will be working members of New Yorkers for Fair Use at this
meeting. If you wish to help fight the WIPO Broadcasting Treaty,
which is laughable in the crudity of its assault on our rights of
property and free speech, even for a secret WIPO plot, come to this
Here is James Love's brief account of the treaty:
The treaty would take away copyright from authors and replace
copyright with a new "netcaster's right", which in practice could only
be held by a few large Infotainment corporations. In order to provide
these corporations with direct power over the Net, and over the
computer in your house, the treaty would require that all signatory
governments enforce the Broadcast Flag.
We've stopped the Broadcast Flag before
in several fights in several places, including a court case after the
FCC ignored a thousand individually composed comments against the
Broadcast Flag. But if the WIPO Broadcasting Treaty is passed we will
have to go court again, so it is best to stop the treaty before WIPO
Useful reading about Free Software:
Jay Sulzberger <secretary at lxny.org>
Corresponding Secretary LXNY
LXNY is New York's Free Computing Organization.
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Subject: Richard Stallman to speak at GNUbies Jan 4, 2006
Gnubies is back with a bang!
The ultimate speaker for GNUbies, the one who started it all, the founder
of the Free Software movement and the one who led the development of GNU,
and a speaker everyone should hear will be speaking this coming
Wednesday, Jan 4, 2006.
This should be a great meeting and a great talk. Richard Stallman, aka
RMS, is always entertaining and inspiring for techies and non-techies
alike. Guaranteed to make you think. The details can be found below.
~~~~~~~~~~Richard Stallman talk information~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Who: Richard Stallman
McArthur Fellow, founder the Free Software movement and GNU
What: What's GNU? Software that respects your freedom.
A talk described as follows:
The GNU Operating System (sometimes mistakenly called Linux) was
developed so people can use computers and keep their freedom.
This nontechnical talk explains the ethical and social issues of
When: Wednesday, January 4, 2006
at 6:30 pm
Where: Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions
16 Cooper Square
New York, NY 10003
The Auditorium (room 106)
As always the talk is free and open to the public.
For more details please check the website at
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