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Re: [edlug] Short Talk for next meeting



I think Open Source attracts a wide spectrum of political thought. Witness
the postings to Slashdot unhappy that Bob was including the Declaration of
Human Rights on his Open Office CD.

Nigel

>
> Bob Kerr wrote:
>
> >
> > Hello Everyone,
> >
> > I have invited Patrick Harvie Member of the Scottish Parliament (Green
> > Party) along to our next meeting. I have asked him to give a very
> > brief talk (5mins). He has agreed to do this.
> >
> > Patrick uses SUSE and would be interested to meet people and have an
> > informal discussion on Linux and other people in the Free software and
> > Open source communities.
> >
> > I thought that this may be an interesting chance to get a  insight
> > into how our Parliament works and I believe he has a number of
> > questions about software that he would like answered too.
> >
> > Cheers
> >
> > Bob
> >
> I think it is fascinating to open up some of the strong ideological
> undercurrents that underpin the open source and FSF efforts. I find it
> quite hard to communicate to people in my life how and why I find these
> things important , and more importantly why others should consider them
> important too.
>
> Having said that,  OSS is getting more and more press attention,
> especially since the SCO debacle, and barely a copy of The Economist
> passes without a mention. Perhaps people need to understand the issues
> more, and I think it's great that we have a green MSP involved!
>
>
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