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|SUBJECT ||Re: [hangout] Re: MS cancels "Shiftpoint" forum
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From: David Sugar
To: Dave Williams ,
Subject: Re: [hangout] Re: MS cancels "Shiftpoint" forum
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2003 20:23:40 -0500
Cc: Ruben I Safir , hangout-at-nylxs.com, rms-at-gnu.org,
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This sounds like it is a different event that they were holding. I have never
heard of shiftforum before and have no idea what it was, but I guess it was
one of those many private Microsoft events that they choose not to permit or
have dissenting voices in, getting back to my original point :). In fact I
could find nothing googlable about this, but I gather from Bruce's comment
that Microsoft had in mind to hold an event of it's own about free software?!
In any case, it seems to have nothing to do with their presentation at eGovOS.
Perhaps they even feel eGovOS is a better event for them to make use of to
polute the mindset of government people than having their own such event.
On Tuesday 11 March 2003 07:33 pm, Dave Williams wrote:
> Excellent news. It would have meant a lot more if Mr. Stanco or the
> Cyber Policy Institute had been directly involved.
> What is the status of the Software Choice presentation?
> - Dave
> On Tue, 2003-03-11 at 19:17, Bruce Perens wrote:
> > Microsoft has cancelled their own show about free software. I guess they
> > realized they had no credibility.
> > Bruce
> > From: "Jason Matusow"
> > > I regret to announce the postponement of the Microsoft ShiftPoint
> > > Forum, which was scheduled to be held April 8-9, 2003 in Washington,
> > > D.C.
> > >
> > > Though we experienced great interest across the board, pre-existing
> > > commitments from many of the desired participants would have made the
> > > April event less complete than would be possible at another time. We
> > > will be working with the board of advisors and conference organizers on
> > > further participation and the establishment of specific dates. We will
> > > send notification once a future date is established.
> > >
> > > We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. If you have
> > > any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me directly at
> > > jasonma-at-microsoft.com
> > >
> > > Best regards,
> > >
> > > Jason Matusow
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