|FROM ||Dave Williams
|SUBJECT ||Re: [hangout] Article
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Subject: Re: [hangout] Article
From: Dave Williams
To: Mike Richardson - Jounal Committee NYLXS
Cc: ruben-at-mrbrklyn.com, hangout-at-nylxs.com
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Date: 16 Apr 2003 22:19:27 -0400
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Yes - what you see below is my edit. Billy pointed out that the game is
called "Magic: The Gathering" (with a colon), and that's the last I saw
of it. I emailed my copy to Ruben, but I wasn't aware of the new date.
On Wed, 2003-04-16 at 20:39, Mike Richardson - Jounal Committee NYLXS
> Dave have you edited this? I belive the opening date is April 22.
> On Fri, 11 Apr 2003, Mike Richardson - Jounal Committee NYLXS wrote:
> > do we have a date (not just April)?
> > On 10 Apr 2003, Dave Williams wrote:
> > >
> > > I think Billy is correct. Here's the amended article:
> > >
> > > -- New Free Software Technology Center opens in Brooklyn --
> > >
> > > NYLXS, New York's busiest Free Software group, is at it again! This
> > > April they're opening the area's first Free Software Technology and
> > > Education Center in Brooklyn, NY. Located in one of New York's largest
> > > business districts, the NYLXS Free Software Education Center and
> > > Internet Cafe is a collaborative effort between Alex Shvartsman
> > > (http://188.8.131.52/cgi-bin/strategy/article.cgi?id=3980) and Ruben
> > > Safir.
> > >
> > > Alex is the owner of Kings Games, a computer gaming center which caters
> > > to players of "Magic, the Gathering". Ruben met Alex several months ago
> > > when Kings Games first opened. He found the place a comfortable
> > > environment for getting work done while enjoying a change of scenery
> > > from his office. The two quickly developed a fast friendship, and
> > > before long Kings Games was hosting its first installfest. A meeting of
> > > NYFairUse was held there, and from then on only good things started to
> > > happen. The creation of a Free Software Center is something NYLXS has
> > > been trying to accomplish for many months, and thanks to Alex's
> > > generosity it is now a reality.
> > >
> > > Kings Games had a huge space available in the venue's second floor
> > > overlooking Kings Highway. Several months ago the building was
> > > purchased by a bank which didn't want an upstairs residence. They
> > > offered Alex and his partners the floor, customized to their
> > > requirements. Alex and Ruben were already discussing the possibility of
> > > creating an educational center in the space, and the change in ownership
> > > plus the subsequent move opened up this possibility.
> > >
> > > Together they designed the entire basement (easily over 80 by 50 feet in
> > > area) to be usable as a Free Software educational facility and an
> > > Internet cafe. It was built to their specifications, and everything was
> > > looking good for both NYLXS and Kings Games.
> > >
> > > The NYLXS Board was informed of the plans, and current President Marco
> > > Scoffier agreed to invest in six new computers and provide technical
> > > support to Kings Games. A hardware recycling program has been
> > > implemented, and plans for both subsidized and non-subsidized
> > > educational programs are in place.
> > >
> > > According to Ruben, "This is the best opportunity yet for the New York
> > > City Free Software community to really spread its wings and provide
> > > unprecedented services to the public at large. Not only will it give
> > > people a chance to hang out and collaborate, but it also has serious
> > > long term possibilities as an incubator for Free Software projects and
> > > businesses. The room is huge and completely wired, the management at
> > > Kings Games is the best, and Alex is one of the most fair-minded
> > > individuals I've ever worked with. NYLXS members will be announcing
> > > hours at the facility when our experts and members will be available to
> > > help new users and others with Free Software issues and development.
> > > Overall, this is the most exciting thing to come out of the New York
> > > City Free Software community in a long time. It is going to be our
> > > ultimate asset."
> > >
> > > Alex is also excited about the prospects for the project. "We are
> > > really happy to establish a 'white hat' hacker community here in
> > > Brooklyn," he said. "The guys from NYLXS have amazing energy and
> > > enthusiasm, and only good things will come from that."
> > >
> > > Computer access will initially be available for non-NYLXS members at a
> > > rate of $5.00 per hour. You can also bring your own laptop computer and
> > > plug into the network. The Center's first open house meeting will be on
> > > Monday, April 21st, and scheduling for support personnel is currently
> > > being arranged. If anyone is interested in getting involved please
> > > contact Marco Scoffier at marco-at-nylxs.com, or any member of NYLXS
> > > (http://www.nylxs.com/).
> > >
> > > ____________________________
> > > NYLXS: New Yorker Free Software Users Scene
> > > Fair Use -
> > > because it's either fair use or useless....
> > > NYLXS is a trademark of NYLXS, Inc
> > >
> > ____________________________
> > NYLXS: New Yorker Free Software Users Scene
> > Fair Use -
> > because it's either fair use or useless....
> > NYLXS is a trademark of NYLXS, Inc
NYLXS: New Yorker Free Software Users Scene
Fair Use -
because it's either fair use or useless....
NYLXS is a trademark of NYLXS, Inc