|Ruben I Safir
|Subject: [hangout] GNOME Summit Preparations
I NEEEEEED Help now for the prepations for the Summit.
We need to arrainge for about 150 chairs and tables,
people to volunteer for break down and set ups, and
we need updates on the website which a speakers schedule.
Richards Keynote is as follows:
The Free Software Movement and the Challenges it Faces Today
And how about this abstract:
The free software movement was launched 20 years ago when we undertook
to develop a free software operating system, GNU.
Seven years ago, the free software community faced a danger created
unknowingly by the KDE desktop project. KDE was free software itself,
and attractive to users, but could not run on a free platform: it
depended on the non-free Qt library. GNOME was founded specifically
to solve that problem by providing an unencumbered replacement for
That particular problem disappeared when Qt became free software, but
other similar dangers exist today -- as well as many other kinds of
dangers. Our community today faces a wide range of threats, that we
must confront and overcome if we are to realize the goal of fully
utilizing our computers without losing our freedom.
The Criticle Place of Desktop Computing in the free Software Movement
Over the last few years increased rumbling has been heard in both the
free software movement and from outside the movement that the GNU/Linux
Desktop is dead, not viable, and even not worthy of centralized attention
by Free Software businesses and groups. This is absolutely incorrect. Free
Software desktops are today ready for the end user, and general public, and from
a business prespective, is the most important piece of the IT infrastructure for
the short and long term health of Free Software, and the general public.
Also, we need to schedule an introduction workshop to GNOME2 and GTK for
We need to fill in the details for an Evening Party with NYLXS and GNOME
for Saturday Night.
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