|Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Freedom-IT Original idea
Fri Mar 4 23:34:32 2005 e.s.t
NYLXS Planning Retreat at Lake Placid
NYLXS Planning Retreat 2004
Early in 2002, David Sugar and Ruben Safir, fresh from their trip to LSM in France, wondered out loud why New York didn't have an event similar to LSM. They informally began planning at this time a new Free Software Expo worth of New York City, dubbing it in time, Freedom-IT.
Plans had begun to shape up in 2004 so NYLXS went on a retreat to Lake Placid in order to discuss more detailed plans. They invited the entire Free Software community, and paid for a van and hotel rooms for the trip from New York to Lake Placid. The meeting was so successful that the board is considering a bi-yearly out of town convention for just such purposes.
President Mike Richardson Arriving
Peter Siegel, David Sugar, Evan Inker discussing details
Founder of NYLXS and Founder of NY Fair Use - Ruben Safir
Mike lecturing Peter and Robert
Paul Robert Marino and Adam Kosmin getting some fresh air
Adam Kosmin - Windows Refund Day Organizer - Keeping meeting notes
Beuatiful Backdrop for Lake Placid Conference
>Freedom-IT - The Next Generation of Free Software Expo
Join the Freedom-IT Team
>The Community Sponsored Exihibition -
National Free Software Computer User Groups are coming together to build a World Class collaberation effort to reach the entire digital community, hackers, users, businesses, IT professionals, employees and educators.
>Three Days of Seminars :
Advanced topics on computer technology for muliple levels of developers and users given by the best Free Software people in the nation
Each Community Organization is recruiting and sponsoring Business Enterprises involved with Free Software. The community organizations themselves are liason's between the business community and the expo. Each Enterprise which is sponsored will be assigned exclussive floor space according to their needs, and the oppurtunity to publically support an education venue of their choosing
The best and brightest students and professionals across the country are going to come to learn about the state of the art computer sciences today. What a great oppurtunity it is enterprises to get an inside track to the best talent available. In Business is War, then talent is the amunition. Lock and Load IBM!
>Free as in Freedom!
Freedom-IT is about unleashing Digital Freedom through Free Software. The Keynote speaches and classes will emphasis repeatedely how important Freedom is to everyone in the community. We will discuss how Digital Freedom unlocks personal wealth, protects personal freedom, promotes good government and ensures a board based and affordable education
>More Lake Placid Photographs
Mountains, Dog Sliegh Rides and more
See what you missed!
New York's Linux Scene is greatly involved in a number of events sponsor by a number of different organizations. See the Calendar section for all upcoming events.
Installation Feastival Free Dmitry
Protest Fair Use
Political Action Linux Expo 2001
Participation NYLXS Install Feasts
Events bring out some of the best of our community. See you at the next great Linux event!!!
http://www.mrbrklyn.com - Interesting Stuff
http://www.nylxs.com - Leadership Development in Free Software
So many immigrant groups have swept through our town that Brooklyn, like Atlantis, reaches mythological proportions in the mind of the world - RI Safir 1998
http://fairuse.nylxs.com DRM is THEFT - We are the STAKEHOLDERS - RI Safir 2002
"Yeah - I write Free Software...so SUE ME"
"The tremendous problem we face is that we are becoming sharecroppers to our own cultural heritage -- we need the ability to participate in our own society."
"> I'm an engineer. I choose the best tool for the job, politics be damned.<
You must be a stupid engineer then, because politcs and technology have been attacted at the hip since the 1st dynasty in Ancient Egypt. I guess you missed that one."