|FROM ||Ruben Safir
|SUBJECT ||Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Fwd: [NJLinux] Software Freedom Day
On Fri, Aug 07, 2015 at 02:43:22PM -0700, Rick Moen wrote:
> Other people's experience may differ, but, in my neck of the woods,
> Software Freedom Day -- when I checked into it, several years in a row
> -- turned out to overwhelmingly (to the exclusion of just about
> everything else) about dispensing open source / free software
> applications coiled for Win32 to MS-Windows users.
We had some of that. I had the pleasure of knowing, however, that if
you installed all the X11 and WMAKER stuff on 295 that it would
eventually cause the system to crash, not a huge accomplish mid you but
When I was stuck in the Pharmacy beihind a Wintel box, that disk
actually came in handy. But FWIW, Evan used to punch out a bunch of
SuSE live disk, and Knopix and whatever his little CD Burn could churn
out cladestically at work, and we gave out a bunch of those disks and
made some members.
> At the time, much of the activity centered around a CDR image called
> OpenCD, which was entirely MS-Windows desktop applications.
> That project has been unmaintained since a schism in 2007 and problems
> involving sponsor Canonical, Ltd.:
> (There's a successor project, OpenDisc, that is likewise limited to
> Win32 desktop software.)
> Obviously, views differ widely on this, but I personally have better
> things to do with my time than helping MS-Windows users redecorate their
> prison cells. Of course, it's entirely possible that the focus and
> activities of Software Freedom Day differs between years and between
> locations -- but I thought I'd mention the issue, as it reportedlhas
> been front and centre at least usually, and for all I know maybe always.