Open Letter to Eric S. Raymond: Let's Get Linux into the Digital Divide Conference!
Oct 06, 2000, 19:16 (17 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tim Hanson)
[ Thanks to Tim
Hanson for this announcement. ]
Subject: World Tactics Organization
Date: Fri, 06 Oct 2000 11:37:05 -0700
From: Tim Hanson
CC: Bruce Perens , Linux Weekly News , Richard Stallman
I am disturbed by an article in Techweb about a conference in Seattle
from which Linux has apparently been shut out:
[ "Tackling The Digital Divide -- Without Linux", LT post here ]
It looks to be a conference on how the largest proprietary hardware and
software vendors can lock the market for personal computers in third
world countries before Linux takes the whole bundle. Note that many
companies which have supposedly supported Linux are participating in
this exclusionary conference.
Since I live in Seattle, I would be interested in helping to organize
our own "meeting" outside their meeting place, complete with Debian CDs
(or anyone else's who cares to participate), plenty of Linux and Penguin
paraphenalia, various questions to attendees, and a boisterous good time
in the presence of the PC vendor royalty. This might be a good time and
place to spread our message, and publicize theirs.