NewsForge: Geeks, Nonprofits Parlay Community at Penguin Day
Jul 27, 2004, 18:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jay Lyman)
"A couple of days before software movers and shakers got
together to talk about changing industry with open source at OSCON,
geeks and do-gooders and do-gooder geeks gathered to talk about
changing the world with open source at the second Penguin Day event
held in Portland last weekend.
"The intent of the event, hosted by a group of Portland computer
reuse raiders known as FreeGeek, was to find how nonprofits such as
Multiple Sclerosis Society, Child Aid, Water Watch, and others can
benefit from open source software and how the programming community
and provider community can join their efforts, which are similar in
ethos and economy..."