Bob Young Returns to His RootsSep 05, 1999, 22:08 (3 Talkback[s])
Bob Young, Founder of LXNY and Head of Red Hat, will speak at the 7 September 1999 LXNY meeting
LXNY will next meet on Tuesday 7 September 1999 in the IBM building at 57th Street and Madison Avenue on the Island of Manhattan.
Bob Young, founder of LXNY and today head of Red Hat Software, will speak.
Bob will meet with as many as possible GNU/Linux/Unix/Other hackers, users, and enthusiasts. Those who have never seen free software in action are also warmly invited to attend. Skeptics about the possibility of commercial corporations helping in the writing and distribution of good software are particularly welcome. Equally welcome are skeptics about the possibility of anarchy as a mode of production.
This LXNY meeting is free and open to the public.
The meeting starts at 6:30 pm and runs until 9:00 pm. Enter the building on the corner of 57th Street and Madison Avenue and ask at the front desk for the room number.
At exactly 9:00 pm many members will repair to our traditional place of refreshment.
Who is Bob Young?
It is believed that Red Hat has, in the North American market, sold more shrink wrapped free software Linux kernel based GNU/XFree/Other full operating systems distributions than anybody else.
We quote freely from a Red Hat official blurb:
About Red Hat Software, Inc.
Perhaps the best known code written at Red Hat is kernel code, GNOME code, the RPM package manager, and the Red Hat installer and configurator tools.
Red Hat is serious about free software. Red Hat spends an astonishing 20% of its gross income making new free software. All, not just some, of the code produced by designers and coders working for Red Hat is licensed under the GNU General Public License.
LXNY is an organization in support of the Free Software Movement, and we welcome all supporters of free software, whether or not you run, or even like, the Linux kernel, gcc, clisp, cmucl, gcl, cfengine, bc, ABS, Amanda, Bash, Bison, Yacc, COAS, Eddie, Elegant, Emacs, vim, Erlang, Essence, FreeDOS, Sather, SmallEiffel, Jacal, apache, the FreeBSD kernel, chimera, fvwm, fftw, Octave, GNOME, GPG, Guile, GHC, Hugs, gawk, Hello, Jikes, KDE, Perl, Python, fortune, the Hurd, Gwydion's not-quite-Dylan, Ocaml, oleo, XFree, Gamora, gdbm, gmp, gnat, gimp, gnuProlog, TeX, gs, gv, Intercal, lilo, fips, mlos, rpm, mocka, PM, PyBrenda, Gambit, R, readline, qscheme, SIAG, siod, SCM, SLIB, Screamer, Stalin, STk, sendmail, procmail, Squeak, SML/NJ, stBasic, units, xscreensaver, some of Xanadu, XLispStat, XXL, ZOPE, zsh, etc..
What is Free Software? http://www.fsf.org