LinuxNews.com: Against All Odds, LinuxFEST Yugoslavia Will Happen, Organizers Vow
Nov 16, 2000, 17:29 (3 Talkback[s])
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"In an environment of poverty created by years of conflict
and punctuated by the recent overthrow of the ruling military
regime, Linux organizers in the former Yugoslavia remain determined
to champion the operating system by staging a major Linux event in
their still-troubled capital, Belgrade--and hope the worldwide
Linux community can help them in their struggle."
"Despite continuing unrest in that city, LinuxFEST 2000 is
expected to expand from a Linux enthusiasts' event to a full
conference, featuring research, educational and promotional
presentations and lectures as well as an install-fest and Linux
exhibitors. LinuxFEST2000 is scheduled for December 15-17, 2000.
The conference's organizers, who fought long and hard to get this
off the ground, still need much in the way of material help--Linux
CDs, posters, T-shirts and magazines--from their bigger Linux
cousins. Anyone wishing to pitch in can contact the conference's
organizers at info@LinuxFEST.org.yu."
"Boris Dragovic of the LinuxFEST organization team described the
difficulties Linux users have encountered in his country. "Well try
to imagine, I know this might be hard from personal experience, a
country that has been under dictatorship, very severe economic
sanctions for more than a decade. A country where the living
standard can not permit anything [more] than essentials, where only
lucky ones could afford books, magazines, Internet," he explained.
"And Linux came around in 1990-1991, when the situation was grave."
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