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Re: [Fsfe-uk] Stalls at Marxism 2003

From: North London John
Subject: Re: [Fsfe-uk] Stalls at Marxism 2003
Date: Sat, 17 May 2003 12:27:56 +0100

I'd be happy to work on a stall at Marxism.
(BTW - those dates are wrong - 4th June is a Wednesday)

I think the anti-capitalist / anti-globalization movement is pretty sussed about Free Software - the net is very important to it, and indymedia's content management system has gone gpl (http://mir.indymedia.org/)

As for the traditional left, they're much less aware, although the New Left Review has (finally) taken note of Stallman:

Certainly, the questions about value and property Free Software raises should be of great interest to any Marxist, likewise the co-operative organizational ideas.

John Levin

On Friday, May 16, 2003, at 08:07  pm, Alex Hudson wrote:

Hi Timothy,

On Fri, 2003-05-16 at 19:37, Timothy Baldwin wrote:
Marxism 2003 is an annual conference, of about 5000-6000 left wing political activists. It is held in and around the University of London, and this year runs from the afternoon Friday 4th June to the afternoon Friday 11th June.
All parts of the political spectrum from the Labour left leftwards are

I propose, to tackle the shocking ignorance within the left, that the AFFS should hold a stall at Marxism 2003. This level of ignorance extend to many who work in IT, including at one time the SWP's system administrator, this is
despite the fact support for Free Software can be deduced from basic

This is probably doable - although as you say, the majority of the talks
appear to be about geopolitics. That's not to say that it might not be
interesting for them though - I would have thought the concept of
intellectual property rights would have been of huge interest to them,
for example.

It would probably be best to discuss this in person at AFFSAC, although
it is quite close - do you know any of the organisers? Are they still
looking for people to speak?



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