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NYC LOCAL: Wednesday 31 March 2010 NJLUG: Revolution OS Movie

From: secretary
Subject: NYC LOCAL: Wednesday 31 March 2010 NJLUG: Revolution OS Movie
Date: Tue, 04 May 2010 16:09:31 -0000

  what="official NJLUG announcement"
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 Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2010 02:54:42 -0500 (EST)
 Subject: Revolution OS screening.

 The New Jersey Linux User's group would like to announce the
 presentation of the film "Revolution OS" at the Darress Theatre in
 Boonton NJ on Wednesday, March 31st 2010.

 Revolution OS is a documentary detailing the roots of the Free
 Software and Open Source movements that resulted in Linux, as well as
 many other free software projects.

 From the Revolution OS website:

 "REVOLUTION OS tells the inside story of the hackers who rebelled
 against the proprietary software model and Microsoft to create
 GNU/Linux and the Open Source movement.

 On June 1, 2001, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said "Linux is a cancer
 that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything
 it touches." Microsoft fears GNU/Linux, and rightly so. GNU/Linux and
 the Open Source & Free Software movements arguably represent the
 greatest threat to Microsoft's way of life. Shot in cinemascope on
 35mm film in Silicon Valley, REVOLUTION OS tracks down the key movers
 and shakers behind Linux, and finds out how and why Linux became such
 a potent threat.

 REVOLUTION OS features interviews with Linus Torvalds, Richard
 Stallman, Bruce Perens, Eric Raymond, Brian Behlendorf, Michael
 Tiemann, Larry Augustin, Frank Hecker, and Rob Malda."

 The movie will be shown at 7:30 pm with a brief question and answer
 session afterward. With the permission of the director, The showing is
 free of charge, but there will be a collection (amount of your choice)
 to cover the costs of the theatre.  All additional proceeds will be
 donated to the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Free Software

 Copies of various GNU/Linux distributions and other free software will
 be available for at no charge after the showing as well.

 More information and updated details can be found at the North Jersey
 Linux User's Group at

 Information and trailers for the film can be found at

 Information for the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Free
 Software Foundation can be found at and

 Information about and maps to the Darress Theatre can be found at

 Any questions can be directed to

Distributed poC TINC:

Jay Sulzberger <>
Corresponding Secretary LXNY
LXNY is New York's Free Computing Organization.

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