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Re: [hangout] eGovOS conference in D.C.; I'm not attending that

From: David Sugar
Subject: Re: [hangout] eGovOS conference in D.C.; I'm not attending that
Date: Thu, 6 Feb 2003 17:12:02 -0500
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the circumstances is that Tony is permitting the eGovCOS conference to be used 
to promote Microsoft "Shared Source" as a valid and hence ethically 
acceptable form of or ethically equivilent "Open Source" and Free Software 
licensing.  This is Microsoft's goal, and I see no reason to participate in a 
conference that helps promote that mistaken goal.  However, this was not my 
only reason for deciding not to attend that event; it was simply the last 

On Thursday 06 February 2003 16:38, Ruben Safir wrote:
> What is the circumstances
> Ruben
> On Thu, Feb 06, 2003 at 04:35:20PM -0500, David Sugar wrote:
> > I recall that I originally had offered to help with a gnue presentation
> > at eGovOS this year.  For a number of reasons, and contrary to previous
> > plans, after reviewing the circumstances of the eGovOS event, I have
> > chosen this afternoon not to attend this year's eGovOS conference in
> > mid-march after all. I think Derek may well guess some of my reasons for
> > making this decision. Instead, I am considering extending my visit to
> > Prague next month by several mire days, especially if it would help
> > enable further discussions with their government and the Czech free
> > software community in promoting the development and adoption of free
> > software in the public sector by the Czech national government.  I may
> > also try to see some of thier city.
> >
> > David
> >
> > ____________________________
> > New Yorker Free Software Users Scene
> > Fair Use -
> > because it's either fair use or useless....

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