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

From: Chalu Kim
Subject: Re: [hangout] eGovOS conference in D.C.; I'm not attending that
Date: Thu, 6 Feb 2003 18:01:21 -0500
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That sure sounds like MS, More Slowly claiming all "the technology" as their 

Personally, I was take aback by their "don't miss the boat" and the Linux Expo 
in New York seems to be the indicator.

In general, Europeans seem really active for the lack of large software 
companies like MS. 
Once things are in their court, it enters "Free Market" and the moneyed part 
wins by legal and financial means, I suppose. 

Reading FSF's violations, I get the feeling this is the trend for awhile. How 
long awhile???

On Thursday 06 February 2003 05:12 pm, David Sugar wrote:
> Ruben,
> 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 straw.
> 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
> > >
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> > > because it's either fair use or useless....
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Chalu Kim
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