[Haifux] [W2L Event] Monday 9/11, 18:30: FOSS Philosophy

Orna Agmon Ben-Yehuda ladypine at gmail.com
Sat Nov 7 21:13:06 IST 2009


Hi Vadim,

This is not the place for cons - it is the sale speech.

I have been trying to set up such an event, by contacting the HaifaU debate
club, but their organizer (Uri Zakai) is a very busy person. Maybe someone
from the debate club would do the devil's advocate - perhaps Ronen
Abravanel? Or Lutzky? My contact at MS just emigrated to Seattle...

Orna

On Sat, Nov 7, 2009 at 8:12 PM, Vadim Eisenberg
<vadim.eisenberg at gmail.com>wrote:

> Orr, Orna,
>
> Is this lecture intended to be a lecture for convincing people new to FOSS
> to use FOSS or also a lecture with a discussion about cons of FOSS ? I would
> like to have some "hard talk" about FOSS since I have some reservations
> about it and would like to discuss them. However, I am afraid to spoil the
> "sale" of FOSS to the newbies during the lecture.
>
> If the lecture is not intended to be a discussion, Orna, is it possible
> sometime to organize a genuine discussion not for newbies about pros vs.
> cons of Open Source, Free Software, Linux ? The great thing could be a panel
> of several people who would present points in favor of Open Source, in favor
> of Free Software as opposed to Open Source, and if you could find somebody
> with an opinion against FOSS who would agree to present his views, for
> example somebody from Microsoft Israel (or somebody who could play a role of
> Devil's advocate), it could be a really great discussion.
>
> Regards,
> Vadim
>
>
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> > Subject: [Haifux] [W2L Event] Monday 9/11, 18:30: FOSS Philosophy
> >
> > This Monday, the haifa Linux club, Haifux, will gather for a Welcome to
> > Linux (W2L) lecture about
> >
> >     FOSS Philosophy
> >
> >  This talk, which is the second in the 2009 W2L series of Haifux,
> > covers two main topics. The first one is an introduction to the entire
> > concept of Free and Open Source Software (or in other words, why adults
> > with other things to do, tend to participate in this community). The
> > second part is how to find answers, answers to the small things which
> > does not work. Yes, we'll cover google, but we will also cover one of
> > the greater advantages FOSS has - how to ask the community for help.
> >
> > The first part of the talk is based on Nadav Harel's Chofesh.
> >
> > The second part of the talk is based on Meir Maor's Living in
> > Community, and the interpretation of Ori Idan to the same lecture.
> >
> > =================================================================
> >
> > We meet in Taub building, room 6. For instructions see:
> > http://www.haifux.org/where.html
> >
> > Attendance is free, and you are all invited!
> >
> > ==================================================================
> >
> > Future Welcome to Linux events:
> >
> > Tuesday 10/11, 16:30-20:30 in the SSDL lab: a configuration party!
> >
> > Monday 16/11, 18:30 in Taub 6: Quick and Dirty Bash
> >
> > ==================================================================
> >
> >
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