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

Orr Dunkelman orr.dunkelman at gmail.com
Sat Nov 7 22:47:04 IST 2009


I would still be happy if you could attend it.

I may be able to address some of your concerns (but we could not hold
a lengthy discussion about it, for obvious reasons).

Cheers,

On Sat, Nov 7, 2009 at 10:36 PM, Vadim Eisenberg
<vadim.eisenberg at gmail.com> wrote:
> Orr,
>
> Thank you for the proposal. The problem is that I am new to FOSS - I was exposed to FOSS philosophy only in July this year. If no experienced "Devil's advocate" will be found, I can present my reservations from my naïve understanding/misunderstanding of FOSS/Linux.
>
> I agree with Orna that your lecture should be without cons.
>
> Regards,
> Vadim
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Orr Dunkelman [mailto:orr.dunkelman at gmail.com]
>> Sent: Saturday, November 07, 2009 10:03 PM
>> To: Vadim Eisenberg
>> Cc: ladypine at gmail.com; Haifux; Yousef Shajrawi
>> Subject: Re: [Haifux] [W2L Event] Monday 9/11, 18:30: FOSS Philosophy
>>
>> Vadim hi,
>>
>> What about the following:
>>
>> you will give a short talk on what FOSS is, and then present your
>> reservations.
>>
>> If you will succeed to squeeze this in one hour, we can have the second
>> part of the meeting as a discussion.
>>
>> I would even offer to be a "host" (if I will be in the area), and I
>> promise to shut up and not answer anything (unless explicitly asked
>> about something).
>>
>> First open slot - 1st of February.
>>
>> And just to let you know - it would be great to have such an event.
>> FOSS is (hopefully) not a religion.
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> 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
>> >
>> >
>> >> -----Original Message-----
>> >> From: haifux-bounces at haifux.org [mailto:haifux-bounces at haifux.org]
>> On
>> >> Behalf Of Orr Dunkelman
>> >> Sent: Saturday, November 07, 2009 7:07 PM
>> >> To: Haifux; haifux-announce at haifux.org
>> >> 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
>> >>
>> >> ==================================================================
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Orr Dunkelman,
>> >> Orr.Dunkelman at gmail.com
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