[Haifux] FOSS/Proprietary Debate

boazg boaz.gezer at gmail.com
Sat Nov 14 18:31:30 IST 2009

i'll hapilly voulenteer as the technion debater. either side.

2009/11/14 Shachar Shemesh <shachar at shemesh.biz>

>  Orna Agmon Ben-Yehuda wrote:
> Hello all, and especially the avid argumentative people,
> The Technion debate club has offered to organize a show-debate on the
> subject of FOSS vs. proprietary software. They can try and ask well-known
> people on the industry to represent the proprietary side, if we take the
> FOSS side.
> A debate is a formal argument, with judges who decide who won. Each team
> has 3 speakers, each speaker gets 7 minutes. Since probably neither side is
> familiar with the rules nor the techniques of debating, people from the
> Technion debate club and from the HaifaU debate club are willing to
> assist/take part in the debate.
> My hope is that, no matter who "wins" in the debate, such a show-debate
> will increase awareness to FOSS in general and to Haifux specifically, and
> also trigger a live and healthy discussion on the debated matter.
> So what is there to do?
> 1. At this point we need volunteers to take part in the debate on the FOSS
> side.
>  How I wish I had the time to volunteer. Good luck, everyone.
> Shachar
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> Shachar Shemesh
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