[sf-lug] Fwd: San Francisco - Join Henri Poole and FSF members on Saturday

jim stockford jim at well.com
Fri Jun 9 06:28:41 PDT 2006

re Saturday's demo at the Apple store against DRM,
If you're interested, sign the pledge:

Let me know if you want a ride: either meet me at
the Javacat before 10 AM or ask me to pick you
up on my way downtown.

Begin forwarded message:

> From: "Gregory Heller" <gregory at defectivebydesign.org>
> Date: June 8, 2006 11:06:18 PM PDT
> To: "jim stockford" <jim at well.com>
> Subject: Re: San Francisco - Join Henri Poole and FSF members on 
> Saturday
> Reply-To: actions at defectivebydesign.org
> Jim,
> I work with Henri (though I'll be in Seattle).  Henri will be heading 
> up
> the action in San Francisco.  You won't be able to miss him!
> Have you signed the pledge on http://www.defectivebydesign.org?  Please
> take a minute to do so, that way we'll be able to keep in touch about
> other upcoming actions.
> -Gregory
>> yes, a few of us will be there.
>> it would be nice to meet personally.
>> Let me know how.
>> jim
>> On Jun 8, 2006, at 9:55 AM, Tony Wieczorek wrote:
>>> Hi Jim,
>>> The FSF will be in San Francisco on Saturday for the anti-DRM event,
>>> and Henri Poole FSF board member would like to use this opportunity
>>> to meet with you and other FSF members in the area.
>>> Let me know if you can join us on Saturday.
>>> All the best.
>>> -tony
>>> --
>>> Tony Wieczorek
>>> Program Assistant
>>> Free Software Foundation        (o) +1-617-542-5942 x15
>>> 51 Franklin St. Fifth Floor     (f) +1-617-542-2652
>>> Boston, MA 02110-1301           (e) membership at fsf.org
>>> Come and join a group of technologists having some fun, and help get
>>> the
>>> message out about DRM.
>>> The FSF are organizing a Flash Mob this Saturday at the Apple store 
>>> in
>>> San Franciso at 10:30am. All you need do is turn up and help us 
>>> create
>>> some interesting images. We will be capturing photos and video to be
>>> posted on the website http://defectivebydesign.org/
>>> The first FSF member Flash Mob was a lot of fun and got huge 
>>> coverage,
>>> with front page stories on Slashdot, Digg and BoinBoing. In the two
>>> weeks since the launch on May 23 we have had 2,000 technologists take
>>> the pledge to help us spread the word about DRM. Raising awareness
>>> about
>>> DRM is vital. These kind of events get the press coverage that gets
>>> people discussing the issues. Once people know about DRM - we win.
>>> http://www.boingboing.net/2006/05/23/antidrm_demonstrator.html
>>> Let me know you can make it by emailing me at
>>> appleflash at defectivebydesign.org (enclose a phone number), and I will
>>> call you with meet-up info.
>>> What is DRM?
>>> Technology that restricts what you can do with the electronic devices
>>> you own and the media you buy. DRM can be deployed in software,
>>> hardware
>>> and content like music or movies. DRM enables Big Media to restrict
>>> you.
>>> DRM doesn't just restrict the use of music and movies, it can also be
>>> used to restrict software or access to information. Introducing DRM
>>> into our computers and devices hands over control to strangers. DRM 
>>> can
>>> monitor what you do and report on your behavior.
>>> Take back your technology, say no to DRM in your computer and in your
>>> home. Join DefectiveByDesign.org http://defectivebydesign.org/
> --
> http://www.DefectiveByDesign.org
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