[sf-lug] March 1 St. Anthony's Foundation outreach

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Thu Feb 21 14:46:01 PST 2008

Quoting Christian Einfeldt (einfeldt at gmail.com):

> Maybe we could look at it as 5 installfest locations, rather than four.
> ;-)    Just imagine that we had 5 installfest locations.  We would need to
> populate all five of them.

Two of them in close geographic proximity.  Not a good problem to have
to solve, in my experience.

[CCSF labs:]

> Thanks, I did not know this.  Where were those labs located?

Can't remember.  _They_ should know.


> This is a really gnarly problem facing the Free Software community.
> What do we do about the fact that more and more of our culture is
> getting sucked up into these proprietary formats?  Rick, do you just
> not watch video from CNet?

So far, I don't.  Nor Google Video nor YouTube, etc.  On the plus side,
this makes it much easier to reduce the amount and noxiousness of
advertising garbage I'm hit with, on the Web.

(Most users of Linux on desktop/laptop machines have the option of
installing the proprietary Macromedia Flash interpreter.  On PPC,
though, that software is unavailable for Linux.)

Becoming hooked on secret proprietary data formats is, ultimately, just
not a good idea in the first place.

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