[sf-lug] Lindependence 2008 (Felton, CA, USA)

Michael Paoli Michael.Paoli at cal.berkeley.edu
Sun Apr 6 12:00:35 PDT 2008

As seen[1] on debian-events-na mailing list[2]
(Events with Debian affiliation in North America)

Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2008 21:45:44 -0800
From: Larry Cafiero <lcafiero at fixedbylinux.com>
To: events at debian.org
Subject: Invitation to participate in Lindependence 2008

   To the Debian community --

   My name is Larry Cafiero of HeliOS Solutions West, and I would like to
   invite you to participate in a project in which, together, we can uplift
   GNU/Linux and FOSS both locally, where I live and work, and uplift
   GNU/Linux and FOSS in your own communities whenever and wherever the
   project is repeated.
   Lindependence 2008 introduces GNU/Linux to the town of Felton, California
   -- about 6,000 people who live at the foot of the San Lorenzo Valley in
   Santa Cruz County, California. The plan behind Lindependence 2008 involves
   assisting those wishing to participate to go "proprietary free" for an
   entire week -- starting on Independence Day 2008 and running to July 11,
   2008 -- using their choice of distro and FOSS programs.
   I expect that most of the people who participate in this project will
   continue to stay "proprietary free" after the week is over, because they
   will discover what we already know: Linux, FOSS and the freedom to choose
   in our digital pursuits far outweigh the digital hegemony provided by the
   digital mandarins in Redmond and Cupertino.
   A bit of history: Lindependence 2008 has been underway since last autumn,

1. http://lists.debian.org/debian-events-na/2008/04/msg00000.html
2. http://lists.debian.org/debian-events-na/

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