[sf-lug] BALUG Tu 2011-06-21: Stefano Maffulli: Get to know the FreedomBox project; & other BALUG news

Michael Paoli Michael.Paoli at cal.berkeley.edu
Thu Jun 16 08:11:33 PDT 2011

BALUG Tu 2011-06-21: Stefano Maffulli: Get to know the FreedomBox  
project; & other BALUG news

In this issue (details further below):

2011-06-21: Stefano Maffulli: Get to know the FreedomBox project

CDs, etc.

"Slides" from 2011-05-17 BALUG meeting


Bay Area Linux User Group (BALUG) meeting
Tuesday 6:30 P.M. 2011-06-21

Please RSVP if you're planning to come (see further below).

For our Tuesday 6:30 P.M. 2011-06-21 meeting, we're proud to present:

2011-06-21 Stefano Maffulli on FreedomBox[1]
Title: Get to know the FreedomBox project

The FreedomBox is a generation of smart devices whose engineered
purpose is to work together to facilitate free communication among
people, safely and securely, beyond the ambition of the strongest power
to penetrate, they can make freedom of thought and information a
permanent, ineradicable feature of the net that holds our souls.

The project started because social networking and digital
communications technologies are now critical to people fighting to make
freedom in their societies.  Think of the revolutions in the Egypt and

Stefano Maffulli will give an overview of the aim of the project, give
an update on its status and provide information to start hacking on it.

Stefano Maffulli, long time free/libre software advocate, former
Italian Chancellor of Free Software Foundation Europe, helped Europe
reject the directive on software patents and in the European antitrust
trial against Microsoft.  Worked as community manager for open source
company Funambol and later at Twitter, taking care of user growth in
Italy.  Currently helping the FreedomBox Foundation reach its goal.

1. http://freedomboxfoundation.org/

See also a bit further below for some additional goodies we'll have at
this meeting (CDs, etc.)

So, if you'd like to join us please RSVP to:

                        rsvp at balug.org

**Why RSVP??**

Well, don't worry we won't turn you away, but the RSVPs really help the
Four Seas Restaurant plan the meal and dining arrangements and such.
We've also tweaked our "door prize" / giveaway practices a bit - so
RSVPing and arriving sufficiently on time increases one's odds of
winning door prize(s) and/or getting first or earlier pick of giveaway

Meeting Details...

                        Tuesday, June 21st, 2011 2011-06-21

                        Four Seas Restaurant http://www.fourseasr.com/
                        731 Grant Ave.
                        San Francisco, CA 94108
                        Easy PARKING:
                          Portsmouth Square Garage at 733 Kearny:

Cost: The meetings are always free, but for dinner, for your gift of $13
        cash, we give you a gift of dinner - joining us for a yummy
        family-style Chinese dinner - tax and tip included (your gift
        also helps in our patronizing the restaurant venue and helping
        to defray BALUG costs such treating our speakers to dinner).


CDs, etc.:

Additional goodies we'll have at the meeting (at least the following):

CDs, etc. - have a peek here:
We do also have some additional give-away items, and may have
"door prizes".


"Slides" from 2011-05-17 BALUG meeting:
Cloud.com's Mark Hinkle, VP of Community, on: Open Source Solutions for
Building and Deploying Private and Public Clouds
Have a look on Mark Hinkle's site[1] at the various slide/presentation

1. http://socializedsoftware.com/


Twitter! - follow BALUG on Twitter: BALUG_org

You can now follow BALUG on Twitter. We're still working out exactly
how we'll use that BALUG_org account on Twitter, but follow us there,
and we'll likely include at least some announcements and updates.
Thoughts/feedback on how we use that Twitter account? - drop us a note
at: publicity-feedback at balug.org


Feedback on our publicity/announcements (e.g. contacts or lists where we
should get our information out that we're not presently reaching, or
things we should do differently): publicity-feedback at balug.org



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