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Subject: [presentations] Re: November Topic?
From: John Goerzen <jgoerzen@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2002 23:18:43 -0600
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On Thu, Nov 07, 2002 at 05:15:17PM -0600, Dale W Hodge wrote:
> It would nice to announce something other that "Roach Speaks" as a topic.
> It's almost the weekend and I really need to get an announcement out.  We
> either need to pick a topic, or let John tell us what he'd most like to
> present.  One way or the other a decision has to be made.

For reference, the topics I suggested are here:

It looks like everyone that responded liked option #3, so sounds like close
enough to a consensus for me :-)  That option was:

Topic Option 3: Big Brother Wants Your Movies
 * Discussion of current events surrounding the loss of rights, both 
   related to new digital media and to conventional media.  I'll give
   a background on copyright, trademark, and patent law; a background
   of the developments in the last 20 years that have a significant
   impact on what's happening now; and ongoing court battles and
   controversies surrounding content-management systems (CMS),
   piracy, espionage, and more.
 * Coverage of current attacks on Free Software -- proprietary
   code in the Linux kernel, the bitkeeper issue, .NET, software
   patents and the IETF, and more.
 * If there is time after the presentation, I would be willing to debate
   anyone that has a differing viewpoint.  Failing that, Q&A time.

-- John

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