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Thanks for the invitation

Unfortuntaley I have class at that time.
Thanks
Barbra

Quoting Caitlin C Coughlin <[log in to unmask]>:

> Hmm, I would be interested in (order of interest) 3) then 2) then 1)
> And I would show up, too.
>
> -Caitlin
>
> Quoting Thomas McLeod <[log in to unmask]>:
>
> > I would be more interested in 2) or 3) than 1).
> >
> > At 2003-09-08 12:54 -0500 Monday, you wrote:
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> > >The University of Vermont Computer Science Student Association will
> > present
> > >Richard Stallman, founder of the Free Software Foundation (fsf.org),
> > in
> > >Lafayette 403 on October 14, 2003 from 6:30 - 8:30pm via video
> > conference
> > >feed.  The talk will be open to the public and free of admission,
> > however the
> > >room seats only 50 people so the CSSA will have an RSVP period (TBA)
> > for
> > >people to reserve seats.
> > >
> > >The subject of the talk however has yet to be determined.  We have 3
> > options
> > >outlined below.  Please read the following abstracts and if you have a
> > >preference, send me an email ([log in to unmask]) by next Monday
> > (9/15)
> > >indicating which talk you would like to participate in.  I will tally
> > the
> > >responses and announce the talk with the appropriate abstract shortly
> > after.
> > >
> > >
> > >1) The Free Software Movement and the GNU/Linux Operating System
> > >
> > >    Richard Stallman will speak about the purpose, goals, philosophy,
> > >    methods, status, and future prospects of the GNU operating system,
> > >    which in combination with the kernel Linux is now used by an
> > >    estimated 17 to 20 million users world wide.
> > >
> > >2) Copyright vs Community in the Age of Computer Networks
> > >
> > >    Copyright developed in the age of the printing press, and was
> > designed
> > >    to fit with the system of centralized copying imposed by the
> > printing
> > >    press.  But the copyright system does not fit well with computer
> > >    networks, and only draconian punishments can enforce it.
> > >
> > >    The global corporations that profit from copyright are lobbying
> > >    for draconian punishments, and to increase their copyright powers,
> > >    while suppressing public access to technology.  But if we
> > >    seriously hope to serve the only legitimate purpose of
> > >    copyright--to promote progress, for the benefit of the
> > >    public--then we must make changes in the other direction.
> > >
> > >3) For Against Software Patents, you can use this abstract:
> > >
> > >    Richard Stallman will explain how software patents obstruct
> > >    software development.  Software patents are patents that cover
> > >    software ideas.  They restrict the development of software, so
> > >    that every design decision brings a risk of getting sued.  Patents
> > >    in other fields restrict factories, but software patents restrict
> > >    every computer user.  Economic research shows that they even
> > >    retard progress.
> > >
> > >If you have any further questions about the CSSA Speaker Series, don't
> > >hesitate to contact me or any other CSSA officer; the CSSA welcomes
> > all
> > >comments.  Also, if you are a student or faculty member who would like
> > to give
> > >a talk in this year's series we would be delighted to host such an
> > event.  We
> > >look forward to a great year full of engaging CSSA activities!
> > >
> > >Thank you,
> > >David Van Horn
> > >Public Liaison Officer of the CSSA
> > >http://www.cs.uvm.edu/~cssa/
> > >http://www.cs.uvm.edu/~dvanhorn/
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