For those of you near Hamilton, Canada, or those who like to travel, here's some news of an event you might like to attend. Peter Salus, Bob Young, owner of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Lulu.com digital
publishing, founder of The Center for the Public Domain, and co-founder of Red Hat Software, and EFF's Policy Coordinator, Americas, Ren Bucholz will be the guests at the Hamilton Linux User Group on February 1st. The topic of the panel discussion will be Linux v. SCO and the relevant freedom issues and legalities.
The free event will take place from 7-10 PM in the Hamilton Room of the Hamilton Public Library (Main branch) at 55 York Street (next to the Farmers Market). The Hamilton Room is on the west side of the main lobby. Here's a map. The sponsor of the evening is FibreWired Hamilton, which will provide refreshments.
It sounds like a great evening. I confess I always wanted to meet Bob Young. He was supposed to be at a conference I attended once, and then at the last minute, he couldn't go, and I was really disappointed. I think Lulu.com is an intriguing idea. I like it when people see what the Internet makes possible and then act on that knowledge. And I've never met Peter Salus in person, which is how it is in Internet publishing, but that would be so nice too. And I am grateful to EFF for the work they do to protect bloggers, among other things, so in short, I wish I could be there. The topic of the event is something I'm mightily interested in too, as you know. I realize many of you will feel the same way and actually can go, and that's why I'm letting you know about it, so you can make arrangements.