[kwlug-announce] Meeting Monday: Free Software Economics, FirefoxOS

Paul Nijjar paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca
Sat Mar 1 21:18:28 EST 2014


It's March! It's March! February has somehow ended! Against all odds,
March has somehow arrived!  This calls for a celebration: namely our
longstanding KWLUG tradition of having a March meeting -- in March,
even. Our festivities will include two presentations, at least one of
which will be beginner-friendly. John Kerr will tell us about
the economics of free software, including how it affects consumers and
taxpayers. 

This month's other presentation will be about FirefoxOS, a project by
the Mozilla Foundation. FirefoxOS extends the trend of building mobile
phone OSes named after web browsers (and built on free software). Andrew
Cant will tell us more about this project and its status (surprise!
You can actually get a phone with FirefoxOS on it in 14 countries,
none of which are Canada.)

In other news: KWLUG member Chris Craig forwarded a survey the Linux
Foundation is conducting. If you are a Linux System Administrator or
Linux System Engineer, you might want to check it out:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LinuxFoundation2014JASurvey

Our very special March meeting will be held at the usual (very
special?) location:

St John's Kitchen
97 Victoria Street North
(at the corner of Weber and Victoria)
Kitchener


The meeting starts at 7pm. Doors open around 6:30pm. Setup helpers are
always welcome.

There are photos and maps of the location at http://kwlug.org/sjk .
There is car parking available at the Worth a Second Look parking lot
(on the other side of the building) and rails for parking your bicycle
near the entrance. 


- Paul
-- 
http://pnijjar.freeshell.org




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