[NBLUG/Announce] Reminder: REVOLUTION OS tomorrow afternoon!
ee at eric.eisenhart.name
Fri Mar 14 09:00:03 PST 2003
WHAT: NBLUG Special Event
TOPIC: REVOLUTION OS Screening
WHERE: Sonoma State Campus Schulz Info Center, Room 2015
WHEN: Saturday, March 15th, 2003 @ 2:00PM
This is a Special Event in an unusual location. This is the same building
as our InstallFests, but in a room on the second floor. Sorry, but no food
The movie runs for about an hour and a half, and we plan to start it right
at 2:00PM, so plan to show up around 1:40PM.
We'll be showing this on a large projection television; we were hoping to
show the special edition DVD, but it's not shipping until a week after our
REVOLUTION OS tells the inside story of the hackers who rebelled against
the proprietary software model and Microsoft to create GNU/Linux and the
Open Source movement.
On June 1, 2001, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said "Linux is a cancer
that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it
Microsoft fears GNU/Linux, and rightly so. GNU/Linux and the Open
Source & Free Software movements arguably represent the greatest threat
to Microsoft's way of life. Shot in cinemascope on 35mm film in Silicon
Valley, REVOLUTION OS tracks down the key movers and shakers behind
Linux, and finds out how and why Linux became such a potent threat.
REVOLUTION OS features interviews with Linus Torvalds, Richard Stallman,
Bruce Perens, Eric Raymond, Brian Behlendorf, Michael Tiemann, Larry
Augustin, Frank Hecker, and Rob Malda. To view the trailer or the first
eight minutes go to the ifilm website for REVOLUTION OS.
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