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Fw: [HackerspaceSG] Re: Meeting with Jonas Smedegaard - Representative from the Debian Community

From: Luther Goh Lu F.
Sent on: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 5:36 PM

Fyi. Especially since the last meetup was quite a while back!

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Justin Lee <[address removed]>
To: HackerspaceSG <[address removed]>; [address removed]
Sent: Friday, November 11,[masked]:42 PM
Subject: [HackerspaceSG] Re: Meeting with Jonas Smedegaard - Representative from the Debian Community

Alrighty guys.

If you want to meet up with Jonas Smedegaard, he'll be talking about Debian and Open Source on 18th November 7pm at HackerspaceSG. If you're not available, he'll also be at Mozilla WebFWD on the 17th November to meet with all the community guys in Singapore.

Here's the description (
Jonas Smedegaard - A representative from the Debian Community, a Debian Developer himself
Jonas apart from being a Debian Developer is a freelance system administrator and networks developer, currently based in Denmark. Jonas has been associated with some of the important Free Software related projects of recent times:
  • Sugar: The graphical user interface of the ambitious OLPC
    • (One Laptop Per Child) project. Sugar is a manifestation of Jonas' personal perception about learning - Learning by Doing, or the constructionism approach.
  • Debian Pure Blends: A Debian project targeted at bringing in
    • Debian derivatives closer to Debian itself - ideally integrated completely Debian.
  • FreedomBox: Another important project, driven by SFLC's Eben Moglen.
    • FreedomBox is a collaborative project of programmers around the world who believe in Free Software, Free Society. Jonas is working on the FreedomBox project, with a vision of making the internet, via the FreedomBox, a non-invasive and privacy-respecting extension to our real lives.
Jonas will be talking about the need for Debian Pure Blends and an insight into what FreedomBox could deliver and what its limitations could be.
Justin Lee

On Fri, Nov 11, 2011 at 1:59 PM, Justin Lee <[address removed]> wrote:
Hey guys,

Will you guys be interested to meet up with Jonas Smedegaard? He's making his rounds in Asia (see and he's currently in Vietnam. If you guys are interested to know more about Debian, I can get him to do a detour in Singapore on 17th November in the evening

He loves to meet up with all the various hackers and startups and open source guys in Singapore.


Justin Lee


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