Re: [linux-5] SFD reported in today's ST Digital Life

From: John T.
Sent on: Thursday, October 9, 2008 12:49 AM
I found another link.

Although I do not wish to mention, I think the article was poorly written with mistakes.
And ya, even the title makes no sense.
I saw quite a number of things created out of the air.

"Free CDs containing different open source software were given away."
Instead of software,
should be
"Free CDs containing different open source operating systems were given away."

"conferences" and "technical seminar" words are mixed ...
From our software freedom site, it should be "presentations".

"About 300 people turned up for the event. They attended a half-day technical seminar and an open source fair."
fair - exhibits ...

"The seminar had topics on the usage of open source software in non-profit organisations and Internet telephony solutions."
Does it cater to non-profit organisations?
I believe the author is talking about FOSS in Non-profit Organizations by Jeff Jansen, and Linux VOIP solutions by Mike Veltman and omit the rest. By putting this, people are misled ...

"Exhibitors included Novell, Moblin, NSW Asia, Red Hat, iZeno, Mucra Asia, Elpmis, OpenMoko, Voiceroute, Max Cole, Webvision and Lenovo."

I believe Sun Microsystems is not in and they still dare to publish photo of Sun Ambassador in the photo. Oh ya, Ubuntu was not mentioned.

"This was the first time SFD was held here and the organisers felt it was a success."
Should it put this was the first time SFD was held in SMU because I thought in 2005 there is a SFD unless people forgotten about it.

"Having used Open Office, the open source office productivity suite, he wasn't disappointed at the show as he learnt new things about the software."
Learnt new things about Open Source Software, and not exclusively to the non-existence unrecognised word, Open Office, which should be instead.
*For more info why it is called instead, please refer to wikipedia.

this one is the sensitive part,
"About 20 to 30 Lugs members get together for regular monthly meetings. These are more than networking events as members share technical tips and talk about issues like security and new software."
Do lugs members get together monthly nowadays? If so I would like to join thanks. Been on the Slugnet which I got from site or is there another one.


On Thu, Oct 9, 2008 at 12:05 AM, Mike Veltman <[address removed]> wrote:
Darrel, David and the crew rock :)

With regards,
Mike Veltman

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