[GNHLUG] [DLSLUG-Announce] TOMORROW: Patent Absurdity - Movie & Popcorn Night @DLSLUG - 2010-05-06

Bill McGonigle bill at bfccomputing.com
Wed May 5 14:04:34 EDT 2010


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              Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Linux User Group
                       http://dlslug.org/
              a chapter of GNHLUG - http://gnhlug.org
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The next regular monthly meeting of DLSLUG will be held:

                 Thursday, May 6th, 7-9PM
at:           Dartmouth College, Rockefeller 001
              24 North Main Street, Hanover, NH

               All are welcome, free of charge.

                           Agenda

5:30  Pre-meeting dinner at EBA's.  RSVP and bring cash.

7:00  Sign-in, networking

7:15  Introductory remarks

7:20  Patent Absurdity - movie screening
        a new movie from the Free Software Foundation

      Patent Absurdity explores the case of software patents and the
      history of judicial activism that led to their rise, and the
      harm being done to software developers and the wider economy.
      The film is based on a series of interviews conducted during the
      Supreme Court's review of in re Bilski — a case that could
      have profound implications for the patenting of software. The
      Court's decision is due soon...

      With interviews from Eben Moglen, Dan Bricklin, Karen Sandler,
      Richard Stallman and others.      

8:50  New York Minute

      By popular request: bring your ideas, questions, advertisements,
      job offers/searches, etc., we'll go 'round the horn and make
      introductions and announcements.


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                       Driving Directions

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                          Refreshments

       Popcorn will be generously provided by William Stearns!

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