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CFSG: The Community Free Software Group

Seen on another (the WWWAC) mailing list. Sounds like it's up BLU's alley ...

> Hello and greetings to the New York City Free and Open Source Software
> communities, technology special interest groups, and friends.  We are
> pleased to announce the formation of the Community Free Software Group,
> a not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving individuals, groups
> and communities through Free Software education and implementation.
> CFSG was created to address the lack of Free Software-based education
> programs available to community technology centers and non-profit
> organizations.  Existing programs are almost exclusively offered by
> proprietary, non-free software companies in exchange for tax credits,
> publicity, and gaining mind-share.  By creating programs based on Free
> Software tools and technologies CFSG will advocate by example,
> increasing awareness and empowering people.
> CFSG brings Free Software to people and the organizations that serve
> them.  Free Software is the tool of choice for serving those who want to
> learn, providing real technology education, ownership and freedom.  We
> create programs that illustrate these benefits.
> As an example of our mission, CFSG is pleased to announce our new
> project:
> "The PC Garage -- restoring, customizing and tuning your PC with Free
> Software."
> A collaboration with Asian Americans for Equality and
> the Three Jewels Outreach Center , "The PC
> Garage" is a twelve-week workshop designed to teach kids (ages 13-18)
> about computer hardware and Free Software by rebuilding donated machines
> and installing the GNU/Linux operating system.  The course will be
> hosted by Asian Americans for Equality in their new community technology
> center at 111 Norfolk Street, New York.
> CFSG is looking for people interested in bringing Free Software to
> communities.  For more information about CFSG and to find out how to
> participate, visit the Community Free Software Group at
> or contact us at
> Thank you for your time and attention.
> -- 
> Marco

Bill [59-year-old Boy Genius] Phillips
Geekhaven, Massachusetts 02138

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