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[Discuss] Boston Linux Meeting , Weds, Dec 5, 2012 - Desktop GNU/Linux SIG

When: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 6:30PM
Topic: Free (Software) for the Holidays

Location: MIT Building E51, Room 151


        As the holidays approach, let's celebrate free &
        open source software, and the community it fosters.


        This is going to be a casual meeting, followed by an
        optional group dinner at a local pub.  But don't let
        "casual" fool you into thinking, it won't be valuable.

        Come to the meeting with the name of a favorite
        free (as in freedom) software application that you'd
        like to share with the group.  Learn which other free
        (as in freedom) software programs your fellow hackers
        find useful.

        There's a lot of good FOSS (free and open source
        software) available, but even with Google, Ubuntu's
        Software Center, and websites like the Free Software
        Directory (, there are some really
        great programs that fly under the radar.  Human,
        face-to-face communication is still often the best way
        to share and learn.

        In the spirit of giving, I'll also present 3 ways we can give
        back to the free software community and support the
        work that's going into the free software we benefit from
        and love.

Transportation & Parking

        Our meeting location is a short walk from the Kendall
        Square T stop and other public transportation.  There is
        also free parking in the building's parking lot.

Blog Post

        Apropos of December's meeting topic, I just added a
        new post to our blog on "What is Free Software?"
        Check it out:

Volunteer Opportunity

        Speaking of giving...We're looking for volunteers to help
        with designing a business card for the group, as well to
        help spread the word at local campuses.  If you're passionate
        about the free software movement and can help out, please
        let me know.

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