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[Discuss] BLU Desktop GNU/Linux SIG Meeting - Introducing the Pirate Party - Weds, Nov 6, 2013

When: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 6:30PM

Location: Akamai, 8 Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA ?

    Also easily accessibly by T.


        1) Please note the location is different from BLU's
           standard MIT meeting location.

        2) Akamai has generously agreed to provide space
           and 'free as in food' for this meeting.
           Thank you to our sponsor!

        3) Sponsorship of this meetup should not be
           construed to imply endorsement of the ideas
           discussed.  This is a free and open forum
           where views expressed are those of the
           person or persons expressing them.


        Introducing the Pirate Party of Massachusetts:
        The Intersection of Open Government and
        Open Technology


    Did you know that there is a Pirate Party of

    Join us for an introduction to the Pirate Party by
    co-founder and current captain, James O'Keefe.

    James will discuss the Pirate Party's fascinating
    vision of a more open government and greater
    transparency in our civic and digital lives.
    This is a timely discussion and one which
    will appeal to both technologists, members
    of the broader community, and citizens
    concerned about privacy and freedom
    in an age increasingly dominated by
    powerful corporate and government

    Join the discussion and learn ways you can get
    involved including steps you can take to increase
    freedom and transparency for yourself,
    your family and your community.

About Our Speaker

    James O'Keefe is a co-founder of the
    Massachusetts Pirate Party and
    is its current Captain.

    He fell in love with the Internet in 1990 when he
    started work in Technical Support at FTP Software.
    He occasionally reminisces about his life before
    being able to be on the Internet at the touch of
    a finger, but not often and seldom for long.
    He views defending the Internet and expanding
    the possibilities it offers for our world
    as his lifelong calling.

    James presently works at Akamai as a software QA
    engineer while making a reasonable attempt at
    coaching his son's soccer team and being his
    family's chauffeur.

Transportation & Parking

    The Akamai office is a short walk from the
    Kendall Square T stop and other public

    Metered parking is normally available near our location.

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    Sat Dec 7 at MIT

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