August 14, 2002

Tonight at GNUbies: Alex Khalil will speak on diverse topics

We are pleased to announce that Alex Khalil will be presenting at our
August 2002 meeting this Wednesday, August 14th. As usual there will be
an opportunity to ask general questions and get answers from 6:30 to 7:00.
Then Alex will talk about some ad hoc topics of interest. Alex has been
very flexible in the past so if you have a smaller topic you want treated
at GNUbies this might be a good opportunity.
6:30 - 7:00 General Q&A

7:00 Alex Khalil - Ad hoc topics of interest.

Location: the IBM building, 590 Madison Avenue
(57th Street and Madison Avenue)

As always the most up-to-date information can be found on our website at:
(or if there are problems at

Our meetings are held regularly on the second Wednesday of each month with
the exception of September 2002. Since our regular meeting would fall on
September 11th, we will be meeting one week early.

All meetings and are free and open to the public, but you must submit your
name in advance and bring a photo ID for IBM building security.
You can reply to this message if you received it directly from us or use
the mailto from the website at: or you can email
your name to

Also of interest:

Newsforge recently had an article about GNUbies. The author asked for an
interview after learning of GNUbies from responses to an earlier Newsforge

Our speaker for September will be Randy Wright on -- September 4th, not
September 11th. He was our speaker in March of 2000 and everybody wanted
him back. Finally he will be speaking at our September meeting. An
announcement will be sent out shortly before the meeting.

Eric Raymond will be speaking at the New School.

The following came from Michael Randazzo of The New School -- the first to
provide space for GNUbies helping it to get its start back in 1999.

> Michael Randazzo
> Director
> Computer Instruction Center
> The New School
> NYPC User Group/The New School present:
> Eric Raymond on Open Source
> Wednesday, August 21, 2002
> 6:00pm to 9:30
> The New School
> Tishman Auditorium
> 66 West 12th Street
> Eric Raymond wrote the popular Unix fetchmail utility and books and
> papers on everything from Linux editors to economics, including The
> Cathedral and the Bazaar. In the Linux world Linus Torvald is first and
> Eric Raymond is considered by many to be second. His Web Site is:
> For more information, contact NYPC User Group at or call
> 212-643-700

It appears that this will be at the same time as the next NYLUG meeting.
You can check the NYLUG website at later to see the
details for the NYLUG meeting.

Last month's GNUbies meeting was a wonderful talk by Bradley Kuhn, the
Executive Director of the Free Software Foundation, on "Software Freedom
and the GNU Generation". Don't worry if you missed it though; there was a
recording made and it should currently be found at:Br>

A link will appear on our website.

We look forward to seeing you at this Wednesday's meeting.

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