April 2, 2002

Tonight on the Linux Show: Government plots, Microsoft's festering wounds

Jeff Gerhardt writes: Tuesday, Feb 2nd, 2002from the home of Wayne's World, Aurora IL, tonight LIVE on www.thelinuxshow.com:
At 6pm pt, 7pm mt, 8pm ct, and 9pm et.... Kevin Hill, Jeff Gerhardt, Doc Searls (Linux Journal), Arne Flones and Russ Pavlicek; have (may have) another outstanding show lined up tonight on The Linux Show!!

NOTE on Broadcast: tonight we wil be bringing you some of the stories we would have covered last week. The rumor that we were forced off the air because of our announcement of the formation of GeekPac is 100% not true, but happened because of loosing one of our major network connections, and so we were unable to broadcast.

In Segment One - Hot News: We will be covering the hot Linux news of the last few weeks. In particular we will talk about the best of this years April 1st Internet Hoax's. There were lots this year.

In Segment Two- Introducing The Open Technology Consortium (GeekPAC) or A more aggressive step at securing our future.

Tonight we ask the listeners indulge us a bit as we introduce our New Political Action Committee The Open Technology Consortium. We will have a URL available for users to review our initial Position Statement by ShowTime. The need for such a PAC should be obvious.

It has become apparent. Regardless of the efforts the founding members of the PAC have attempted to use to influence the outcome of political events that impact the mixed communities of; the Open Source development community, the Internet and ISP communities, the Linux community and the "non-Microsoft centric" portion of the general IT community; that those efforts have failed.

It is now time to take a more aggressive, attack direct to the seat of power in Washington DC. The creation of this PAC is to effect a sense of UNITY between several technology communities, and allow a common reference to carry a diverse message.

Please join us on the show, and check our IRC Chat(irc.thelinuxshow.com

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