Screening of Revolution OS.

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Screening of Revolution OS.

Post by murph » Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:02 am

The New Jersey Linux User's group would like to announce the presentation of the film "Revolution OS" at the Darress Theatre in Boonton NJ on Wednesday, March 31st 2010.

Revolution OS is a documentary detailing the roots of the Free Software and Open Source movements that resulted in Linux, as well as many other free software projects.

From the Revolution OS website:

"REVOLUTION OS tells the inside story of the hackers who rebelled against the proprietary software model and Microsoft to create GNU/Linux and the Open Source movement.

On June 1, 2001, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said "Linux is a cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches." Microsoft fears GNU/Linux, and rightly so. GNU/Linux and the Open Source & Free Software movements arguably represent the greatest threat to Microsoft's way of life. Shot in cinemascope on 35mm film in Silicon Valley, REVOLUTION OS tracks down the key movers and shakers behind Linux, and finds out how and why Linux became such a potent threat.

REVOLUTION OS features interviews with Linus Torvalds, Richard Stallman, Bruce Perens, Eric Raymond, Brian Behlendorf, Michael Tiemann, Larry Augustin, Frank Hecker, and Rob Malda."

The movie will be shown at 7:30 pm with a brief question and answer session afterward. With the permission of the director, The showing is free of charge, but there will be a collection (amount of your choice) to cover the costs of the theatre. All additional proceeds will be donated to the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Free Software Foundation.

Copies of various GNU/Linux distributions and other free software will be available for at no charge after the showing as well.

More information and updated details can be found at the North Jersey Linux User's Group at http://njlinux.org

Information and trailers for the film can be found at http://revolutionos.com

Information for the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Free Software Foundation can be found at http://eff.org and http://fsf.org respectively.

Information about and maps to the Darress Theatre can be found at http://darresstheatre.com

Any questions can be directed to BobM@NJlinux.org

A nice, web-accessible, updated version of this is available at http://njlinux.org/movie

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Re: Screening of Revolution OS.

Post by murph » Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:57 pm

Well, this is coming up this week, hope to see some of you there!

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Re: Screening of Revolution OS.

Post by kwisher » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:13 pm

The DVD is available on NetFlix.

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Re: Screening of Revolution OS.

Post by murph » Sat Apr 03, 2010 8:28 pm

The screening went great. We got about 4 dozen people, and raised $101 that has been sent to the FSF and EFF. Thanks to Pat for the plug on TLLTS a few weeks ago. Since this went well, we're probably going to make it a yearly event.

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