[TriLUG] looking for a lecture location, mon, nov 12
rpjday at mindspring.com
Fri Sep 28 09:52:12 EDT 2001
i posted a short note on this a while ago, but here's the full
story, and a request for a lecture location.
prof. eben moglen, a law professor at columbia and the general
counsel to the free software foundation (and the man primarily
responsible for dealing with alleged violations of the GPL),
will be in the area in november. he's an authority on things
like the DMCA and SSSCA and seems willing to talk on whatever
topic we want. (see http://moglen.law.columbia.edu for more
about the man.)
he's already giving a couple of talks -- one at dook and one
at unc. (i believe the unc talk is open to the public, but the
dook talk is just for faculty there.)
he tells me that he's extending his visit, and will be available
to give another lecture the evening of mon, nov 12, if someone
can just arrange a lecture venue. there was a brief discussion of
dreyfus auditorium, but i think it would be nice to get a larger,
lecture theatre-style location somewhere. given his area of expertise,
it's a good bet that the talk could be well-attended, and i suspect
dreyfus just wouldn't be big enough.
so who on this list can poke around and see if there's a lecture
location available? obviously, one option is getting a lecture
theatre on one of the campuses. another is perhaps a room at someone's
company somewhere in RTP, for the most central location to cover
i'm not sure if he's going to need a VGA projector, but that
shouldn't be hard to scrounge up if the need arises.
so ... who can check around? i'm assuming that there are enough
folks in trilug who'd want to hear moglen talk that this is worth
pursuing, yes? on the other hand, if no one is really interested,
heck, i'll just go out for dinner with the guy.
Robert P. J. Day
Eno River Technologies, Durham NC
Unix, Linux and Open Source training
Microsoft: Committed to putting the "backward" into "backward compatibility."
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