[oclug] Fwd: [oclug-board] Sounding-Out on November Topic
je_linux at kronos.honk.org
Wed Aug 8 23:17:48 EDT 2001
On Wed, 8 Aug 2001 cbbrowne at ntlug.org wrote:
> [Personally, ESR doesn't thrill me much; despite ESR's politics being
> a little closer to mine than RMS's, I'd _much_ prefer to hear RMS. But
> that's just me...]
Well, they're both windbags, but this talk could be interesting. It would
certainly answer a lot of questions that must be running through so many
Why not try pitching the idea to local radio? CHEZ, CFRA (get Lowell to
plug it! haha!) They might give a non-profit org a few seconds. Even if
it's late at night, that's when the geeks are up to play! :)
> It would be _much_ safer, simpler, and more effective to get 20 people to
> donate $50 to help out than to start making up $2 tickets, and then having
> the bureaucratic mess of people at the door scrutinizing a membership
> list to see if someone's an OCLUG member.
Does it really matter if the person wishing to see the man speak is a
member or not? If the person wants to pay $2 to see the man speak, why
would we not simply take the money and send him/her inside?
> It would look really silly to charge admission to a talk about free
> software, wouldn't it?
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