This is a heads-up: Eben Moglen, the lawyer behind the GPL family of licenses, defender of our liberties and so on and so forth will be in Scotland briefly this month, in conjunction with the Scottish Faculty of Advocates.
Venue TBA - it will be in the evening in central Edinburgh but it will take a few days to confirm exactly where. But note this in your diaries. Eben is a riveting presenter, about as far from a dry boring lawyer as you could get. And, quite apart from free software, it isn't often you get to hear from someone who has personally been the motivator for legislation in dozens of countries, and who is valued both by the largest companies and the poorest regions in the world. His work challenges the entire rickety system of IP rights we have. Google "Eben Moglen" to see what I mean. Pass the word. I'm particularly interested in bringing along highschool students, because the issues Eben addresses will, for better or worse, form the nature of the world they will enter as adults. Cheers, -- Dan Shearer [EMAIL PROTECTED] _______________________________________________ Scottish mailing list Scottish@mailman.lug.org.uk https://mailman.lug.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/scottish