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Subject: [nylug-talk] Bob Young to speak at LXNY meeting 7 September 1999
From: Jay Sulzberger <> 
Date: Sat, 28 Aug 1999 15:06:57 -0400 (EDT) 
cc: Jay Sulzberger <> 

Bob Young will speak at the next regular meeting of LXNY starting at
6:30 pm 7 September 1999 in the IBM building at 57th Street and
Madison Avenue on the Island of Manhattan.

LXNY was founded by Bob Young in April 1994.  In October 1996 Bob left the
New York vicinity and no longer attended regular LXNY meetings.  Since
that time I am often asked at meetings of LXNY and other free software
organizations "Whatever happened to Bob Young, Jay?  Does he still do
stuff with free software?".  Well, Bob has promised to tell us at this
meeting what he has been up to since September 1996.

Jay Sulzberger <>
Corresponding Secretary LXNY
LXNY is New York's Free Computing Organization.

Subject: [nylug-talk] Bob Young, Founder of LXNY and Head of Red Hat, 
will speak at the7 September 1999 LXNY meeting 
From: Jay Sulzberger <> 
Date: Fri, 3 Sep 1999 03:37:26 -0400 (EDT) 
cc: Jay Sulzberger <> 

LXNY will next meet on Tuesday 7 September 1999 in the IBM building
at 57th Street and Madison Avenue on the Island of Manhattan.

Bob Young, founder of LXNY and today head of Red Hat Software, will speak. 

Bob will meet with as many as possible GNU/Linux/Unix/Other hackers,
users, and enthusiasts.  Those who have never seen free software in action
are also warmly invited to attend.  Skeptics about the possibility of
commercial corporations helping in the writing and distribution of good
software are particularly welcome.  Equally welcome are skeptics about the
possibility of anarchy as a mode of production.

This LXNY meeting is free and open to the public.

The meeting starts at 6:30 pm and runs until 9:00 pm.  Enter the building
on the corner of 57th Street and Madison Avenue and ask at the front desk
for the room number.

At exactly 9:00 pm many members will repair to our traditional place of

Who is Bob Young?

Bob Young is a founder of and, today, head of Red Hat Software,
a publically traded company, NASDAQ stock symbol RHAT.

It is believed that Red Hat has, in the North American market, sold more
shrink wrapped free software Linux kernel based GNU/XFree/Other full
operating systems distributions than anybody else.

We quote freely from a Red Hat official blurb:

< blockquote>

About Red Hat Software, Inc.

   Red Hat Software is a computer software development company that sells
   products and provides services related to Linux, a freely available
   UN*X-like operating system. Linux has all the features of any
   full-fledged operating system, but the nature of Linux enables Red Hat
   to offer higher quality software solutions at lower cost.
   Red Hat's mission is to "provide professional tools to computing
   professionals". As such we work with Linux development groups around
   the world over the Internet to review, package, and develop
   Linux-based tools, making them useful for computing professionals who
   do not have the time or interest to keep up with the cutting edge of
   development. In the course of this work Red Hat:
    1. Builds tools, which we release as freely redistributable software
       available for unrestricted download off of thousands of sites on
       the Internet,
    2. Publishes books and software applications, provides technical
       support, and
    3. Manufactures shrink-wrapped software, versions of the Linux OS,
       making it accessible to the broadest possible range of computer
   < stuff-deleted/>

   Red Hat Software's primary contributions to the Linux development
   model are the thousands of lines of code we contribute and maintain as
   freely distributable software under the terms of the GPL. We also
   contribute financially in a significant way to a variety of Linux and
   GNU projects, and hope you will join us in supporting this remarkable
   revolution in computer technology development.

< /blockquote>

Perhaps the best known code written at Red Hat is kernel code, GNOME code,
the RPM package manager, and the Red Hat installer and configurator tools.

Red Hat is serious about free software.  Red Hat spends an astonishing 20%
of its gross income making new free software.  All, not just some, of the
code produced by designers and coders working for Red Hat is licensed
under the GNU General Public License.

You are allowed to copy and redistribute this notice, so long as the text
of the copy is complete and unmodified and includes this paragraph.

Michael Smith <>
Jay Sulzberger <>
The Interim Committee for Visitors of LXNY.
LXNY is New York's Free Software Organization.

LXNY is an organization in support of the Free Software Movement, and we
welcome all supporters of free software, whether or not you run, or even
like, the Linux kernel, gcc, clisp, cmucl, gcl, cfengine, bc, ABS, Amanda,
Bash, Bison, Yacc, COAS, Eddie, Elegant, Emacs, vim, Erlang, Essence,
FreeDOS, Sather, SmallEiffel, Jacal, apache, the FreeBSD kernel, chimera,
fvwm, fftw, Octave, GNOME, GPG, Guile, GHC, Hugs, gawk, Hello, Jikes, KDE,
Perl, Python, fortune, the Hurd, Gwydion's not-quite-Dylan, Ocaml, oleo,
XFree, Gamora, gdbm, gmp, gnat, gimp, gnuProlog, TeX, gs, gv, Intercal,
lilo, fips, mlos, rpm, mocka, PM, PyBrenda, Gambit, R, readline, qscheme,
SIAG, siod, SCM, SLIB, Screamer, Stalin, STk, sendmail, procmail, Squeak,
SML/NJ, stBasic, units, xscreensaver, some of Xanadu, XLispStat, XXL,
ZOPE, zsh, etc..

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