LXNY 1999 ScheduleLXNY General Meeting Tuesday 7 December 1999
Thanks to support of the IBM Corporation, LXNY had monthly meetings at their building at 590 Madison Avenue at E. 57th St. on the Island of Manhattan.
An Open meeting on a stormy night. Discussions focussed on BurnAllGifs, our attempt to free the world of this patented format. This led to a discussion of the threat of software patents generally, which included people's experiences at large corporations.
The danger of software patents has been discussed at several LXNY
meetings. The Graphics Interchange Format has been a featured
example. Our warnings have come to pass; fight back!
Friday, 5 November 1999, Burn All GIFs Day, launched
a wave to sweep away GIFs. Check out the major additions to the
Burn All GIFs website,
including the USA DoD announcement banning
most GIFs! Free alternatives include JPEG and PNG
Portable Network Graphics home
League for Programming Freedom (LPF) GIF page
Panel discussion of Free Software in High Schools.
Other Topics: Fall Internet World.
Dress warmly! giveaways galore.
Speaker: Robert F. Young
Topic: General. Autobiographical in the computer business. Questions and Answers.
Bob resigned his LXNY post in October 1996 to devote himself full-time to being President of Red Hat Software, Inc. in North Carolina.
He is now Chairman and CEO of Red Hat, Inc.
The Coriolis Group should have his new book out about now, entitled:
He is a Board Member of UniForum.
He was the original co-publisher of Linux Journal.
This meeting is free and open to the public.
The meeting runs from 6:30 P.M. to 9:00.
Time: 6:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.
Late comers are just as welcome as those who arrive at 6:00 pm.
Location: New School Computer Center
68 Fifth Avenue at 12/13 Street, Manhattan
Leaders: Kamel Merarda