LXNY 1999 Schedule LXNY 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.


Thu 16 Dec 1999, LXNY at Bazaar
Jay Sulzberger organized a panel on Schools and Libraries at the Free Software trade show known as the Bazaar at the Javits Center.
Tue 7 Dec 1999, LXNY at IBM
General Meeting
Topics: LXNY SIGs. The Bazaar.

Tue 2 Nov 1999, LXNY at IBM
General Meeting

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 (mirror)
League for Programming Freedom (LPF) GIF page

Tue 5 Oct 1999, LXNY at IBM
General Meeting


Panel discussion of Free Software in High Schools.
Other Topics: Fall Internet World.

Thu 16 Sep 1999 CANCELED
GNU/Linux Demonstration Day
Place: AboveNet, 2nd Flr, 111 Eighth Ave at W. 16 Street, Manhattan
Time: 3:00-8 P.M. CANCELED

Dress warmly! giveaways galore.

Tue 7 Sep 1999, LXNY at IBM
LXNY General Meeting


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: Under the Radar: How the Open Source Sneak Attack is Transforming the Technology War by Robert Young with Wendy Goldman Rohm.
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.

Wed 8 Sep 1999, LXNY/LUNY/NYLUG at NSU
Install Fest - return engagement


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