[svlug] SVLUG politics SIG?

Paul Reiber reiber at gmail.com
Tue Jan 22 17:18:10 PST 2008

Greetings, Cyrus!

Knowing the SVLUGgers as I do, I'm relatively sure you'll find more than
a few interested individuals within our membership.

SVLUGgers - feel free to take this ball and run with it, coordinate amongst
yourselves;  I'll make another mailinglist for you if you'd like, or not... and
by all means keep us apprised of what you learn!

Thanks, Cyrus!
-Paul Reiber
President, SVLUG

On Jan 22, 2008 1:04 PM, Cyrus Mack <cyrusmack at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi there,
> As the founder of bytesfree.org, I'm contacting all the LUG's I know of to
> see if there is any interest in forming local political SIG's in an attempt
> to make sure that 'our kind of people' are represented in this election
> year. If you're not familiar with bytesfree.org, take a look at the blog -
> http://www.bytesfree.org/bfblog - and the wiki -
> http://www.bytesfree.org/wiki - to get a sense of what we're trying to do.
> The site was inspired by last year's aborted open formats bill in
> California, ab 1668, after seeing how paid Microsoft lobbyists influenced
> state legislative committees.
> If you would be interested in helping update information for voters,
> attending a monthly round table, or otherwise getting involved, please
> consider joining the mailing list, the only one at the moment:
> bytesfree-discuss at bytesfree.org . To join, it's the usual mailman thing.
> Either go to http://www.bytesfree.org/mailman/listinfo/bytesfree-discuss or
> send email to bytesfree-discuss-request at bytesfree.org.
> The most immediate topics concern the upcoming primaries, which for
> legislative office will be held in June. I'd also like to explore the
> possibility of creating an open format ballot initiative. But mostly, I want
> to organize LUG's and other interested parties so that never again are
> issues concerning DRM, fair use, patent reform, privacy, DMCA, et al.
> overlooked in an election.
> I'm working with someone at SCALE to produce a launch BoF there. I hope to
> see some of you there.
> Thanks, and I hope to hear from you very soon.
> -Cyrus
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