North Jersey Linux User Group Is doing A screening of “Revolution OS”

My buddy Murph and The New Jersey Linux User’s group would like to announce the presentation of the film “Revolution OS” at the Darress Theatre in Boonton NJ on Wednesday, March 31st 2010.

Revolution OS is a documentary detailing the roots of the Free Software and Open Source movements that resulted in Linux, as well as many other free software projects.

From the Revolution OS website:

REVOLUTION OS tells the inside story of the hackers who rebelled against the proprietary software model and Microsoft to create GNU/Linux and the Open Source movement.

On June 1, 2001, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said “Linux is a cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches. “Microsoft fears GNU/Linux, and rightly so. GNU/Linux and the Open Source & Free Software movements arguably represent the greatest threat to Microsoft’s way of life. Shot in cinemascope on 35mm film in Silicon Valley, REVOLUTION OS tracks down the key movers and shakers behind Linux, and finds out how and why Linux became such a potent threat.

REVOLUTION OS features interviews with Linus Torvalds, Richard Stallman, Bruce Perens, Eric Raymond, Brian Behlendorf, Michael Tiemann, Larry Augustin, Frank Hecker, and Rob Malda.

The movie will be shown at 7:30 pm with a brief question and answer session afterward.

With the permission of the director, The showing is free of charge, but there will be a collection (amount of your choice) to cover the costs of the theatre. All additional proceeds will be donated to the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Free Software Foundation.

Copies of various GNU/Linux distributions and other free software will be available at no charge after the showing as well.

If you plan on joining us, please RSVP with your name (no need for registration or email). We would like to have a rough idea of attendance. You do not need to RSVP to come. There will be enough room for everyone.

Any questions can be directed to BobM@NJlinux.org

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5 thoughts on “North Jersey Linux User Group Is doing A screening of “Revolution OS”

  1. The video is available at http://revolution-os.com . It is not available for free, but the director was quite a nice guy for letting us show it. The show is free (as in beer) but we’ll pass the hat to hope to recover the cost of renting the theatre. Anything above the rental costs will be donated to the FSF and EFF. I[‘m not looking to make any money, just to raise awareness.

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