If you're in NYC, certainly a meeting to attend to, too bad I'm in Paris ;-).
From: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: LXNY Meeting Tuesday 5 December 2000: Robert B. K. Dewar on how to make millions selling free software Newsgroups: comp.lang.ada,comp.lang.icon Followup-To: gnu.misc.discuss Date: 5 Dec 2000 14:27:13 -0500This meeting is free and open to the public.
The meeting runs from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. After the meeting full and precise instructions on how to get to our traditional place of refreshment will be given in clear.
Thanks to support of the IBM Corporation, the meeting is at their building at 590 Madison Avenue at East 57th Street on the Island of Manhattan. Enter the building at the corner of Madison and 57th and ask at the desk for the floor and room number.
Robert B. K. Dewar, Head of Ada Core Technologies, a multi-million-dollar multi-national free software company, will talk about how to make money with free software.
Today one of the many rhetorical attacks against free software goes "But is free software ready for the Enterprise?". Ada Core Technologies sells services and software built around GNAT, the Official GNU Compiler for Ada, the Official Computer Language of the United States Military Industrial Complex. Another rhetorical attack goes "But how can you make money selling free software?". Ada Core Technologies makes money.
Robert B. K. Dewar is
Professor of Computer Science at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at NYU,
an expert on programming languages,
a serious programmer who has written compilers, language libraries and real-time OSes, on a wide range of platforms from embedded systems to microcomputers to mainframes,
a mainstay of the robust froup comp.lang.ada,
an effective advocate and amicus at large for free software and the freedom to program,
and official maintainer of the GNU Ada Compiler GNAT.
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Michael E. Smith <MESmith@panix.com> General Manager LXNY
Jay Sulzberger <email@example.com> Corresponding Secretary LXNY
LXNY is New York's Free Computing Organization.http://www.lxny.org