National Association for Free Software, ANSOL (Portugal)

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Public announcement of the creation of ANSOL, (text version below)

Minutes of the second meeting of the founding members of ANSOL

                Public announcement of the creation of ANSOL
                              Jaime E. Villate
   The creation of the "[1]National Association for Free Software" (in
   Portuguese: "Associação Nacional para o Software Livre"), ANSOL, was
   made on Friday October 12th, at 2001's edition of [2]Oporto,
   Technological City, in the northern Portuguese city of Oporto. The
   announcement was made by a group of free software advocates who have
   been working during the last months towards the participation of
   Portugal in the recently created [3]Free Software Foundation Europe.
   The association will be a non-profit organization committed to the
   promotion, development, research and study of Computing Freedom and
   its socio-political, cultural and technological implications. A [4]Web
   site for the association has been created, and a first draft of its
   [5]bylaws has been written. The initiative has awakened the interest
   of free software enthusiasts in Portugal, who are discussing in the
   [6]association's mailing list the schedule for the first General
   Assembly at which the governing boards will be elected.
   [7]Oporto, Technological City is a Free Software event opened to the
   public, sponsored and organized by Oporto's City Hall and the School
   of Engineering of the University of Oporto. It was started last year
   by Raul Oliveira, Jaime Villate and Nuno Faria, who are also among the
   group involved in the creation of ANSOL. This year the event consisted
   of an exhibition by Institutions and Companies that develop and work
   with Free Software, a GNU/Linux Installation Party and a series of
   lectures (more photos available at [8]this site); among the special
   guests invited to deliver lectures were Bradley Kuhn, vice-president
   of the Free Software Foundation, Loïc Dachary, vice-president of the
   Free Software Foundation Europe, and Alberto Martins, the Portuguese
   Minister of State Reform and Public Administration. The event was also
   attended, among many other local public figures, by the Mayor of
   Oporto, Nuno Cardoso (whose office undertook the organization of the
   event) and the Portuguese Minister of Science and Technology, Mariano
   Gago, who gave a press conference at the event.
   The event was also a good opportunity for the founding members of the
   association to meet and exchange ideas with the vice-presidents of the
   Free Software Foundation and the Free Software Foundation Europe.



        ANSOL's member, Miguel Gonçalves, being interviewed for Portuguese
        National Television.
        The vice-president of FSF-Europe, Loïc Dachary, speaks about Free
        Software organizations throughout the world, at "Oporto,
        Technological City".
        The Portuguese Minister of Science and Technology and the Mayor of
        Oporto (center) visit the event with some officers from the School
        of Engineering of the Univ. of Oporto, escorted by organizers Jaime
        Villate and Raul Oliveira (left).
        The vice-president of the FSF, Bradley Kuhn, and some members of
        ANSOL at the FSF booth.

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