[Fsfe-ie] IFSO goes live

Ciaran O'Riordan ciaran at member.fsf.org
Mon Jan 5 14:32:53 CET 2004

For any list members that have been living under a rock, or have ignored
all list posts right up until this one:

Irish Free Software Organsation has been launched.

The site is at: http://ifso.info

If you've contributed to projects on this list, check
http://ifso.info/people.html and send me a mail if you're names not there.

Please pass on an annoucement to other lists and websites.  Multiple
submissions to slashdot wouldn't be a bad idea.

I'll still be making corrections to the site during the day, so keep
sending bug reports.

Here's a sample announcement that I think covers everything that makes
the launch news worthy:

January 5th 2004, Irish Free Software Organisation[0] (IFSO) is
launched.  Since June 2003, members of the fsfe-ie[1] mailing list have
been collaborating on issues such as software patents[2], and the
European Copyright Directive[3].  With Ireland holding the presidency of
the EU for the next six months, political lobbying in Ireland will be of
increased importance.  The fate of the software patentability directive
is still undecided, and we now also have the Intellectual Property
Rights Enforcement Directive[4] to deal with.  In the coming months, we
also hope to work on spreading education and adoption of Free Software
in Ireland.  By no coincidence, today is also the 20th anniversary of
the beginning of the GNU project[5].

[0] IFSO : http://ifso.info/
[1] fsfe-ie : http://mail.fsfeurope.org/mailman/listinfo/fsfe-ie/
[2] swpats : http://ifso.info/documents/swpats-meps-00.html
[3] eucd : http://ifso.info/documents/eucd-dete-00.html
[4] ipre : http://ifso.info/projects/ipre.html
[5] gnu20th : http://savannah.gnu.org/projects/gnu20th

Ciaran O'Riordan - http://www.compsoc.com/~coriordan/

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