It was only a few weeks ago when I read about the upcoming official release of the awesome web browser FireFox. Then I read about a donation drive spearheaded by SpreadFireFox.com. The goal was to raise enough money to put a full-page ad in the New York Times. In only 10 days, over 10,000 people raised an impressive $250,000 USD.
After watching this incredible success, I heard about an event dubbed Mozparty2. (For the non-geeks: ‘Moz’ referrs to the not-for-profit Mozilla Foundation that manages FireFox and other excellent free software.) Just imagine, people from all over the world, using the release of free and open-source software as an excuse to get together. Just look at all the countries being represented at Mozparty2.
So why not Kamloops? I posted an announcement to the mailing list of the KamLUG website and a location was chosen.
Kamloops Party Details
So Kamloops is officially represented at Mozparty2, and our party details are as follows:
DATE: Friday November 19th, 2004
TIME: 6 PM
LOCATION: On The Rocks Pub & Grill – 1265 Rogers Way, BC (click for map)
Please RSVP (yes I know the title is redundant redundant)
If you will be attending, please RSVP at the Mozparty2 website.
Who should come?
Whether you are a professional geek, an enthusiast, or a curious luddite, you are encouraged to join us. This is not an exclusive party; it’s a community event—please bring a friend!
This is also not meant to be an anti-propritary software gathering. Ardent Internet Explorer users are still welcome to join us; we will not turn you away, despite your faults.