Here is a copy of a message sent to Eric S. Raymond and others:
World Tactics Organization
Fri, 06 Oct 2000 11:37:05 -0700
I am disturbed by an article in Techweb about a conference in Seattle
from which Linux has apparently been shut out:
It looks to be a conference on how the largest proprietary hardware and
software vendors can lock the market for personal computers in third
world countries before Linux takes the whole bundle. Note that many
companies which have supposedly supported Linux are participating in
this exclusionary conference.
Since I live in Seattle, I would be interested in helping to organize
our own "meeting" outside their meeting place, complete with Debian CDs
(or anyone else's who cares to participate), plenty of Linux and Penguin
paraphenalia, various questions to attendees, and a boisterous good time
in the presence of the PC vendor royalty. This might be a good time and
place to spread our message, and publicize theirs.
Seduced, shaggy Samson snored.
She scissored short. Sorely shorn,
Soon shackled slave, Samson sighed,
Some savage, spectacular suicide.
-- Stanislaw Lem, "*iad"