Media Contact: Free Software Foundation
Ravi Khanna <[email protected]>
A $10 donation to FSF is suggested for this event. In addition, some pinball tables will be sponsored by companies, including HP and IBM. Each table sponsor will donate $5,000 in the name of the highest-scoring player on the table that evening.
The event will be highlighted by the music of Shady Lady. In addition, Bradley M. Kuhn, Executive Director of FSF, and Lawrence Lessig, noted author and law professor at Stanford University will each make brief remarks about the issues of software freedom. They both will be available at the event for questions and discussion with attendees.
Those who would like to engage in an extensive discussion with Kuhn and Lessig are invited to support the FSF further by attending a fund-raising dinner prior to the "Full Tilt" event. The fund-raising dinner will be held at a nearby restaurant, and the cost of $250 per person which includes dinner and wine. Seating is limited; you can reserve a space by contacting Ravi Khanna at [email protected] or at +1-617-620-9640.
The Free Software Foundation, founded in 1985, is dedicated to promoting computer users' right to use, study, copy, modify, and redistribute computer programs. FSF promotes the development and use of free (as in freedom) software--particularly the GNU operating system and its GNU/Linux variants--and free documentation for free software. FSF also helps to spread awareness of the ethical and political issues of freedom in the use of software. Their web site, located at http://www.gnu.org, is an important source of information about GNU/Linux. They are headquartered in Boston, MA, USA.
Affero, Inc., founded in 2001, was established to empower individuals to introduce their communities to non-profit organizations, projects and causes. Services combine a rating system with a commerce system. Individuals can rate the value of contributions as well as make donations on behalf of the efforts extended by community participants. All funds pledged as as result of these interactions are disbursed to beneficiaries of the volunteer's choice. Affero endorses the development and use of Free Software and their web site can be found at http://www.affero.org. They are headquartered in San Francisco, CA, USA.
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