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I think this is really neat - I'm going.

|-----Original Message-----
|From: Bill Kendrick [mailto:nbs@sonic.net] 
|Sent: Thursday, March 11, 2004 8:32 PM
|Subject: [vox] [fwd] [svlug] Event: Book donation party for LUG of Iraq
|Ooh!  Pizza?  Movie?  Get rid of some books, for a good cause 
|(e.g., LUG in Iraq, who really needs books, apparently! :^) )
|This will be two weeks from tomorrow (Friday, March 26th) in 
|Mountain View. Who wants to go!?
|----- Forwarded message from Rich Bodo <rsb@ostel.com> -----
|Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2004 16:19:55 -0800 (PST)
|From: Rich Bodo <rsb@ostel.com>
|Subject: [svlug] Event: Book donation party for LUG of Iraq
|To: Silicon Valley Linux Users Group <svlug@lists.svlug.org>
|A quick summary:
|We will be throwing a party in Mountain View, CA on the 26th 
|of this month.  All of you are invited.  Bring a book that you 
|think might help someone in Iraq to use FOSS to build 
|technology infrastructure. Pizza and drinks arrive at 7PM.  
|Midnight movie.  Hope to see you there.
|The press release:
|BookCrossing.com, Freedom Technology Center to Host "Books for 
|Iraq" Event
|Mountain View, California
|BookCrossing.com and the Freedom Technology Center are teaming 
|up to help jump-start Iraq's recovery with computer software 
|and hardware book donations.  Linux and open-source software 
|enthusiasts will meet at Mountain View's Freedom Technology 
|Center all day Friday, March 26 to pack and ship badly-needed 
|computer books to the new Linux Users Group (LUG) of Iraq. The 
|event is sponsored by BookCrossing.com, a leading Internet 
|community for book readers and book releasers.
|"We need all kinds of computer books," said Ashraf T. Hasson, 
|co-founder of the new Linux Users Group of Iraq.  The group is 
|establishing a Linux Center in Baghdad to conduct training in 
|all levels of Linux usage, administration and development. 
|Today in Baghdad, up-to-date PC hardware and all software are 
|readily available, but computer books are not.  Iraq's growing 
|population of Linux users need all kinds of computer books, 
|not just Linux-specific ones.
|The Freedom Technology Center and BookCrossing.com will handle 
|the packing and shipping, and invite supporters to simply 
|bring a favorite technical book. Donors can pre-register their 
|book at BookCrossing.com's website, and track the book's 
|journey as it travels among the emerging high-tech circles in Iraq.
|Books will be accepted from 9am to midnight. From 7pm to 
|midnight, the Freedom Technology Center will serve pizza and 
|provide demonstrations of its new Linux-based information 
|technology training lab.
|About the Freedom Technology Center
|The Freedom Technology Center is a new non-profit IT training 
|facility located in downtown Mountain View, California. 
|Upcoming classes include an enterprise Samba class to be 
|taught by Samba developer John H. Terpstra and a series of 
|Linux administration classes to be taught by noted author and 
|consultant Jim Dennis.
|About BookCrossing.com
|BookCrossing is the act of releasing books "into the wild" and 
|then following their journeys and the lives they touch. 
|BookCrossing.com is the website that makes it all possible. 
|The site has more than 200,000 registered users and tracks 
|more than 880,000 books. Join Today!
|For updates and directions, please see 
|For more 
|information: Don Marti, Freedom Technology Center: 
|dmarti@zgp.org or 510-814-0932.
|Rich Bodo | rsb@ostel.com | 650-964-4678
|svlug mailing list
|svlug@lists.svlug.org http://lists.svlug.org/lists/listinfo/svlug
|----- End forwarded message -----
|bill@newbreedsoftware.com           "Hey Shatner, ya remember 
|that episode of
|http://newbreedsoftware.com/bill/   Space Trek where your show 
|got cancelled?"
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