[linux-elitists] LOCAL Mountain View, California: Books for Iraq
Mon Mar 1 09:06:56 PST 2004
Books for Iraq
Who: Linux Users Group of Iraq members and supporters
Freedom Technology Center supporters
People who read
What: Book collection and fundraiser
Where: Freedom Technology Center
Mountain View, California
When: Friday, March 26
Books collected 9am - midnight
Pizza 7pm - midnight
Why: "We need all kinds of computer books"
-- Ashraf T. Hasson
founder, Linux Users Group of Iraq
Donate an extra copy of a good computer book to help
Linux and free software education in Iraq. You bring
the books, and we'll ship them! Money donations are
After dropping off your books, stay for pizza and
sample the educational and recreational facilities of
the Freedom Technology Center. We have a Linux-based
training lab as well as video games and pinball.
Linux Center Planned for Baghdad
The LUG of Iraq 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 kinds
of software are readily available, but computer books
are hard to get. The LUG needs all computer books,
not just the Linux-specific ones.
No Crypto, Please
Most current OS distributions contain some
cryptographic software, so we will be unable to
send them. US export restrictions on shipments to
Iraq are still in effect. We will check, but if
your book includes a distribution CD, please remove
it before donating.
The Freedom Technology Center and bookcrossing.com
will handle the packing and shipping -- just bring
your favorite book.
Hardware is readily available in Baghdad, and since
it does not qualify for book rate postage it's better
for the LUG of Iraq to buy hardware there.
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
For updates and directions, please see
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