MJ Ray | 5 Jun 18:51 2002
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Re: [Fwd: [Sheflug] e-campus and Microsoft]

Alex Hudson <home <at> alexhudson.com> wrote:
> The only stuff I can see (on initial inspection - c'mon, it's almost
> three in the morning ;) is something called "Yorkshire Forward" [...]

Yorkshire Forward is the regional development agency for Yorkshire and
Humberside.  Their web site at http://www.yhrda.com/ is displaying an
IIS/SQL server connection timeout error.  Does anyone here from that area
have any route to find out their plans *and* the reasoning behind them and
report back?  Local chambers, business links and universities are often good
places to find such contacts.  It may be useful to lobby RDAs as part of
local government lobbying, but we're at first steps there, I think.
MJ Ray | 5 Jun 18:52 2002
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Re: FW: Putting Security First in eGovernment

Chris Puttick <chris <at> centralmanclc.com> wrote:
> Putting Security First in eGovernment
> free Breakfast Briefing at the Savoy Hotel, London
> in association with Peapod and SecureGov.org
> 
> 6th June 2002 | 0830 - 1030am

Sorry, I've been away.  Who's going to this?
Alex Hudson | 5 Jun 19:29 2002

Re: [Fwd: [Sheflug] e-campus and Microsoft]

On Wed, 2002-06-05 at 17:51, MJ Ray wrote:
> Alex Hudson <home <at> alexhudson.com> wrote:
> > The only stuff I can see (on initial inspection - c'mon, it's almost
> > three in the morning ;) is something called "Yorkshire Forward" [...]
> 
> Yorkshire Forward is the regional development agency for Yorkshire and
> Humberside.  Their web site at http://www.yhrda.com/ is displaying an
> IIS/SQL server connection timeout error.

Now you mention it, googling for "yorkshire forward" brings up:

http://www.yorkshire-forward.com/display.asp?docid=117

I'm pretty sure that wasn't around when I posted the message on; I did
some basic research first and couldn't find much. Maybe I typoed :/

I'm going to send "Rob Hall" (who is mentioned on the website) an
e-mail, see what he says.. there's no mention of being a Microsoft
Regional Academy.

Cheers,

Alex.
MJ Ray | 6 Jun 00:02 2002
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Re: [Fwd: [Sheflug] e-campus and Microsoft]

Alex Hudson <home <at> alexhudson.com> wrote:
> http://www.yorkshire-forward.com/display.asp?docid=3D117
[...]
> I'm going to send "Rob Hall" (who is mentioned on the website) an
> e-mail, see what he says.. there's no mention of being a Microsoft
> Regional Academy.

Following links, I get rather pessimistic because of the talk of "technology
transfer" to spin-off companies.  I think this normally signals that they
are seeing patents and copyrights as a major revenue source.  Good luck,
though.

Reading "&nbsp" doesn't make me happy either ;-)
Philip Hands | 10 Jun 14:01 2002

www.affs.org.uk webpages access

On Sun, 2002-06-09 at 14:56, Brian Gough wrote:
> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
> Hash: SHA1
> 
> Hi,
> We had an AFFS committee meeting in Birmingham yesterday.
> It went well.

Nice to hear. :-)

> We decided it would be good to have more than one person able to
> access the AFFS webpages.  Could you set me up for access?  My ssh key
> is below.  Thanks.

Seems fair, except that you signed this with a key that is recent and
unsigned (so it's almost as though the message was not signed at all)
and the headers were not entirely unlike one might find on a faked
message, so while I'm willing to accept that you really did send this,
I'm not willing to act on the request.

Can someone convince me please?  (I don't suppose people had the sense
to do a key signing at the meeting for example?  In which case, could
you please get those signatures uploaded?)

Cheers, Phil.

> Brian 
>
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Georg C. F. Greve | 10 Jun 14:00 2002

[solar3sn <at> netscape.net] info

I can't decide whether this is cluelessness or spam.

If it is genuine: Maybe AFFS should take care of it?

Regards,
Georg

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Subject: info
Date: 2002-06-10 09:53:11 GMT

Hi there!

We have just "created" the Brixton Linux User Group (in South London, UK),
in the premises of a charity dedicated to recycle Computers (Community Technology).
If you could send us any information about your products, or any freebies you could provide us, please let us knonw.
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Martyn Ranyard | 10 Jun 15:38 2002
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Re: [solar3sn <at> netscape.net] info


Hi Georg, all at affs, and all at team fsf europe,

   Did a directory enquiries search for the company/charity :

Community Technology
(020) 7733 3334
Unit F6 Shakespeare Bsns Cnt Coldharbour La
SW9
SW9 8RR

   They seem to be real, at least.  Don't know what that actually means 
though, and what kind of freebies they think fsf could provide I don't 
know.  I myself am involved in a similar project, so I certainly won't be 
donating kit, but I suppose if people know of people throwing away machines 
then it's a good direction to throw them.

Martyn

At 02:00 PM 6/10/02 +0200, Georg C. F. Greve wrote:
>I can't decide whether this is cluelessness or spam.
>
>If it is genuine: Maybe AFFS should take care of it?
>
>Regards,
>Georg
>
>Hi there!
>
>We have just "created" the Brixton Linux User Group (in South London, UK),
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Martin Coxall | 10 Jun 15:27 2002

Re: [solar3sn <at> netscape.net] info

> I can't decide whether this is cluelessness or spam.
> 
> If it is genuine: Maybe AFFS should take care of it?

My landlady works there. I should have a word with her.

Martin
Martyn Ranyard | 10 Jun 16:04 2002
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I kinda disagree...

   They are setting up / have setup a LUG - They probably know linux is 
cost free at least.

   Maybe when I get round to writing my review of Free as in Freedom - 
generously donated by OReilly, we can send them a copy of that. :)

   In short, education is good, but I think they'd be focused on cost, so I 
wouldn't put too much effort in, on the other hand - they have at least 
heard of linux.

At 03:04 PM 6/10/02 +0100, Alex Hudson wrote:
>On Mon, Jun 10, 2002 at 02:38:05PM +0100, Martyn Ranyard wrote:
> >   They seem to be real, at least.  Don't know what that actually means
> > though, and what kind of freebies they think fsf could provide I don't
> > know.  I myself am involved in a similar project, so I certainly won't be
> > donating kit, but I suppose if people know of people throwing away 
> machines
> > then it's a good direction to throw them.
>
>I think this is probably right - they remind me of the LowTech
>organisation that exists in Sheffield. I wonder if they are trying
>to give away cheap/free computers, did a search for "free software" and
>came across the FSFE?
>
>If that is the case, it is unlikely that they came seeking Free
>Software, but I guess we can educate them all the same :) Putting them
>in touch with LowTech in Sheffield might be useful, since it is a
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Alex Hudson | 10 Jun 16:04 2002

Re: [solar3sn <at> netscape.net] info

On Mon, Jun 10, 2002 at 02:38:05PM +0100, Martyn Ranyard wrote:
>   They seem to be real, at least.  Don't know what that actually means 
> though, and what kind of freebies they think fsf could provide I don't 
> know.  I myself am involved in a similar project, so I certainly won't be 
> donating kit, but I suppose if people know of people throwing away machines 
> then it's a good direction to throw them.

I think this is probably right - they remind me of the LowTech
organisation that exists in Sheffield. I wonder if they are trying
to give away cheap/free computers, did a search for "free software" and
came across the FSFE?

If that is the case, it is unlikely that they came seeking Free
Software, but I guess we can educate them all the same :) Putting them
in touch with LowTech in Sheffield might be useful, since it is a
similar organisation.

Cheers,

Alex.

Gmane