[Haifux] FOSS/Proprietary Debate

Orna Agmon Ben-Yehuda ladypine at gmail.com
Sat Nov 14 19:01:27 MSK 2009

Hello all, and especially the avid argumentative people,

The Technion debate club has offered to organize a show-debate on the
subject of FOSS vs. proprietary software. They can try and ask well-known
people on the industry to represent the proprietary side, if we take the
FOSS side.

A debate is a formal argument, with judges who decide who won. Each team has
3 speakers, each speaker gets 7 minutes. Since probably neither side is
familiar with the rules nor the techniques of debating, people from the
Technion debate club and from the HaifaU debate club are willing to
assist/take part in the debate.

My hope is that, no matter who "wins" in the debate, such a show-debate will
increase awareness to FOSS in general and to Haifux specifically, and also
trigger a live and healthy discussion on the debated matter.

So what is there to do?

1. At this point we need volunteers to take part in the debate on the FOSS

2. Unless  the debate club gets a personality to take part in the debate
from the proprietary side, one volunteer will be needed to take that side.
In that case,  each team will be composed of one Haifux member, one Technion
debater, and one HaifaU debater

3.As usual, your opinion is welcome.

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