[Haifux] FOSS/Proprietary Debate

Shachar Shemesh shachar at shemesh.biz
Sat Nov 14 19:09:57 MSK 2009

Orna Agmon Ben-Yehuda wrote:
> 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 side.
How I wish I had the time to volunteer. Good luck, everyone.


Shachar Shemesh
Lingnu Open Source Consulting Ltd.

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