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GatorLUG Meeting | 2013-04-17 | 6-8pm | Stick it to the Man | Jim Wilson

Apr 17 2013 6:00 pm
Apr 17 2013 8:00 pm
America/New York
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GatorLUG Meeting Agenda for April 17, 2013

6:00 - 6:30 Announcements / General Discussion

6:30 - 7:45 Stick it to the Man | Jim Wilson

Everyday large technology companies are thinking of more ways to control how we use the products we purchase from them. "Free" web services are only monetarily free since you or rather data about you is the product being sold. What can you do to push back?

Jim Wilson offers a few anecdotes of his struggle against heartless monopolies and senseless software.

Armed only with open-source tools and a few cheap instruments from Harbor Freight and Monoprice Cables, he describes hand-to-hand combat with first and second tier support and the occasional temporary victory won, sometimes by leveraging various government agencies.

He'll also detail a few loosing struggles, the mistakes that caused them, and how they could have been avoided.

7:45 - 8:00 Open discussion, meet and greet someone new

Location: 
The Brew Spot Cafe | 1000 Northeast 16th Avenue Gainesville, FL 32601
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