[wellylug] Free Software - Internet & Citylink

Jethro Carr dodocaptain at paradise.net.nz
Sun Feb 27 12:20:58 NZDT 2005

On Sun, 2005-02-27 at 23:52, Bret Comstock Waldow wrote:
> On Sun, 27 Feb 2005 09:52, Jethro Carr wrote:
> > I'm seriously thinking about moving to a different isp, due to bad
> I'd like to hear what you find.  (See below.)

haven't found much yet.

However, the citylink ftp server is only avalible to isps which have
peered with citylink. (Basicly only ISP's in the wellington CBD).

So it seems that a lot of people are not going to be able to use
citylink's large linux archive... :-(.

> > I understand that this isn't really linux related, so please reply to me
> > offlist. (dodocaptain at paradise.net.nz)

> I'm not certain I agree that this discussion isn't relevant (although I'm open 
> to hearing discussion).  In addition to being about GNU/LInux, our group is 
> also about Wellington, and I'd say as well about free software, and in some 
> ways, the larger issues of intellectual freedom, which free software (GPL) is 
> definitely about, although open source (OSS) might not be definitely about.
> So, as a GNU/Linux user in Wellington, I'd like to hear about my best options 
> for accessing GNU/Linux resources from Wellington.  I'd also like to hear 
> about ISPs (if any stand out) that allow or even foster free exchange of 
> information.
> GNU/Linux is free beer to some folks, but it's also a philosophical and 
> societal movement, and that's what I'm here for.  I haven't written any 
> software yet, but I am in the planning stages, and when I do, it's going to 
> be GPL.
> GPL itself isn't about money - but it is about access.
> Regards,
> Bret
-- Jethro Carr

dodocaptain at paradise.net.nz
jethro.carr at jedolinux.com


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