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Joining CP-Union member

Now I'm a member of the Computer Professional Union and the preparatory committee is inviting every members including me to join on a simple get-together activity at Balai Kalinaw Dining Room in UP Diliman from 12NN-6PM, on August 31, 2008. Unfortunately i could not attend to this meeting because considering my location, but i suggest to put an online irc session during the meet-up so that others can participate.

They are expecting to achieve the following during the meet-up:

0. Brief introduction of every member – we are interested to know why you joined CP-Union. A sentence or two will be enough.

1. formally introduce the Computer Professionals' Union - a deeper look on the ICT situation in the country and our role as computer professionals in helping the majority of the poor in their struggle for improved conditions (30mins)

2. Present 2007 highlights in our advocacy works and projects (15mins)

3. Current National Situation - a brief on the economic and political climate in the country. This will be relevant in defining appropriate projects for CP-Union. (30mins)

4. Present our existing involvements and gather commitments from members - we already have some activities lined-up. Software Freedom Tour and Software Freedom Day are just the two projects rolling. Visit our website for details on these activities. (15mins)

5. Comments/Suggestions on our current projects - we have the project people's web, digital resources bureau, foss trainings and application/database development as main projects. The descriptions of these projects are also included on the link above. We would greatly appreciate if you participate in improving the ideas behind these projects. Please prepare a few suggestions during the meeting. If you have other projects in mind, please share them with the CP-Union. (30mins)

6. Our Tasks – because we all have day jobs, we have asked you to select your preferred time for volunteer work. We hope we live up to that commitment. Any small time we can contribute will always make bigger tasks a bit smaller. (30mins)

7. Our Regular Meet-up and Trainings and Coordination. A monthly meet-up will be established. Internal Trainings to share experiences and skills will also be lined up. We hope that members will be eager to be teachers and at the same time students on various technical or other topics. Please prepare suggestion on how to efficiently communicate online and through other channels so that we are always updated on CP-Union positions, activities and involvements.

7. End. Get acquainted with every member.

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Software Freedom Day 2008 Philippines

On September the Philippine will join on the worldwide celebration dubbed Software Freedom Day. The Software Freedom Day is a grassroots effort to propagate Free and Open Source Software and ideals. The Philippine celebration is being coordinated by the Computer Professionals' Union since 2004. This is a yearly celebration, for this year the celebration will be on September 20, 2008.

For the CPU will be launching the Software Freedom Month on September it is an effort to propagate Free and Open Source Software and ideals. SF Month will be a yearly Tour of the Computer Professionals Union for Free and Open Source Software Advocacy.

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1st Provincial Congress of Campus Journalists

THE CHRONICLER the publication of state college will host the 1st Provincial Congress of Campus Journalists on August 22-23, 2008 at the College Gynasium, BaSC Isabela City, Basilan.

This annual gathering of college campus throughout the province is made even more special in this installment as this event, for the first in its; history the high school journalists of Basilan.

The delegates to the said affair shall hail from Seven (7) colleges (Basilan State College, Claret College of Isabela, Juan S. Alano Memorial School Inc., Computer technology and Furigay College), and some of the secondary schools here in Basilan.

Im also attend on this event and one of my student representing COMTECH Institute Inc.

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SFD Preparation for September

I've just received the 1st package from Software Freedom day that came from Netherlands the Ubuntu 8.04.1 LTS Desktop Edition Cd's and with some Pamphlet and Ubuntu Stickers last September 17, 2008. Aside the package I've already received my request from Ubuntu, The Ubuntu Shirt which they shipped me four pieces last week.

Since September is fast approaching we are also preparing the event venue and follow up the sponsors for the event. The netbeans and IOSN will be sending me some materials to be use on the event. Luckyly all the materials shipping from me doesn't have any problem, not like Manila holding their packages.

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