[Novalug] LISA in Baltimore, LUGs want to participate?
jerrywone at gmail.com
Wed May 27 07:35:13 EDT 2009
I mentioned LISA at the last DCLUG meeting, and several
people seemed interested, but I didn't recall the specifics
of the date, location, transit, etc. Maybe I look it up and put it on
Anyway, I think there were people who wanted to do
this, and I plan to attend [if at all possible,] so what do
we need to proceed? Someone says yes we (tux.org) will
have a booth, and then determine what the staffing,
BoF suggestions, etc details to be worked out?
I'm hoping to bring some XOs and consider
what can be done with that netbook/ microhw,
encourgage adoption of
802.11s (defacto mesh standard),
young people in computing, etc too...
One thing I forgot to mention was that Usenix
seemed to want to have us Represent Linux,
as a whole, or Feds, or whatever, [in an environment
of majority of Solaris/whatever installation/ admins..)
and it would be shakey enough to have us speak
for tux.org without brining it to a membership vote
or formally have an oscifer present, etc
and a band of mostly disagreeing
linux hackers/ users/ hobbyists may not like
what someone says off the cuff, especially
without a heads up...
So what are the top 5 things the membership
would like to say to Usenix/ LISA?
1) Linux is 16 years old (i.e. mature)
and does serious stuff (clusters,
devices, etc) and is not the stepchild
of the big boys...
2) just because we don't have a central
corp entitiy like sun/ dec/ at&t/ sco/ etc
doesn't mean that we are disorganized,
but an all volunteer org, and what can you
do to help linux?
3) try users groups, you might have heard
of them, might be a member of some
other than Usenix, etc, consider here...
4) linux is decentralized and people are
free to create ad hoc subgroups,
spin off distros and still be part of the community,
even if disagreeing about x,y,z, theta, zeta, $Money,
5) Linux is fun, go to #5
5.1) linux is still better than M$, penguins eat
butterflies for a snack, etc...
_add yours here_
On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 5:01 PM, jerry w <jerrywone at gmail.com> wrote:
> I liked it as well.
> My first UseNix con and even the show space was interesting.
> On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 4:49 PM, Timothy Ferro <timothy.ferro at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Megan, Lists,
>> LISA was fun and interesting last time it was here. We talked Tux/FLOSS to
>> lots of interested people. I say we should participate again. I hope to
>> volunteer one day at least. The BoF sessions after each day were great as
>> well. Just my two pennies.
>> tim ferro
>> On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 4:43 PM, Megan Larko <larkoc at iges.org> wrote:
>>> Hello List,
>>> Two Decembers ago I and Timothy Ferro participated in LISA '06 in
>>> Washington, DC by staffing a table
>>> and sharing what the LUG could do for and by other linux users. Well,
>>> LISA (Large Informations
>>> Systems Assoc. A-what?) is coming to Baltimore. The organizer has
>>> contacted me about the local LUG
>>> participating. Personally I think it is a good idea if we have
>>> volunteers and a message to
>>> share. Below is the basic information I received:
>>> We were in touch a year or so ago regarding the LISA exhibition. You were
>>> interested in
>>> participating when we hit Baltimore, and we are on our way there this
>>> coming November 1-6.
>>> I know you are involved with Tux.org and several LUG's in the DC/Baltimore
>>> area. Let me know if
>>> you'd like to exchange exhibit space or some other form of participation
>>> at LISA (a BoF?) for
>>> promotion of LISA within your community. We'll be happy to provide a
>>> discount code for your user
>>> group members who go to LISA.
>>> I am attaching the generic sponsorship information below, but please let
>>> me know if you have any
>>> questions. We anticipate the web site and program to go live in early
>>> Do we as LUG's wish to participate? Exhibit or BoF? Should we query
>>> other local LUGS (College
>>> Park or such similar)? What are the opinions of "The List"?
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> Jerry W
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