[Aslug] (ASLUG) Ideas that were tossed around 11th May meeting
edan at edanbaxter.com
Thu Jun 2 13:20:20 EST 2011
Sorry for delayed continuation of this thread.. My original post got caught
up in moderation..
I think we were talking about ways to promote the virtues of Linux in the
community and get a few more Asluggers to be part of the discussions etc ..
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From: Edan Baxter <edan at edanbaxter.com>
Date: 12 May 2011 13:08
Subject: Re: [Aslug] (ASLUG) Ideas that were tossed around 11th May meeting
To: "aslug at lists.linux.org.au" <aslug at lists.linux.org.au>
Was good to catch up with everyone last night.
Not being a command line guru, personally I enjoy talking about the ideas of
"open source culture" and the wider implications of different licencing
systems in general... (if I can improve my practical linux skills - bonus)
Anyway, thanks for the positive feedback and comments around the "Common
Territory" project I am working on. I'll continue to keep the group updated
and maybe there will be potential for collaboration down the track :)
Bill and Feng - I reckon it would be great to "see whos out there" but
coming from a website dev background, I tend to subscribe to the "build it
and those interested will come" principle. For example, if ASLUG was to have
a little stall at the Markets, great, but I think it would be good to
demonstrate "technology in action" as part of it.
Thus, if others on this list/in the general community see that things are
active and ASLUG is helping to facilitate interesting conversations/
providing useful N00B advice/ working on interesting projects, I am sure
things will grow out of that.
Feng - Hmm in terms of communication methods.. well email here is good, but
forums would be helpful to document and discuss in more detail..
I guess it depends on the outcome req'd.. For awareness raising - dare I ask
the question - is facebook a possibility? (such as MelbourneLUG
On 12 May 2011 11:01, Feng Huang <feng.huang at flinders.edu.au> wrote:
> Hi all
> Thank you for the email, Ben.
> That is great stuff.
> Here are some of the questions we could have a think about?
> First we need to figure out what is consist of ASLUGger community.
> Let's just say
> ASLUGger community=
> group of people + special interests + regular communication(in person or
> The "what" part of the questions are raised in Ben's email.
> What kind of people do we want to attract?
> What special interests should be we define?
> What communication methods do we want to use(email, forum, face to face and
> And there is the "HOW" part of the questions.
> How can we attract the kind of people we want?
> How can we develop the "special interests" we defined?
> How should we organize the communication methods(setting up forum, finding
> Supporting "Tech n00bz" is essential.(Aren't we all a n00bz in some area
> Getting support as a n00bz in many areas is exactly one of my motives.
> Money is an issue and a sensitive one, too.
> We don't want anyone having to spend any money they don't want to.
> Can we get around the issue for the time being( as we don't have any)?
> Things we have:
> Venue, computers, projectors, open source platforms and the spirit
> to do things at low or no cost( at least we have achieved not having to pay
> I enjoyed last night.
> Good to catch up.
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> Subject: [Aslug] (ASLUG) Ideas that were tossed around 11th May meeting
> Hi everyone,
> I decided to belt out an email tonight, hopefully keep some of the
> momentum from the LUG meeting going.
> We DO want more ASLUGgers but who do we want them to be? Do we want
> every Alice Springs Linux user? Every computer power-user (whatever
> that means)? What about people with Android phones and Linksys routers
> but use Vista to flash 3rd-party roms to them? Frankly I get what I
> want from the ASLUG meetings, I get my nerd on! Still I put forward
> the Todd Market stall idea because I can't imagine people turning up
> to anything really, regarding Linux (who doesn't already). So
> passers-by seeing Firefox, and VLC running on hardware can think to
> themselves "why in hell do I pay for the underlying OS when all the
> stuff I run is FOSS?". From there it seems like trivial step to
> replace "Windows+Firefox+Thunderbird+MediaPlayer+VLC" with "Mint 9
> LTS+Firefox+Thunderbird+Totem+VLC". It would also give us (ME!!!) an
> ASLUG activity to participate in twice a month (three times a month if
> you count the LUG as well...)
> Now there might be clouds to this idea that I can't see past the
> silver lining. Supporting "teh n00bz" is one right off the bat, but
> thats kind of what I think a LUG is for amirite?
> And money, I don't have any and I don't want any of yours! Do we get
> any from linux.au? Or any other FOSS organisation? Do we have to (try
> and) sell Windows editions of LibreOffice, GIMP, OpenArena, etc, etc,
> etc, to cover the costs of our stall? Etc, etc, etc...
> Anyway discuss!
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