[Linux-aus] Re: [ALLIES] Re: A Linux for Students project idea

Andrew Donnellan ajdlinux at gmail.com
Fri Mar 17 04:47:01 UTC 2006

I'm already on the Allies and LIAS lists, and unfortunately they seem
to be quite dead. Linux-aus seems to be the only moderately active
public list.

BTW how are the LA servers set up? For basic webhosting stuff I would
imagine Apache2 with virtual hosting set up, but of course there is
the mailing list stuff and all that.

When you say the new server is being shipped "right now", does that
mean it will be arriving/set up within the next, let's say, month?


On 3/16/06, Jonathan Oxer <jon at ivt.com.au> wrote:
> On 3/16/06, Andrew Donnellan <ajdlinux at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Here's what I would like to see LA do to help - buy a domain ($10),
> > set up a virtual host on one of the servers ($nil) and install a wiki
> > ($nil) and a mailing list.
> >
> > Any comments or feedback?
> You don't even need to register a domain, we coud just run a different
> hostname such as "schools.linux.org.au".
> The issue isn't cost, it's finding someone to actually do those $nil
> things. At present the way the LA servers are set up it's a total pain
> setting up extra facilities for additional projects, but there's a new
> server being shipped to us by HP right now that will be set up in such
> a way that it will be really easy to do things like this in future.
> We're hampered by infrastructure issues at the moment but very soon
> we'll have a lot more flexibility for helping projects like this.
> So I suggest that you jump on the Allies and Lias lists (if you're not
> on them already), find a couple of enthusiastic people to help put
> things together, and submit a specific plan for what you want to do.
> Then when the new server is up and running we could set up a virtual
> machine for you and you can install a forum, a wiki, and whatever else
> you need.
> http://lists.linux.org.au/listinfo/allies
> http://lists.linux.org.au/listinfo/lias
> First, though, you need a plan. I think the general concept you're
> proposing is very cool, and it would be excellent to see good online
> resources to help Australian schools make better use of FOSS.
> Cheers   :-)
> Jonathan

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