[Linux-aus] Some questions

Peter Miller millerp at canb.auug.org.au
Sat Dec 15 07:15:41 UTC 2007

On Sat, 2007-12-15 at 11:08 +1030, Janet Hawtin wrote:
> do you visit a lug

yes, sydney (slug)

> do you subscribe to a lug list

yes, slug

> are you a member of another free or open community?

what, apart from LA?

chief maintainer of a couple of OSS projects.

I've noticed, in the course of my martial arts training, that
traditional martial arts are consistently open - usually training costs
go to hire of the venue and maintenance of equipment, and (sigh)
insurance, and the instructors are not paid.  Membership is open to all,
management and promotion and hierarchy is simple and (mostly)
transparent.  They exist (almost, only exist) to pass the knowledge on.
And, like OSS, they are a meritocracy.

The bushwalking community has some similarities, too.

> are you a member of another 'maker' community?

I love watching "New Yankee Workshop", does that count? :-)

> what are the 3 best local events you participated in this year

Assuming you meant F/OSS.
first: CodeCon - a generator, a tent, and a bunch of coders with
second: coders at the Mountbatten Hotel before SLUG every month;
third: Erik de Castro Lopo boosting Ocaml at SLUG.

> what are the 3 best national or international events you participated


> is there something different you would like to be able to do either
> locally or nationally next year?

can't decide if I'm thrilled CodeCon is a manageable size, or try to
work out how to spread the meme wider.

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