ajh at finux.org
Thu Apr 26 12:24:54 EDT 2001
On Thu, Apr 26, 2001 at 12:17:18AM -0400, Vic Gedris wrote:
> Excellent suggestions. Of course nobody here could do this alone, but
> with many of us working together it would be a piece of cake (and we've
> done it before!). We should shoot for at least a few months down the
> line. Perhaps September?
It wouldn't be 'too' hard to do. I'll create a new mailing list today
to allow organisation to begin. I'd like to propose doing two over 4
months one in the east end, one in the west. This way inexpensive or
free space can be used.
> This would also be a great opportunity to help promote the "new" OCLUG
> and make the community aware of our existence.
Yes, it is key that the LUG name be heard in local media for us to
attract new people to Linux.
As a separate night I'd like to arrange a 'newbie night' every 2nd month
(or every month if we have enough people) to heolp those dos bailouts
with their systems.
> I'd add a couple of points to your list:
> - Ideally, a location with Internet access would be most excellent
> (downloading docs, patches, drivers, etc. if necessary)
> Any suggestions?
If planned well you generally don't need this. One reason a net install
server is great is you can stick dozens of cd's of packages on it. Waiting
for downloads is a pain.
> - Make participants fill out a form with at least the following info:
> - Complete hardware description (CPU, mobo, RAM, drives. video, etc.)
> - Waiver saying OCLUG is not responsible if their computer blows up
Yes, needed for sure.
> - Hand out flyers for Linux newbies, containing the following info:
> - Links to documentation sites and newbie sites online
> - How to get in touch with OCLUG
> - other?
> - Contact the press (Monitor, online sites, mainstream news, etc.) to
> let them know it's happening.
> - Ensure that everyone brings all their necessary hardware, and possibly
> have spare cable/mice/keyboards/etc available.
> Getting CD's shouldn't be a problem, as long as this is planned well in
> advance. We should make sure everyone who installs gets a copy of their
> distro (and possibly others) before they leave.
All good ideas.
Andrew J. Hutton,
Ottawa Linux Symposium, International Linux Developers Conference
http://www.linuxsymposium.org/ July 25th-28th, 2001
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