Linux Users' Group of Davis - "LUGOD 2001.03.19 Meeting Notes"
2001.03.19 Meeting Notes
- RIAA violates copying laws- they're starting their own MP3 service
and aren't paying the artists royalties!
- XFree86 4.0.3 released
- An anti-spam bill is out in VA (supported by Rep. and Dem.) - penalties
to include up to 12mos in jain and $15,000 (or $10/email) in fines
- German foreign office stops using Microsoft, citing security concernes.
(Worried NSA has backdoors)
- Phil Carmody "found" a prime number, which, when turned to HEX and
GUNZIPped turns into DeCSS!
- Progeny Debian Release Candidate 1 available.
- Black and White has gone gold. Ships March 27th. (For Linux, too?)
- Electronic Boutique selling Linux games for ~$9.99!
- NVIDIA Linux drivers 0.9-769 available
- Linux is being used by NASA for satellite control
- Eazel's Nautilus 1.0 is out
- Eazel cuts staff by ~50%!
- Linuxworld.com and Unixinsider (two IDG sites) closing
- Linux Standards Base nearing completion
- Security hole in TCP!?
- Linux compatibility in PowerPC NetBSD
- OSI modifies Open Source definition
- Sylvania coming out with a Linux-based TV
- Disney animation adopts Python; cites "shortcomings" in Perl
- QT2.3 out; supports antialiased fonts!
- First webcam (coffee-cam at Cambridge) going offline
- Demo - Last demo was March 10th. We hooked the LUGOD demo box
up to Border's new large TV. Next demo will be April 21st.
- DCN - No news.
- Other LUGs
- Mar. 20th - BALUG meeting (San Francisco). Topic TBA.
- Apr. 4th - SVLUG meeting (San Jose). Greg Stein and Karl Fogel
- Apr. 5th - SVBUG meeting (San Jose). Topic TBA.
- Apr. 15th - LUGOD and UCD CS Club holding an Installfest in Davis.
- Apr. 21st - LUGOD holds Linux demo at Borders in Davis.
- May 2nd - SVLUG, mobile Linux "and other fun stuff."
- Installfests - The last Installfest was March 18th, and it
was great! The
Sacramento News & Review mentioned it (so we had a lot of drop-ins).
A Netpliance iOpener was there, but couldn't get Linux installed due to
a bad IDE cable (probably). We had one Mac laptop (successful) and
two classic Macs (SEs? impossible!?)
- LERT - One call for IDE help pending.
- LUGOD CD - The "Winter 2001" LUGOD CD is available. 100 copies
were pressed and donated by Z-World. It includes, among other things,
StarOffice, Gimp, Linux Kernel (2.2.18 and 2.4.1), some multimedia files,
some MSDOS tools, and much more...
- Linux Terminal Server Project - LTSP and a school in Oregon
are giving away 1000 Celeron CPUs to schools which participate in the
project. They can set up a lab with 1 Linux server and 20 Linux clients
for around $2000. We've contacted Richard Glass of the Yolo County
of Education and he's looking into it. LUGOD's offered our help.
- Financial Report - $56.70 in voluntary dues were
collected. An Ethernet card was donated (to be given away at our
- Bill Kendrick demonstrated the Agenda VR3 Linux-based PDA, and
talked about other PDAs and small devices that run Linux.
- Bill Kendrick
- Pete Salzman
- Rhonda Bailey
- Edwin Groot
- Jim Riffel
- Jen Rutherford
- Joel Baumert
- Paul Miller
- Dave Nelson
- Don Dunn
- Nicole Carlson
- Jeff DeFay
- Rusty Minden
- Dave Henley
- Dorie Minden
- Harry Low
- Don Foster
- Mark Kim
- Foo Lim
- Mike Simons
- Christin Scobee
- ... and two others
of this meeting
Quote of the Meeting
- "Aieee! ... Kernel Panic!" - Bill Kendrick, quoting the Linux Kernel
(during Sunday's installfest)
- "I just get all tingly inside." - Pete Salzman, regarding the
LUGOD: PO Box 1336, Davis, CA 95617
2001 Jul 18 14:25