Linux Users' Group of Davis - "LUGOD 2001.05.21 Meeting Notes"
2001.05.21 Meeting Notes
- Eazel shuts down. Nautilus is Open Source, so it's development should
- The movie "Shrek" was rendered with Linux systems. DreamWorks is
switching from SGI to Linux!
- Nokia announces the "Media Terminal," a Linux-based set-top device that
can play games. Loki will be releasing titles for it.
- A court ordered an IBM representative 30 hours of community service for
spraypainting IBM's "Peace, Love and Linux" logos in Chicago.
- 2600 sued for putting up a site called "fordsucks.com". Ford has been
suing numerous sites that supposedly infringe on their brand names
(including some wildlife-related sites with the word "jaguar" in them!!)
- Katje Sabin of the Davis Enterprise commended our public relations!
- Demo - The next Demo will be May 26th at the Davis Food Co-Op.
- Installfests - The last Installfest was yesterday. We had 8
installees. We are looking to secure a location for IFs during the
summer - Richard Lowenberg of DCN and Kevin Murikoshi of the CS Club
might be able to help. We may also consider contacting Explorit.
- LERT - Nothing to report.
- Library - We purchased two new books, including the excellent
Advanced Perl Programming.
- Linux Primer - Pete Salzman and Henry House (among others) are
creating a document for new Linux users, which LUGOD can pass out at
meetings and events.
- Elections - No nominations were made, so no voting is necessary.
Bill Kendrick remains root (President), Pete Salzman
remains sys (Vice President), Jen Rutherford remains
typescript (Secretary) and Rhonda Bailey remains /dev/null
(Treasurer). We are considering voting only once a year or switching
to "vote of non-confidence" to reduce voting-related overhead.
- Financial Report - $44.40 in voluntary dues were
- Raffle - We gave away some prizes. Most notable was Mark Kim
winning a second Ximian-Gnome plush monkey.
- Brian Lavender of Worldcom in Sacramento talked about the Lightweight
Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), and demonstrated it using roaming
Netscape bookmarks and preferences.
- Pete Salzman showed the Linux game "Jagged Alliance 2", a roleplaying
strategy game created by Tribsoft.
Presentation notes available
- Bill Kendrick
- Jen Rutherford
- Pete Salzman
- Mark K. Kim
- Brian Lavender
- Rhonda Bailey
- Nicole Carlson
- Joel Baumert
- Henry House
- Ted Deppner
- Jay E.
- Wayne G.
- Matt Snelham
- Dave P
- Doug Barbieri
- Steve Nguyen
- Jeff Newmiller
- Jeff DeFay
- Carl Yates
- Lee Welter
- Christine Scobee
- Foo LIm
- ... and one other
- "You call them foolish, but if it had worked, it would have been GENIUS"
- Pete Salzman on Eazel not knowing how they'd make money
- "I found a mate for the other one!" - Mark K. Kim, on winning a second
Ximian-Gnome plush monkey.
- "If you had n wifes, wouldn't you get n-1 convictions?"
of this meeting
LUGOD: PO Box 1336, Davis, CA 95617
2001 Jul 18 16:03