Linux Users' Group of Davis - "LUGOD 2002.03.05 Meeting Notes"
2002.03.05 Meeting Notes
- Trolltech announces 50 beta winners in their Qtopia programming contest.
Each have won a Sharp Zaurus PDA. Grand prize winner of the competition
will receive a big-screen TV, stereo, and laptop!
- SuSE helped port parts of the Linux Kernel to AMD's new 64-bit "Hammer"
- Debconf 2002 Debian conference announced. Takes place in July.
- "Crossover" plugin now supports Windows Media Player 6.4 under Linux.
- "Netwinder, Inc." created to resurrect the Netwinder Linux appliance.
- GNOME 2.0 beta is out.
- GCC 3.0.4 is out.
- HP is now shipping Linux boxes (servers only)
- Microsoft admits to violating the law (but says no more)
- Bill Gates claims he never said "640K was enough"
- Microsoft claims GPL is "anti-commercialism."
- Microsoft claims HTTP's days are numbered, thanks to .NET.
- Sun charging for Star Office for non-Solaris systems.
- Sun claims "Linux on the Mainframe: Not a good idea."
- Disney CEO Eisner accuses Apple, in part, for music piracy.
- iPod can be used to pirate software off Mac displays at stores.
- Apple creates "Best Mac OS X Open Source Port" category in Apple
- Adobe ports Photoshop to OS X.
- Apple license CUPS (Common UNIX Printing System)
- February marked 40th birthday of videogames.
- Lawsuit claiming video game violence caused Columbine High School
massacre has been dismissed.
- ElcomSoft (employer of Dmitry Sklyarov) is requesting DCMA case be
dimissed. Something about them not being an American company.
- Savoix Magazine in Singapore causes horrible e-mail loop; Internet
catches fire; thousands dead. (Just kidding)
- Bill Jones (candidate for Gov. of Calif.) 'innovates' by spamming
thousands (mostly in Canada, because of the ".ca" in their address!)
via an open relay in a Korean elementary school.
- 400-year-old law against trespass could mark the end of spam in
Australia and possibly entire British Commonwealth.
- MIT students create "Teddy Borg," consisting of a cute teddy bear,
plus a 4-port ethernet switch.
- Nerdbooks.com opened their e-commerce site!
- New Sacramento-area tech. magazine coming in April: Wirehed
- Demo - The next demo will probably be Sat. March 16th at the
Davis Food Co-Op at 2pm.
- Installfests - Our next Installfest will be Sun. March 17th.
- LERT - A $30 donation for LERT services was made today.
- Library - Dale Nelson donated Progeny Debian Linux to the club.
- Voice Empowered Technology Organization - Alicia Kelley
spoke about the VETO non-profit, and is hoping for help to develop
prototype software for disabled and ESL, using Linux.
- Financial Report - $39.35 in voluntary dues were
- Henry House
- Bill Kendrick
- Devin Carraway
- Chuck Groom
- Joel Baumert
- Marc Hasbrouck
- Eric Mullinix
- Harry Low
- Dave Nelson
- Geoff Herteg
- Seth Nagao
- Doug Barbieri
- Mike Simons
- Jeff Newmiller
- John Reynolds
- Lee Welter
- Alicia Kelley
- Stephen Helms
- ...and 4 others
Photos of this meeting.
Quote of the Meeting:
- "I've used Linux for long enough that I forget why I started"
(paraphrased) - Devin Carraway
LUGOD: PO Box 1336, Davis, CA 95617
2002 Mar 08 14:27