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2003.06.03 Meeting Notes


  • Pete Salzman (LUGOD founder) and Rhonda Bailey (past treasurer) are getting married!

  • Linux Enterprise Forum takes place in Santa Clara later this week.

  • ISSA Security User Group (a government organization) meets on June 19th. Some LUGOD members will attend; they may want some talks on Linux-related topics at a small expo they'll be holding on November 4th and 5th. They meet at Calpers in Sacramento.

  • Some user groups may be making an exodus to Sco's offices in Utah to protest. More info. will come as it is made available.

  • Herakles is offering a tour of their colocation facilities in Sacramento some time in June. Contact Mike Simons for details.

Project Reports

  • Demo - No demo scheduled at the moment.

  • Installfests - The last Installfest was be Sunday, May 18th. No report was made. The next Installfest will be June 15th.

  • LERT - No news.

  • Library - No news.

Other Business

  • Whole Earth Festival - WEF went very well! We were set up in the grassy part of the UC Davis Quad, and were powered by a solar panel with lots of batteries. Ryan Castelluci donated a wireless access point to us, which we played with some. Volunteers included Doug Barbieri, Ken Bloom, Nicole Carlson, Ryan Castelluci, Richard Crawford, Bill Kendrick, Daphne Pareas, Jeff Rousch, Mike Simons and Michael Wenk. We'll probably do WEF again next year!

  • Government Technology Conference - GTC went incredibly well. We collected around 100 business cards from passers-by, handed out every copy of GNUWinII, and almost every copy (250-300) of Knoppix. Sun donated copies of OpenOffice.org to us, via Paul Miller, who helped staff the booth and walked the expo. Special thanks to Lee Welter, who donated a table and chair, and helped staff. Other volunteers included Troy Arnold, Doug Barbieri, Nicole Carlson, Marc Hall, Ken Herron, Henry House, Bill Kendrick, Brian Lavender, Rod Roark, Rob Rogers, Jeff Rousch, Mike Simons (who helped get us the booth!), and Michael Wenk (who burned countless CDs!).

    Sponsors included Code Weavers (we demo'd a trial version of CrossOver Office, to show Internet Explorer and MSWord running under Linux), O'Reilly and Associates (for donating books for our raffle), Sharp's booth at GTC (for extra copies), and theKompany.com for (sadly, unused) copies of Rekall and tkcRekall.

    We need to get back to the GTC coodinators again to thank them for the booth. We hope we can attend again next year.

  • LinuxWorld Expo - Reminder: LUGOD has a booth at this year's LWE. We can get exhibitor passes for 10 people. So far about 7 have volunteered.

  • Picnix12 - Linux Anniversary Picnic - ...

  • California 4-H Leadership Conference - Reminder: LUGOD will be present at this year's 4-H conference at UC Davis. We'll re-do last year's talk on Linux and Open Source. Our session will be on Sunday, August 10th, 9am-10am.

  • Projector - The Davis Library has a moritorium on spending, so cannot buy a projector next fiscal year (which begins in summer). This means we will move forward on purchasing our own. Mike Simons contacted a number of projector vendors at GTC.

  • Linux in The Enterprise - Someone suggested LUGOD members may be able to write some articles on Linux and Open Source, and get them published in The Davis Enterprise newspaper. We'll look into it!

  • Adopt-A-Highway - Mike Simons has been looking into the possibility of LUGOD 'adopting a highway,' to help the community (and get us a cool sign). Members can do the actual clean-up work, after a main coordinator takes a safety class. Orange vests, helmets and other supplies will be provided. There are limits to what colors can be on the sign (e.g., no solid red background), and there may be a limit on what name can be used (name, but no place; or place, but no name; LUGOD's name contains BOTH, though!). We'll need 5 people to volunteer to help clean, plus Mike would like 2 people to do the coordination. Contact him or post to vox-outreach if interested.

  • Financial Report - $12.98 in voluntary dues were collected.


  • Patrick Ferriter from Zultys Technologies presented and demonstrated their "ZIP4x4" embedded-Linux-based IP phone!

    Presentation notes (PowerPoint)



  • Bill Kendrick
  • Ken Herron
  • Stephen Helms
  • Peter Salzman
  • Rhonda Bailey
  • Doug Barbieri
  • Corey Hines
  • Mike A.
  • Mike H.
  • Dmitriy Ivanov
  • Mark R.
  • Mike Simons
  • Chris
  • Richard Harke
  • Bernita
  • Ronald
  • Ryan Castelluci
  • Bill
  • Eso
  • ...and four others

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