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1999.09.21 Meeting Notes


  • The Linux Emergency Response Team (LERT) has been created. They help install/fix Linux systems for members of the community. A voluntary donation to LUGOD is asked for.

  • The game "Descent" is now Open Source

  • The game "Kingpin" is now available commercially for Linux.

  • Brian Paul is now working on the 3D graphics library "Mesa" full-time (for pay!)

  • Loki Software is looking for 30 programmers to add code to their Linux port of Activision's game "Civilization: Call To Power." The resulting game will be released for free!

  • Sun Microsystems has purchased Star Office.

Committee Reports

  • PPP How To - No change.

  • Resnet How To - We may be able to have a non-IT organization at UCD pass out our HOWTO's. IT sounds willing to link to the Resnet HOWTO. The UCD Computer Science department might help, as they encourage use of Linux. Due to the size of the document, we may be able to provide it on floppy.

  • Tax Exempt Club Status - Remington met with a lawyer and we were told that we should strike mention of LERT from our bylaws, and sign the constitution. The constitution has been signed (by quite a few people). We need a federal employer ID number.

  • Davis High School - VA Linux Systems donated two computers to DHS!

  • Farmer's Market - A LUGOD sign was made on Friday and we set up a booth at Saturday's farmer's market. Pete brought a demo PC and laptop running GNOME and KDE. Star Office, Mathematica and the GIMP were shown off, amongst many other things. SuSE donated a lot of SuSE Eval. 6.2 CD's and other giveaways. An FAQ might be useful, if not to pass out, then for the booth staff.

  • Davis Community Network - Foo Lim is now the chair of this committee. An installation will take place Wednesday at 5:30pm.

  • Ambassador to other LUGs - SVLUG meets on the Wednesday, October 6th.

Other Business

  • Financial Report - We collected $26.33 in voluntary dues. Our account now holds $285.88.

  • Jennifer Rutherford is now Typescript (Secretary).


  • Paul Cubbage from Open Country described the history of his company and how it works. They package and sell Open Source software, providing distribution, help, and documentation for programmer's software, so they don't have to worry about it.


  • Dominic Maraglia
  • Gregori Roussas
  • Remington Stone
  • Jennifer Rutherford
  • Urban Cubbage
  • Paul Cubbage
  • Rhonda
  • John Alden
  • Hans Uhlig
  • Pete Salzman
  • Marianne Waage
  • Bill Kendrick
  • Zach Johnson
  • Mike Simons
  • Allan Hollander
  • Mike O'Neill
  • Rob Arnold
  • Foo Lim
  • John McFall
  • Jessica Luedtke
  • Evan
  • Nicole Carlson
  • Josh Cohen

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