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2000.04.17 Meeting Notes


  • LinuxCare IPO is stalled.
  • StarOffice 5.2 preview is out.
  • Angelina Jolie will play "Lara Croft" in a 'Tomb Raider' movie.
  • Metallic sues Napster and 3 colleges who won't ban it.
  • Edmund Gorey died.
  • SuSE adds a 7th CDROm to it's distro (LinuxPPC install)
  • Star Trek: Voyager is ending
  • SGI has released the "XFS" file system (which is journaling!). See oss.sgi.com
  • MicroSoft FrontPage has a secret password to let people hack into it: "Netscape engineers are weenies!", backwards). It was undiscovered for FOUR years. MicroSoft weenies... err... engineers were fired.
  • AT&T will provide cable modems (cable downstream, phone upstream) in about two months.
  • LinuxWorld Expo will be in San Jose in August.

Committee Reports

  • Demo Committee - Bryan Frane might be interested in heading up this committee.

  • Ambassador to Other LUGs - SacLUG meets May 10th, Debian developers will be speaking.

  • DCN - No changes.

Other Business

  • Financial Report - We collected $28.17 in voluntary dues.

  • Installfest - The last installfest was yesterday, April 16th. 13 installees were helped, with most installations/fixes successful. 10 people helped out. Taos was supposed to order pizza and have someone there to recruit, but did neither. We're getting in touch with them.

    Next Installfest is May 21st.

  • Officer Elections - All positions were challengerless, so voting was not neccessary. Bill Kendrick is now Chairperson (root), Pete Salzman is now Vice Chair (sys), and Jennifer Rutherford and Zach Johnson both remain Secretary (typescript) and Treasurer (/dev/null), respectively.

  • LERT - Pete Salzman helped someone install Linux. She donated a whopping $40 to the club!


  • Pete Salzman briefly went over the RSA encryption algorithm.

  • Drew Parsons explained PGP: Pretty Good Privacy, an e-mail authentication and encryption system, and GnuPG and GnomePGP, two PGP programs for Linux.

    Notes are available.


  • Bill Kendrick
  • Pete Salzman
  • Henry House
  • Joel Baumert
  • Jen Rutherford
  • Rhonda Bailey
  • Alfredo
  • Seth Nagao
  • John Verderber
  • Jessica Luedtke
  • Evan Scarisbrick
  • Tom Trueblood
  • Drew Parsons
  • Bryan Frane
  • Jeff Newmiller
  • John Marks
  • Dave Simmons
  • Larry Mooney
  • Brennon Reynolds
  • Jim Frampton
  • Mark Kim
  • Mike Simons
  • Carl Yates
  • John Habson
  • ... and one other

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