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2000.09.18 Meeting Notes


  • RSA released patent early, on Sept. 6
  • Universal sued MP3.com, won $100 million for copyright infringement- Courtney Love's now suing them to get her share of the $100 million.
  • Electronic Frontier Foundation is working on the DeCSS case and spoke recently at SacLUG. See www.eff.org
  • Kmart and Walmart will now card people (ie, ask for identification) who buy violent games. Toys R Us does this, Sears Roebuck banned violent games altogether.
  • Z-World is looking for a Network Engineer.
  • Jim Riffel of Z-World has offered to imprint blank CDs with our own logo (possibly in full-color). He's even offered to buy the CDR's and possibly burn stuff onto them for us!
  • Z-World is looking for a TCP/IP guru.
  • LUGOD founder Pete Salzman is now a PHD candidate!
  • PITAC (President's Information Technology Advisory Committee) issued its "Recommendations of the Panel on Open Source Software for High End Computing" to President Clinton.

Committee Reports

  • Demo - No news.

  • DCN - No new news.

  • Other LUGs
    • BALUG in SF - Sept 19. Topic TBA
    • Internet Developers Group in SJ - Sept 19. PocketLinux. inetdevgrp.org
    • Davis PC Users' Group - Sept 20. @ Davis library.
    • SVLUG - Oct 4. Topic TBA
    • SVBUG (BSD group) in SJ - Oct 5. Jordan Holland, co-founder of BSD.
    • SacLUG - Oct. 11. Topic TBA
  • Installfests - Next IF on the 3rd Sunday of October (Oct. 15th), in cooperating with the UCDavis CS club and sponsored (free pizza!) by Taos, the Sysadmin Company.

  • LERT - One call - a Mandrake fix-up (installed Debian instead). Donated $15.00 to LUGOD.

Other Business

  • Financial Report - $38.00 was collected in voluntary donations.

  • Z-World Donation - Jim offered to buy, burn, and label CDs using a personalized LUGOD graphic!!
  • Incoming Freshmen - We may have a "What's Linux" intro. for incoming UC Davis CS students. We'll also talk to ECS 30 professors to mention it to their students.
  • Business Cards - Bill Kendrick will order 1000 LUGOD business cards at Office Max.
  • vox-tech Archive - Our technical mailing list, "vox-tech," is now archived at www.mail-archive.com.
  • Linux Games - Pete Salzman will begin creating games (like "Linux Family Feud") for upcoming meetings, hopefully starting at the next.


  • Mark K. Kim demonstrated creating an answering machine or voicemail system using a voice modem, Linux, and "VGETTY" software.


  • Bill Kendrick
  • Jen Rutherford
  • Pete Salzman
  • Zach Johnson
  • Bill Alexander
  • Jim Riffel
  • Joel Baumert
  • Rhonda Bailey
  • Jessica Luedtke
  • Jeff DeFay
  • Tom Edwards
  • Bill Snell
  • Mike Simons
  • Roland Minden
  • Mark Kim

Quote of the Meeting

"Yo yo yo! LUGOD is NOT in the hoooooouse!" - Pete's outgoing message on VGETTY.

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