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2001.08.07 Meeting Notes


  • Microsoft appealing monopoly ruling, all the way to the Supreme Court.
  • Rosetta and Adobe now selling 'timed' e-books. $11 buys you 10hrs before the book 'self-destructs.'
  • 6 years ago this week, Red Hat announced version 1.0
  • Dmitry Sklyrov released on $50,000 bail. Adobe dropped charges, government still fighting. Contact EFF.org to help!

Project Reports

  • Demo - The last demo was on July 21st at the Davis Food Co-Op. Bill Kendrick, Doug Barbieri, Melissa Hardenbrook and Eric Mullinix staffed the event, which went non-stop!

  • Installfests - LUGOD, SacLUG and RoseLUG will be holding a join Installfest in Sacramento on Sept. 16th. Visit LUGOD's Installfest page for info. and to RSVP.

  • LERT - No news.

  • Library - No report.

Other Business

  • Financial Report - $44.00 in voluntary dues were collected.


  • Michael Egan of Sonoma State University talked about how Linux is being used to control robotic book-retreiving cranes ("Automated Retreival System") at SSU's new library, and breifly showed wireless, network-booted, Linux-based laptops which students can check out and use for research at the library.

  • Pete Salzman did a mini-talk on using the "ellipses" ("...") in C programming to create functions which can accept an arbitrary number of arguments.

Presentation notes are available.


  • Bill Kendrick
  • Melissa Hardenbrook
  • Pete Salzman
  • Joel Baumert
  • Sarah Baumert
  • Mark Kim
  • Eric Engelhard
  • Jeff Newmiller
  • Steve Nguyen
  • Brad Benedict
  • Marc
  • Marianne Waage
  • Gabe Rosa
  • Mike Egan
  • Doug Barbieri
  • Rick O'Shaughnessy
  • Seth Nagao
  • Jim
  • Mike
  • Lee Welters
  • John
  • Foo Lim
  • John
  • Mike Simons
  • Christine Scobee
  • ... and 5 others

Quotes of the Meeting

  • "I use Linux cuz chicks dig Linux" - Gabe Rosa
  • "I use Linux cuz guys dig Linux" - Marianne Waage

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