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2001.11.06 Meeting Notes


  • Bill Kendrick is resigning from elected officership, to take a break. He will continue working as webmaster and public relations officer.
  • Mandrake/SuSE security updates are out - go get them!
  • UUCP has an exploit (does anyone still use that? ;^) )
  • Mobile phones are starting to come out with radiation shields
  • Microsoft settlement has been stalled - 9 states not happy yet
  • C|Net claims Transmeta are on their way out
  • Borland Kylix 2 is out
  • Sharp is introducing new PDAs running Linux
  • Castle Wolfenstein 3D, test 2, has been ported to Linux (no plans for a commercial release of the final version, though!)
  • Loki releases a Linux port of the controversial "Postal Plus" FPS game
  • No bags or cameras allowed at Comdex!
  • Debian 2.2r4 is out
  • Kernel 2.4.14 is out
  • Athlon beats Intel - 1.6GHz outdo 2GHz Intel Pentium 4's!
  • RedHat 7.2 is out

Project Reports

  • Demo - Our next demo is tentatively scheduled for the 4th Saturday of November, once again at the Davis Food Co-Op.

  • Installfests - The next IF will be at UC Davis on November 18th.

  • LERT - Two LERT calls were made.

  • Library - A number of Linux distro CDs were donated by Bill Alexander.

Other Business

  • Food - Christine Scobee brought snacks and drinks.

  • Bylaw Changes - Pete Salzman proposed a number of changes to LUGOD's bylaws. His "minor changes" clause was objected, and will be made more clear and brought up at the next meeting. A new "Public Relations Officer" position clause was passed by consent.

  • Officer Nominations - Officer nominations are in. Running unopposed, Pete Salzman takes over as 'root,' Henry House steps in as 'sys,' and Melissa Hardenbrook and Rhonda Bailey keep their positions as 'typescript' and '/dev/null,' respectively.

  • Swag - Two Tux Voodoo dolls, donated by NerdBooks.com, a copy of QuakeIII for Linux from Pete Salzman, a number of t-shirts, and other goodies were given away via raffle and hand-raising.

  • Mailing Lists - LUGOD's mailing lists have been down since Friday. Cal.net is looking into it, but has no ETA on when the problem will be fixed.

  • Financial Report - $15.00 in voluntary dues were collected.


  • Tyler Schilling from ALSTOM Schilling Robotics presented their QUEST Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), an unmanned submarine


  • Mark Smith
  • Henry House
  • Rhonda Bailey
  • Bill Kendrick
  • Pete Salzman
  • Jeff Newmiller
  • Craig Harris
  • Rick O'Shaughnessy
  • Geoff Herteg
  • Seth Nagao
  • Rick Mansker
  • Anne Mansker
  • Doug Barbieri
  • Tracia Barbieri
  • Kian Barbieri
  • Drew
  • Jeff DeFay
  • Rick
  • Tyler Schilling
  • Nicole Carlson
  • Christine Scobee
  • Ian Scobee
  • Mike Simons
  • Kevin Murakoshi
  • Stephen Helms
  • Brian Lavender
  • and 4 others

Quote of the Meeting:

  • "Deadbeat borrowers: repent!" - Henry House, LUGOD Librarian

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