[sf-lug] Saturday is NOT CONFIRMED

Tom Haddon tom at greenleaftech.net
Fri Jun 22 09:44:01 PDT 2007

On Thu, 2007-06-21 at 18:28 -0700, Michael Blanc wrote:
> At least not yet, and it looks like we should postpone to another
> week. I received two emails from Kami Griffiths today:
> 1> She had not picked up the equipment today, but hoped to do it
> tomorrow (Fri 22) PM
> 2> Would we please reschedule for 4 pm on Saturday, as she remembered
> a previous engagement.

I've been thinking a lot about Rick's comments about preparation for
this kind of volunteer work. I think he made some excellent points about
ensuring the long term success of the project. I thought it might be
useful to get some of these questions answered (I'm not sure if they
have already been answered, or if anyone has any suggestions for changes
or additions that would be great):


Why do you want Linux installed on these machines (OpenOffice is
available on Windows as well)?

What are the expected uses of these computers, and by whom (and what is
their computer familiarity/experience)? 

Are the users familiar with a particular version of Linux and/or who
will be training the users to get them familiar with it?

Who will be maintaining the computers in terms of hardware issues?

How will these computers connect to the internet? What is the network
topology, and/or is one needed to be put in place?

Who will be maintaining the computers in terms of software after the
initial installation (installing new applications as needed, fixing
software issues that come up, installing security updates)?

Who will be responsible for backups and recovery? What important
information will need to be backed up?


Again, any changes or comments welcome.

Thanks, Tom

> Unless people are adamant about going down there (maybe) at 4 on
> Saturday, I say we just put this off until we all have our little
> ducks in a row.
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