[sf-lug] Volunteer InstallFest (Dec 15th)

Tom Haddon tom at greenleaftech.net
Fri Nov 23 21:21:08 PST 2007

On Fri, 2007-11-23 at 14:00 -0800, Christian Einfeldt wrote:
> On Nov 20, 2007 9:26 AM, Tom Haddon <tom at greenleaftech.net> wrote:
>         We're looking for about 4-5 people to help out. 
> I have committed to be there, but I am a relative simple end user.  I
> have installed probably 70 copies or so of GNU Linux on various
> different boxes, but my theoretical skill base is still lacking, and
> there are also glaring holes in my practical experience. 
>         I won't actually be available on the day, unfortunately, so if
>         any is
>         able to step up and help out with some of the organising 
> I am wondering if we could get some kind of public calendar going and
> post it to the SF-LUG site?  I am thinking of a google calendar, for
> example.  Users would need to get an @sf-lug email account to be able
> to post to the calendar.  IMHO, that might help us organize things a
> bit better.

I like the sound of that, although I know that Jason recently installed
a calendering software on the Hayes Valley domain, and it might be nice
from a ownership of data perspective (assuming the feature set is
comparable) to run the calendar on the SF-LUG box.

>         (burning CDs,
>         etc.) that would be great. Or, I can burn CDs and someone can
>         pick them 
>         up from me.
> Have we settled on a distro or distros?  Or is it going to be the case
> that everyone just brings their own favorite distro?  

I figure this is down to those involved on the day. 

> And have we settled on minimum hardware requirements?
> I know that this is only our first effort with St. Anthony's, but
> IMHO, this would be a good opportunity to ramp up our presence as a
> LUG, by having a standard distro, with a page for links to a large
> community forum, such as maybe Ubuntu, for example. or PClinuxOS, for
> example.  This way, we can standardize a few things, and maybe not
> have to recreate the wheel for each new user that comes in.  
> Maybe think of it as a free (as in beer) franchise.  Let's think about
> what we would want to do if we were going to franchise this issue and
> "sell" it to other LUGs globally.  Of course, not everyone's needs
> will be the same globally, and so of course there will be limits.  But
> IMHO it would be cool if we could think of ways to make this process
> more streamlined, more rational, and more reproducible elsewhere. 

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