[sf-lug] sf-lug news update

jim jim at well.com
Mon Jun 2 16:31:24 PDT 2008

hiya ron, and thanks! 

first thought: i believe that the FOSS stuff success 
is a function of how much wealth is behind it. if you 
give me money, then the wealth going to linuxy stuff 
is what i spent. if you spend money on some linuxy 
thing or another, then the wealth going the the linuxy 
stuff is what i spent plus what you spend: more wealth 
to the linux and FOSS community. 

second tho't: there are no preconditions, only biases. 
the way things worked, the new machine is running 
CentOS 5.<something-or-another> with a XEN kernel. 
the balug VM is a debian distro. i forget what the 
sf-lug VM is. i forget what the general purpose VM 
is, too. shame on me, i'll look things up. 

third tho't: financial costs of running sf-lug.{org,com} 
are teeny tiny: some business cards, some printouts, 
the DNS registration fees, the current box (which i 
bought specially for this purpose, but i'll get it 
back after we put in the new box, donated by silicon 
mechanics, whose logo we should add to the sf-lug 
web page). the time costs are more significant: help 
with various community projects, sys adm the machine, 
improve web pages, come to meetings.... 

fourth tho't: great. let's use this mailing list to 
pungle up ideas that have various appeal, including 
some that appeal to you. 

On Mon, 2008-06-02 at 12:54 -0700, ron wrote:
> first thought: couldn't I just give you some money?
> second thought: Is there really a precondition that members use Debian, and how does that become a criteria for contributing?
> third thought: what are the financial costs of maintaining this organization?
> fourth thought: I'd like to help
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