some thoughts...

John Abreau jabr at
Tue Feb 22 11:54:37 EST 2000

On Fri, 18 Feb 2000, Frank J. Ramsay wrote:

> A few Linux related random thoughts from this week (and one question)...
> Just tossing them out to hear what people think of them.
> - Is there a BLU seti at home group?

No, there isn't. Would you like to take the lead on something like this?

> - How about a 'setting up a firewall' session.  I've never done it, and
> would like to attend something like this.

We had meetings like that a number of times, most recently in December.

> - I think someone mentioned this, but taping the meetings and having
> them streaming download for people who can't attend.

Yes, last week I asked for volunteers to videotape our meetings.

> - A Linux user conference.  Basicly invite a bunch of other LUG's for a day of
> Linux stuff: talks, games, etc.  Maybe get a few keynote type speakers, i.e.
> Linus, Bob Young, etc (of course that would require money).  Something like a
> mini-Linux World, but geared toward the end user not a CIO (and without the
> marketing weenies)

This would take a lot of volunteers and a lot of work. Probably a lot of
money too. Plus the "keynote type" folks feel that there are already too
many linux shows to go to.

John Abreau / Executive Director, Boston Linux & Unix 
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