The Waikato Linux Users Group monthly meeting for September is entitled
"Novell and Linux".
Our guest speaker is Paul Kangro from Novell.
All are welcome to attend. Refreshments provided.
Novell are famous for their NetWare operating system, and more
recently for their purchases of the SuSe Linux distribution and Ximian
(a company working on Linux desktop software such as GNOME and the
Evolution groupware client). They are now the most active contributor
to the GNOME project, the KDE project, Mono, and Evolution, as well as
the #2 contributor to the Mozilla project and OpenOffice.org.
Paul is Novell's Solutions Manager for Australia and New Zealand. He
has previously worked for IBM, Cable & Wireless Optus, and Nortel
7pm, Thursday 23rd September
Room: LitB.G.02 (down the hill from R block, off Hillcrest Rd)
or park in the big carpark at Gate 1 off Knighton Rd and walk
up the hill past the ITS building
University of Waikato
Hey gavin... You have any trouble getting this to install/run?
From: Gavin Denby [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Thursday, 23 September 2004 11:55 am
Subject: Re: [wlug] WLUG Members - Input Required
From: Greig McGill [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, 22 September 2004 10:32 pm
To: Waikato Linux Users Group
Subject: [wlug] WLUG Members - Input Required
Several matters have arisen at tonight's committee meeting which require
some input from the WLUG in general.
PLEASE read this email, and offer your input - preferably offlist, but
onlist if you'd like feedback from other WLUG members.
1. WLUG Funding
Last year, the committee attempted to raise funds for the purchase of a
mobile test rig/demo lab consisting of a server, a workstation, and
several peripherals for use in presentations, training, and perhaps
We were declined on all three attempts, but will be trying again this
year. What we need to know is: Is this a good goal for funding? Do
you have a better idea? Is there a service you would like to see the
WLUG provide that is currently unrealistic due to funding restrictions?
Keep in mind that funding must be applied for with a specific project in
mind, as funding cannot be used to meet ongoing running costs, or allow
for events that may not happen.
2. New and Inexperienced Users
As mentioned at the AGM, the WLUG has been accused of being unsupportive
of new or inexperienced users. It was explained that the *active*
members of the WLUG, ie. the ones who do all the work, are experienced
users, and are thus unlikely to arrange meetings on beginner topics, or
arrange installfests, which they have little desire to attend.
We don't wish to alienate the new or inexperienced users however, but we
need some of them to step up, and volunteer to present some beginner
topics, arrange workshops, and perhaps start a "beginner stream". You
will have the full backing, and support of the "old hands" - just tell
us what you need. I repeat TELL US WHAT YOU NEED! Nothing is more
demoralising than being complained at for not providing something which
no one has ever told us they wanted.
We do have something scheduled for the new people. October's meeting
will be dedicated to using the WLUG resources - the Wiki, mailing list,
effective use of Google, etc. It will also feature a live "fixup
workshop". This will consist of people bringing their "broken" setups,
and we will pick a few, and solve them, live, on the projector. This
will not only get the problem fixed, but will show the troubleshooting
process, and hopefully demystify the black-magic aspect of what the
'gurus' of the group do.
Details will follow. Suggestions are welcome and encouraged.
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Good on you Bill..
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The Fist has announced the first meeting of its new committee, this
There's a draft agenda up at
http://www.wlug.org.nz/CommitteeMeetingTopics.2004-09-22 - if anyone wants
anything put on the agenda for this meeting, can they please email me.
Remember, if we don't know about it, we can't fix it.
Craig Box wrote:
> Hi Ben,
> Should have asked this earlier, but you wouldn't consider coming down
> to Hamilton and presenting a talk about your involvement with Firefox
> & the Mozilla Foundation to the Waikato Linux Users Group sometime,
> would you?
> Probably a bit too late to do so for your current trip, but I assume
> you're back every now and then?
> Let me know if it's the sort of thing you'd consider and if so, we'll
> see what can be done!
Sorry for the delayed response I've been very busy these past few weeks.
I'm fully booked for the next week so I won't be able to make it to
Hamilton but I'll let you know I am speaking on Firefox at the
University of Auckland (School of Engineering - 20 Symonds St - Room
3.402) on Monday 9/20 at high noon. Members of your group are welcome to
Ben Goodger <ben(a)mozilla.org>
Lead Engineer, Mozilla Firefox
+1 (650) 492 0729
The Mozilla Foundation
1350C Villa St
Mountain View CA 94041