Archive for May, 2014

Minutes from May 7 2014 Annual General Meeting

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Calgary Linux Users Group Annual General Meeting

Michael Walters…Secretary

The meeting opened on or about 7:00 p.m. 2014 May 7 with eleven people present (ten tier-two members and one tier-one member).

A number of ideas were brought forward to empower club members in sharing interesting topics and research, yet still have a life, too.

Mel, Michael, Sam, and Winson were tier-two members and Kin, Ian, Robin, Anand, David, and Peter purchased $20.00 tier-two memberships.

Sam offered to serve as treasurer. Anand nominated him as treasurer.  David seconded and the motion was carried.

Michael offered to serve as secretary. Sam nominated him as secretary.  David seconded and the motion was carried.

Anand offered to serve as president. Sam nominated him as president. David seconded and the motion was carried.

Mel offered to serve as vice president. David nominated Mel as vice-president. Sam seconded and the motion was carried.

Peter moved to close the floor to nominations. David seconded and the motion was carried.

With only one candidate running for each position, each candidate was elected by default.

Executive Board 2014-2015

Far Out

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Linux Foundation Training Prepares the International Space Station for Linux Migration

It’s hard to get tech support 400 kilometers away from the Earth,…
a NASA contractor deeply involved in Space Shuttle and International Space Station (ISS) operations, decided to migrate to Linux.
URL: (Read the article.) Check out their FREE courses too! 

Using the program Celestia to display a simulation of the International Space Station

Far out

Far out!… Linux goes into outer space


Meeting — June 4, 2014

Friday, May 9th, 2014

The next meeting is scheduled for June 4, 2014 at the U of C Downtown Campus, room 426, at 7 p.m.  As always, the meeting is open to members and non-members.  We’ll be looking at a few UTM disributions this month.  The discussion will touch upon security, traffic shaping and threat management in general.  After the meeting we usually head over to Brewster’s/Beer Revolution, which is within walking distance of meeting location.  Even if you can’t make it to the meeting, you’re welcome to join us for beers.


Room 426
U of C Downtown Campus – 906 – 8th Ave SW
Parking in the Campus building is $3.  Free street parking nearby is available.