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Monthly General Meeting — Feb 1st, 2017

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Meeting Time: 5:30 to 7:30 PM

Meeting Place: Central Library
Basement 2
Street address: 616 Macleod Trail S.E.
Calgary AB T2G 2M2

Topics:

Power Talks (5-10 min long – 15 min max. Bring out the silos of interest people have from the large Linux Universe. Voices are being heard.

Plans for exec

Server move options

We are in the larger room February 1st. Welcome to more in attendance, both men and women.

Sorry for all the delays and shorter notice. My bad. Any one with previous exec experience who wants to help short term please contact me on the list or email.

 

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Monthly General Meeting — Jan 4th, 2017

Monday, June 1st, 2015

Meeting Time: 6:00 to 7:30 PM

Meeting Place: Calgary Central Library
Basement 1
Street address: 616 Macleod Trail S.E.
Calgary AB T2G 2M2

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Time to restart?

Topics: Topics: LUG interests. For years now I have been asking you where you (clug) want to go. What you want and what you do not want. I have been listening.

 Bring your own food.

Do some people consider CLUG  dead? Leave it lie.

What do I mean by the club doing a restart (new life)? The club seems to have suffered a down trend that was first noticed in some meetings in 2008 where there were only a little over  80 in attendance. I remember when all seats were filled and some people were standing.

Around that same time some were moaning loudly about why did they have to change the GPLv2 in version 3. I listened to Richard Stallman’s (RMS) passionate speech  about GPLv3 but could not seem to get the full reasoning behind it, that made sense to me anyway.

Pulled away with some life busyness for a while and then about a half year ago while researching about Open-source licensing I came across some law university lectures by Eben Moglen. There I found out it was Eben and Richard wrote the GPLv3 up in defense against software patents attacks to the GPLv2. Eban also stressed it was business paying most of the bills because they were being restricted (prevented) from making money by restrictions imposed on how to use that essential modern business tool, the computer.

Before you get upset and erroneously think I want GPLv3 only, I want to point out what else Eben said about making money and the collaborative system that he said needed protection similar to an ecological system. If damage is done it is difficult and takes much time to correct. The bottom line: companies who protect this open source ecology best, make far more than the others. Embarrassing that it took me at least 3 or 4 years to finally  start getting it. So I am against wasting time being against certain licenses. But just measure FOSS ecology protection that makes everyone money.

Quote: Eben Moglen

“The idea that we are anti-capitalist is a stupid
idea. Free software is not anti-capitalist. Capitalism now makes a great deal of
money out of free software and it voluntarily pays us money to make, improve and lawyer for it.”

Now that I got one thing off my chest, we can get on with how I purpose to restart.CLUG.CA

Answer: I am not doing it by myself! We are going to have to come up with ways to collaborate together with networking. Our new major sponsor proposed supplying us a nice server on the super-net that we can have access to. I would like to thank Bojan and Ben for giving such a complete tour of their modern ISO compliment plant and warehouse. Their goal and results turn out to be much greener than I had imagined.

What I have meant about CLUG is that I believe in all of you… as individuals… Not the old club. Do you believe in yourself?

When you are ready I would like to get some volunteer authors to write in your spare time and publish when ready about your interests in FOSS.

I you can attend see you there. if not, at the next one?

Thanks

Melvin

Monthly General Meeting — April 8, 2015

Friday, March 27th, 2015

A general meeting is scheduled on April 8, 2015 at 7:00 PM.

Talks and discussions

  • The May 6 AGM and elections
  • Topic:  Exploring Better Methods of Encouraging and Promoting GNU/Linux — With Hardware Show and Tell

A hands on approach or, Will It Work In the Real World. Hint: more people centric than machine centric.

While re purposing some desktop hardware, it was fun to imagine a futuristic, or even para-metrically designed  personal computer system.

Anyway, the hardware is adequate for a fluid demonstration. I would like to talk about how reapplying skills from  technical service industry and problem solving over to the the realms of Free (Libre) Open Source Software can work out.

Meeting Place: 906 – 8th Ave SW  Room: 428

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Parking in the Campus building is $3. Free street parking nearby is available.

Annual General Meeting (AGM) May 6, 2015

Friday, March 27th, 2015

Welcome to our new president, Viorel Tabara.

A 30 day notice was given for an Annual General Meeting for the Calgary Linux Users Group.

Please ensure you are a paid up Tier 2 member to be able to vote during this meeting. You may look after this at the April 8 General Meeting too.

Meeting: Calgary Linux Users Group AGM

Agenda: AGM Business, Other topics after
Time: 7:00 PM AGM should commence at least by 7:10 PM
PM

Meeting Place: 906 – 8th Ave SW  Room 428

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Parking in the Campus building is $3. Free street parking nearby is available.

 

Calgary Linux User Group — Mar 4, 2015 Meeting

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

A meeting is scheduled on Mar 4, 2015 at 7:00 PM

(The first Wednesday of the month)

  • Topic: Membership Cards
  • General Q and A

Meeting Place: Room 420

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

 

Calgary Linux Users Group — Meeting on Feb 4, 2015

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

A meeting is scheduled on Feb 4, 2015 at 7:00 PM

(The first Wednesday of the month)

There is some business and many  topics to discuss.

  • Any interesting things going on these days related to the world of computers and GNU/Linux and FLOSS?
  • How about revisiting the topic of Trust and how we (electronic-ly) deal with it now? Anyone else remember attending the GPG signing parties in 2008?

Come listen and share your insights.

Meeting Place: Room 432

Room number should be on the e-board near main entrance too.

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

Calgary Linux Users Group — Meeting Jan 7, 2015

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

The next meeting is scheduled for January 7, 2015 at the U of C Downtown Campus, room 426, at 7 p.m. As always, the meeting is open to members and non-members.

Topic: B-Tree File System — examining a next generation file system

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

Calgary Linux Users Group Meeting – Dec 3, 2014

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014
  • A meeting is scheduled for December 3, 2014 at the U of C Downtown Campus, Room 318, at 7 p.m.
  • As always, the meeting is open to members and non-members.

I plan to attend to meeting.  Any one have a last minute talk? see you there

Rm 318

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Meeting — Nov 5, 2014

Friday, October 10th, 2014

The next meeting is scheduled for November 5, 2014 at the U of C Downtown Campus, room 330 at 7 p.m.

  • Update: This demo and very brief talk did not take place as planned due to not having a needed component. Sorry about that. I will have decided to postpone this presentation till later due to some business commitments.

Mel will be giving a 20 min talk that covers some updates to the ongoing quest for the modern, snazzy and increasingly easier to run and maintain Laptop and Work Station System. This will be a limited history with some speculations as to what may be next in the first quarter of 2015 update pack. It’s not an install demo

Live bare metal demo is planned at the meeting. SolydK Linux 2014-07 64bit. -More up to date system succeeded in video hardware acceleration and modern copy on write file system available including larger workstation with nVidia card. Sorry, I’m not bringing my workstation, but a lighter one instead.

Other talks are welcome. Bring your ideas and research!

Meeting is open to members and non-members. Free to all.

Our president has advised to expect meetings on for the first Wednesday of the month unless otherwise informed.

Room 330
U of C Downtown Campus – 906 – 8th Ave SW
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Parking in the Campus building is $3. Free street parking nearby is available.

Meeting — Oct 1, 2014

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

The next meeting is scheduled for October 1, 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 taking a look at DigiKam for photo management/editing.

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.

Anand.

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