[lug] CLUE-Talk: Your Attention Please, Linux Group forming.... (fwd)

Hugh Brown hugh at math.byu.edu
Wed Mar 8 12:12:30 MST 2000

As someone that is in a student run/organized LUG, I'd like to offer
some suggestions.  Contact O'Reilly about getting free books for
review/give away at club meetings.  Try and find some faculty/staff that
already use Linux.  

One of the things that we have done here for funding and notice is on
the university's club night (clubs put on a dance, games, etc), we set
up Quake on some older machines and customized the backgrounds to have
BYU themes.  I'm assuming that you are doing this at UC Boulder by the
way.  Tell all your friends, talk to system programmers in the various
departments across campus, put up flyers.  Get some of the great people
on this list to come and talk, etc.


Wayde Allen wrote:
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Tue, 7 Mar 2000 22:10:05 EST
> From: AsignarV at aol.com
> To: clue-talk at clue.denver.co.us
> Reply-To: clue-talk at clue.denver.co.us
> Subject: CLUE-Talk: Your Attention Please, Linux Group forming....
> Greetings to the Linux Community,
> I want to thank the members of Clue-talk for all their help.  I would also
> like to thank Jeff Cann, who I owe an apology to for getting carried away
> with the last correspondence we had.  Another fellow student (Dave) and I
> were frustrated with the fact that the Clue-talk (install-fest) was so far
> away.  Both of us could not make it out there.  So, in frustration I decided
> to start a club here on the campus.  Unbeknownst to me Dave was starting
> another club on campus.  It was Jeff who introduced Dave and I via email.  If
> he hadn't done that, we probably would have never meet until much later.
> Thank you again Jeff!  I sure did jump the gun there....  After dealing with
> windows98 for six months it can make a person go crazy.....
> Now on another note....Are group is going to meet this Sunday between 4pm-9pm.
> We are looking for a few good people that know Linux well, to show us newbies
> how to install Linux.  If there are any individuals interested in helping out
> please contact me at <AsignarV at aol.com>.  Yes, I have AOL, but that will
> change soon when I have Linux installed.
> Also, for those individuals that I have already contacted and for anyone else
> that is interested in joining please contact me so that I will have a
> complete list by the end of this week.  I want to make sure I get a hold of
> all interested parties.
> One of our primary goals is to promote Linux as well as help students use
> Linux for the first time.  Another interest is to discuss the latest software
> and technology for Linux.  It is my hope, that we get the faculty interested
> in using Linux.  I figure that if enough students start asking about Linux,
> the powers that be will be forced in making a change.  We know they wont do
> it, if no one speaks out.  I would also like to encourage any individual to
> pursue developing software or hardware with all the resources that our club
> has at it's disposal.  This means that we would provide the computers and
> people power to help the individual reach their goals.  In short, this is a
> place for people to exchange ideas freely and for the pursuit of knowledge.
> Again I thank you all,
> Shaun
> "Knowledge is power"
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