[Cialug] Installfest thought
theron at conrey.org
Sun Jun 5 14:19:08 CDT 2005
Kevin C. Smith wrote:
>On Sun, 2005-06-05 at 00:05 -0400, Kenneth Ristau wrote:
>>Kevin C. Smith wrote:
>> >>From cialug.org front page:
>>>Who are we?
>>>A Group of Free *nix Enthusiasts that live in Central Iowa.
>>OK, point taken. *wipes egg from face*
>>But to make a counterpoint, how many non-linux-kernel distros will we
>>offer to install at the Install Fest? *BSD, Minix, Solaris?
>>Personally, I would not feel comfortable installing any of those, but
>>other's in the group might.
>>Please don't take me wrong here. I'm just playing Devil's Advocate in
>>order to get our limits defined. I agree that the FSF and Open Source
>>Initiative are crucial elements of the Free *nix movement, but I want to
>>suggest that we focus on what an Install Fest is all about -- installing
>>I agree it is a good idea to have a meeting of all Install Fest
>>interested parties (at Taki's perhaps?). This is starting to gain
>>enough momentum to warrant an Install Fest Committee.
>In the past I've offered to install FreeBSD as a option, but to be
>honest no one ever took it up. And, now I haven't done a BSD install for
>so long I would have some trouble.
>Basically, I feel we should help install whatever they want; barring any
>copyright issues. But, it is a Linux Installfest and that is the focus.
>The presentation (how this all started) should also focus on Linux. It
>is difficult to understand Linux, without a historical perspective
>which includes Unix (BSD and friends), Free Software, and the recent
>Open Source "initiative".
>I actually think we all basically agree. It's just a matter of how much
>do you hit the FSF perspective in an introductory presentation.
>I believe most people will just want their computers to work. So, they
>aren't going to care if the Nvidia driver is not "Free" as long as
>they get good FPS while playing Quake3 (a non-free game).
More information about the Cialug