[TriLUG] Another Installfest?
jwarf at chatham.k12.nc.us
Tue May 14 15:44:57 EDT 2002
Basically you are saying open it up to the general public where TriLug
Members assist anyone interested in any version of Linux can come and
find out information or have it installed on their computer to go out
and enjoy and experiment.
Sinner from the Prairy wrote:
>Avui, Dimarts 14 Maig 2002 15:05, no tenieu res mes que fer i me vareu enviar
>>On Tue, 2002-05-14 at 14:41, Sinner from the Prairy wrote:
>>>What do you think about an Installfest specialy directed to the Asian
>>>community in the Triangle? Y'all know about Red Flag Linux, Hancom office
>>>and other GNU/Linux/OpenSource initiatives in Asia.
>>Personally, I think we should help people of any race, creed, or belief
>>system at the installfest. If they happen to want to install one of the
>>Asian distros, more power to them, and I/we will gladly help.
>>However, having an installfest for a particular Ethnic, Racial,
>>Religious or etc. group falls into the anti-discriminatory clauses of
>>the AoI and against my personal beliefs. We're all Linux users here,
>>regardless of national or ethnic origin, right?
>>If we went through with this suggestion, would we then have a
>>African-American installfest? How about a Latino installfest? How about
>>an installfest aimed at the homosexual community? A Catholic
>>installfest? A women's installfest?
>>I'm sure we've had members from all of these groups attend our meetings
>>- should we have an installfest targeted at their demographic? And hey,
>>maybe there are people out there that aren't happy with one of the
>>previously mentioned groups - how would a "targeted" installfest affect
>>their viewing of TriLUG and the linux community as a whole?
>>>If his goes OK, we can start to have schools and "theme" installfests.
>>I'm not against this idea, though. if a group asks for our help in
>>throwing an installfest, I'm all for it. However, I will not accept
>>unless *ANYONE* who wants to come in and install Linux can do so.
>What a mess that I have made!
>I didn't explicitely said so, but I meant so. Whoever knows me can tell you
>that I do not discriminate or anything like that.
>I guess I don't really get the tensions that those topics arise in the USA. I
>never meant an installfest *only* for Asian people.
>I ask for public excuses if someone felt insulted / injuried in any way.
>If that was what you understood by reading my message, is my fault for not
>being more clear. And for not being 100% proficient in English (no, babelfish
>does not help.)
>Let me try to put it in another words:
>Liyuan asked me if Trilug would help in an Installfest where he can bring many
>friends to Linux. Such Installfest will be open to everyone, even to
>big'n'bearded, green-eyed, bike-riding white folks. Well, open to anyone that
>shows up with a computer. Anyone means anyone. Yes, even MSCE could attend.
>>That being said, how about we do our next installfest in August? That's
>>about three months from now, and would be right on time for the third
>>quarter. How about we do it at UNC (if they are willing to host us) and
>>help *ANYONE* who shows up install whatever distro they want.
>Exactly. Most probably we can Liyun help in getting UNC support for it. I just
>remembered that someone from ILS (Information and Library Science) Dept. from
>UNC-Chapel Hill was interested in doing something similar.
>So, with those corrections to my previous message, what do you say?
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