[Herts] ** Plan For Future Meetings

Malcolm Smith malc at thesmith.org.uk
Sat Apr 15 22:20:21 BST 2006

On Sat, Apr 15, 2006 at 02:58:41PM +0100, Ian Gregory wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 15, 2006 at 01:21:42PM +0100, Malcolm Smith wrote:
> > One thing I would like to get away from is random aimless talk, and
> > could we possibly leave discussion of Windows and other OT/non-free
> > subjects out of the picture?
> Good point - I am particularly prone to digression. We should all have
> signs with a big "OT" written on them that we are encouraged to hold
> up if we think anyone is going off topic:-)
Digression is good so long as it remains constructive and informative,
and doesn't just degenerate into Windoze bashing or other fun pastimes.

> > In future I'll be giving talks on The GIMP, The BASH and possibly
> > some other four-letter words as I see fit.
> If I get time to prepare I would perhaps do something on a three-letter
> word - ODF (KOffice 1.5 has just been released with full native ODF
> support, so now there are at least two Open Source office productivity
> suites using it, the other of course being OpenOffice). Since ODF is
> built on XML there might be a case for an XML talk first
Yes, this would be good.

> (staying with the three-letter theme).
OK, you do the three-letter words, but please, leave the four-letter
words to me (*grin*)


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