[Nottingham] Re: February

.waffle nottingham at mailman.lug.org.uk
Thu Feb 6 19:34:00 2003

Just in response to the charging methods, I'm sure everyone who attended
Wednesday's meeting was impressed, and 1 seems great value for money!
Looking to distros on CD's... Much appreciated! If anyone wants to give me
RedHat 8.0 or SuSE 8.1 (or indeed, anything worth playing worth) on CD, I'd
be more than willing to pay 1/2 a CD, or more if it was really good.

On the notes of venues... I'm sure there must be a hall SOMWHERE you could
use... My local hall is 6 a night, apparently but that's in Papplewick
(think Hucknall/Bulwell). Thoughts?


----- Original Message -----
From: "Andy Davidson" <andy@comodogroup.com>
To: <nottingham@mailman.lug.org.uk>
Sent: Tuesday, February 04, 2003 2:07 PM
Subject: Re: [Nottingham] Re: February

> On Sun, Jan 19, 2003 at 08:08:06PM +0000, Marcel Taylor wrote:
> [...]
>  > >12.50 (+1.00 for OHP) for the night.  I paid the last two meetings
>  > >but obvioulsy don't want to keep doing this indefinitely.  How should
>  > >as a LUG handle the issue of contributions and money ?
>  >   Marcel: How about, the costs are paid by whoever turns up? e.g.
>  >   10 people at     the meeting, each pays ?1.25.
> You could get around this with a little imagination.  No, I don't mean
> by creative accounting, or inventing money (a la Enron), but selling
> Linux distributions on CD to the public at large ?  Or collaborating
> some efforts into a book which could be sold ?  If you only need to
> raise 150 pounds to pay for the year's hall subscription then there's
> everything to gain from a litle entrepreneurial thinking.
> When it comes to venues, have you exhausted free options yet ?  Have the
> student population of the list checked to see whether a room in their
> respective SUs can be hired for free, with the promise that you'll drag
> some users into the bar afterwards ?  That way, you can have a secluded
> area with propper internet connectivity and power, and shouldn't feel
> compelled to stay around in a boozy smoky atmosphere afterwards should
> that be a worry.
> Have you also considered talking to large computer stores asking whether
> meetings could be held there ?  You could then tag together and release
> a joint press statement, along the lines of 'Foobar computing supports
> Notts Lug' and 'Notts lug at larger premises, check out us out at Foobar
> when you next buy your components..'
> --
> Regards, Andy Davidson, Systems Administrator
> Comodo Research Labs,            01274 730505
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