[Wiltshire] Library Presentation

David Fletcher dave at thefletchers.net
Mon Apr 27 09:09:03 UTC 2009

I don't think anybody in Wiltshire actually gives a damn what everybody else 
uses. At least one of us uses BSD but everybody still talks to everybody 

Yes I know we've talked about this before, but I think the biggest problem is 
that it's a long way from one end of Wiltshire to the other, and Swindon has 
always been the hub of activity, even if that does tend to be a monthly 
meeting in the pub.

I think it will be a huge benefit when the Museum of Computing gets set up in 
Swindon Centre. It should constantly attract attention and draw in the 
public. Maybe there could be a small "Future of Computing" section with a 
machine or two running FOSS? Maybe for a small duplication fee help visitors 
to burn a distribution CD to take home?


On Monday 27 April 2009 09:23:44 Dianne Reuby wrote:
> This was on the Ubuntu-UK mailing list, and although it refers to launch
> parties, I did wonder if it's something that we have to overcome for LUG
> meetings and events such as the one at the library on Saturday.
> > Why are Linux people so "territorial"??
> >
> > Any attempts I make in Somerset to organise a release party for
> > something like Ubuntu gets folks saying "can't be doing with that -
> > Debian's the only decent distro" or "Sorry, that's one of those Debian
> > derivitives isn't it?  apt-get reallys gets to me... give me Red Hat
> > and yum any day".  Or "the secret to life, the universe and everything
> > is SuSE" (they think late that, honest!)
> >
> > We should surely be celebrating every Linux release, rather than
> > forming into "camps" -- but it does seem that people get very tied to
> > their own particular favourite distro.
> >
> > Probably why my local LUG has died a death...
> >
> > Sean
> Dianne

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