2000.09.28 Meeting Notes
We met with Richard Lowenberg of
DCN, the Davis Community Network,
at Woodstocks Pizza to discuss continuing our work with DCN.
- LUGOD Demos
We told Richard about our upcoming LUGOD demos (at Borders, the Co-Op,
and Davis Farmers Markets) and suggested that someone from DCN join us
to help man the booth and pass out information about DCN.
- Application Service Provider
DCN is interested in developing and serving applications, and is
looking for Linux application developers who can work with them.
of DCN is the person to speak with.
- Old System Refurbishment
DCN's old PC refurbishing project is still going, but very slowly.
A few people have been taking PC's to their homes to work on and
returning them to DCN when they are set up. If you're interested
in helping, contact Richard
Richard is also soon meeting with a number of waste management
organizations (UC Davis, Yolo, West Sac., etc.) to discuss PC
recycling (ie, keeping hardware out of landfills due to the amount
of heavy metals they contain).
- Linux Router Project
We mentioned LRP, a Linux distribution that fits on, and boots from,
a single floppy and can be used to turn a harddisk-less PC into
a router and firewall. DCN may be interested in using this.
- Installfests and LERT
We mentioned our monthly Installfests and our LERT group and Richard
said he'd like to discuss these in DCN's "DCNews" electronic newsletter
to spread the word about our services.
- Yolo Library
We mentioned that the Yolo County Library is sorely lacking in Linux and
Unix books and that we've been interested in fundraising and/or getting
corporate sponsorship to donate books. Richard said the best
person to speak to at the library is
Richard recommended that when tax time rolls around, an accountant
would be handy. The accountant that DCN uses, and who Richard recommends,
is Margarite Spencer, CPA.
- DCN Talk at LUGOD
We of course invited Richard to attend our meetings. We also offered
him a chance to speak at an upcoming meeting to spread the word about
- Computer Training
DCN is looking for people willing to teach during their regular
free public training sessions. (About Linux, and non-Linux topics.)
- Davis General Plan
Pete mentioned LUGOD's interest in encouraging the City of Davis to
adopt Open Source software as an alternative to proprietary (and often
insecure and unreliable) software. Richard said we should speak
to Jerilyn Cocharin, the City's liason between the public and the
Davis General Plan.
- Woodland Community College
We asked about spreading Linux to areas in Yolo other than Davis (since
technically we consider ourselves a Yolo club, not just a Davis one).
He suggested we speak to
Francisco Rodriguez at the
Woodland Community College.
- Bill Kendrick
- Melissa Hardenbrook
- Pete Salzman
- Jen Rutherford
- Foo Lim
- Richard Lowenberg