Interesting question about reviving LUAU, James. I attended LUAU meetings back when they were held in the Manoa Innovation Center. I remember how things were mostly interesting, but I realize that the way we seek information and collaborate has changed completely.
Most of the LUAU list subscribers are probably very good at finding the info they need about new stuff. We tend to be the ones who furnish answers and solutions to our clients, and are used to googling info, supporting our users/clients via remote control, and managing servers that we've never even touched. We don't need the physical meetings as much, and we tend to interact with other Linux users on an international scale, rather than in our own town. Having monthly LUAU meetings could be interesting, but I'm not really sure how many people would show up on a regular basis. We've all become too good at working in the virtual world. :) On Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 9:08 PM, James A Stroble <stro...@hawaii.edu> wrote: > On Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:23:00 -1000 > Brian Chee <c...@hawaii.edu> wrote: > > > They really ought to contact their college support folks. Soest, CBA. > > Coll of Ed, trop AG, med school, all have their own internal it > > support. > > > > Brian chee > > As I am sure you are aware, Brian, support for free software is spotty > across the UH system. I have "tech support" people that want to help > me use my iWhatever, for teaching! And they are definitely hostile to > free software. > > Your advice is of course correct, this is the first place they should > go. But the fact is that most of UH's IT is occupied by people with > MSCEs, and that is not only sad, it is positively evil. Where should > they go when offical support has been taken over by the enemy? > > [Side note: is anyone interesting in reviving LUAU? Not on any grand > scale, just having meetings once in a while, some resources on-line for > the islands, and so forth? Proposals are welcome!] > > Yours, > > James Andy Stroble > Leeward Community College > _______________________________________________ > LUAU@lists.freesoftwarehawaii.org mailing list > > http://lists.freesoftwarehawaii.org/listinfo.cgi/luau-freesoftwarehawaii.org > _______________________________________________ LUAU@lists.freesoftwarehawaii.org mailing list http://lists.freesoftwarehawaii.org/listinfo.cgi/luau-freesoftwarehawaii.org