LUG or Newsletter? (Re: [Ilugc] IE7 to use Firefox's RSS Feed
ashwin kesavan iyengar
ashwin.chn at gmail.com
Tue Dec 20 17:45:16 IST 2005
On 12/19/05, Shakthi Kannan <cyborg4k at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi Sivanandhan, Ashwin and others,
> My, my, my thoughts below:
> > On 12/18/05, Sivanandhan, P. <apsivam at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> > But not all local
> > LUGgers are very fond
> > of reading slashdot, digg, linuxtoday, etc.
> Then what are they doing in a LUG mailing list?
> > We
> > need to take global
> > issues and events to *local* through LUG, IMO.
> Isn't it called "being selfish"? You want to use LUG
> resources for achieving other global objectives?
> Ask yourselves what you have done for the FLOSS
> community. If you really feel you have accomplished a
> lot, contributed enough, had an impact, then you can
> think of other global issues.
> There is still a lot to be done in terms of promoting
> GNU/Linux and FSF, and, you want to use LUG to address
> other issues?
> > If
> > you find these are not useful to you you can just
> > ignore this let
> > other make use of this.
> ... at the expense of?
> Again, its just my thoughts.
My thoughts below,
I do acknowledge your concerns of little being done(by some of its
members) to spread linux or contributing to FLOSS activities. But
don't you think linux would spread ( should i say should speard) on
its own merits. Think of the day, what would happens if there not
enough linux supporters in TN. Would linux not exist in TN. Further
bandwith or load on the mailling list server at iitm should not be a
cause of serious concern so as to stop such posting. Definitely you &
me & many others over here are on broadband. Regarding load on iitm
server, there is not much traffic at iitm to cause concern. We
definetly don't get as many mails as at fedora or debian mail server (
AFAIK these distros are mainly community based with some industry
support). AFAIK server at iitm are sufficiently well built to handle
this traffic. The bandwith problems could true during the days of
dialup connection. I find that argument no longer holds true. I think
policing the list will not contribute to ilugc or linux.
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