[kwlug-disc] Fw: [About KWLUG] Linux Format has forked - introducing Linux Voice!

Chris Craig kwlug.org at ciotog.net
Wed Nov 27 10:54:26 EST 2013


I "subscribe" to the WatCamp Events calendar that's mostly updated now
by Bob Jonkman, it has all the tech events anyone could want.
http://www.watcamp.com/#calendar

Personally I don't see the value in reposting events like the REAP
lunch to this list just because an organizer has used the KWLUG
contact form, given other resources that are available ("Appropriate
Technology", as it were).

The Linux Format -> Linux Voice thing on the other hand seems
reasonable to post, but I'm vacillating on that one.

On 27 November 2013 10:29, unsolicited <unsolicited at swiz.ca> wrote:
>> I am interested in knowing whether these things are sufficiently
>> offtopic/spammy enough that I should keep them off the list.
>
> Nothing I have seen would qualify.
>
> I appreciate the light finger on the pulse they represent. I don't get out
> enough to have seen any of them. Although I may not be interested in the
> event, I do find it interesting that they, or stuff in the community, is out
> there.
>
> It's not like any message has triggered a bevy of additional messages, and
> any such bevy would likely be list members discussing something that has
> caught their eye - at which point it has ceased to be 'spammy' and morphed
> into a topic of local interest / discussion. Meaning the original post
> wasn't spammy in the first place.
>
> Good luck proving the negative.
>
> If ever people do think it spammy, presumably those that do not could get
> such via RSS feed. Personally, from what I've seen, I'm perfectly happy to
> let you continue to do the filtering.
>
>
>
> On 13-11-27 12:53 AM, Paul Nijjar wrote:
>>
>>
>> This also came in through the website. It is definitely more related
>> to Linux, although definitely less related to KW.
>>
>> I am interested in knowing whether these things are sufficiently
>> offtopic/spammy enough that I should keep them off the list.
>>
>> - Paul
>>
>> ----- Forwarded message from andrewjamesgregory83 at googlemail.com
>> -----
>>
>> Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2013 17:57:13 -0500 From:
>> andrewjamesgregory83 at googlemail.com To: kwlug-webform at weait.com,
>> paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca Subject: [About KWLUG] Linux Format has forked -
>> introducing Linux Voice!
>>
>> Andrew Gregory sent a message using the contact form at
>> http://kwlug.org/contact.
>>
>> Hello, Linux users of Kitchener-Waterloo,
>>
>> I'm writing to let you know that the editorial team behind Linux
>> Format has quit, and is in the process of launching a rival Linux
>> magazine called Linux Voice.
>>
>> http://www.linuxvoice.com/hello-linux-format-and-tuxradar-readers/
>>
>> Linux Voice will cover most of the same content as Linux Format,
>> with many of the same writers, but it will be different in three key
>> areas:
>>
>> 1/ We'll give 50% of our profits back to community groups and
>> organisations supporting free software. Admittedly our profits won't
>> be massive at first, but if we achieve even half the success that
>> Linux Format did (and maybe we will after a couple of years) we'll
>> be able to contribute quite a bit of cash.
>>
>> 2/ After no longer than 9 months, we'll relicense old content under
>> the Creative Commons CC-BY-SA licence, so teachers, LUGs, students
>> and anybody else can take, copy and improve upon our work for their
>> own ends.
>>
>> 3/ We won't be owned by a bunch of hedge funds, like Linux Format is
>> (http://www.futureplc.com/investors/major-shareholders/), so we'll
>> be free from corporate interference. Free to do the best job we
>> possibly can.
>>
>> If you could let your members know what we're doing, we'd be most
>> grateful. And if anyone there is a Linux Format reader, please
>> direct them to www.indiegogo.com/projects/linux-voice so they can see
>> what we're up to.
>>
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> Andrew Gregory, Linux Voice
>>
>> ----- End forwarded message -----
>>
>
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