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

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Wed Nov 27 11:04:26 EST 2013

Looks to be a bug in smb / smbmount / mount.cifs - workaround, use id 
numbers in uid and gid instead of names.


search terms that finally got me somewhere useful "root:root", or '"user 
root" "group root"'

On 13-11-27 10:29 AM, unsolicited 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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