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

CrankyOldBugger crankyoldbugger at gmail.com
Wed Nov 27 11:11:45 EST 2013


I just take it as an RSS feed, then I can read it at my leisure, along with
the dozen or so other Linux news sources I subscribe to.



On 27 November 2013 10:54, Chris Craig <kwlug.org at ciotog.net> wrote:

> 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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