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

Bob Jonkman bjonkman at sobac.com
Wed Nov 27 13:19:35 EST 2013


But if Paul hadn't posted that REAP event here I would not have known
about it to add it to the Watcamp calendar :)

I'm all in favour of seeing these things from the Web form posted to the
list.  If Andrew Gregory was a list subscriber and had posted that
message to the list himself we would have thanked him for it.

--Bob.


On 13-11-27 10:54 AM, Chris Craig 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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