[linux] The Beginnings of a Wiki, Get a Free Book, Registration Stuff, and Meetings

Doug McLean dougmc at u.washington.edu
Thu Sep 25 12:19:24 PDT 2003

Um..I have a dumb question. What does WiKi stand for? I know WiFi, but
never heard of WiKi before...

Maybe I ought to stop using Dial-up and get into the 21st century. ;)

Richard Lotz wrote:

> * LinuxUG Wiki


> After fighting with KWiki last night, and not wanting to deal with PHP

> on the student servers (for phpwiki), I decided to just use MoinMoin.

> It also supports RSS feeds without any additional plugins. It's

> beginning are linked from the index page or available here:

> http://students.washington.edu/ . If you're unfamiliar with Wikis then

> read the help pages and spend some time on the SeattleWireless Wiki (

> http://seattlewireless.net/ ). After that please start adding material

> to the page! I'd like have a collection of book reviews and howto's.

> Especially include anything that's relevant to *nix use at the UW. I'm

> going to continue working on some of the WikiStructure (which I'll try

> documenting on that page) so that there's some cohesion to the site.


> * FreeBook


> I'd like to keep the pages a light color, if anyone wants to create a

> logo (to replace the MoinMoin one) that incorporates BSD, Linux, and the

> UW I'll give you a signed copy of _Building Community Wireless Networks_

> (fisrt ed.). I'll even get Rob to sign it for you. In the event that I

> get multiple submissions the LUG can vote on their favorite, and the

> winner gets the book. The file should be a .PNG of a high enough

> resolution to reproduce on an 8x11 sheet of paper w/ a transparent or

> light (white, creme, grey?) background. Make sure that you follow any

> and all rules and guidelines when using other people's images. Some

> where there is a guide on how you can use the UW logo in your

> images...it might be in the archive.


> See the current logo (for ideas):

> http://students.washington.edu/linuxug/images/lug-logo.png


> * SAO Registration


> It's that time again, I need 4(?) signatures from people in the group to

> make us official again. I'd really like a sophomore (you might freshman

> work too) that wants to take over the group next year. I'll expect any

> freshman or sophomore to attend the SAO orientation so he/she knows what

> stuff is available to the group and can start taking over some of the

> organization. With any luck I won't be taking classes next fall. (But

> you never know...)


> Anyone that signed last year gets first option to refuse. Officers that

> want to help out and lead a meeting are greatly appreciated.


> * Meetings


> Yeah, we do have a few of them. I've got two on the agenda, an intro to

> the MoinMoin Wiki, and how to build a low-cost SeattleWireless node w/

> PebbleLinux ( http://www.nycwireless.net/pebble/ ) and scrap hardware.

> If anyone is interested I can give an intro on installing, and

> maintaining an OpenBSD system. If it happens before 3.4 comes out then

> a later meeting can be "How to upgrade and OpenBSD system".


> So thats two, potentially three or four meeting topics. If anyone else

> has ideas let me know. I'd like to schedule the MoinMoin into for the

> second week of school (or sooner). If people want to tell me when they

> prefer the meeting then respond directly to me, w/ "lug schedule' in the

> subject.


> The SeattleWireless node setup needs to happen ASAP. It's mostly going

> to be a demo of how to install Pebble, some discussion of the

> SeattleWireless netework, and perhaps wireless in general. The node is

> going up on Capitol Hill, but the meeting will be on campus. I'll

> update the group once I've got all the hardware together and have a room

> scheduled.


> -richard


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> Richard Lotz

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Doug McLean
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