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Subject: Re: [hangout] What is NYLXS (from NYLUG)
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This is fine
On 2002.04.12 13:20 Paul Rodríguez wrote:
> Do you feel this is a fair representation of who we are?
> - Paul
> NYLXS (New York Linux Scene) is an organization dedicated to the
> advancement of the New York Linux community, and the empowerment of the
> New York community more generally through Free Software.
> We are not a user group, though supporting the local user groups is part
> of our charter.
> We are currently involved with many projects. One of them is the
> education of our elected officials regarding proposed legislation that
> are relevant to Free Software and our community. (Such as the former
> SSSCA, now CBDTPA.)
> We also provide affordable, hands-on training to individuals through our
> Free Software Institute. One of the ways in which we are putting into
> practice our call for empowerment, is to provide real education. By
> doing so, we are creating a pool of people who are trained and have
> control of both the technical and philosophical aspects of Free
> Software, and can in turn give back to the community as a whole.
> We are also developing contacts within both government and higher and
> lower educational institutions in the New York area. We are trying to
> both educate and provide support for them in their efforts to provide
> modern education, in a way that is both fiscally feasible and
> philosophically in keeping with the advancement of knowledge and the
> greater good.
> Through all of this, we are not leaving businesses behind. We are
> putting together a demonstration of Free Software in the workplace which
> we plan to put on next month. This idea behind this demonstration is to
> show small businesses the tools and solutions that GNU/Linux and Free
> Software make available to them. We plan to demonstrate low-cost
> accounting, networking, telephony, and server solutions. In these times
> of economic difficulty, small businesses, and those dependent on them,
> are struggling even more than they were before. We want to provide them
> with hands-on knowledge of an alternative.
> NYLXS has also just started a journal to give an informative and
> entertaining account of our community's activities, a provide a real
> technical journal. Our own Michael Richardson is responsible for putting
> together our first issue, available here:
> We also hold what we call "in-services". In-services are informal
> meetings/lectures in which someone from the community educates us on
> some topic they have been working on recently. Recent in-services
> include Brendan McAdams: Secure Web Based Transactions with Apache,
> mod_perl, and openssl; Ruben Safir: Apache Virtual Servers; David Sugar:
> make, autoconf, and the GNU way.
> All meetings, except for classes are free and open to the public. In
> fact we encourage everyone to attend. Membership dues are $40 a year,
> and a certain amount of volunteer hours per month. Membership gives you
> a say in the organization, a vote in the direction we take. It's really
> about volunteering, and no one will be turned down for inability to
> pay. But you don't need to be a member to attend meetings, lectures, or
> participate in any of the projects which we've started. We highly
> encourage everyone who would like to assist us or learn more about us to
> volunteer, email us, and attend meetings.
> We occasionally hold members only workshops as well. These are kind of
> informal study sessions on a topic.
> Our classes are the only thing we charge for. Enrollment is limited,
> and we do charge tuition for our Free Software classes and curriculum.
> We are a volunteer organization, and the money we earn from these
> classes goes to fund our efforts. We do give instructors a token
> reimbursement for the heavy commitment of their time. We hope to use
> these funds to secure a permanent or at least stable location for Free
> Software organizations and efforts in the city.
> Flyers for our latest class (started yesterday) are here:
> We don't think of ourselves as a user group, but rather as a support and
> leadership organization. Most of our members are part of NYLUG and/or
> another user group of some kind. We tend to think of our role as
> I hope this answers your question. I may have gone a little over-board,
> but I'm sure I missed information anyway. Let me know if you have any
> more questions.
> - Paul Rodriguez
> Chairman - Free Software Institute of
> New York Linux Scene - NYLXS
> On Fri, 2002-04-12 at 07:48, Michael Levy wrote:
> > What is NYLXS?
> > Mike
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