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|SUBJECT ||Re: [hangout] Free Software Institute - Last Meeting, where we st and.
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Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2002 16:34:45 -0500
From: Ruben Safir
To: Michael Richardson
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"'hangout -at- nylxs . com'"
Subject: Re: [hangout] Free Software Institute - Last Meeting, where we st and.
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Sorry. I wouldn't quite say cash and carry, but nearly
On 2002.01.07 12:59:58 -0500 Michael Richardson wrote:
>>How is financing of the boxes done? All at once or payment plan?
>>From: Paul Rodríguez [mailto:sangrelinux-at-yahoo.com]
>>Sent: Monday, January 07, 2002 12:21 PM
>>Subject: [hangout] Free Software Institute - Last Meeting, where we
>>Hi, I wanted to follow up to the group about our last educational
>>institue meeting. The Free Software Institute had its first planning
>>meeting last Thursday. It went pretty well. We had a lot of things on
>>the agenda and we covered all of them to some degree.
>>The first thing we talked about, and what we spent most of our time on
>>was developing a curriculum. As you all know, the point is to develop a
>>cradle-to-grave Linux/Unix training. As it currently stands we have the
>>following worked out. [snip, i put the draft of the curriculum outline
>>at the end (this is also on the web site)].
>>We have a deal worked out with a reliable hardware vendor to provide us
>>with inexpensive boxes. Each student can (they are highly encouraged
>>to..) buy themselves one of these boxes, and use them to install and
>>practice on. They will then be able to take these systems home with
>>them for their own use.
>>The first of these classes (Intro to Linux 1) is starting soon. Check
>>the web site for details. I highly reccomend this class if you would
>>like to get up to date on (and feel comfortable with) the topics
>>covered, remember the classes will build on each other. But you'll need
>>to act quickly.
>>There will also be some classes not listed as part of the core
>>curriculum (electives if you will) covering different toolsets and
>>languages. (think LISP and GTK) They are a great way to expand your
>>knowledge. The GTK workshop (check the web site) is also starting soon.
>>And this is an exceelent way to get started or hone your programming
>>We also discussed setting up an online distance learning curriculum.
>>these would be designed to supplement the classes themselves and in the
>>beginning be similar to course materials. We also discussed creating a
>>variety of training materials for other outlets that need better
>>Unix/Linux/Free Software materials. These needs a lot more thought and
>>planning. The current thinking is that this would help us generating
>>funds as well.
>>This brought us inevitably to licencing and permissions issues. This is
>>something we will need to discuss further in the future. Don't worry,
>>we'll work all of this out together.
>>Teaching stipends were also discussed. We feel that $500 is a
>>reasonable ammount. And what we may be able to afford at thins point.
>>This is a volunteer organization.
>>We talked a lot about volunteering and meeting different people's needs.
>>This is an open discussion. If anybody would like to discuss
>>volunteering please don't be hesitant about getting ahold of me. We can
>>discuss what you can do. We need a lot of help with different things
>>and a lot of work can accomodate varying levels of commitment. Don't
>>worry, just call me (or email).
>>We also talked about our lecture series and inservice meetings (same
>>thing). These are really exciting too. We're looking at a monthly
>>schedule here (maybe bi-weekly if we have enough volunteers?). We also
>>want to be able to digitally record these in the future. These lectures
>>and talks are a way to come together as a community and share our
>>knowledge. There are a variety of different things that each of us do
>>on a regular basis that we would be ineterested in sharing with others.
>>Please get ahold of me if you think you might be interested in holding
>>one. This is really an open subject area thing, as long as it has to do
>>with free software. This is also an excellent way to hone your teaching
>>and public speaking skills. (We're a pretty forgiving audience.) and if
>>you are considering teaching a class or even just playing with the idea,
>>this is a great way to warm up.
>>We're holding another one tonight, by the way. Please try to make it.
>>Brendan McAdams is talking about Creating Secure Transactions over the
>>Web with Free Software at the Killarny Rose, 82 Beaver Street, 2nd
>>We also talked about securing space for our classes. While we have a
>>location for our first two classes, we are looking for a secure and
>>stabel place to hold our classes untill we have our own place. We need
>>storage space for the computers, as well as enough room to hold a class.
>>Community or education oriented space is a possibilty. If you think you
>>might know of a place we can use, or might be able to secure us a
>>location, please get ahold of me or Ruben ASAP.
>>Anyway, that's pretty much last Thursday's meeting.
>>Things are definately moving along. Please let me know if there is
>>anything you want to discuss. If you think you might like to volunteer,
>>email or IM me. You can also feel free to call. I think this can
>>really be an incredible thing here, with your help. :) I hope to see
>>you all tonight.
>>Introduction to Linux
>> Introduction to the Shell
>> Introduction to VI, vim,
>> vi commands:
>> Basic Shell comands
>> Directory tree
>> files, ownership, group permissions
>> Setting up X
>> sysinit - /etc/rc.d/init.d - turning services off and on
>> network setup
>> adding users - different on different systems
>> ifconfig - see network connections
>> modules - modprobe, demode, lsmod, kernel compile
>>Introduction to unix
>> Unix Tool, find, locate, man, grep, AWK, sort, df, ls, gcc, make
>> cp, ln, mv Permissions, tcp networking,route.
>>Introduction to Programming with Perl
>> shell scripting, C programming, Desktop X.
>>Introduction to Apache: Linux 2
>> Install of mod perl, install of Apache, Install of embperl,
>> and mason, basic apache configuration with files and virtual
>> servers, etc
>>Advanced Web Programming with Perl
>> embperl, modperl, the apache request cycle, cgi's, html, forms,
>> cookies and sessions
>>Database Programming 1
>> MYSQL installation, Creating tables, performance evalutions,
>> SQL seelcts, Inserts, user permissions, Perl DBI, C API.
>>Introdution to Networking 1
>> REVIEW tcp/id, introduce mail, sendmail, bind, DNS, DHCP,
>> SAMBA, NFS, SSH, ROUTE
>>It was a good first meeting. had a great meeting the other night. We
>>talked for a few hours planning out a general curriculum, the setting up
>>of an online learning center to assist the classes, creating other sorts
>>of training materials as well, teaching stipends, volunteerism, and
>>sharing wisdom, opinions and annecdotes. :)
>>On Fri, 2002-01-04 at 09:17, Ruben Safir wrote:
>>> Following up on last nights wildly successful first Free Software
>>> Institute Meeting, the Chair of the Institute, and myself, wish to
>>> introduce the first class of our cradle to grave Linux/Free Software
>>> Paul will followup on the complete program, but I would like to
>>> announce the first class. This is a very exciting begining.
>>> The first class is called Intoduction to Linux. The cost is $200
>>> plus you can get purchase a computer through our network of
>>> hardware vendors to participate in the class. This class goes
>>> through the installation process of Linux on standard hardware
>>> and ONLY hardware which we order through our vendor will
>>> be allowed to be used in the classroom. This prevents us from
>>> turning into installfest maddness.
>>> People who spring for the machine (for less than $500) will
>>> beable to use it in further classes as we learn to build a powerful
>>> The class will be 5 classes in 5 weeks from
>>> Monday Febuary 4th until March 4th. All students
>>> MUST pay in advanced.
>>> The time of the class will be 7PM - 10:30PM We might push later is
>>> required. We will also meet on line for instruction on an agreed upon
>>> weeksly time to fill out about 6 hours a weeks instruction.
>>> We will hold class at
>>> Rosenswieg and Maffia at 845 3rd Avenue in Midtown Manhattan
>>> A maximum of 20 students can be accomedated.
>>> Checks are made payable to NYLXS.
>>> Final exams of this class is the installation of a system with
>>> basic setup.
>>> This is the Syllabus for the first class:
>>> Introduction to Linux
>>> Boot Media, Kernels
>>> Hard Drives
>>> fdisk, type 82, 83 etc
>>> swap partitions, mkswap, swapon, partition types,
>>> patition tables, /boot /home /usr /var
>>> file systems, ext2, reiser, ext3, mke2fs
>>> Intro to the Shell
>>> Kernel ->getty->login-shell
>>> Introduction to VI
>>> VI Commands (and vim)
>>> Command mode
>>> p=> paste
>>> edit more
>>> Typing to the screen
>>> execute mode
>>> :w write
>>> :q quit
>>> :wq! at all costs
>>> 1,$s/old/new/g - global substitutions
>>> Basic Shell Commands
>>> ls glob*
>>> Files, ownershop, group permission
>>> Setting up X
>>> Knowing your hardware
>>> Network Setup Basics
>>> host name
>>> domain name
>>> dns entries
>>> adding users on different systems
>>> modules - lsmod, modprobe, depmode
>>> This class will be followed up by the Unix 1 Class.
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