[buug] BALUG Tu 2013-04-16: Wikimedia Foundation; & other BALUG News

Michael Paoli Michael.Paoli at cal.berkeley.edu
Tue Apr 9 04:09:43 PDT 2013

BALUG Tu 2013-04-16: Wikimedia Foundation; & other BALUG News


items, details further below:
2013-04-16: Wikimedia Foundation
2013-05-21: Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) - Seth David Schoen
2013-03-19: "slides" from: Stefano Maffulli (OpenStack)
CDs/DVDs, and other "door prizes", etc.
volunteering to help BALUG
Twitter https://twitter.com/#!/BALUG_org


Bay Area Linux User Group (BALUG) meeting
Tuesday 6:30 P.M. 2013-04-16

For our 2013-04-16 BALUG meeting, we're proud to present:

Wikimedia Foundation[1]

Come hear from Ryan Lane[2] (DevOps), Daniel Zahn[3] (DevOps) and
Quim Gil[4] (Technical Contributor Coordinator) of the Wikimedia
Foundation on topics such as:

o how the Wikimedia infrastructure is run
o what technologies are Wikimedia relying on and contributing to
o how the Wikimedia sysadmin team and the community at large interact
o about other areas where Linux & free software lovers are welcome

The Wikimedia Foundation is the non-profit organization that operates
Wikipedia[5] and other free knowledge projects[6].  Together these
sites are the fifth most visited web property in the world.  The
Wikimedia Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization.
The Wikimedia Foundation's mission is to empower a global volunteer
community to collect and develop the world's knowledge and to make it
available to everyone for free, for any purpose.

Wikipedia is the world's largest and most popular encyclopedia. It is
online, free to use for any purpose, and free of advertising. Wikipedia
contains more than 25 million volunteer-authored articles in over 285
languages, and is visited by more than 488 million people every month,
making it one of the most popular sites in the world.

1. http://wikimediafoundation.org/
2. http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:Ryan_lane
3. http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:Mutante
4. http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/User:Qgil
5. http://www.wikipedia.org/
6. http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Our_projects

Please RSVP if you're planning to come (see further below).

So, if you'd like to join us please RSVP to:

                        rsvp at balug.org

**Why RSVP??**

Well, don't worry we won't turn you away, but the RSVPs really help
BALUG and the Four Seas Restaurant plan the meal and meeting, and with
sufficient attendance, they also help ensure that we'll be able to eat
upstairs in the private banquet room.

Meeting Details...

   Tuesday, April 16th, 2012 2013-04-16

   Four Seas Restaurant http://www.fourseasr.com/
   731 Grant Ave.
   San Francisco, CA 94108
   Easy PARKING:
     Portsmouth Square Garage at 733 Kearny:

   Cost: The meetings are always free, but for dinner, for your gift of
     $13 cash or more, we give you a gift of dinner - joining us for a
     yummy family-style Chinese dinner - tax and tip included (your gift
     also helps in our patronizing the restaurant venue and helping to
     defray BALUG costs such as treating our speakers to dinner).


For our 2013-04-16 BALUG meeting, we're proud to present:

Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) - Seth David Schoen


2013-03-19: "slides" from: Stefano Maffulli (OpenStack)

Missed last month's talk/presentation at BALUG or want to have a look
over the "slides" from that presentation?  Have a peek here:


CDs/DVDs, and other "door prizes", etc.

Goodies we'll have at the BALUG meeting (at least the following):

CDs/DVDs, etc. - have a peek here:
We may also be able to "burn" images per request or copy to USB flash,
etc.  Donations of blank or +-RW media, USB flash, or funding thereof,
also appreciated.  See the above URL for details.

We've also got at least a few other miscellaneous items up for grabs.


volunteering to help BALUG

Want to volunteer to help out BALUG?  Quite a variety of opportunities*
Drop us a note at:
balug-contact at balug.org
Or come talk to us at a BALUG meeting.
o assist on publicity
o assist on speaker coordination/procurement, etc.
o webmastering
o archivist/history/retrieval/etc.
o Linux Systems Administration (e.g. do/assist/learn, with/under some
   quite experienced and skilled Linux systems administrators).
o chief/assistant cat herder
o and other various/miscellaneous tasks BALUG "ought" to be doing or
   would be good to do (feel free to bring in ideas!)


Twitter - you can also follow BALUG on Twitter:


Feedback on our publicity/announcements (e.g. contacts or lists where we
should get our information out that we're not presently reaching, or
things we should do differently): publicity-feedback at balug.org



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