[Chugalug] Linux volunteer opportunity at the library

Nate Hill nathanielhill at gmail.com
Mon Apr 1 17:57:27 UTC 2013


Thanks Ed, that's kind of you to say!

And thanks Aaron for offering equipment - lets talk about that. I'm trying
to figure out what to say yes to and what to avoid taking on so I don't end
up swimming in dated equipment (like the 4th floor was prior to this
revival)

On Monday, April 1, 2013, Ed King wrote:

> I would love to volunteer for this, or any other library project for that
> matter...   but...  I always seem to have 9578578 projects of my own going
> on.   I suspect that there are lots of people in the same boat...   (eg:
> would love to volunteer, but just can't swing any free time).
>
> But I do want to say that I'm always excited to hear about the cool stuff
> that's going on at the library and I think its great that the library is
> offering the community a chance to get involved.   That is really cool.
> For a long time, the library was just...    a library.   But lately its
> becoming so much more.   Good job Nate and crew!
>
>
>
> --- On *Mon, 4/1/13, Nate Hill <nathanielhill at gmail.com<javascript:_e({}, 'cvml', 'nathanielhill at gmail.com');>
> >* wrote:
>
>
> From: Nate Hill <nathanielhill at gmail.com <javascript:_e({}, 'cvml',
> 'nathanielhill at gmail.com');>>
> Subject: Re: [Chugalug] Linux volunteer opportunity at the library
> To: "Chattanooga Unix Gnu Android Linux Users Group" <
> chugalug at chugalug.org <javascript:_e({}, 'cvml',
> 'chugalug at chugalug.org');>>
> Date: Monday, April 1, 2013, 1:21 PM
>
> Hi all,
>
> I'm aware that there are a bunch of options out there, and I've definitely
> got a wee bit of Linux knowledge on staff here.  We could make this happen,
> for sure.
>
> What would be really cool is if someone from the community wanted to step
> in and act as a steward for this initiative. It's a tough transition for
> us, but I'm trying to at least partially let go of the reigns, ease back on
> some of the top-down control, and make elements of the space, technology,
> and programming over here something that is owned and driven by the
> community.  This is harder to do across the whole library, but since The
> 4th Floor is our lab or 'beta-space' there is a greater degree of
> flexibility to try such things.
>
> I guess I'm just saying.... don't mistake my call for a volunteer to lead
> this initiative as a lazy call for help, we are a pretty motivated group of
> DIYers over here.  Just trying to engage more folks in the process, and
> being real about the 9578578 projects we are trying to get running at once.
>
> Btw, we are open today until 8:00 if anyone wants to come play with the
> Makerbot and see what we are up to.
>
> N
>
>
>
>
> On Mon, Apr 1, 2013 at 12:50 PM, Phil Shapiro <pshapiro at his.com<http://mc/compose?to=pshapiro@his.com>
> > wrote:
>
> Nate,
>
> ITALC is a no-cost option for managing a Linux (or Windows) computer lab.
>
>   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ITALC
>
>                    phil
>
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