[Chugalug] Open Source at Chatt. Tech Council Tomorrow.
foomonkey at gmail.com
Tue Sep 17 18:11:28 UTC 2013
Yes, I am a CHUGALUG guy. I got invited to be a part of this panel though
first meeting next Tuesday. And you are all invited to join that. Our web
site is http://noogajs.org.
I get the feeling from this mailing list there is a bit of ideology
mismatch between CHUGALUG and the CTC. I understand this and I'm fine with
it. In my opinion, the people on this list are pretty hardcore Linux, Open
Source, Hacker, Maker, and network guys. I know Mike H. has been doing
internet services since before a lot of people on the CTC even knew what
email was. And there are a lot of really smart folks on this list that I
know personally like ET.
The CTC is most definitely lacking in technical expertise. It is pretty
much (and this is a generalization) made up of a lot of business people
whose business happens to be IT. There are a lot of manager types in that
group and there are people who are just recruiters and don't really know
I worked at Unum for 14 years. In that time, I used all the corporate shit
that Microsoft and IBM sold us. I was a voice crying in the wilderness that
we could save a ton of money by implementing some open source software,
even if all we did was stand up some Linux-based file and print servers. I
was always shut down with the response that, "we have a corporate policy
against any open source software." Finally, in my last year there, I got
Linux blessed as a supported OS and now, they are in the process of
migrating all their AIX-based software over to Linux.
If you show up tomorrow, you won't hear anything earth shattering. Probably
nothing you don't already know. I think the goal of the meeting is to try
to help the manager types understand that they can indeed utilize open
source in the enterprise which is a very worthwhile discussion. They need
to realize that open source is not just for hackers, geeks, and startups.
And if you have any input for things I ought to bring up in my short time
on the panel, let me know. The meeting is scheduled for an hour so there
won't be anything in-depth on any topic.
David Tucker will also be there and he's worth meeting. He won a Webby
award this year for his creation of the iPad Table (
http://davidtucker.net/articles/ipad-table-intro/) . Super smart guy and
October speaker at noogaJS.
On Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 1:48 PM, Mike Harrison <cluon at geeklabs.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Sep 2013, Ed King wrote:
>> are any of those panelist part of Chugalug? LifeKraze and the name
>> Andrew Pierce seems to ring a
>> bell... or maybe its just tinnitus
> I know Andrew Pierce, neat guy.
> The rest are unknown to me, but might be lurking..
> Chugalug mailing list
> Chugalug at chugalug.org
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