[Chugalug] Open Source at Chatt. Tech Council Tomorrow.

Rod rod-lists at epbfi.com
Tue Sep 17 19:37:24 UTC 2013

+1 on cluing in mangers.

On Tue, 17 Sep 2013 14:11:28 -0400, Andrew Pierce <foomonkey at gmail.com>  

> Yes, I am a CHUGALUG guy. I got invited to be a part of this panel  
> though my association with noogaJS, our new JavaScript user group that  
> has our 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 technology.
> 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..
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