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