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META TOPICPARENT MeetingGuide
This is a list of ideas and suggestions for meetings. Various sources have contributed over the years. This list includes both topics (subject matter) as well as techniques (how to go about having the meetings).
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Some of the ideas that have been floated for meetings are:

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  • The Basics
    • A "From the Ground Up" Installation session. Maybe with different distributions, how to do dual/multi-boot systems
    • Some answers to the "Now what?" feeling one often gets after a successful Linux install
  • Hardware
    • How to choose hardware
    • How to choose hardware that works well with Linux
    • Neat hardware
    • Using a Palm Pilot with Linux
    • X10 - control your home/office from your Linux box!
    • Laptop sleep/standby/hibernation
    • USB Support
  • User environment

  • screen - commandline terminal tool to maintain multiple persistent terminals across unreliable/disconnected connections
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    • Customizing Emacs/vi

  • NX - remote terminal services for Linux
  • VNC - cross-platform remote GUIs, Virtual Network Computing, including RealVNC? and other variations
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  • Gaming (and games) on Linux
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  • Communications/networking
    • IPV6: what is it, will it ever arrive, and how to deal with it when it does.

  • Mail filtering (complete and end-all)
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  • Realtime

  • Conferencing software (Video, whiteboard, audio, etc.)
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  • Demo night of various small applications (organization needed)
  • Neat Hardware
  • How to choose hardware
  • How to choose hardware that works well with Linux

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    • Apache Configuration (Rich Cloutier 20 Apr 2002)
    • Sendmail setup/configuration
    • Different Mail clients (compare/contrast (X)pine, mutt, (n)mh/exmh
    • Video conferencing
    • CollaborationTools - an overview of Linux based collaboration tools.
  • Fun, entertainment, education
    • Gaming (and games) on Linux
  • Systems stuff
    • System Administration Techniques and practices
    • Realtime
    • Linux Clustering - Making several Linux boxes perform as one.
    • Virtual Machines and Linux
  • Generalized meeting ideas
    • Demo night of various small applications (organization needed)
    • Favorite packages (everyone has their own, maybe a Show'n'Tell?)
    • General "help solve problems" meetings - I'm trying to do X, and need help
    • Linux on the desktop - We tend to focus on server/admin stuff
  • Advocacy, politics, legalities, etc.

  • Marketing Linux to: Your Boss, Someone Else's Boss (Maddog will take this on)
  • Licenses of Open Source (what do they mean)
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  • IPV6: what is it, will it ever arrive, and how to deal with it when it does.
  • Lilipad: Music typesetter
  • e-commerce
  • accounting software
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  • People (as topics, or potential speakers?)

  • alan cox
  • esr
  • rms
  • doc searles
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  • ken coar [I am not sure if the last five are to give a talk about a topic or just stand on the stage and glow...but this was brainstorming, and I did not want to break the flow of consciousness to ask. - md]
  • PHP - rasmus
  • mySQL - nusphere
  • intro to security (Ben Boulanger ben@blackavarNoSpam.com)
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    • ken coar
  • Programming
    • Intro to Unix development tools (automake/autoconf, make, cscope, etc.)

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    • Java on Linux (Paul Courchene; 4 Jan 2002)

  • Guile
  • Glade
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  • Apache Configuration (Rich Cloutier 20 Apr 2002)
  • Java on Linux (Paul Courchene; 4 Jan 2002)
  • Virtual Machines and Linux
  • X10 - control your home/office from your Linux box!
  • CollaborationTools - an overview of Linux based collaboration tools.
  • LinuxClustering - Making several Linux boxes perform as one.
  • OfficeAutomation - Linux Office applications.
  • Favorite Tools and Productivity applications
  • Factory Automation, Bar Coding (Kurth Bemis , carl@helmersNoSpam.com)
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    • PHP - rasmus
  • Security

  • Introduction to Firewals - An intro to the new IP Tables firewall code in the 2.4.x kernel series
  • Anti-spam/Virus techniques - How can you deal with Spam/viruses
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  • Sendmail setup/configuration
  • Some answers to the "Now what?" feeling one often gets after a successful Linux install
  • Favorite packages (everyone has their own, maybe a Show'n'Tell?)
  • LyX - The WYSIWYM Document Processor
  • Using a Palm Pilot with Linux
  • A "From the Ground Up" Installation session. Maybe with different distributions, how to do dual/multi-boot systems
  • Different Mail clients (compare/contrast (X)pine, mutt, (n)mh/exmh
  • System Administration Techniques and practices
  • Customizing Emacs/vi
  • Intro to sw development tools (automake/autoconf, Makefiles, cscope, etc.)
  • Cryptography
  • Security
  • CAD Software
  • USB Support
  • Video conferencing
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  • Misc Applications
    • E-commerce
    • Accounting software
    • Lilipad: Music typesetter
    • Office Automation - Linux Office applications.
    • Favorite Tools and Productivity applications
    • LyX - The WYSIWYM Document Processor

  • GIS software
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  • PGP/GPG and key signing.
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META TOPICMOVED BenScott? date="1076389356" from="Organizational.MeetingTopicIdeas" to="Organizational.MeetingIdeas"
Revision r1.23 - 30 Apr 2006 - 08:50 - TedRoche
Revision r1.24 - 08 May 2006 - 21:16 - BenScott