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An introduction of sorts

My name is Larry Cafiero, and I am a journalist Living and working on the Central Coast of California. I work on the news desk of the Santa Cruz Sentinel in Santa Cruz -- that's what I do for a living, My avocation is evangelizing for FLOSS through my magazine and Web site, Open Source Reporter, and my blog, which is "Larry the Open Source Guy". The magazine, a bimonthly, is schedule to premiere in the fall.

[Since this always comes up: I'm a firm believer in, and an unequivocal advocate of, Free Software, as defined by Richard Stallman and the Free Software Foundation, of which I am an associate member. The reason my business partner and I settled on the name "Open Source Reporter" was a.) because Free Software Magazine was taken, and b.) to avoid the explanation of "free-as-in-no-cost" software, we found the term "open source" covered free software without the baggage. However, there is a good chance the print version will be called "Open Source and Free Software Reporter" since FLOSS Magazine is already taken (it's a fashion magazine . . .)]

I got into FLOSS through political channels, interestingly. As a Green and the California candidate for Insurance Commissioner last year (270,218 votes, 3.2 percent), during the campaign I complained to one of the Green Party's IT guys the fact that I didn't have the software to compete with the major party candidates. On the contrary, he said, and introduced me to the FLOSS alternatives to the proprietary programs I thought I lacked. Hence, I was converted to GNU/Linux and now I try to convince people to see what FLOSS alternatives are available to the proprietary hegemony from both Redmond and Cupertino.

Let's see . . . what else? I'm a Deadhead, environmentalist, father of one, I drive a '94 Jetta which in about a month will have the specialty license plate "GNU LNUX" (there are only 7 letters available, and "LINX" looks like "links"), and by reading this far without falling asleep, you can see that I talk too much.

But I would invite you to read my site (and magazine, when it comes out) -- anyone who writes or blogs should drop me a line and I'll link to it -- and thank you for the opportunity to introduce myself.

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Hi Larry, welcome to

Hi Larry, welcome to Nuxified. We're glad to have you.

About the name, just a thought; Free Software Reporter would sound good to me, personally, as well. Smiling

Anyway, I hope you have a good time in this community.

Cheers

Joined: 2007-06-27
I am an IT professional

I am an IT professional based in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. At home, I use BLAG (a Fedora-based distro) on both desktop and laptop, but by day I use a Windows 2000 desktop to administer both Windows and Solaris-based application servers. We use Open Software solutions like Nagios and Hyperic in house, but are looking to expand the Linux influence into the enterprise server environment.

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Hello and welcome to

Hello and welcome to Nuxified. Smiling

I hope you find your experience here extra special sweet. Eye

Cheers

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Joined: 2007-08-02
just arrived

My name is Paul, I'm a webmaster for some time now and following a thread at Digital Point I stumbled on this forum, it seems very interesting so I think I will stay for a while.

Thanks,
Paul

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Hi Paul, welcome aboard.

Hi Paul, welcome aboard. Good to see a fellow DP member here. Smiling

Cheers

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I have joined the team

hi all, i met Olivier (france) during the last RMLL 2008 and i promise him to help from time to time and here i am.
I am a fun of php and i use esentially ubuntu (i started with fedora and reddhat). I speak french and english.
I draw (dream to make a cartoon one day :-)), play guitar, write poems.

Right now i don't know exactely how i can help, can somebody help ?

Cheers,

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Hi golchi, I've sent you

Hi golchi,

I've sent you the contact info for Olivier. He can probably help most since you've talked to him.

Nuxified.org is a general Free Software support forum with one subforum dedicated to GNU/Linux Matters, which is