Tuesday, Feb 2nd, 2002 from the home of Wayne's World, Aurora IL
Tonight LIVE on www.thelinuxshow.com
At 6pm pt, 7pm mt, 8pm ct, and 9pm et.... Kevin Hill, Jeff
Gerhardt, Doc Searls (Linux Journal), Arne Flones and Russ
Pavlicek; have (may have) another outstanding show lined up tonight
on The Linux Show!!
NOTE on Broadcast: tonight we wil be bringing
you some of the stories we would have covered last week. The rumor
that we were forced off the air because of our announcement of the
formation of GeekPac is 100% not true, but
happened because of loosing one of our major network connections,
and so we were unable to broadcast.
In Segment One - Hot News: We will be covering
the hot Linux news of the last few weeks. In particular we will
talk about the best of this years April 1st Internet
Hoax's. There were lots this year.
In Segment Two- Introducing The Open Technology
Consortium (GeekPAC) or A more aggressive step at securing
Tonight we ask the listeners indulge us a bit as we introduce
our New Political Action Committee The Open Technology
Consortium. We will have a URL available for users to
review our initial Position Statement by ShowTime. The need for
such a PAC should be obvious.
It has become apparent. Regardless of the efforts the founding
members of the PAC have attempted to use to influence the outcome
of political events that impact the mixed communities of; the Open
Source development community, the Internet and ISP communities, the
Linux community and the "non-Microsoft centric" portion of the
general IT community; that those efforts have failed.
It is now time to take a more aggressive, attack direct to the
seat of power in Washington DC. The creation of this PAC is to
effect a sense of UNITY between several technology communities, and
allow a common reference to carry a diverse message.
Please join us on the show, and check our IRC
And an additional message:
Greetings from The Linux Show,
We are presently looking for a place on both the west coast and
the east coast to collocate servers for The Linux Show. We are also
looking at a couple partners overseas (Europe and Japan).
One of our major sponsors in the past was VA Software (formerly
VA Linux Systems). We owe a lot to the people at VA for the support
they have given us over the years, even when we have been critical
of their business.
But, VA has gone through a consolidation as of late and was in
the process of shutting down their "Community Server Room". We were
recently informed that VA could no longer support the Community
Server Room effort as they had in the past. Understandable in these
tough IT times. We were told we had about a month to move our west
coast server, to a new location.
When to everyone's surprise, the ISP that was providing
bandwidth on the Community Server Room, shut our bandwidth down 2
hours ahead of ShowTime last week.
So, we are presently looking for a co-location partner on the
west coast specifically, and anywhere else where is seems that it
will help our ability to continue broadcasting.
The amount of bandwidth we consume is actually pretty small. We
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This happens primarily right at the start of the show at 8:00pm
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We ask that you consider this opportunity to help preserve one
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