1st LUG@IITD meeting


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We are proud to announce the first LUG@IITD community meeting. Please see this page regularly for new updates.

Q When this page will be locked? Decision Process about time and venue will end on 21st Jan 2008, 12AM. Final page will be updated. Please make a visit on page before attending the meeting. You may contact Narendra Sisodiya , 999923292. Location and Venue Venue EE committee room Date 21 Jan 2008 ( Monday ) Time 5.15 pm to 6.30 pm (IST) Agenda of talk

   * Strategy for Next two month to popularize Linux in IIT Delhi Campus.
   * Scope of the Community.
   * How to organize workshops.
   * Browser - Compatibility of Student Registration Website.


   * Discussion about it on mailing list - Going on
   * Making poster — yet to be done


yet to be taken. any kind soul plz bring a digicam. Decisions taken in meeting

yet to be fill up List of members who are attending

If you are attending the meeting. please make a login and add your name by editing this page. Attendance can be Confirmed or Tentative. membership can be Member or Guest. Name Entry Number Mobile Attendance Membership 1 Narendra Sisodiya 2006EET2473 9999232792 Confirmed Member 2 Mayank Joshi 2007CSY7527 9250948019 Confirmed Member 3 Saurabh Gorecha Probable Member 4 Gajendra Nand Khanna Available On Request Highly Likely Member 5 Alok Singh Mahor 2005CS50207 9910319215 Confirmed Member

First LUG@IITD meeting

We had our 1st LUG@IITD community meeting at 21 Jan 2008 (Monday). Location and Venue Venue EE committee room Date 21 Jan 2008 ( Monday ) Time 5.15 pm to 6.30 pm (IST) Attendees

  1. Alok Singh Mahor
  2. Gajendra Nand Khanna
  3. Himanshu Gupta
  4. Mayank Joshi
  5. Megha Jindal
  6. Narendra Sisodiya
  7. Rahul Goyal
  8. Saurabh Gorecha
  9. Sharad Birmiwal
 10. Utkarsh Wagh

Issues Discussed

   * Strategy for Next two month to popularize Linux in IIT Delhi Campus.
         o A time frame of two months has been kept to expand our presence on campus. In pursuit of this it has been decided to do the following:-
         o (a) Organize an introductory workshop to Linux in February after the minor
         o (b) Organize an installation @ IITD : It was decided to have these at the hostel level. A poster will be put up soon 
               in all the hostels inviting people to register to have linux installed on their systems. A day will be decided for each hostel 
               when our volunteers will do the installation.
         o It has been agreed that Debian will be our default GNU/Linux distro for this due to the following reasons:-
               + It is a completely free community run distro. (free as in freedom/liberty not cost). The community is extremely devoted 
                 to the cause of free (mukt) software.
               + It is known to be most stable due to the rigorous testing done by the community.
               + It runs on nine architectures including 386, amd64, powerpc. Would be useful. (unlike fedora and others who support only one or two)
               + It provides the more number of softwares than other distros and has a very active community. Special purpose softwares are available 
                 for special needs. During installations it would help in installing more packages without depending much on our famously slow hostel 
                 net connection.
               + Supports old systems also.
         o It was agreed that we can only try our best to install. There are no guarantees for all drivers working (including audio, webcams 
           and particularly wireless). If softwares do not provide certain features yet we will not be able to support it. (case in point linuxdcpp).
         o (c) A need is felt by many of the non-CS non-EC students for C / C++ training. The LUG shall conduct a small series of lectures soon after 
               the installations in February. It will demonstrate some of the basics and show how to do C / C++ on Linux.
         o The order of these events shall be as per the alphabetical order (a), (b) and (c). (a) and (b) shall be in 2nd-3rd week of february. 
           (c) may start towards end of third week.
   * Scope of the Community.

The community will endeavor to popularize Linux and free software on campus. We shall organize various workshops and tutorials as per demand. The online Google group shall be available for Linux based queries which IITD residents can utilize for doubt resolving and discussions.

   * The IITD Student Registration Website forces us to use Windows and Internet Explorer.

The above is an infringement on our freedom to use any Operating system and browser. We shall start a signature campaign in february requesting the institute to make the site compatible across platforms and browsers. Work arounds on Linux force us to become pirates as per the restrictive licenses of M/s Microsoft.

   * It is imperative that we have contact points in each hostel for LUG and Installation

The following people have been identified for this purpose :

Hostel Contact Person Phone No/Contact
Zanskar,Apartments Narendra Sisodiya 9999232792, WA-14
Vindhyachal, Satpura Saurabh Gorecha [email protected] , SD-17 Vindhyachal
Kumaon, Jwalamukhi Gajendra Nand Khanna [email protected] , ND-21 Kumaon
Himadri Shikha Gupta 9891149864, SC-4
Kailash Megha Jindal SD-15
Karakoram Utkarsh Wagh 9990646707 B-15
Nilgiri Alok Singh Mahor, Sharad Birmiwal 9968144150 ,C34 Nilgiri
Shivalik Himanshu Gupta 9999298369
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