[nycbug-talk] a new direction for NYC*BUG

George Rosamond george at ceetonetechnology.com
Tue Mar 23 20:12:56 EDT 2010

On 03/22/10 09:53, Isaac Levy wrote:
> On Mar 19, 2010, at 4:00 PM, Jim B. wrote:
>>> There have been various on and off-line discussions about how to
>>> move NYC*BUG forward.
>>> I wrote up this doc recently as an overview to a new approach.
>>> I alluded to some of the ideas at the last meeting. . . that we
>>> would work to provide something of an "open source platform" for
>>> various projects spawned out of NYC*BUG.
>>> Various people on admin@ and off it have looked at the doc. . .
>>> and I look forward to opening up this discussion to the talk
>>> list.
>>> As a quick operational note, we need 3 large IDE drives to build
>>> out a jail box for the base functionality we are looking to
>>> provide.
>>> Anyway, read on, and let the discussion begin.
>>> *	*	*
>> I think this is a great idea, and one that will benefit everyone in
>> the long run. Even if you don't have a project idea today, you
>> might think up something tomorrow.
>> Having a resource like this is a perfect for trying things out and
>> seeing what works, without having to spend a small fortune of your
>> own money doing it.
>> This is what's great about NYCBUG- out front, trying things out,
>> seeing what works.
>> Kudos George! And many thanks to the rest of the admin team.
>> Jim B.
> I agree with Jim's sentiment- especially insomuch as the idea doesn't
> put pressure on things to *have* to succeed, or to *have* to have
> encumbering formality wrapped around them- cool things can emerge.

Very valid point. . . people come up with ideas. . . within informal 
gatherings most often.

Propose the idea, take input from the list or a meeting, and go for it.

NYCBUG should *really* reflect what people want to be doing, which often 
means outside of the scope of work :)

> -- With that, I for one have a small idea- git/cvs repository(ies)?
> I for one have a ton of collected shell/utility scripts
> collected/hacked-on over years- and I'd love to dump them somewhere
> quazi-communal?  Heck, I even have a ton of collected configs for
> various things that make my life easier- and I'd love to share it
> (esp. in some place where it may get feedback/better?) I'm thinking
> of some repo with some idea of user directories- (gitweb looks pretty
> simple to setup and maintain- though I've only played with it so
> far...)

Not ignoring JC's comments. . . just bringing the thread back to form. .
. :)

I think this is a cool idea.

There's lots of "stupid" little things that would fit in that 
repository. . beautifully.

Who *doesn't* have submissions for it?

FYI. . . the box that will host the jails is still on its way to the 
colo. . . it's a long four blocks. . . but we'll let you know when it's 
up. (all me ike. . . )


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