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LUGRadio Live This Summer 87

Posted by Zonk
from the meet-and-greet dept.
[vmlinuz] writes "Also picked up on The Register, The Inquirer and Linux Today - with the LUGRadio show getting more and more listeners and attracting guests such as Miguel de Icaza, Mark Shuttleworth, Alan Cox, Seth Nickell and more, the growing fanbase will be able to congregate at LUGRadio Live this summer. The day long event includes speakers such as Ian Bell (co-creator of Elite), Simon Willison, Bill Thompson, Christan Schaller and more. In addition to the speakers, an all day bar, multi-player gaming, mini expo and paintball are in the cards. LUGradio Live takes place on Sat 25th June 2005 in Wolverhampton, UK."
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LUGRadio Live This Summer

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  • by treff89 (874098) on Sunday May 15, 2005 @03:47AM (#12534446)
    .. are a great and effective way to spread Linux etc. by combatting the short attention span of the youth of today.
  • Is it just me? (Score:2, Insightful)

    by polysylabic psudonym (820466) on Sunday May 15, 2005 @03:53AM (#12534458) Journal
    News for Nerds.

    It seems to me that more often than news, slashdot's thing is adverts for nerds.

    Not saying it's a bad thing, there's a big grey area between news and adverts in this sort of thing, and hey, I'm here every day reading the stuff.

    I'm saying this mainly because I'd never heard of LUG radio before. Now I'm interested.

    Damn it "News for Nerds, Ads that bloody well work".

    PS Sorry if this comes off as a bit trollish. Its just there's a fine line between news and well targetted advertising.
  • Re:Is it just me? (Score:3, Insightful)

    by bersl2 (689221) on Sunday May 15, 2005 @04:01AM (#12534473) Journal
    Its just there's a fine line between news and well targetted advertising.

    On the contrary, there is a very large and very blurred line between news and advertising.

    It is well-known what the readership of Slashdot is primarily. Since this event seems to be something that some readers may wish to attend, it is very much news, but it also happens to be advertising. Your mistake is in making the two mutually exclusive.

    You might make the argument that this is unacceptably more ad than news, but this is a much more subjective and difficult thing to show.
  • by mrevell (785204) on Sunday May 15, 2005 @04:06AM (#12534479) Homepage
    I think you're being a little pessimistic regarding people's view of Linux fans. I believe LugRadio presents a view of FOSS that is rarely seen: i.e. normal people enjoying something they passionately believe in. It's blind zealotry that gives Linux a bad name, not having a laugh.
  • Come as you are (Score:5, Insightful)

    by sparkes (125299) on Sunday May 15, 2005 @06:16AM (#12534712) Homepage Journal
    I might fall out of bed and roll into the city centre to say hi ;-)

    It's pretty impressive that this thing has come together at all considering it has no corporate sponsorship and is being done for the fun of the event.

    Imagine that no corporate interest just a bunch of hackers having fun. It's pre-takeover blues /. again.
  • by maryjanecapri (597594) on Sunday May 15, 2005 @10:32AM (#12535765) Homepage Journal
    i've been using Linux for about 10 years now. when i first started using it it was still an underground underdog scrapping to get a little attention. well 10 years later it has all the attention it needs but much of it the likes of cnet.com.com.com.com.com. so the majority of attention it gets these days is geared towared the business sect. so it's quite nice to hear people chatting up linux on multiple levels AND hear a bit of the old attitude creeping back into it. i'm sorry but watered-down, business-suit linux is nothing more than microsoft without the unpredictable software. i say more of this. i say Linux TV. i say let's bring back the days when linux.com was a real strong dream and a place where linux users could go and get help. don't get me wrong - i love the fact that big businesses are supporting linux. but that big money doesn't mean linux has to shed it's underdog attitude where you couldn't see a linux ad without the words "world domination" somewhere in the ad. i think the linux community should approach G4 TV and tell them they need to start a Linux TV show. hell, i'm an actor, maybe i'll pitch them the idea.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday May 15, 2005 @11:13AM (#12536037)
    They do. "Podcasting" isn't actually anything to do with iPods or any other sort of portable music player; it's just an audio file tied to an RSS feed. But you can download it normally as well.

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