The VanLUG mailing list server recently imploded. As such Robomod is no more. We’ve been instructed to proceed as if all is lost, and if that’s not the case then whatever can be salvaged – subscriber lists, archives etc – will be icing on the cake. So essentially we will have to be shifting gears, which will take some time. We have a board meeting scheduled for June 5, and we’ll hopefully have more information then and can discuss our options intelligently. In the meantime, we are in the process of setting up replacement mailing lists on a new server. Please bear with us. Your patience is appreciated. Until we are back on our feet, we will be using our Meetup list to communicate with members. See: https://www.meetup.com/VanLUG-BC/
Mailing lists play a central role in VanLUG’s overall communications strategy. We host a number of lists serving the diverse needs of VanLUG members, it’s Board of Directors, and the local GNU/Linux, FLOSS and Open Source communities. Good communications synergizes a population, increasing interaction and involvement and mailing lists place relevant information directly into peoples mailboxes where it’s easy to find and harder to forget or ignore. For this reason we still think our mailing lists are superior to our websites at https://www.vanlug.bc.ca and https://www.meetup.com/VanLUG-BC/ even though we provide the same information on each.
VanLUG General – <email@example.com>
This is the main mailing list of the VanLUG community. Most people should subscribe to VanLUG General. This is the place to discuss all things GNU, Linux, FLOSS and Open Source, to request technical assistance, discuss relevant computing issues, hardware, software, networking, security and so on. It’s also the place to discuss events such as upcoming meetings, lectures, conferences, and workshops. VanLUG General is a subscribers only list. Anyone may subscribe and participate.
VanLUG OffTopic – <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This is a mailing list in which the VanLUG community can discuss subjects not particularly relevant to GNU/Linux: other operating systems and software, items to buy and sell, rants, rhetoric, marketing spiels and all sort of verbosity are welcome here. VanLUG OffTopic is a subscribers only list. Anyone may subscribe and participate.
VanLUG Events – <email@example.com>
The events list of the local GNU/Linux, FLOSS and Open Source communities, this list features short announcements concerning VanLUG events, but also welcomes announcements about events sponsored by other tech related groups and organizations in the Lower Mainland. What’s-Happening is designed to overcome the shortcomings of Meetup, and similar services, by placing announcements about events beyond a subscriber’s usual interests right in their mailbox. VanLUG Events is a moderated subscriber list. Non-subscribers may send announcements to the list through the moderator, but only subscribers will receive the announcements. Anyone may subscribe and participate.
VanLUG Jobs Board – <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This is a mailing list dedicated to employment issues for the VanLUG, GNU/Linux and FLOSS communities in the Lower Mainland. Employers and head-hunters may post descriptions of positions available. Individuals may post inquiries concerning available employment. The VanLUG Jobs Board is a moderated subscriber list. Non-subscribers may send announcements to the list through the moderator, but only subscribers will receive messages from the list. Anyone may subscribe and participate.
VanLUG Input and Feedback – <email@example.com>
Got a great idea? Want to get something off your chest? The VanLUG Input mailing list is a direct pipeline to our Board of Directors. If you’ve got a superb suggestion for a lecture or workshop, want to start a new project, want to recommend a speaker, or organization this is the place to do it. Has VanLUG ticked you off in some way? This is where your criticism belongs. We’ll listen. VanLUG Input is a moderated subscriber list. Non-subscribers may send input to the list through the moderator, but only subscribers will receive messages from the list. Anyone may subscribe and participate.
VanLUG LinuxFaire – <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The role of user groups evolves over time and VanLUG intends to begin hosting an annual conference of all things Linux similar to Linux Festivals elsewhere in the world. VanLUG LinuxFaire is a mailing list dedicated to preparations and discussions on this subject. VanLUG LinuxFaire is a subscribers only list. Anyone may subscribe and participate.
VanLUG Board of Directors – <email@example.com>
This is the private mailing list for the elected executive and directors of VanLUG and is dedicated to the management of VanLUG affairs. This is a subscribers only list but only elected officials may subscribe and participate.
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- vanlug-announce The VanLUG Announcements list. Important announcements regarding VanLUG events, etc. (Temporarily unused.)
- vanlug The general discussion list. Discussions regarding Linux, VanLUG or other relevant topics.
- VanLUG Offtopic A place where anything not relating to Linux and Open Source can be discussed.
- VanLUG Steering Group The VanLUG Steering Group list. Discussions regarding ongoing VanLUG organizational topics.
- VanLUG Announcements This is an announcements only newsgroup, and does not carry any other news or dicsussion.
- VanLUG General Discussion This is the full VanLUG general mailing list in newsgroup form. All announcements and discussions can be found within.