Subject: Re: Community Issues ** LONG **
To: Michael K. Sanders <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 02/23/1999 00:42:53
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From: David Brownlee <>
To: "Michael K. Sanders" <>
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Subject: Re: Community Issues ** LONG ** 
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On Tue, 23 Feb 1999, Michael K. Sanders wrote:

> >	Another good suggestion from Mason. Possibly an events section to
> >	the 'to be introduced' database for coding projects and advocacy
> >	projects? Might also be an idea to allow people to make
> >	'outstanding offers' - eg, "if anyone is dropping by LA, then feel
> >	free to drop me an email on <> to head out
> >	for a beer".
> While an events database would be useful, using a -chat list to find
> other NetBSD users in your area seems somewhat ineffecient.  I know
> some of you are familiar with sixdegrees[1].  If enough people ask
> them for a 'Computers & Technology - Operating Systems - NetBSD' hobby
> category, it would be possible to use their system to search for other
> NetBSD users based on that category and geographical location, all the
> way from major continents down to individual cities.
> [1]:

	I've just taken a quick look at sixdegrees. I'm now the second
	member of the NetBSD group :)

	I'm happy enough to link to sixdegrees, complete with an
	explanatory text from a events page (hint :),
	but I'd rather not make it the recommended method just yet...

	I'd like to avoid cutting out people who only have email access
	from the events group.


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