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A ‘For-Everybody’ GNU/Linux and FOSS mailing list

Taken from the gmail-phils mailing list:

Do you want to ask a question related to GNU/Linux? Do you want to discuss Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) with other UP students?

The University of the Philippines Linux Users’ Group (UnPLUG) is opening a mailing list to the public devoted to GNU/Linux system tech support and tech discussions on FOSS.

For more information, subscribe at: http://usapan.uplug.org

One thing that the local FOSS movements need to do is to really reach out to the pubic and shed off that aura of geek-exclusivity. The Usapan public mailing list appears to recognize that, though my only comment -not meant to be negative, really- is that the mailing list format is of the old-school sort, and, say, not as popular as a Yahoo! Group setup. I’d readily welcome the unfamiliar terrain, and I’ve already subscribed to a daily digest of the list, but I already do have a Mandriva/XP dual-boot box, so I don’t need much convincing.

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