Be interested in operating systems like Linux, BSD, Gnu, MaxOS-X, Solaris, AIX.. and get on the mailing list. No dues.. no questionaire..
Does the mailing list / membership have rules?
If we have to act like the list has rules because of your behavior on-list.. we kick you off the list. A little local commercial activity is tolerated (What is Aaron selling now?) but we are mostly geeks talking about geeky stuff, and sometimes a little techno-personal stuff. Sometimes Bio-Diesel and Energy. It is not a personal tech support forum, although sometimes we try...
The meeting rule says: If you complain about not having regularly schedule meetings, you are automatically nominated and elected as "President" and/or "Supreme Dictator" with the sole reponsibility of announcing/hosting a meeting. Your choice of venue, time, topic.. etc.. You are automatically impeached at the end of the meeting.
How/When are meetings held?
Any list member can call or host a meeting.Who gets the money from the Google Ads on this site?
Send a message to the list with "What, When, Where".
You will be declared President of Chugalug for your effort, typically for a month or until someone else calls a meeting.
Chugalug meetings have been held in Florida, California, St. Louis, S. America, S. Africa, Caribbean Islands, London.. It just takes two or more Chugalug members to meet to be a meeting.
The keeper/maintainer of the domain and list: Mike Harrison. Any funds received from Google from this site's advertising will go towards server/list maintenance and if there is any extra, towards things to eat and drink at a meeting for all.
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