[BALUG-Admin] BALUG history recapped

Michael Paoli Michael.Paoli@cal.berkeley.edu
Wed Apr 15 20:55:38 PDT 2009

Myself, and at least several other folks are rather to quite interested
in reconstruction much of BALUG's history (and getting much of it
online).  Though it may be a rather slow-moving project, I have made much
progress on that - pulled lots of stuff from various sources, etc. ...
there's still also a fair bit of data to be recovered from a moderately
misconfigured setup ... anyway, more on that later ... there probably will
be some gaps which may be difficult to well or completely fill, but much
of the material should eventually be reconstructed pretty well.

For one peek at a hint of possible things to come, have a peek at:
Do note the above is a DRAFT (that's more evident if one
starts at:

A fair bit of this was covered on the "admin" list before ... but quite
a while back (probably over a year since the topic was discussed much and/or
I provided an update on status/progress).

Anyway, more a bit later, in separate posting.

Quoting "Mike Higashi" <mhigashi@gmail.com>:

> On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 11:08 AM, Rick Moen <rick@linuxmafia.com> wrote:
>> [1] Earliest reference I can find is Nov. 1996.  Elsewhere
>> (http://lists.balug.org/pipermail/balug-admin-balug.org/2005-September/000078.html),
>> I've posted that Sifry and Tyde founded the group in 1997.  I seem to
>> been off by a year -- but that's the sort of thing that happens when a
>> group obliterates its own history.
> I found a Usenet archive of a posting to comp.os.linux.misc from July, 1997
> that announce the 1 year anniversary meeting, so 1996 would be correct.
> For look back at previous versions of the BALUG web site from the Internet
> Archive:
>    http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.balug.org
> For a snapshot of the original mail list, as of April, 1999:
>    http://web.archive.org/web/19990203040039/balug.org/resMail.html
> The next snapshot after that was taken by the Internet Archive in October
> of 1999, which was after the new site design had wiped out the original one.
> For an incomplete list of some early speakers:
>    http://web.archive.org/web/19990202183446/balug.org/meetOld.html

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