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Open Source Linux

Inside Oregon State University's Open Source Lab 55

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the that's-a-lot-of-stuff dept.
In his main page debut, ramereth writes with a look at the infrastructure of OSUOSL from Linux.com. From the article: "Many people use Linux in many ways, often totally unaware that they're depending on Linux. Likewise, those of us in the open source community depend heavily on Oregon State University's Open Source Labs (OSUOSL), but may not even realize just how much. Thanks to one of the final talks at LinuxCon by Lance Albertson, it's much clearer now just how important OSUOSL is."
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Inside Oregon State University's Open Source Lab

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday August 23, 2011 @01:43PM (#37181190)
    For those of you wondering about the fascist above worried about spelling, the mascot is indeed the "bever" which is an abbreviation for "beverage." The OSU mascot really was a cold beer in which a large portion of the campus community imbibes in generous amounts. It is particularly hilarious to watch the mascot running up and down the football field stumbling and unable to run in a straight line. Sadly, the university has "sold out" and allowed the image of the OSU bever to be purchased, and it is now a Coca-Cola. Fortunately, Seagrams has made a small donation to the athletic program so it is not quite as bad as it sounds.
  • by ramereth (752738) on Tuesday August 23, 2011 @02:38PM (#37182148)

    From Apache to just about every Linux distro you've ever heard of, they run a mirror for it.

    I max out my considerable downstream connection from them frequently. These are cool people doing a pretty cool thing.

    What's funny is we sometimes get abuse emails from ISP's complaining that we are DOS'ing them when in fact its their users just using our mirrors.

The meat is rotten, but the booze is holding out. Computer translation of "The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak."