Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2005 10:29:26 -0600 (CST) Subject: Planet Linux Australia available From: "Michael Davies" <michael [at] msdavies [dot] net> To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Cc: "committee-LA" <email@example.com> Today Linux Australia is rolling out "Planet Linux Australia", which attempts to group together the weblogs of Australians working in the FOSS community. http://planet.linux.org.au/ But it's not just about aggregating feeds, it's about recognising and appreciating all the cool stuff people are doing around the country! So if you blog, and you're part of the FOSS community in Australia, and you blog about FOSS, then we want your feed added! Just let us know where we can find your RDF, RSS or Atom feed and we'll add you. Frequently Asked Questions: --------------------------- Q) Hey, how do I get my blog added/deleted from the Planet Linux Australia aggregator? A) Contact mrd at linux dot org dot au (or admin at linux dot org dot au as a backup) and wait :) Q) Hey, I emailed you guys a whole hour ago and still my blog isn't getting syndicated - what's going on? A) Like everything else at Linux Australia, no-one is doing this for shekels. You'll have to wait until we get a round tuit - right now my timezone is almost exactly out of phase with yours, so hang on! If nothing happens after a week, try again. Q) Do you moderate or censor content? A) No, but if you start posting anything illegal or anything that'll get Linux Australia in trouble, your feed may be removed from Planet Linux Australia at Linux Australia's discretion. Linux Australia reserves that right - and its decision is final and no correspondance will be entered into. yada yada yada. #include
Q) I've been refreshing that page every 5 minutes and it's not changing - why not? A) The refresh code is triggered by a cron job - and right now it's set to update every hour. Q) The Planet Linux Australia web page sucks - I mean, it needs some TLC. Can I fix it? A) Sure, we'll be making the templates available RSN. We're just trying to clean them up first ourselves :-) Q) I want to start blogging, what do I need to do? A) Go and google - common "free beer and speech" blog packages include Blosxom, PyBlosxom and Pivot. You'll need a web space and the ability to install software there. If you run into installation difficulties, feel free to ask on the linux-aus mailing list :-) Q) What is this planet software thing that Planet Linux Australia is using. A) It's some cool and froody software which lives at http://planetplanet.org and is maintained by Scott James Remnant and Jeff Waugh . But you can only blame them for the planetplanet code, not for Planet Linux Australia :) Q) Is there an RSS feed of Planet Linux Australia. I want to aggregate the aggregator :-) A) Sure, see the right-hand pane on http://planet.linux.org.au/ - all the aggregations we offer are there. Q) Does this FAQ have a permanent home? A) Some time in the future it'll live at http://planet.linux.org.au/faq.html Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2005 09:22:35 +0930 (CST) Subject: Planet Linux Australia hackergotchis From: "Michael Davies" <michael [at] msdavies [dot] net> To: firstname.lastname@example.org Due to very little effort on my behalf, but as a result of several requests, Planet Linux Australia (http://planet.linux.org.au) now supports hackergotchis. So if: 1) you are an Australian or live in Australia, and 2) you hack on Linux/Free-Software/Open-Source-Software, and 3) you have an occasionally on-topic blog with an RSS/atom feed, and 4) you have a 70x74 pixel transparent PNG of yourself, and 5) you have an IRC nick, then just send through all of that to email@example.com and magic pixel fairies will do their thing. Share and Enjoy!  Thanks again Jeff and Scott (http://planetplanet.org/)  See http://planet.gnome.org for planet aggregation gone wild  New p.l.o.a. template coming soon!