My self-proclaimed Official LOAF Wiki launched this evening. It needs a bit of refactoring, but it is positioned to serve as a LOAF clearinghouse. Also check out the LOAFful badge to the right (generated by the Kalsey button maker)
Day: November 13, 2003
What would motivate someone to undertake a project such as this?
White Box Linux’s initial creation has been sponsored by the Beauregard Parish Public Library in DeRidder, LA USA out of self interest. We have several servers and over fifty workstations running Red Hat Linux and were left high and dry by their recent shift in business plan. Our choices were a difficult migration to another distribution or paying RedHat an annual fee greater than the amortized value of our hardware. So we chose a third path, made possible by the power of Open Source…. White Box Linux.
Check out the notes section of the site for some interesting quirks between the SRPMs and RHEL. Be considerate, download over BitTorrent, and keep it to yourself, mmkay? At the very least don’t tell Slashdot! 🙂
I’m quite amused to find LOAF become a mini-meme this morning. Here is a list of implementations that I have seen so far:
- LOAF.py (by me, it’s the first LOAF implementation that I know of)
- LLOAF.py, a fork by Mark Pilgrim
- LOAF.java (with full Javadoc and Eclipse project) by Jason Bell
- LOAF MIDlet and LOAF ubiquity chart by Anil.
- LOAF.pl by Erik Thauvin.
- LOAF in OPL by Ewan (of course)