Welcome aboard. :)
In order to become part of the community and be able to help others or the project as I whole I'm interested in the way BLAG is taking.
The mission statement on the front page and on communitytechnologies is still being an "activist's distribution" and afair Jebba called dyne:bolic "the user activist distro" when announcing its latest release. Anyway I found a post (h t t p ://forums. blagblagblag. org/viewtopic.php?p=17333&sid=5f2f8083b53c5d43d4f2425c1622e79c#17333) where Jebba talks about "escaping from the activist and free software kick".
Ah, there it looks like I was just brainstorming about new ideas--not leaving free software or activism, but looking at new angles and projects (e.g. science).
This probably best describes "where we've been":https://wiki.blagblagblag.org/Roadmap
So what is eventually the primary aim of this project?
The overall over-ambitious aim is summed up on the front of the website: "blag - le brixton linux action group: works to overthrow corporate control of information and technology through community action and spreading Free Software."
Become the most usable completely free distro? Just do a good job at distributing and keep out the user's way of making choices like avoiding bloatstuff in gnome like evolution,
Well, to be honest the specifics of what BLAG the distro is going to be about may be a bit up in the air at the moment. So I'm interested in input from others about where people want to take things. With gnewsense in the picture providing a reasonably stable debian based distro there isn't really a point in us doing the exact same thing. Recently I have been quite enthused about BLAGHEAD and making BLAG super bleeding edge. So that way people wanting to run a completely free distro could choose gnewsense if they wanted some longer term stable install, or BLAGHEAD if they want to use the latest and greatest in the free software world.
mono (btw I'd be glad if someone could explain what is the diabolic thing about mono) or is there some mission BLAG is willing to follow like providing tools for activism (in any way, including doing science)?
Mono is a gnulinux version of microsofts .NET (which i dont know much about at all). One of my concerns about it is that if it ever becomes firmly entrenched into the desktop, that microsoft will then turn around and try to screw everyone that is using it. Simply, I don't trust the source. Also, mono apps I've looked at have appeared pretty, but are bloated and unusable.
is there some mission BLAG is willing to follow like providing tools for activism (in any way, including doing science)?
We'll happily provide any tools for activism, if you know anything in particular we should add.