Summary of the LoCoTeam meeting, 2005-09-21
smurf at smurf.noris.de
Thu Sep 22 12:32:07 CDT 2005
2. Trademark issues
3. Distribution of CDs and conference packs
4. Relations to Canonical
5. Latvian Team split
The current situation of Canonical-supplied hosting is that each
team can request a server from Canonical. The servers are located in
the USA, the hosting company is ServerPronto. At the moment,
locoteams can choose between their "Power" and "PowerPlus" packages.
As long as the locoteams don't host iso files, there are no further
restrictions. Contact: Henrik Nilsen Omma <henrik at gotadsl.co.uk>.
The French and German LoCoTeams' new high-performance servers will
be able to host a few European LoCoTeams. Detailed informations are
located at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/FrDeHosting. NB: These new
servers are not yet available; that'll take a few more weeks.
A third possibility is smurfix' server, which currently runs the
German team's pages. He can supply low-volume "webspace and/or Moin
wiki" hosting quickly, for new LoCoTeams. Contact: Matthias Urlichs
<smurf at ubuntu.com>.
2. TRADEMARK ISSUES
a) LoCoTeams can use the Ubuntu logo etc. for promotion campaigns.
b) For tax deductions, LoCoTeams should send a formal request to
Canonical (for now).
Because the foundation is located in the United Kingdom, this
will probably not cover tax deductions in other EU states, much
c) if a LoCoTeam wants to create a non profit organisation, it is OK
as long there is no "Ubuntu" in the name.
This situation is not satisfactory. The French team needs a
non-profit organization named ubuntu-something, in order to issue
tax-deductible donation statements for the donations they received
this year, and thus plans to set up a French non-profit organization
in cooperation with the Ubuntu Foundation.
(Details will be announced when they exist.)
3. DISTRIBUTION OF CDs AND CONFERENCE PACKS
The problem is that people need CDs and other stuff, and don't seem
to be able to get them. Unfortunately, at this point in time
shipit.ubuntu.com already accepts requests for Breezy, so people who
asked for large CD packs for conferences et al. some time ago (and
whose orders were not processed for some reason) now cannot get them.
The situation should improve in the future, as there have been some
changes WRT shipment handling. (Further details were not discussed.)
Also, there is demand for some sort of press/conference artwork and
templates; this will be delegated to the ubuntu-artwork (and
4. RELATIONS TO CANONICAL
At the moment, the quality of communication between the locoteams
and Canonical does have some room for improvement. ;-)
Unfortunately, nobody from Canonical who could address this problem
was at the meeting. Thing left to do:
a) creating a LoCoTeams FAQ page on the Ubuntu Wiki
b) discussion with somebody from Canonical at the next meeting.
5. LATVIAN TEAM SPLIT
No member of the Latvian Team was at the meeting, so we deferred discussion
to next time. Besides, it was late. :-/
The next meeting has been scheduled for Monday, October 3rd, 19:00 UTC.
-- Armin Ronacher & Matthias Urlichs
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