[ubuntu-art] Minutes of the meeting held on the 30th Dec. 2005
4pascal at tpg.com.au
Tue Jan 3 13:06:47 GMT 2006
Meeting minutes of 30th Dec. 2005 Artwork meeting.
* Yetzero is Luis Santander
* lukacu is Luka Cehovin
* libervisco is Danijel Orsolic
* lllmanulll is Manu Cornet
* bachler is ...
* Viper550 is ...
* libervisco is Danijel Orsolic
* artnay is Jiri Grönroos
* Riddell is Jonathan Riddell
* mhz is Mauricio Hermandez Z.
* volvoguy is Aaron Waite
* ptomes is ...
* lguerra is ...
* nomed is ...
* Gnobdy is ...
Apologies for those names I am missing. I could not locate them. Maybe at the
start of the next meeting an introduction round might be good (ie. where
people post "/me is firstname lastname").
We decided to work backwards through the makeshift agenda page we had, which
is our current to-do list  composed primarily by Jiri Grönroos (artnay),
and eventually (about 30+ minutes into the meeting) began to make progress on
some very important organisational issues, albeit the chaotic start.
As from the list, we discussed the wiki first. Jiri's proposal is to unify the
art pages of the wiki. Right now we have different pages for Ubuntu, Kubuntu,
Xubuntu and Edubuntu artwork, each differently named with nothing concise and
standardised. We've decided to change this by creating a central /Artwork
page, under which respectively we will have the various sections for the
different flavours of Ubuntu as well as some unified sections, such as recent
news, meeting notes, meeting times, and such. The different flavours of
Ubuntu would have their sub-sections as follows:
We may even, as time passes add an additional /Artwork/GeneralArtwork page.
So, to summarise both the above and the Subcategories section of our to-do
list : (please note it might change as we edit it, with additional
sections added as necessary)
- Artwork Introduction (currently "/ArtworkTeamIntroduction")
/UbuntuArtwork - Ubuntu artwork
/KubuntuArtwork - Kubuntu artwork
/EdubuntuArtwork - Edubuntu artwork
/XubuntuArtwork - Xubuntu artwork
- FAQ: one for everything
- Resources (currently "/ArtworkTeamTools"
- Licensing: one for everything
- Contact/The Team: (currently "/ArtworkTeam" - updated, please read and add
We generally agreed to get this organised as soon as possible and Mauricio
Hernandez Z. (mhz), Jiri Grönroos (artnay) and Pascal Klein (klepas) stepped
forth to make the applicable changes.
# This layout for the wiki is still being discussed .
The Mailing List
After the suggestion of Mauricio, via his mail on the mailing list  we have
agreed to not attach files to mails sent to the mailing list for sharing
artwork but rather to upload anything to the wiki, under your personal pages
("/FirstnameLastName/Artwork" for example) where it is much easier to
collaborate comments and critique, plus it makes it nicer to browse the
mailing list email, especially for those on modem connections.
The IRC Channel
Although there was a (respectively) large attendance for the art meeting there
will probably not be an increasing number of people using #ubuntu-artwork.
This is nothing drastic, and so long as it doesn't go down, this is fine.
Personally I think now that we have gotten ourselves somewhat more organised,
those who already use the channel will be able to make use of it more now and
thus general activity would increase even if the number of people in it
didn't. This is not a big issue, but was on the list so we quickly covered
We also discussed the issue of art.ubuntu.com, which currently uses the
art-web CMS system, written in Ruby. Usage problems, complaints and general
lack of use have prompted a discussion about this topic and we have decided
that the attendees of the meeting who have administration rights to AUC will
come back at one of the next meetings and discuss in detail some of the
problems and maybe even some proposals on fixing up AUC. These people are
Full time student
Linux Australia http://www.linux.org.au
Ubuntu Art Team http://wiki.ubuntu.com/ArtTeam
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