Time to regroup and move on.

Alex Combas alex.combas at gmail.com
Fri May 27 03:40:29 UTC 2005


Andrew?!? 

Didn't you leave to start your own project? 
How did that work out for you?

More the merrier. 
Welcome back.


On 5/26/05, Andrew VanSpronsen <avanspronsen at gmail.com> wrote:
> Quick update:
>  
>  I put my name in for the LoCo Community Contact and removed Alex's as he
> had requested.  Anyone else interested should sign up ASAP.  Maybe we could
> vote starting Monday May 30th and end Saturday 5th at midnight?
>  
>  I would also volunteer to work on getting the website sorted out. 
> McMahonm, theantix, and Myles I am hoping would help me.  I know they have
> been interested/involved.  We can sort out the options and consolidate to a
> single, professional, flexible web presence.  Sound OK?
>  
>  Myles, did you say you knew something about the Linode arrangement?
>  
>  avanspronsen
> 
> 
> On 5/25/05, Ryan Thiessen <ryan at ryanthiessen.com> wrote:
> > On Wed, 25 May 2005, Daniel Robitaille wrote:
> > 
> > > 1)  mailing list
> (http://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-ca)
> > >  Obviously it is working :)  Who has administrative access to it? And 
> > > out of curisity, how many users do we have?
> > 
> > Alex is the administrator of that list.  At one time I asked him for the
> > ability to help manage the list, he agreed to this but I do not currently
> > have the access to the subscriber list. 
> > 
> > > 2) IRC channel (#ubuntu-ca)
> > >  Also working; but awfully quiet most of the time I'm on it (but I tend
> > > to be on it late evenings west coast time). Who is channel op? It's nice
> > > to see the logger is running (
> http://threeducks.net/ubuntu-ca-log/).
> > > Who is doing that?
> > 
> > I registered the channel, and set myself, alex, and Corey as channel ops.
> > This can be altered pretty easily by either of us and was set arbitrarily.
> > We don't have much of a need for channel ops on such a small channel, I
> > hoped that between the three of us we'd have some sort of permanent
> > ability to maintain operators.
> > 
> > To answer the other question, the logger was set up after a request from 
> > Alex, which I run off my server, full source code (modified from the
> > example python-twisted irc log bot) provided on the site you linked to.
> > 
> > > 3) Contact person.
> > >  We need one, period.  This is the person that represent us to the 
> > > Ubuntu world, and on the other side, the person the "world" talk to.
> > > Important point: it is NOT a leader job; it is just the contact person
> > > to make sure information flow in and out between the LoCo team and the 
> > > rest of the Ubuntu community.
> > >
> > > Right now we have a voting page, with one person on it (Alex):
> > > http://www.ubuntulinux.org/wiki/CanadianLocoContactVote
> > >
> > > Alex?  Do you still want the job?  Anyone else wants to throw their
> > > hat in the ring?
> > 
> > As you've said before, we have some high profile members of the Ubuntu
> > community on this list.  I suggest that Corey or Daniel take on this role 
> > as they have a very stable presence in the wider Ubuntu community.  I
> > don't think this needs to be a politicized process, if one of you would
> > like to wear this hat I suggest we just act on it with no voting or
> > debate.
> > 
> > > 4) Leader.  Do we want one?  Do we need one? Personally I don't think we
> > > need that job, but that's only my personal opinion. A community
> > > leadership for a group like this one is not a function of a specific 
> > > leader, but is very much a function of various individuals putting the
> > > effort into the portions of the community and getting things done. It
> > > should pretty clear to anyone what needs to be done.  It's not rocket 
> > > science here, but only a Canadian LoCo team. But maybe people feel more
> > > confortable with a "leader", who may or may not be the same person than
> > > our contact person.
> > 
> > I concur, I don't think we need a person designated as leader and think 
> > that would just lead to more conflict.  Obviously we have several people
> > interested in the ongoing nature of Ubuntu Canada -- shown by the fact
> > that you and Andrew have kickstarted discussions when they went stale. 
> > What we need is for people to understand who is responsible for what and
> > act accordingly.  This email is a step in the right direction.
> > 
> > On Wed, 25 May 2005, Andrew VanSpronsen wrote:
> > 
> > > I am partial to the ubuntu/ca site. I would like to see ubuntu-org
> redirect 
> > > to ubuntu.ca <http://ubuntu.ca> to unify the presence. There is a cost
> to
> > > the current hosting situation with ubuntu.ca <http://ubuntu.ca>;
> however, I
> > > would like to followup with a note on the
> > > http://udu.wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoTeamProcess page that
> talks about having a
> > > linode setup. This would give us the flexibility we need to run what we 
> want
> > > and sounds like it might be free? maybe once we have the conatct sorted
> out
> > > they could followup? It would also give us the added clout of running on
> a 
> > > ubuntu platform.
> > 
> > I don't think we need to spend money out of pocket on this.  For one, I
> > already have a linode with spare capacity running Ubuntu Hoary right now,
> > and of course Mathias has offered us free hosting as well (even though it 
> > is uncertain who can currently access it).  If the long term goal is for
> > Ubuntu LoCo groups to be hosted on a Xen virtual server at Linode, we
> > should work with that in mind.  In the interim we can work on getting 
> > either ubuntu.ca or ubuntu-ca.org up to speed, I am not partial to either
> > but I am currently contributing to ubuntu.ca as that is the server I have
> > access to.
> > 
> > In the end I agree fully with Daniel, we should only have one website and
> > all work together on it.  Eventually once everything is merged I would
> > like to see ubuntu.ca abandoned or point at the more official and
> > permanent ubuntu-ca.org.  That should not be taken as a sign that I am
> > unappreciative of the efforts by the people who set up ubuntu.ca --
> > instead I thank the people involved for keeping things moving when they
> > are stalled.
> > 
> > Cheers,
> > -Ryan Thiessen-
> > 
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> > 
> 
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