Meeting Minutes (Ubuntu Vancouver, 10 April 2008)

Kim Kulak kim at
Sat Apr 12 03:11:59 UTC 2008

  Ubuntu Vancouver Meeting Minutes

We held our first Ubuntu Vancouver meeting last night. I'd say it was a 
success. There were 17 warm bodies occupying the seats and we 
accomplished everything we set out to do.


    April 10, 2008 at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM


    Free Geek
    1820 Pandora Street
    [directions] <>


   1. Welcome to Ubuntu Vancouver
          * Kim welcomed everyone to the meeting and thanked Ifny and
            Free Geek <>, not only for the
            meeting space, but also for the encouragement and assistance
            in organizing the group and the meeting.
   2. Introduction to Free Geek
          * Ifny gave a brief presentation about Free Geek, their reuse
            and recycling of used computers and commitment to a clean
   3. Announce Hardy Heron Release Party
          * We had quite a lengthy and productive discussion regarding
            our plans for a Hardy Heron release party.
          * It was decided to hold the party on Friday, April 25 at Free
            Geek from 7:00 PM to 10 PM.
          * Kim will compose and circulate an invitation. Kim will
            collect RSVP replies to estimate how man people will attend
            the party.
          * Food (pizza, chips, fruit, vegetable platter) and drink
            (juice, pop, water) will be provided at the party. No
            alcoholic beverages will be provided but no objection will
            be made for anybody who wants to bring their own beer.
          * Ifny volunteered the use of 6 computers for the party. These
            will be set up to demonstrate:
                o a clean install of Hardy Heron.
                o an update from Gutsy to Hardy.
                o new features of Hardy Heron.
                o a station to create Hardy Heron CDs for whoever wants one.
          * Other activities and entertainment.
   4. Peter Gordon gave a brief presentation about the Open Web
      Conference <> being held next
      Monday and Tuesday. And held a draw for three passes to the
      Conference. A value of $150 each! Thank you very much Peter.
   5. Discussion: What Ubuntu Vancouver can do for me.
          * Kim presented his vision of Ubuntu Vancouver being mostly an
            educational and advocate group for Ubuntu. The more
            experienced users would provide presentations and support
            for the newer Ubuntu users, who, in turn, would become
            experienced users. The group agreed generally, with the
            scope of the groups activities open for review and expansion
            as the group matured.
          * Ifny estimated that Free Geek sells or gives away about 50
            computers running Ubuntu a month.
          * Kim to get Ubuntu Vancouver listed on the Canadian Team
            <> wiki page and employ
            all resources suppled by Canonical to LoCo teams.
   6. Closing Remarks
          * Group agreed to continue meeting the second Thursday of the
          * Next meeting May 8, 2008, at Free Geek, 7:00 to 9:00 PM.
          * Topic of meeting to be decided.

Kim Kulak

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