meetings and times

Trevor Sharpe tsharpe at
Wed Apr 16 23:18:50 BST 2008

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Christer Edwards wrote:
> Based on our last meeting not being announced, happening or anyone
> showing up and the previous one getting slower too I wonder if we should
> talk about a better way to handle the meetings.
> Should we try a new day? New time? New venue?

Forgive the lateness of my reply. I have been trying to play catch up
for a while, because I went to LRL. I am up for any suggestion that
would get more participation.

If anyone wants to suggest a new meeting time, I am semi-flexible.

> I would like to help get OpenWeek put together, which is now in the
> planning stages by Jorge and Jono.  They have said we are welcome to
> help by adding ideas and helping come up with presentations.  I was
> hoping to discuss this last week but I've found that the current meeting
> time is difficult with my new baby (didn't have a baby when we started
> the project) ;).

I bumped into Jorge and Belinda while I was out this weekend. I can tell
you some of the suggestions that were thrown out or maybe weren't:

 * Billy Cina, Ubuntu Training
 * Documentation. I think Richard Johnson
 * US Teams
 * Desktop Team, KDE and Gnome
 * Gobuntu, Edubuntu, Mythbuntu, xubuntu
   (maybe the distro flavors to be spotlit)
 * Free software philosophy (might leads to a interesting conversation
   about the multiverse,even though I hate people that whine about it)
 * Compiz, because it now part of the desktop installation
   (is it just clever eye candy)
 * Some sort of database discussion, MySQL, PostGreSQL
 * Python: Guido was a genius (maybe feature the GASP Project)

> Any thoughts on how we might jumpstart the openweek planning?

I know some of these were talked about and some were not. I just thought
I would CC Jorge Castro with some of my suggestions. I just thought I
would help any way I could.

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