Camara and the Ubuntu-ie Re: Ubuntu-ie Digest, Vol 5, Issue 3
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Wed Feb 27 18:57:01 GMT 2008
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> 1. ubuntu-ie IRC meeting Report 24.02.2008 (Derek Heasley)
> 2. Re: ubuntu-ie IRC meeting Report 24.02.2008 (Luke Ashe-Browne)
> 3. Camara and the Ubuntu-ie community (Rory McCann)
> Message: 1
> Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 01:36:34 +0000
> From: Derek Heasley <linux_user at eircom.net>
> Subject: ubuntu-ie IRC meeting Report 24.02.2008
> To: ubuntu-ie Mailing List <ubuntu-ie at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Message-ID: <1203903394.7409.9.camel at derek-desktop>
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> Hello everyone. Here is a quick summary of the first Ubuntu Ireland IRC
> Meeting 24.02.2008.
> We had 4 active users. ebel, happy_tux, kidders, Mean-Machine. Thanks to
> them users for their participation.
> The first to get put on the table was:
> [TOPIC] Community Goals
> What should we concentrate on. As ubuntu Ireland community, we want to
> set out goals on moving forward.
> Promotion is a strong topic in any ubuntu community. Contacting the
> media with articles and news relating to ubuntu would be beneficial to
> our community goals.
> ebel was in the meeting from www.camara.ie . Camara take in second hand
> computers that have been discarded by Irish Organisations and
> individuals, refurbish them and send them to schools and colleges in sub
> sahara Africa.
> [TOPIC] Team Organization
> Well, with a lot of arm twisting and promises of free beer, we got some
> team organisation going.
> * ebel in charge of ubuntu-ie <=> Camara
> * Mean-Machine in charge of IRC meetings and wiki maintenance
> * happy_tux in charge meeting summary in mailing list.
> The forum is a great way to keep in touch with ubuntu ireland. Why not
> visit http://ie.ubuntuforums.org/ and say hello.
> So lots to be done in the future and was good to get the ball rolling
> with the first Internet Relay Chat meeting.
> We all agree that ubuntu rocks! as a computer operating system. For the
> next meeting scheduled for Sunday 9th March 2008 at 9pm we would really
> love to see you there...
> You can see a schedule of all meetings on
> ?Software is like sex: it's better when it's free.?
> Linus Torvalds
> Message: 2
> Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 09:33:15 +0000
> From: Luke Ashe-Browne <xactly at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: ubuntu-ie IRC meeting Report 24.02.2008
> To: ubuntu-ie Mailing List <ubuntu-ie at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Message-ID: <1203931995.15569.7.camel at lukenc6000>
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> So sorry, I meant to attend, but my attentions were required elsewhere,
> my gf was in a minor car accident, all was ok, she was just very scared.
> Anyway, to quote some peanuts wisdom,
> "Take this pebble and observe it, the fascinating things about pebbles
> is their growth, for some grow up to be stones, and others to be rocks.
> You shall hope of course that it grows up to be a rock, for a pebble
> that grows up to be a stone is like a youth who has gone astray."
> Lets help desktop linux and ubuntu, stand like a rock, not sink like a
> Luke AB!
> PS. anyone attending the IWTC in the cineworld complex on Parnell street
> over the rest of this week?
> might be interesting.
> On Mon, 2008-02-25 at 01:36 +0000, Derek Heasley wrote:
> > tware is like sex: it's better when it's free.?
> > Linus Torvalds
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> Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 10:50:49 +0000
> From: Rory McCann <rory at technomancy.org>
> Subject: Camara and the Ubuntu-ie community
> To: Camara Linux <linux at camara.ie>, Eoghan Crosby - Camara
> <eoghan at camara.ie>, Cormac Lynch <cormac at camara.ie>
> Message-ID: <47C29D89.3030106 at technomancy.org>
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> Hi everyone,
> I'm sending this to the camara linux list, various camara people and the
> ubuntu ireland list, so some introductions are in order.
> Ubuntu has various 'locos' (local communities) "to help groups of Ubuntu
> fans and enthusiasts work together in regional teams to help advocate,
> promote, translate, develop and otherwise improve Ubuntu"
> <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoTeams>. The Irish one is ubuntu-ie.
> <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IrishTeam> It is starting to get active. There
> was a meeting on IRC last night and I talked about Camara.
> Camara is an Irish charity that accepts second hand computers, cleans
> them up, installs Edubuntu on them and ships them to schools in Africa.
> Every year volunteers go out to African schools to teach African
> teachers computer literacy. It has a workshop in Dublin and Belfast.
> Camara is growing fast and needs help. There's things everyone can do,
> such as donating PCs, money, time in the workshop or volunteering to
> teach over the summer. If you are good at computers and linux your
> skills are also valulable.
> Camara uses a custom version of Edubuntu on all it's computers,
> Camarabuntu. It's basically just an automated installer that includes
> some extra software. We have a git repository for all these scripts at
> <http://repo.or.cz/w/camarabuntu.git>, some details are on my blog at
> Camara people, get involved with the Irish Ubuntu community!
> Ubuntu people, get involved with the Camara community!
> <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoTeams> The Ubuntu LoCo teams
> <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IrishTeam> Irish Ubuntu Team
> <http://www.camara.ie> Camara
> <http://repo.or.cz/w/camarabuntu.git> Camarabuntu code
> <http://blog.technomancy.org/category/camarabuntu/> Camarabuntu
> <https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IrishTeam/IRCMeetings/2008-02-24> Last night's
> ubuntu-ie IRC meeting
> All the best,
> Rory McCann
I hope you have read Rory's entry in the last e-mail.
Myself and (probably) Rory will be going to the Camara workshop
tomorrow(Thursday, 28.02.2008), after work.
It would be nice if some of you show up as well.
We'll talk to the Camara staff about the project in general, they will
show us around etc., and they will tell us how can we (as a ubuntu
community) help out.
I know it's a very short notice, but it would be great if you could make
The workshop is opened tomorrow from 10am till 10pm.
The Digital Hub
10-13 Thomas Street
Tel. (0)1 44 33 208
More info and a map at: http://www.camara.ie/volunteer/dublin/index.php
I know that they will be going out for a few pints after the workshop,
which you're also invited to.
Hope to see you there.
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