How is the Ubuntu Ireland LoCo doing?

Jeffrey Roe tdr112 at
Fri Aug 3 09:40:49 UTC 2012

Hello Mike and follow Ubuntuers

You rise a lot of great questions.

I will give me two cents on the situation.

I think the root cause of where we are now can be traced back to the
canceling of the regular face to face meetups.

The next question is why did theses stop happening ?

It got to the point where it was the same four and five people at
these meetups having the same conversation each month. People just got
bored and stopped going. It ended up where it was just a small group
of friends who see each other outside the meetings anyway, so there
was little point in meeting for "ubuntu" anymore.

So if we start meeting up again will it go back to the good times ?
Without fresh infusion of newcomers(regularly) to these meetups they
are doomed to fail and stop happening again.
We have to keep them fresh and every changing to keep them alive.

If this is some thing you want speak up and let this loco fall
silently into oblivion

Jeffrey Roe,

On Thu, Aug 2, 2012 at 10:18 PM, Mike O'Donohue <airurando at> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I'm wondering what is the state of the Ubuntu Ireland LoCo?  Since
> reapproval last year things have slowed down dramatically.  The things which
> greatly helped our reapproval in 2011 have all fallen off the tracks.
> Regular irc meetings, hosting other events, timely team reports, team
> website and more have all dwindled or disappeared (not saying all are
> necessary but surely some of them are).
> I'm not complaining, I fully appreciate that each individual involved is
> doing so on a voluntary basis, but I just don't want things to drift along
> as is without discussion.  Based on the current level of activity I
> personally couldn't support the next reapproval effort (about a year away).
> Perhaps the approved status of the LoCo isn't important.  Interest in Ubuntu
> and the Irish LoCo has waned (no need to rehash reasons here).  All that is
> fair enough.
> I just want to get a healthy discussion going concerning the state of the
> LoCo.
> Some initial questions that come to mind (not an exhaustive list):
>  Is there anyone on the list interested in taking a more active role in the
> LoCo?
> Is our LoCo becoming far less active and if so is that acceptable to all?
> Are we heading towards a non approved state and are we happy with that?
> If we wish to remain approved how should we achieve this?
> I'm certainly not trying to be controversial here I just want to have this
> discussed openly and fully.
> Best Regards to All,
> Mike O'Donohue
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