May IRC Meeting Reloaded?

Mike O'Donohue airurando at
Mon May 21 20:40:08 UTC 2012

Hi Carles,

Thanks for the great mail. 091 labs will get a batch of CDs, we just 
need to figure out how to get them down or have them picked up.

Hope the exams go/are going well for you.  Just to throw some light on 
some of your other points.

You are right, this mailing list is quiet but it is available to 
everyone to use.  People are free to raise topics of interest on the 
mailing list, ask questions or even vent (constructively).  
Unfortunately, people choose not to for the most part.

It would be great if you and others did participate more in the irc 
meetings.  The more opinions and ideas that get expressed at the 
meetings the better those meetings will be and, as a consequence, the 
more vibrant our LoCo will become.  People can participate as much or as 
little as they want.

The meeting logs including the minutes can be found on the Ubuntu wiki.  
Specifically the minutes and logs are imported into wiki pages that are 
indexed at:

I believe the logs are also automagically linked to the corresponding 
meeting event listing on our LoCo Team portal (Home page at:
Note: our website currently redirects to our LoCo Team Portal page.

I used to post monthly reminders about meetings. Further back I used to 
report the links to the minutes/logs on the mailing list but I got the 
feeling that no one was interested so I stopped.

I'm all for getting people to interact more so any suggestions would be 
greatly appreciated.

While I'm at it, full details of the Ubuntu Ireland online resources are 
as follows

Website: (under redevelopment) currently redirect to LoCo 
Team Portal (LTP)
Mailing list:
IRC Channel: #ubuntu-ie on the FreeNode network
Forums: (even quieter 
than mailing list)
Twitter/identica username: @ubuntuie
Facebook: Ubuntu-ie
Google plus: Ubuntu Ireland ubuntuie (team event photos are stored here)

I think that's it

Best Regards,


On 21/05/12 15:33, Android Stream wrote:
> I totally agree this been an LTS release... We would love to have some 
> CDs here in 091 Labs, is always good to have some CDs to show to 
> people. Most of our members use some version or other of Ubuntu and we 
> always try to introduce new comers to Ubuntu.
> I'm on with my final exams at the moment and I have one on Thursday 
> morning and I won't be able to make it to the meeting if it goes ahead 
> but I will try to have another member to join you.
> Now that I'm at it, on the IRC meetings I find myself hard to motivate 
> myself to attend to them. I love Ubuntu and I use it everyday and I 
> would like to share it with other people and I find (the few times 
> that I join the IRC meeting) that there's very little I can do or 
> participate, specially from Galway.
> I find this mailing list instead very quite... I don't know how many 
> people are subscripted to this mailing list but although people may 
> not answer they still read the emails (at least I do), I like to 
> follow on what is going on and I'm sure there's a lot of people in the 
> same situation. I find that if I don't attend the IRC meetings I don't 
> really know what is going on. I could go and to the IRC backup thread 
> and see what was said on the meeting but this is an extra step I never 
> do. I don't even know where to find it because I never bothered to 
> follow up, but If more talk was in mailing list I would follow up and 
> even interact a bit more, perhaps a minutes meeting on this mailing 
> list may help people interact a bit more also...
> Not sure if other people share the same thought but this was 2c anyway..
> Regards, Carles
> On Mon, May 21, 2012 at 12:57 PM, Mike O'Donohue <airurando at 
> <mailto:airurando at>> wrote:
>     Hi All,
>     Last Wednesdays meeting failed to happen due to insufficient
>     numbers showing up.  I'm just wondering should we have another
>     attempt to hold the meeting this Wednesday to discuss distribution
>     of the CDs. This topic was suggested on the mailing list last week
>     before the aborted meeting It is a very important item for
>     discussion. I believe the 12.04 LTS iteration is very special and
>     the CDs should be used effectively for advocacy with minimum
>     waste.  I also believe that advocacy efforts for the 12.04 CDs
>     will go on until 14.04 is released.  In my opinion these CDs
>     should go to people curious about trying ubuntu linux.
>     Just my 2 cents on the topic.  I think it should be discussed in a
>     meeting soon.
>     Regards,
>     Mike
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