Any appetite for an Ubuntu Ireland Team Reboot?
pmagill at gmail.com
Fri Nov 16 19:25:54 UTC 2012
On 16/11/12 17:03, Mike O'Donohue wrote:
> Hi Everyone,
> Back in August and September we had a mailing list discussion
> regarding the state of the Irish LoCo. The details of what was said
> can be found in our mailing list archive at:
> There appeared to be a general desire to keep the LoCo going. However,
> it is clear that activity has dramatically decreased from late 2011
> and throughout 2012.
> Personally, I was re-energised by attending Skycon back in October and
> I have been pondering what could we do next.
> I'd like to put forward a few ideas in this mail that were suggested
> earlier, both on the mailing list and during face to face discussions.
> 1) Quarterly meetings to get us started again. Timing is important
> here to fit in nicely with the release cycle. I'd suggest meetings in
> February, May, August and November. The February and August
> meetings should discuss LoCo activities concerning the next release.
> 2) I think we should keep the release parties going. Try different
> things. Even if it is just the few regulars the release is a great
> excuse for a social meetup.
> 3) What do we do with Global Jams? Not being in any way geeky I don't
> know about this one, I certainly can't drive it. I would like to see
> them continuing but only if we are participating in a real way. At a
> minimum I think we should participate in every Jam before an LTS
> release. I would like us to plan much better for the Global Jams and
> have more structure to the days.
> 4) Other social activities. As people see opportunities just make
> suggestions on the mailing list.
> 5) Getting the word out. By in large we have lost contact with many
> of the colleges around the country. Are there people active in College
> life subscribed to this mailing list?
> 6) Reapproval (due by 30 Jun 13). This one is purely my personal
> opinion. Let it lapse. I don't think we have done enough to justify
> it. Lets just see if we can build momentum again and consider going
> for reapproval at a later stage.
> There are likely many other items and ideas to consider but I think
> the above 6 are high on the priority list.
> So what do you think? Is there any appetite for an Ubuntu Ireland Team
> Reboot? What other ideas/concerns do you have?
> Kind Regards,
> Mike O'Donohue
Would this be inclusive of those in the North? If so then I'm in :-)
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