our impending reapproval

Jeffrey Roe tdr112 at gmail.com
Sat Jul 13 20:52:19 UTC 2013

Hey Mike,

I can't be around on Tuesday night but is there anything that you need us
to do ?

Jeffrey Roe,
On 30 Jun 2013 07:59, "Keith Drummond" <drummond1999 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Mike,
> I will not attempt messing with the editing on the site, would be just
> 'trial and error', and we have a far better qualified individuals within
> our ranks.
> Suggestions for the sections to be filled out;
> 'Global Ubuntu Participation';
> - Maybe reiterate conference work, or just move it to that section
> altogether rather then having it in with the CD/DVD distribution as they
> were significant international conferences which will be continuing on into
> the foreseeable future.
> - I am sure the community in general is active across launchpad, Ubuntu
> Forums, Ask Ubuntu etc., so maybe mention more broadly our ongoing
> active participation within the broader global Ubuntu community via those
> mediums? Or something to that affect.
> 'Focusing on the Future';
> - Its an exciting time for Ubuntu, just before the roll-out of the Ubuntu
> Touch for phones and tablets which should give Ubuntu a global bump and
> certainly send some looking for a local Ubuntu community. Might be some
> fresh faces who have never even looked at the desktop flavours, so we
> should be ready to embrace those when they come along and be sure they can
> find us.
> - Maybe we can add some honesty about ceasing the CD/DVD distribution? Its
> generally a nightmare and for those that can not download the .iso then I
> am sure some of us will help plug that gap when it arises.
> - We should try to raise our social networking profile, even if it is just
> more regular tweets/dents/social media postings in our best "I'm not dead
> yet" shout from the cart.
> - Again, reiterate our footprint on college campuses, even if just through
> the computer/tech societies.
> - REGULAR meetings. Even if it is just a standing monthly IRC meeting (is
> there a quorum requirement? If so call it a hangout if we fall short). If
> nothing else, will allow lurkers to see what's going on and let a few of us
> keep a finger on the pulse. To broaden our reach the monthly meeting could
> be held simultaneously with a Google Hangout, much like the new VUDS model.
> I should add that we can always schedule 'off months' over December and
> January.
> Will stop the rambling now.
> With respect to the IRC meeting on the 16th, I should be able to log in
> for that and is that ok? Or is just for those special Ubuntu Member types?
> ;-)
> Thanks again for the time and effort you put in Mike.
> Best regards,
> Keith Drummond
> On 25 June 2013 13:52, Mike O'Donohue <airurando at eircom.net> wrote:
>>  Hi All,
>> While our LoCo activity remains low there are still a few warm cinders in
>> the fire and there is certainly a iot of good will being expressed towards
>> remaining approved.  Based on this I think it is worthwhile for us to see
>> reapproval.  Of course there is significant discussion within the larger
>> community around the term 'approved' and the outcome of those discussions
>> isn't clear but for now the standard reapproval process still applies and
>> because of that I have thrown together a draft of our wiki reapproval
>> application for 2013 .
>> Our approved status is due to expire at the end of June and we hope to
>> apply for reapproval at the next LoCo Council meeting which is scheduled to
>> be held in the #ubuntu-meeting channel on the freenode irc network on 16
>> Jul 13 at 20:00 UTC (21:00 Irish time if I am right).
>> Our application can be found at:
>> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IrishTeam/IrishTeamReApprovalApplication2013
>> A text formatting issues exists at the top of the page (clearly visible)
>> any help fixing that would be appreciated.
>> Other sections are yet to be started:
>> 'Global Ubuntu Participation'
>> And
>> 'Focusing on the Future'
>> I'd appreciate as many proofreaders, format fixers and content
>> contributors as possible for this application.  I want to honestly throw
>> our cards down and see where they fall.  We are at a low ebb and I want to
>> see if the LoCo Council still  feel we are worthy of maintaining an
>> approved status.
>> Kind Regards,
>> Mike O'Donohue.
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