National IRC meeting

Miano Njoka mianonjoka at
Sun Mar 4 15:37:59 GMT 2007

After all the emails about the channel and irc, I too was also looking
forward to a lively and productive meeting today. I understand that we
all have other commitments but we really should have had the meeting
today especially since we all missed(except davehat, i think) the last
meeting on Sunday.

Since its proving difficult to have meetings for the whole team, it is
my proposal that we discuss(on this list) a list of things we want done
in the near future and form small groups to work on those things. For
example, the people working on the article should continue doing so and
if anyone else is interested in helping out they can liaise with them,
Davehat suggested that we have a blog/website for the team, anyone
interested can join him and so on and so forth. That way we all get to
contribute something to the team and achieve something at the same time.
This may seem drastic at first and is not the traditional idea of a team
but i think its the best way forward.  I suggest this since all the
things that the "team" has achieved have been done by individuals
working autonomously so we should continue that way albeit in a more
organised way.


On Sun, 2007-03-04 at 17:23 +0300, David wrote:
> Dear all,
> I have just spent nearly two hours (since 3pm GMT+3) in #ubuntu-ke
> waiting for people to show up for this weeks LoCo meeting. With the
> sole exception zsh - the only other regular in #ubuntu-ke besides me -
> no one showed up. There have been several emails to this list in the
> past week mentioning this IRC meeting, as well as an email containing
> tips on how to connect to it. 
> I was hoping we'd get a good number of us at the meeting so we could
> actually start getting things done. Today's no show is really
> disappointing and it reinforces my feeling that time and enthusiasm I
> put into this group is time and enthusiasm wasted. I am no longer sure
> that this team has a future unless someone is willing to stand up and
> lead proactively. 
> The question is; is anyone here actually prepared to lead this group?
> Not only that but are others prepared to follow such a lead? 
> If not, I suggest that perhaps we are not the people to be starting an
> Ubuntu LoCo team in Kenya. 
> Thoughts anybody?
> David.
> PS, I would rather keep this discussion on this list (for those unsure
> how to do this, select "reply to all" or ensure that
> ubuntu-ke at is in either the "to" or "cc" field). If
> you would prefer it, I can transfer this discussion to the forum
> ( and see if the wider Ubuntu world has anything
> to add. 

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