[ubuntu-arizona] Arizona Team Newsletter

John Crawford johnc4510 at cox.net
Wed Sep 19 16:04:48 BST 2007

Welcome to the Ubuntu-Arizona Weekly Newsletter, Issue #15 for the week
September 19 - September 25, 2007.

 * Arizona Loco Newsletter
 * Fifteenth Edition
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 * Wednesday-September 19, 2007
 * Arizona Loco Team Wiki: ["ArizonaTeam"]

 * Next meeting: Sunday September 23, 2007  9:00PM
 * Server: Freenode: IRC Channel #ubuntu-arizona

== Newsletter ==

=== Announcements ===

Hello to all members! Cooler weather is just around the corner here in
Arizona, and I'm hoping we can now start to do some things outdoors to
help advocate Ubuntu. We have been burning CD's to distribute to the
public to help advocate Ubuntu. I would like to see us have some events
at swap meets, fairs, etc. to give some of these CD's away. Also October
Fest events will be starting next month and that would be another event
that draws a number of people. So, come to the next meeting and give us
your ideas and help us plan new ways to advocate and spread the word
about Ubuntu and Open Source Software. Get involved and help us to
increase the awareness!!

=== Summary of the September 16, 2007 meeting ===

The meeting was called to order by johnc4510 at 9:02 PM

First on the agenda was to welcome new members.  genmud was unavailable,
but we invite him to come to our next meeting so we can all say "HI!".
Next was rrbiz.  He was an IT for Adelphia back in L.A. for little over
7 years, and then left to reside in Tucson.  He got acquainted with
knoppix back in 03/04, and has had on and off experience, including
taking Linux classes.  Next was ngtmagicks, who is living in Mesa AZ
now, and has been using Ubuntu for a while now, since right before Edgy
came out. Before that he was on again and off again for like 5 years
with Slackware and Debian.  He has been active for last release on the
forums, and posting about it on my livejournal
(ngtmagicks.livejournal.com).  ngtmagicks was a member of the team for a
while when it was first formed, and has now come back.  We welcome our
new members and are glad you're here.

Next on the agenda was the announcement of a potential upcoming event.
Johnc4510 and slofgren have been considering the idea of havning a linux
conference to be held on a yearly basis.  It was noted that Google has
participated in such a conference in Utah in the past.  It has an office
in Tempe associated with ASU and there would be a chance of getting them
to help sponser this. Johnc4510 believes we can also get Ubuntu, and
maybe some of it's partners to also help with this idea.  This is a long
term idea, that would not be implimented until next year sometime. We
would try to get the lug's in the state to help work with our team to
put this event on.  A list of the lugs in the state will be coming out
shortly.  "It would feature talks on linux and open source from speakers
we would try to secure from the open source community in AZ. So, it
would be an educational event to further promote linux and open source
within our state."  ngtmagicks mentioned that  Monster.com also has an
office in Tempe.  This event is in its earliest planning stages, and no
team participation is needed at the present, though would be later on.
This announcement was for the purpose of informing the team as to the
potential of such an event.

The third item on the agenda was the introduction of the Newsletter
team.  Tyche has taken over translating the log of the meeting into
comprehensible minutes.  This means that the Newsletter should be coming
out every Wednesday, as had been previously done.  It was suggested that
new members be sure to be signed up on the team mailing list.

Fourth agenda item was the report of the Education Committee.  Last
week's meeting of the committee didn't happen as planned.  A future
meeting for this next week will be announced by email later.  Polygon89
did mention that his ability to create screencasts has been severely
hampered bu kernel updates to his system, but that he is continuing to
work on the problem.

The fifth agenda item was Software Freedom Day (SFD).  sloggerkhan keeps
running into red tape as he tries to get U of A approval for a table to
distribute cd's. However, we are not giving up on this project. We'll be
late but can still do something as soon as he gets approval.
Distributing CD's at the University is a great way to get the word out
about Ubuntu and Open Source to a segment of the population that would
be open to changing the operating system that they use. They would in
turn tell their friends on campus about the great new operating system
that they found out about and are presently using.

The status of the server was the sixth item on the agenda.  Little is
known at the present time, as there is some difficulty in getting a hold
of the individual doing the repairs.  We are waiting on the installation
of a new hard drive to replace the one that died. While this project has
taken more time than we anticipated, it is in our best interest to be
patient since the equipment was a loaned to us by a Phoenix LUG, and
they are the ones doing the repairs and furnishing the needed parts.
Johnc4510 and slofgren will continue their efforts in gaining information.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:32 PM

Come join our team and help us advocate Ubuntu in the State of Arizona!!

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