[ubuntu-us-ma] Massachusetts: Approval

Wesley Hirsch emperorshishire at gmail.com
Sat Jul 24 01:04:52 BST 2010

-----Original Message-----
From: Martin Owens <doctormo at gmail.com>
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2010 19:51
To: Ubuntu local community team (LoCo) contacts <loco-contacts at lists.ubuntu.com>
Cc: Kama Lord <teruterubozu at divajutta.com>; Massacusetts LoCo <ubuntu-us-ma at lists.ubuntu.com>
Subject: Re: [ubuntu-us-ma] Massachusetts: Approval

Hey Charles,

Thanks very much, having a stable set of events out there would be most
beneficial to the teams balance. Of course so far it's been imbalanced
by population and transportation ease in Boston and the area on the

Could you send your folks over to the meeting on the 5th August 2010 to
IRC #ubuntu-us-ma ? Then we can have a talk about it all.


On Fri, 2010-07-23 at 17:29 -0400, Indigo196 wrote:
> Martin:
> Let me know if there is any assistance we can provide. We have a few
> folks active in the Albany area and perhaps they would be interested in
> assisting with activities in the Berkshires/Western MA.
> Charles
> Lead Contact -- NY State LoCo
> On Tue, 2010-07-20 at 17:51 -0400, Martin Owens wrote:
> > Hey Everyone,
> > 
> > There was a meeting today to decide if the Ubuntu-US-MA local community
> > team should be re-approved.
> > 
> > We didn't get re-approved, so we're now an unofficial LoCo team.
> > 
> > What does this mean?
> > 
> > Well it means that we won't get any more CDs from shipit or other
> > similar resources for our events, we'll have to use what we have or buy
> > what we don't.
> > 
> > If we want to get approved again then we'll need to be able to show that
> > this team is active and sustainable at a LoCo council meeting, since
> > we're the only active LoCo team in New England... I think this is
> > important to show that we can be active enough.
> > 
> > The LoCo council is fairly new and the re-approval process is going
> > through it's second cycle to make sure that teams are keeping their end
> > of the bargain and making sure people are active and committed to
> > spreading Ubuntu, educating, supporting and just having some fun at
> > various events and online activities.
> > 
> > As well as the general lack of activity in the team we also have a bad
> > track record for getting involved with the global activities and
> > initiatives, having members who are visible and know about the wider
> > community, we don't really have any representation at any University or
> > college and don't have any businesses or organisations involved with
> > events.
> > 
> > So we need to do quite a bit of work to get on track.
> > 
> > The LoCo council have pledged to offer help and idle in the LoCo IRC
> > channel to try and kickstart the team, please make them feel welcome
> > when you see them.
> > 
> > Well, it's a pretty sad day for MA, so I'm going to have a little think
> > about it all.
> > 
> > Best Regards, Martin Owens, official contact.
> > 
> > 

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