[ubuntu-us-ma] Massachusetts: Approval

Indigo196 indigo196 at rochester.rr.com
Fri Jul 23 22:29:37 BST 2010


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.


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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