[ubuntu-us-ma] New England needs Support

Paul Tagliamonte paultag at ubuntu.com
Tue May 24 17:49:08 UTC 2011

On Sun, May 22, 2011 at 11:24 PM, Martin Owens <doctormo at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey guys,

Hi, M-O / US-MA

> I seek advice from the greater 'Local Community' Community about what to
> do with the Massachusetts Team and in effect what to do with it as it's
> the only team in New England that has ever been active enough to really
> run some big events.

Ah, yes, my homeland.

> The team used to be lead by a bunch of different people who came to the
> team back when Ubuntu was new and exciting. Me, Mike, Steve and Danny.
> The rag-tag bunch ran the team fairly well. Steve has his MIT
> commitments, Mike is annoyed with Ubuntu Design direction, Danny is
> pissed off about the lack of Free Software advocacy and I'm way over
> committed as a foss programmer and contractor.
> So what to do? If I call time on the team then New England (and area of
> about 14 million people) will have no LoCo at all. Not that the team
> does more than an event a year at the moment, but at least it's
> something and shows that things are happening.

Boo! We can't let US-MA die!

> We could do with help to resuscitate the team, either from the loco
> council or from some friendly people in the rest of the community. I
> don't really know what to do any more and I don't want to pretend I
> don't care any more, Ubuntu is the only software community actually
> attempting to make the FreeDesktop thing fly in the real world and the
> Local Communities have been instrumental in pushing the system out into
> the real world.

Well, I'll be moving back to BOS in a few days, and I'd love to help.

> So despite the headwinds, we need a push.

I'm here to help!

> Yours, Martin Owens
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