[ubuntu-us-ma] Touching Base With Community

Martin Owens doctormo at gmail.com
Wed Nov 2 08:12:20 UTC 2011

Hey Adam,

Great to hear you're still on the case trying to get the group back on
it's feet... see comments below.

On Wed, 2011-11-02 at 00:15 -0500, Adam Hathaway wrote
> 1. Status of our website.  What is the next step needed to bring this
> back up and when/who will be doing this?

The website will be back when we have a machine to run it on. It might
be time to consider that the website just isn't needed any more since
the loco directory does the heavy lifting. We could always point the
domain name at that while we work out the details.

Mike do you have the DNS records?

> 2. I am still looking for responses/actions to the MA LoCo Call to
> Action
> http://ahflossblog.blogspot.com/2011/10/ubuntu-ma-loco-call-to-action.html.
>  I feel that this is vitally important to the growth and future of
> this
> team and so my hope is you will all

The group is small, there are 2 Ubuntu Members still active; myself and
paultag, who is a recent addition. There aren't many people to talk to
inside the group yet. This is why whenever there is an event, we need to
get the message out into the real world and not just to the mailing
list; where hardly anyone will see it.

Think about posting to university groups, other 'Linux' groups and
various communities. This is Massachusetts, so we have to work hard to
get over some of the bad impressions from a lot of existing Linux
people. But we should also be looking out for new nontechnical users to
join in too.

Ubuntu remains the best community online and the best technology on the
ground (almost every group uses it, just ask) but we've not been very
good at getting people into the group.

> 3. In the absence of our website it has been brought to my attention
> that
> our MASS wiki page,
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MassachusettsTeam/Information,
> has been neglected for years.  I did some updating but I would love if
> others could pitch in and help move the wiki page in the right
> direction.

We should delete the wiki, all of the information should be either on
askubuntu, loco-directory or other resources. Please don't be afraid to
delete pages.


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