[Michigan-LoCo] The "what can we do" ideas
Jay R. Wren
jrwren at xmtp.net
Fri Aug 24 22:31:27 BST 2007
I'm gonna say "no" to a JAM over IRC. The whole point of a JAM is that
you get that in-person interactivity that just isn't possible over IRC
or shared VNC or other.
Now if the person on the IRC end would like to just IRC chat and watch a
VNC session and maybe listen to a live stream cast, then I think maybe
we could plan for and accommodate that. But those things do take extra
work to setup where as an Open Spaces meeting can be done completely
impromptu and a Jam requires just a tiny little bit more planning.
I'm taking your "not physically present" request seriously and I'll try
to be prepared to IRC and VNC stream and audio stream or Skype as well.
Skype... Skype has Unyte application sharing and some white board app on
win32. Does Skype for Linux have these things?
Thanks for the suggestions,
> A jam sounds cool. Hmm. Could a jam work well over IRC? Is there a
> good screen-sharing app in Ubunut (I'm thinking of Sametime
> collaboration tools we use here at work... chat, whiteboard, and
> screen sharing with possible transfer of control).
> I could easily see us doing 3 meetings a month: a "business" meeting
> (promoting Ubuntu, presentations, taking care of LoCo matters), a
> social (find someplace big enough that serves beer), and a jam (for
> the technically-inclined). These are 3 distinctly different purposes
> that will, I think, attract 3 slightly (or not so slightly) different
> groups of members. Not all meetings need to be IRL (well, except the
> social really does, I think).
> That would leave us with 1-2 weeks a month off, too, to prevent
> burnout for those who want to do it all. :-)
> On 8/24/07, Greg Grossmeier <greg.grossmeier at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Wasn't it you, Jay, who suggested the Jam Session?
>> Here is a link about what that means for us technical people (scroll down a
>> Just adding ideas to the mix.
>> On 8/24/07, Jay R. Wren <jrwren at xmtp.net> wrote:
>>> Wolfger wrote:
>>>> On 8/24/07, Greg Grossmeier < greg.grossmeier at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> 4. Other group gatherings like BBQs, whatever.
>>>> Always up for a good BBQ. :-)
>>>> I think we should plan on a presence at Penguicon.
>>>> I'd like to get a bit more involved in supporting the larger Ubuntu
>>>> community. One of the things that sparked my interest in the LoCo (as
>>>> opposed to "it's just another lug") was the list of proposed
>>>> activities on the (now defunct?) Detroit LoCo page. Stepping up and
>>>> working on projects, not just installfests and discussions. Not sure
>>>> what the technical level of the group is, but I'm feeling motivated to
>>>> get my hands dirty. And not just with BBQ sauce. ;-)
>>> I am glad to hear there is someone else out there like me. I'm less
>>> interested in the introductory and promote ubuntu topics. I am more
>>> interested in the technical and hands dirty topics. I think in terms of
>>> ubuntu this usually means packaging. There are a few things that I would
>>> love to see packaged for ubuntu (and debian too). A meeting on packaging
>>> or a packaging sprint could be cool.
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