ubuntu-us-ne Monthly IRC meeting minutes
dthacker9 at cox.net
Sun Sep 16 16:18:19 BST 2007
Attendance was a bit sparse at our September meeting, but we did have two new
members show up :staehrmedia(Lincoln) and ridgid(Waco). Please stop by IRC
and say hello to them. I'm really happy that we're getting members from the
entire state and not just Nebraska.
Since we just had new members, we had a general discussion about things the
group could do in the Lincoln and York areas. ridgid is going to ask the
York Library if they would like a donation of the Ubuntu book, and
staehrmedia is going to get in touch with Karin Dalziel to push out some more
books in Lincoln. We discussed what the Nebraska LoCo Team needs to do to
become an "approved" team and what conferences we might be able to present
at. I said I'd discuss the rest of the agenda on the list.
We have 34 members on the list. The list was very slow in August, with only
5 messages. We currently need a backup admin, I have posted a request to the
No problems. Light traffic. We currently need a backup op, I have posted a
request to the mailing list.(1)
We need a logo. BugsMoran did a quick one that's on the wiki page, but I'd
really like something that shows off the state.(2) Catchy slogan's are
There are no plans to add forums or a website until volunteers step forward.
There is on ongoing and lively discussion about whether or not LoCo teams in
the US need to become official non-profit organizations. It's going to be
discussed at a US-Team IRC meeting on September 29th.
<dave's opinion> Having served in numberous non-profits over the years, I'm
opposed to adding the overhead of non-profit corporation. I'm contributing a
bit out of my pocket for books and thing, and if others feel so inclined they
can too. If we grow to hundreds of active members, then let's look at the
subject again.</dave's opinion>
CD Distribution/Mini Installfest
We provided CD's for OLUG's August installfest. I think we had 6-7 new
installs. Attendance was down from January because of a short window for
publicity. As a result, I asked the OLUG members if they would like to do
another "mini-installfest" in November. We are still working on logistics.
I'll have an updatehttps://wiki.ubuntu.com/NebraskaTeam/Projects after the
OLUG meeting on October 2nd.
I'd like the rest of the team to submit their ideas for places and methods of
getting 'buntu CD's out in the public. Please send them to the mailing
Gutsy Release Party
I'm working on a small Gutsy Release party to by held in the Omaha area on
Saturday, October 20th. I still need volunteers. Lincoln members are
heartily encouraged to do the same.
I'd like to meet all the Lincoln folks in person before the Gutsy release. My
best times for meeting are Monday or Thursday nights, daytime Saturday and
late afternoon on Sunday. If you folks can come up with a time and
location, I'll be there.
Please take a look at the US Loco Team's "Plan of Action for Building
Communities"(3) and let us know what you think on the mailing list. I'd like
everyone to be involved in helping build our LoCo team into a great statewide
resource for Ubuntu.
That's the meeting. Please post any comments, questions or feedback to the
Admin, Ubuntu Nebraska LoCo Team.
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