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James Bradley jim at
Wed Oct 5 00:25:38 UTC 2011

Broadway is fine, but the library has merit, as well. I have a meeting the first Thursday of every month. Otherwise, nothing of a fixed, repeating nature. Fire at will.


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On 10/04/2011 04:14 PM, James Bradley wrote:

> >  I have to interpret the meeting frequency suggestion as just that,
> >  a suggestion, since it is accompanied with "you decide". The point
> >  is promoting Ubuntu and maintaining a viable schedule that
> >  accommodates participants should take priority, otherwise burn out
> >  will be swift and merciless. I say this with decades of experience
> >  in managing local clubs and recreational groups.
> >  
> >  I might suggest a "key" meeting once a month and less formal
> >  meetings on the otherwise. One thing we need is broader public
> >  participation which is not an easy task in Salem. Both Beer 'n'
> >  Blog and O'Reilly Ignite bloomed only briefly in Salem before
> >  participation dwindled and the projects were abandoned. I think our
> >  first task would be to figure out how to attract and maintain
> >  public interest. Two or three guys hanging around with Ubuntu
> >  shirts isn't going to go anywhere by itself.
> >  
> >  JVLB
> >  
> >  On 10/04/2011 03:20 PM, Cody Smith wrote: On 10/04/2011 01:37 PM,
> >  Randy wrote:
>>>> >>>>  On Mon, 2011-10-03 at 13:47 -0700, Cody Smith wrote: I'm
>>>> >>>>  looking to organize a Salem Ubuntu Hour for those who are
>>>> >>>>  interested. the details about this kind of event are found
>>>> >>>>  here:
>>>> >>>>  
>>>> >>>>  I'm aiming for Wednesdays in the early evening (around 4PM)
>>>> >>>>  but this is negotiable, anyone interested can come, but would
>>>> >>>>  either have to have an Ubuntu logo sticker on their laptop if
>>>> >>>>  they bring any, or an Ubuntu logo on their shirt, or both.
>>>> >>>>  this is as per the Ubuntu Hour requirements. and the venue
>>>> >>>>  may vary, but it would likely be either at the Salem Public
>>>> >>>>  Library or the Broadway Commons Coffeehouse, the Coffeehouse
>>>> >>>>  requires you to purchase something from them to do this
>>>> >>>>  there. both of these venues are sitting on bus routes, so
>>>> >>>>  those without other transportation can easily get there. the
>>>> >>>>  bus actually stop at the Library, and the Coffeehouse is just
>>>> >>>>  a block from a bus stop, depend which stop you get off at.
>>>> >>>>  anyone is welcome to come so long as they make sure they
>>>> >>>>  fulfill the requirements set by the wiki. let me know if
>>>> >>>>  there is a better time I could aim for or you have any
>>>> >>>>  suggestions for venues. this is an informal gathering just to
>>>> >>>>  hang out and discuss Ubuntu and Linux in general.
>>>> >>>>  
>>>> >>>>  
>>>> >>>>  Also, Ethan, I heard from Ben that you are trying to revive
>>>> >>>>  the Salem LUG, if there is anyway I can help, I will do my
>>>> >>>>  best to. just shoot me an Email or catch me on IRC to discuss
>>>> >>>>  this. I am hoping I could be of at least some help with the
>>>> >>>>  Salem LUG. my Email iscody.smith9202 at  so let me
>>>> >>>>  know if there is any way I can help.
>>>> >>>>  
>>>> >>>>  --Cody Smith Cody, I'm in McMinnville so Salem sounds do able
>>>> >>>>  for me
> >  @ Randy, cool, I lived in Mac myself for a while, so I know how
> >  close it is to Salem, only about 45 minute drive, right?
> >  
> >  @ James, if you yourself can't come more than once a month, I
> >  believe that should be okay, but the event itself has to be once a
> >  week or every other week, as per the wiki:
> >  so once a month would probably be too
> >  few meetings, I'll ask Ben to make sure that people don't have to
> >  come to each of the meetings, just the ones they can make,
> >  
> >  @ everyone, since we can't decide on a Wednesday being convenient,
> >  I'm open to suggestions.
> >  
> >  -- Email sent by Cody Smith, Signed with GPG/OpenPGP, if the
> >  signature block aint there, it isn't from me.
>> >>  
"Since the goal is engaging the public, occasionally changing venues
might have merit. Perhaps better would be to have several locations and
meet at location 1 the first meet of the month, location 2 for the
second, and so on. My interpretation from the wiki page is that
retaching to the choir isn't the purpose, proselytizing is. I'm not
kissing any babies, though.


I believe that was meant for this thread, right? either way, it's
going here. but the way I interpreted it is we are getting people
interested not by showing them the OS each time, but by showing up as
a group with the Ubuntu Logo visible either on our shirt, our Laptop,
or both, but looking at the wiki, looks like once a month is feasible,
as there are several places doing that. but I myself would prefer
twice, but doesn't necessarily need to be. so once a month could do,
but it looks like the Broadway Commons Coffeehouse is a pretty good
place to do this, as everyone agrees to that. just need to figure out
times to do this, is Friday better? if not, what day of the week? I'm
not gonna start this until we have a day set, even if it's once a
month. after that, all I have to do is add it to whatever I can.
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