August Team Meeting Follow up (please reply)
lorddicranius at gmail.com
Wed Aug 15 01:48:22 BST 2007
As long as the PNW team doesn't "trump" over the smaller teams, I don't see
a problem with it existing. It'd help coordinate ideas between all the
smaller teams, sharing ideas, etc. But I guess my question is: what
benefits does the PNW team have being official?
As far as the Software Freedom Day goes, I won't be able to participate as
I'll be out of town that weekend.
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> Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2007 13:39:13 -0700
> From: "Dan Shufelt" <dshufelt at gmail.com>
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> We had a few agenda items during our last meeting that we felt like we
> needed more discussion. Please reply to either myself or the entire group
> so I can get a better feel for how to proceed.
> 1) Status on the Pacific Northwest Loco becoming an official team. I have
> started a thread with the Ubuntu Community Council and believe that we
> in fact become an official team but there may be some consequences that I
> did not originally consider. I believe that proceeding may unnecessarily
> cause some bad blood between our team and other Ubuntu Locos. The Ubuntu
> Teams project has done a remarkable job and we have made it a point to
> behind them and help where possible. They (the individuals leading the US
> Teams Project) feel that having our team approved would be confusing and
> counter productive for their goals.
> I may have started the PNW team but it's your team and the decision on how
> we proceed rests with the majority's vote.
> We have done some great things and we work well together and certainly do
> not want to lose any momentum... Here are the choices as I see them
> currently (feel free to suggest any alternatives).
> a) We proceed operating with our same team goals as an unofficial group of
> collaborating official teams (Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and other
> Teams). We would continue to help one another and other lugs in attempts
> make every team as strong and productive as possible.
> b) We decide to continue with what we have because it works and try to
> become official. In addition we continue supporting the US Teams project
> using our resources to get the Oregon and Washington loco teams approved
> then run and manage all three separate entities together.
> Either way, I will personally be helping the Oregon, Washington, Pacific
> Northwest and US Teams projects to the fullest of my ability.
> 2) Software Freedom Day is September 15th. We are planning on having
> in both Portland and Seattle. I would like to see these events in some
> public (none techy) places. I'm looking in to trying to get a table at
> setup at the Saturday Market in Portland and it was suggested that the
> Seattle team could setup at Westlake?
> a) Can you help?
> b) Which location(s) do you think would work best?
> 3) The Pacific Northwest Art Package contest is still happening so don't
> forget to take a few pictures to submit. The current 1st place prize is a
> $20.00 gift certificate.
> You're input is greatly appreciated.
> Best regards,
> Dan Shufelt
> "If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a
> nail." -Abraham Maslow
> Message: 2
> Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2007 14:17:04 -0700
> From: Matthew West <mwest at lclark.edu>
> Subject: Re: August Team Meeting Follow up (please reply)
> To: ubuntu-us-pnw at lists.ubuntu.com
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> > b) We decide to continue with what we have because it works and try to
> > become official. In addition we continue supporting the US Teams
> > project by
> > using our resources to get the Oregon and Washington loco teams
> > approved
> > then run and manage all three separate entities together.
> > Either way, I will personally be helping the Oregon, Washington,
> > Pacific
> > Northwest and US Teams projects to the fullest of my ability.
> Hi All,
> My name is Matthew, and I am part of the fledgling PDXTeam. Here's
> my two cents... GO OFFICIAL!!! You don't have to alienate the
> smaller groups like ours. Like you said, just being available to
> help is great.
> As well, since most of you/us are located in the Seattle area, the
> smaller "satellite" groups have a tough time getting together in person.
> I don't see why you can't act as an official Seattle/WA group, but be
> an "unofficial" umbrella group for us smaller ones. Best of luck,
> and I hope we can make it official by the end of the year!
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