[UbuntuDallas] Team Activity and Community

Alan Howell alan.howell at gmail.com
Wed Sep 29 15:14:40 BST 2010

Might be too late to consider, but Oct 10 is 10.10 release date.


On Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 8:57 AM, Linden <linden.940 at gmail.com> wrote:

> that was a "deep" post and you had some very good points but we are
> working on getting meetings and what not started again...I would like to
> have one set up for sometime next month so we all can shake hands and
> ect.
> And in the IRC we are pretty active I would like to make the list more
> active as well but your more than welcome to go there.
> and as a side note....what day are ya'll thinking about for meeting next
> month?
> On Wed, 2010-09-29 at 00:25 -0500, Daniel VanStone wrote:
> > Dear Texans,
> > To all users that want to meet.
> > Re: http://dailystruggles.org/getting-involved/
> >
> > disclaimer-I am not a leader of the Dallas Team
> >
> > I as many have come to this list.
> >
> > I have signed at the register.
> >
> > I write to the list.
> >
> > What this list is missing is simple. Activity
> >
> > When a new user comes in everyone seems to brush them aside by the
> > mention of:
> >
> > Who all is out there? or Roll Calls?
> >
> > Let us not just stop at saying Hi or hello or voice an opinion only when
> > someone else comes in. I see that Brandon as well as others are
> > seemingly involved in this group but this group is unique somewhat with
> > the fact it covers an extremely large land area.
> >
> > That alone should entale a large task to anyone that may choose to
> > administer the area or play a role in the management of such a team and
> > should be kept in mind. This by far is no small task for this amassed an
> > area.
> >
> > Let us look to each other for our criticism as well as our training. Let
> > our desire to move forward move past gender/perish/experience
> > differences that we may have. These are what push people away to join or
> > pull them closer to the team.
> >
> > I can make debate, as anyone, that the team peoples may have other
> > 'blank or blank' but whether you believe or conceive it or not this is a
> > crucial factor in how that end user will feel accepted within this
> > committee of members. This community of Linux users and Ubuntu members
> > from the Dallas area in the state of Texas.
> >
> > Ok, la la
> >
> > The activity needs to continue a couple of days after the original
> > contact and also the question should be answered. The user should be
> > clearly informed of events and groups near them. Even if it takes
> > pointing them to a reference to other groups or teams that we may not
> > endorse but are local to the person and especially any newcomer to linux
> > in general.
> >
> > We are the one voice as the Dallas Fort worth area. We need to address
> > people from Weatherford to Kaufman, from Hillsboro to Sherman, from Rio
> > Vista to Farmersville not just the North Dallas area. It would
> > discourage me if I heard that all the other users were way out of my
> > area. Or if concencus happened on my arrival.
> >
> > This is the ubuntu mailing list for the Dallas Team of Texas, USA and
> > anyone from this area knows that there is a geographical issue when the
> > word local or in Ubuntu terms LoCo (Local Community) this is overcome in
> > larger areas than this so let us learn and help to make it work.
> >
> > I would like to have a meeting in the Downtown Fort Worth area. There
> > are many who may not be close as mentioned on this list as I am not
> > close myself either. But it is a metro area and between DART and The T
> > and TRE I think that transportation issues would be a minimum for the
> > members who live closest to the metro area.
> >
> > If you take a look at bus routes or train routes(public transportation)
> > Fort Worth in not far or costly to get to. The other reasons may be that
> > it takes from your day to get to wherever. That is a cost of simply
> > being a part of a larger objective a "Team", We all sometimes have to
> > set aside what is comfortable to do what is right.
> >
> > With all of this being said I would like to mention or announce a Linux
> > users group in my area that I myself am starting. You will be welcome to
> > attend and share your ideas and scrutiny. This is a simple group of
> > users and administrators that join to share experience and user
> > experiences.
> >
> > I do not wishh to infringe on the courtesy of the any committee or
> > members but I am looking for members that may represnt an opinion from
> > ubuntu when it comes to linux as a whole. My desire is at merely the
> > discussions of Open Source (libre) and what changes occur for the OS
> > (Operating Systems) in general. Some of the discussion will actually be
> > geared toward using open source (libre) software within business or
> > community setting.
> >
> > This will not merely be to hold discussion of the distro(s)
> > difference(s) but what the impact of linux brings to the table within
> > both proprietary software and open source solutions. We all have a voice
> > on what our own personal software experience(s) is/are with the
> > advantage of 'one'. You alone can impact a view by showing others what
> > you know and learning what others do and how other things may work.
> >
> > I see that there are others who write that attend other user groups and
> > I say that is great. We are doing a service to anyone who has no
> > knowledge of Mr Stallman or Mr Torvaldes works. The goal after all is to
> > address the one who knows little <!-- myself -->and help us stay abreast
> > on changes and breakthroughs across the software platform. It does not
> > matter if it is the newest cell running droid, one of the oldest lappies
> > running DSL, an experimental PS3, or a robot using ARM chips against
> > PLC's in a factory.
> >
> > These are items that we as a whole can help to address and only as a
> > whole will we ever begin to conceive the bigger concept of where the
> > industry leads us. Why walk blindly on your path when you have the
> > capability to way exceed any expectation. We hold such capacity. Only as
> > a 'Team' can each individual gain the insight of all the members who
> > walked before them.
> >
> > To some this group is out of reach, geographically, I emplore you to
> > emulate the actions of those within this and other teams who have had
> > positive amd meaningful experiences in team building. Those who strive
> > to help the next man as they grow. We, using this user experience model,
> > can achieve a far greater path, than if we attempt to tackle this
> > alone.
> >
> > I would like to invite and welcome every member of this mailing list to
> > an open meeting of UXT(User Experience Team) that will happen 09 OCT
> > 2010 at the only Starbucks coffee shop in Cleburne Texas.
> >
> > This can be postponed for one week and happen on the 9th if concensus
> > has it but the 2nd is planned currently.
> >
> > We will be discussing the gnome desktop and some industrial
> > appliactions. We will have a some items to toss around for end user
> > dicussion. We wil also be looking at newer technologies and devices for
> > team collaboration.
> >
> > We do not do anyone a service if we are not meeting in our areas. Make
> > the effort and make it to a team meating near you or create one if there
> > is none. Together we do more than each individual effort.
> >
> > Cordially,
> >
> >
> > Daniel VanStone
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