[UbuntuDallas] Team Activity and Community

Felix Castro felix.castro at gmail.com
Thu Sep 30 06:44:09 BST 2010


Thank you for the invitation to your User Experience Team meeting in
Cleburne.  You seem to be very enthusiastic about Linux; have you considered
starting a Ft. Worth or Waco team as they currently do not have Ubuntu
groups and are in your vicinity?

Having the Dallas Ubuntu meeting in the Ft. Worth is not practical as it is
a Dallas group and a lot of the Ubuntu Dallas team members live in the North
Dallas/Plano/Frisco/McKinney area, I suppose I could schedule a meeting,
apart from this group, in our area.  The Fox and Hound in Richardson or
possibly Trinity Hall in McKinney come to mind.


On Wed, Sep 29, 2010 at 12:25 AM, Daniel VanStone <
webmaster at catcodesigns.net> 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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Felix Castro
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