[UbuntuDallas] Team Activity and Community
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Thu Sep 30 14:38:28 BST 2010
starting another group could be done but a "sub" group could be started
under this one.
On Thu, 2010-09-30 at 00:44 -0500, Felix Castro wrote:
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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
> '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
> committee of members. This community of Linux users and Ubuntu
> from the Dallas area in the state of Texas.
> Ok, la la
> The activity needs to continue a couple of days after the
> contact and also the question should be answered. The user
> should be
> clearly informed of events and groups near them. Even if it
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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
> both proprietary software and open source solutions. We all
> have a voice
> on what our own personal software experience(s) is/are with
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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.
> Daniel VanStone
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> Ubuntu-us-tx-dallas at lists.ubuntu.com
> Felix Castro
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