UBUNTU: Fwd: There must be a leader

Paul Bartell paul.bartell at gmail.com
Fri Dec 11 17:32:23 GMT 2009


We've got an IRC channel on freenode, #ubuntu-us-wa .

On Fri, Dec 11, 2009 at 9:19 AM, mr.zergling at clanshock.com
<mr.zergling at clanshock.com> wrote:
> I might be able to get an IRC channel up for us on my home server. Also, I'm
> from the Issaquah (near Seattle) area
>
> On December 11, 2009 at 3:41 PM anjils laire <anjilslaire at hotmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>>
>> In the Olympia area we have a local group, OlyLUG, that handles support
>> issues olylug. In fact, we've had several users come to us saying that Dell
>> has referred them to us for local linux support in teh south puget sound
>> area.
>>
>> I'm pretty sure Chuck will want to stay involved. Maybe not leader, but
>> definitely involved.
>>
>> Need any more useless stuff to read on teh internetz?
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> From: linda.halligan at gmail.com
>> To: ubuntu-us-wa at lists.ubuntu.com
>> Date: Fri, 11 Dec 2009 01:00:33 -0800
>> Subject: UBUNTU: Fwd:  There must be a leader
>>
>> I replied direct when I meant to reply to list. Darn pebcak errors.
>> -Linda
>>
>> Begin forwarded message:From: Linda Halligan
>> <linda.halligan at gmail.com>Date: December 10, 2009 10:57:45 PM PSTTo: minty
>> <almostalive2009 at gmail.com>Cc: Linda Halligan
>> <linda.halligan at gmail.com>Subject: Re: UBUNTU: There must be a leader
>>
>> On Dec 10, 2009, at 9:35 PM, minty wrote:
>>
>> ****  I'm Vince! This is my vague concept of an idea  *******
>> I believe
>> there must be a leader
>>
>> Agreed. I've contacted Chuck, the last primary contact for the LoCo, to
>> see if he is still interested. If he isn't or doesn't respond in a
>> reasonable time frame we can go to the LoCo council to recover the resources
>> he is the current admin of.
>>
>>
>> stock should be taken of people who are willing or wanting to help
>>
>>
>> Yep, I'd like to assume that those in the launchpad group can be
>> considered active and interested. Perhaps when this resource is transferred
>> to an active admin we can ensure membership needs to be renewed every 180
>> days by the person explicitly agreeing to renew to keep the list semi
>> current/fresh (a setting that exists and can be enabled in launchpad teams).
>>
>>
>> A task should be selected for undertaking
>>
>>
>> Word! I nominate a shared table with a wasington LUG for LinuxFest
>> NorthWest, a la last year. :)
>>
>>
>> things that need to be done to facilitate said task should be organized
>> into a list and should be emailed or posted online
>>
>>
>> A wiki page is probably best once we have decided on a collective action
>> to take.
>>
>> those willing to help should be able to sign themselves up for a task
>> and the leader should ensure that all things that are needed to be taken
>> care of are taken care of
>>
>>
>> Again wiki pages are awesome for this.
>>
>> so we need a leader, a nice chat session, and some resolve! It would be
>> nice to shock some people when they see that people are actually out
>> handing out a free operating system, and offering support and what not.
>> i dont know .. ..
>>
>> maybe I dont know what i'm talkin about, but it would nice to see at
>> least SOMETHING come together.
>>
>> below is just a rant so dont read it if you dont want to listen to me rant
>>
>> by the way I'm no linux expert, and I've not done anything so far that
>> would put me into the position being the person to send this email, but
>> I'd like to think that it I can help. Basically I get this funny feeling
>> that I'm totally out of line even trying to help. I dont know anyone, I
>> dont know what experience others might have, and I feel out of place.
>> Still I have organized more than one music festival and used to throw
>> lots of small concerts down here in Olympia, so maybe my event planning
>> side can help.  In my fantasy we have a nice little booth where people
>> come and say, "An operating system that's not windows sounds
>> interesting," and we cut off and say, "Oh it's awesome, let me show you
>> some of the features," and by the time were done they walk away cursing
>> Microsoft, and  dreaming of  a better world and a faster computer.  When
>> and where  this fantasy could be lived out  I  just dont know. Most
>> people are attached to windows, like my 1 1/2 year old is to her
>> favorite blanket.  I dont know where you can go that people are really
>> gonna welcome someone whos telling them that their windows (blanky) is
>> not necessary and even harmful. Maybe colleges are the best hope. The
>> younger crowd might be more open to new ideas like linux, whereas older
>> folks are likely to remember less pretty days of linux and remember that
>> through a lot of those days windows was at their side with its bells and
>> whistles at hand.  Yes I believe the children are our future. I've
>> contemplated not sending this email. oh well
>>
>> That's the beauty of Ubuntu, you don't have to be an expert to expose
>> people to the existence of Ubuntu. Most people are able to do most
>> non-specialized tasks in Ubuntu with very little transitional pain. (Note,
>> previous statement is a conjecture from anecdotal evidence.) And if you
>> don't know something it's ok to say "Hey, I don't know, but there is an
>> awesome community to direct those types of queries to, which is another
>> awesome feature of Ubuntu."
>>
>>
>>
>> Where does everyone live by the way? I'm in Olympia. Determining a
>> central location might help decide where a good place to start is for
>> events.
>>
>>
>> I'm in Seattle-ish (work in the city, live in the 'burbs)
>>
>> -Linda
>>
>>
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