[ubuntu-za] Cross Posting

Hugh Jacobs hughjacobs at gmail.com
Fri Dec 1 06:03:33 GMT 2006


As for all announcements and news, I will keep trying to keep the
Forum as in-sync as possible. As for teams in different cities, can I
propose that for the different cities people just create a different
thread (in the forum). for example, i would create a joburg thread,
with my details listed. anyone else from joburg would then post a
reply with their details.

it is important for our country loco team to have a wiki, but i think
if we started to focus too much on individual cities, we could end of
with getting no work done. (one of the major problems that jono bacon
sited with locoteams is that too much work is being done on wikis and
homepages rather than actual ubuntu locoteam work). instead, i think
it would be better for the people in different cities to try work
effectively as one large group. for example, if this saturday cape
town was having an event, so should the other cities try have an
event. thats just an example, there is NO event planned.

this is just my opinion. like to hear what you guys think.

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>   3. Re:  Intro Meeting (Jean Gruneberg)
>   4. Re:  thankx (BUKENYA MOSES)
>   5.  Notice: LoCo Revitalisation (Craig A. Adams)
>   6.  IRC Meeting - 7 December - 8pm for 8.30pm (Craig A. Adams)
>   7.  Agenda: Introduction to Ubuntu-ZA (Craig A. Adams)
>   8.  Agenda: Channels of Communication (Craig A. Adams)
>   9.  Agenda: Competition Ideas (Craig A. Adams)
>  10.  Agenda: Wiki Maintenance (Craig A. Adams)
>  11.  Agenda: Sub-Teams (Craig A. Adams)
>  12.  Agenda: How to get Involved in Ubuntu (Craig A. Adams)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2006 14:29:14 +0200
> From: "Hugh Jacobs" <hughjacobs at gmail.com>
> Subject: [ubuntu-za] Intro Meeting
> To: ubuntu-za at lists.ubuntu.com
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> The only reason why I said let's wait for the 15th January was for two
> reasons. Number one, so that everybody can hear about it, and everyone
> can show up. Too many meetings get scheduled and held before people
> even hear about it. The second reason was to accomodate those going on
> holiday. No point in having a meeting when everyones at the beach.
>
> But I have no problem moving it earlier. Just let me know when you
> guys want it, and I'll see if I can be there.
>
> - Hugh Jacobs
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 2
> Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2006 14:54:16 +0200
> From: Morgan Collett <morgan at penguinlabs.net>
> Subject: [ubuntu-za] Intro Meeting - Earlier Date
> To: Ubuntu South African Local Community <ubuntu-za at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Message-ID: <1164891256.6902.87.camel at vaio>
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> Hi everyone
>
> Quite a few people are in favour of meeting before the year end, and
> I've had a long chat to our (co-)team lead Craig Adams, so here's a new
> proposal:
>
> Date: 7 December (Thursday)
> Time: 20:00 for 20:30
>
> The agenda is shaping up on the wiki:
> http://www.ubuntu-za.org/Wiki/LoCoMeetings/Agenda7Dec
> Please feel free to add items.
>
> The agenda will start at 20:30 but rock up earlier and see who's around
> - and propose any last minute things to add...
>
> This will be in #ubuntu-za on irc.freenode.net as previously mentioned -
> our very own channel.
>
> We'll keep the Jan 15th date as our provisional next meeting.
>
> Cheers
> Morgan
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 3
> Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2006 14:56:00 +0200
> From: Jean Gruneberg <kaosboss at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [ubuntu-za] Intro Meeting
> To: Ubuntu South African Local Community <ubuntu-za at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Message-ID: <456ED4E0.9020702 at gmail.com>
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> Hugh
>
> Sometime on the 25th December - so I have an excuse to escape the
> clutches of the in-laws. :-)
>
> Jean
>
> > The only reason why I said let's wait for the 15th January was for two
> > reasons. Number one, so that everybody can hear about it, and everyone
> > can show up. Too many meetings get scheduled and held before people
> > even hear about it. The second reason was to accomodate those going on
> > holiday. No point in having a meeting when everyones at the beach.
> >
> > But I have no problem moving it earlier. Just let me know when you
> > guys want it, and I'll see if I can be there.
> >
> > - Hugh Jacobs
> >
> >
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
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> Message: 4
> Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2006 07:26:56 -0800 (PST)
> From: BUKENYA MOSES <bukenyamoses2005 at yahoo.com>
> Subject: Re: [ubuntu-za] thankx
> To: Ubuntu South African Local Community <ubuntu-za at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Message-ID: <20061130152656.44019.qmail at web35304.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
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> thank you i have recieved da massage we shall be patiently wait
> pu to january
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> Message: 5
> Date: Fri, 01 Dec 2006 00:16:01 +0200
> From: "Craig A. Adams" <craigaa at karg.co.za>
> Subject: [ubuntu-za] Notice: LoCo Revitalisation
> To: Ubuntu-ZA List <ubuntu-za at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Message-ID: <1164924961.4817.184.camel at craig-1>
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> Hi All,
>
> First of all I would like to say thank you to Morgan Collett and Hugh
> Jacobs for the effort and energy they are bringing to revitalise the
> South African LoCo. I am most certainly grateful for their efforts and
> enthusiasm.
>
> Morgan and I met on IRC today and discussed several items regarding the
> initiation of a more active local community and some of the tasks which
> will be involved in this. For those interested in reading our
> protracted, and sometimes divergent, discussion please see the log at
> http://netz.smurf.noris.de/logs/freenode/2006/11/30/%23ubuntu-za.html
>
> This will be the first in a series of emails intended to start off
> discussions on many of the topics raised in our informal meeting.
>
> Please note that the South African Local Community mailing lists have
> now been made public.
>
> Kindest Regards
>
> Craig A. Adams
>
>
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 6
> Date: Fri, 01 Dec 2006 00:16:12 +0200
> From: "Craig A. Adams" <craigaa at karg.co.za>
> Subject: [ubuntu-za] IRC Meeting - 7 December - 8pm for 8.30pm
> To: Ubuntu-ZA List <ubuntu-za at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Message-ID: <1164924972.4817.185.camel at craig-1>
> Content-Type: text/plain
>
> Hi All,
>
> Morgan has already announced the date and time of the next meeting:
>
>        Date: Thursday 7 December, 2006
>        Time: 8pm for 8.30pm South African Time
>        Type: IRC (Internet Relay Chat)
>        Place: #ubuntu-za channel on Freenode
>        Agenda: http://www.ubuntu-za.org/Wiki/LoCoMeetings/Agenda7Dec
>
> I hope that the timing of this meeting will be convenient for many of
> you.
>
> For those of you who are not familiar with using IRC, we will be posting
> a short guide on the wiki at http://www.ubuntu-za.org/Wiki/IrcHowto for
> both Ubuntu and Windows users.
>
> For those of you who do not use either Ubuntu or Windows, we hope that
> the information in the guide will be sufficient to assist you.
>
> Please feel free to add items to the agenda. If you do so, please drop a
> message to the list with the subject "Agenda: (Your Item Description)"
> and a brief description of what you want to discuss. Please note that
> you are free to discuss agenda items on the list before the meeting.
>
> If you are not comfortable with using the wiki, please still start a new
> thread on the list, someone will add it for you if you mention that it
> still needs to be listed. In addition, there are a number of useful
> links at the bottom of the front page for those new to using a wiki.
>
> Kindest Regards
>
> Craig A. Adams
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 7
> Date: Fri, 01 Dec 2006 00:16:25 +0200
> From: "Craig A. Adams" <craigaa at karg.co.za>
> Subject: [ubuntu-za] Agenda: Introduction to Ubuntu-ZA
> To: Ubuntu-ZA List <ubuntu-za at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Message-ID: <1164924985.4817.186.camel at craig-1>
> Content-Type: text/plain
>
> Description:
> A brief overview of an Ubuntu LoCo Team and it's functions.
>
> Detail:
> This will be a brief overview of the information provided at
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoFAQ and any questions will be answered.
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 8
> Date: Fri, 01 Dec 2006 00:16:34 +0200
> From: "Craig A. Adams" <craigaa at karg.co.za>
> Subject: [ubuntu-za] Agenda: Channels of Communication
> To: Ubuntu-ZA List <ubuntu-za at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Message-ID: <1164924994.4817.187.camel at craig-1>
> Content-Type: text/plain
>
> Description:
> An overview of the tools available for communication and how they can be
> used.
>
> Overview:
> A description of the tool available to us to communicate and
> collaborate.
>
> Specifics:
>
> * The Wiki *
> A collaborative content and documentation development tool. Best suited
> as an information repository but not as a general communication too.
>
> * The Mailing List *
> A reliable communications and discussion medium best suited for detailed
> and ongoing discussions. Also well suited to broadcasting announcements.
> Mailing lists are the most accessible as virtually everyone connected to
> the Internet has access to email.
>
> * The Forum *
> A web based discussion medium sort of a compromise between the wiki and
> the mailing list. This requires Internet access suitable to browse the
> forum site.
>
>
> * Internet Relay Chat *
> A real time communications medium which enables group discussion over a
> short time. Very suitable for short meetings.
>
> * Cross Posting *
> It is recognised that different communications mechanisms work well for
> some, but not others. We will need to manage the cross posting of
> information from the different sources in order to enable all people to
> be kept up to date. Volunteers will be needed to ensure that this is
> done reliably.
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 9
> Date: Fri, 01 Dec 2006 00:16:42 +0200
> From: "Craig A. Adams" <craigaa at karg.co.za>
> Subject: [ubuntu-za] Agenda: Competition Ideas
> To: Ubuntu-ZA List <ubuntu-za at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Message-ID: <1164925002.4817.188.camel at craig-1>
> Content-Type: text/plain
>
> Description:
> Ideas to foster community participation.
>
> Detail:
> Methods to encourage community participation need to be discussed in
> order to boost the LoCo's effectiveness.
>
> Specifics:
>
> * Official Ubuntu Book *
> Morgan Collett has indicated that he has a signed copy of The Official
> Ubuntu Book to give away as a prize for this.
>
> * Regional LoCo non-LTS CD Allocation *
> As some of you may be aware, the LTS (Long Term Support) version of
> Ubuntu will always be available for free from http://shipit.ubuntu.com
> but the non-LTS releases (eg Edgy/6.10) will not be free. As each
> official LoCo Team is allocated a free batch of 500 CD's for each
> non-LTS release, these can also be used as an award mechanism for
> community participation.
>
> * Allocation of Awards *
> We will need to agree on a mechanism for the allocation of awards and
> prizes.
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 10
> Date: Fri, 01 Dec 2006 00:16:49 +0200
> From: "Craig A. Adams" <craigaa at karg.co.za>
> Subject: [ubuntu-za] Agenda: Wiki Maintenance
> To: Ubuntu-ZA List <ubuntu-za at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Message-ID: <1164925009.4817.189.camel at craig-1>
> Content-Type: text/plain
>
> Description:
> The www.ubuntu-za.org site needs an overhaul.
>
> Overview:
> Volunteers are needed to improve and maintain the South African LoCo
> website and wiki.
>
> Specifics:
>
> * Site Details *
> Canonical provide us with a website as specified at
> https://wiki.ubuntu.co/LoCoHosting with a MoinMoin wiki pre-installed.
>
> * Site Overhaul *
> We need some volunteers with MoinMoin and Art skills to overhaul the
> website with a new theme and layout. Existing content will need to be
> cleaned up and reorganised.
>
> * Local Information *
> We will need volunteers to develop and upload locally useful
> information. Care should be taken not to unnecessarily duplicate
> information already available on the official Ubuntu wiki.
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/
>
> * Personal Information *
> It is recommended that all LoCo Team members create a profile page on
> the wiki to provide some information about yourself to the rest of the
> team. The preferred page name is the FirstnameLastname format.
>
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 11
> Date: Fri, 01 Dec 2006 00:16:58 +0200
> From: "Craig A. Adams" <craigaa at karg.co.za>
> Subject: [ubuntu-za] Agenda: Sub-Teams
> To: Ubuntu-ZA List <ubuntu-za at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Message-ID: <1164925018.4817.190.camel at craig-1>
> Content-Type: text/plain
>
> Description:
> Discuss the creation of various specialist sub-teams.
>
> Overview:
> Sub-Teams focus on specific aspects or functions of the LoCo Team.
>
> Specifics:
>
> * Task Teams *
> Teams who focus on specific tasks such as Ubuntu in Education, South
> African Marketing and Events Management will be needed.
>
> * Location Teams *
> Teams based in towns, cities or areas can allow for greater cooperation
> and efficiency. These need not be formal groups, but may want to provide
> a wiki page giving their details. Tasks these teams can undertake
> include giving out CD's at shopping centres, arranging local
> installfests and participating in local BarCamps.
>
> * Translation Teams *
> This needs to be discussed. Translate (www.translate.org.za) already
> undertake the translation of Ubuntu and other software into local
> languages. Do we form our own translation team or coordinate with
> Translate?
>
> * Team Teams *
> Function specific teams such as the wiki and forum maintainers.
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 12
> Date: Fri, 01 Dec 2006 00:17:04 +0200
> From: "Craig A. Adams" <craigaa at karg.co.za>
> Subject: [ubuntu-za] Agenda: How to get Involved in Ubuntu
> To: Ubuntu-ZA List <ubuntu-za at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Message-ID: <1164925024.4817.191.camel at craig-1>
> Content-Type: text/plain
>
> Description:
> How you can get involved in the greater Ubuntu project.
>
> Details:
> A discussion on how to involve yourself in the global project.
>
> Specifics:
>
> * The LoCo *
> Being involved in your LoCo is taking part in the greater project.
>
> * Reporting Bugs and Quality Assurance *
> Testing upcoming versions and actively reporting bugs in current
> releases.
>
> * Coding and Packaging *
> Developing code and preparing packages for distribution.
>
> * Documentation *
> Writing documentation, guides and howto's for the community.
>
> * Translation *
> Translating Ubuntu into other languages using Rosetta and/or Pootle.
>
>
>
>
>
>
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