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Log of meeting on 4/21/09

General Agenda Items and Proposals


This means:

  1. If there is an issue for the team, add it to the agenda.
  2. Agenda items then should be discussed "informally" on #ubuntufourms-beginners. 90 % of the discussion should have taken place before the meeting. The channel should be enjoyable for everyone, but keep in mind the purpose of the channel is to discuss team functions.
  3. Ideally, meetings then are for decision making, team votes. Read the agenda and discuss your thoughts before the meeting. 10 % (or less) of the discussion should happen during the meeting.
  4. Agenda items that require more then 5 minutes of discussion may need to be deferred.




Reminder : We are an "official" Ubuntu channel - CoC moment

paultag JoshuaRL

BT Job Posting Board


Editing of votebot admins and removal of those admins who no longer wish to be on it.


All BT members should be subscribed to the team mailing list - see the team Launchpad page


Reminder : Membership process revision 2


Reminder : Masters - update status and padawan page


Reminder : We are using LP to list members. If you are not listed -> devoice :)


Candidate for deletion, unmaintained, duplicate: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Beginners/Guide. Vote to approve.


Discussion: I found a great intro linux guide based on Ubuntu prepared by Linux Format magazine which they offer as a free download. It is 14MB PDF file (11MB zipped). This guide is very comprehensive and nicely designed and written. http://www.tuxradar.com/linuxstarterpack


Discussion: Missing BT members, I was told we had about 100 members on BT but the LP page only lists 50. So where can I find out who the other members are? https://launchpad.net/~ubuntuforums-beginners/+members


Vote: ""Should we update the FG process to make it smoother for newbies?"" Improve process of getting involved in a FG. I think it would be nice to have a well defined mentoring process for getting members involved in FGs. For example I was interested in the Security FG so I joined the IRC channel and did not find out from the IRC TOPIC nor the wiki page exactly what a newbie to the FG should do to become involved - paultag was nice enough to explain to me what to do. Also I was interested in the IRC FG but the wiki page doesn't have an upcoming meeting day/time listed. Maybe we can have a helpful process (ideally represented in a guide) that all FGs will follow to mentor prospective members and have the relevant IRC channels include a link to this newbie guide in the TOPIC.

Agenda discussion