Sunday, October 7th, 2018, 7:00pm (1900) PT


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   1 19:01 < nhaines> Welcome to the Ubuntu California meeting for October 7th, 2018.
   2 19:02 < nhaines> Tonight's agenda is available here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CaliforniaTeam/Meetings/18October07
   3 19:02 < nhaines> #topic Upcoming events
   4 19:02 < pleia2> on Wednesday we have an Ubuntu Hour in SF http://loco.ubuntu.com/events/ubuntu-california/3804-ubuntu-hour-san-francisco/
   5 19:02 < nhaines> \o/
   6 19:03 < nhaines> That'll be fun.  How's the attendence?
   7 19:03 < pleia2> I'm not sure I'll be able to make it (travel early the next morning) but some folks will be there :) and right after there's a Bay Area Debian Dinner http://bad.debian.net/pipermail/bad/2018-October/003820.html
   8 19:03 < pleia2> we haven't had one in some time
   9 19:04 < nhaines> Well I hope it inspires more participation.  Ubuntu Hours are fun and easy to host.  :)
  10 19:04 < pleia2> I think we had 5-6 last time though, they're pretty chill
  11 19:04 < nhaines> According to my blog, Ubuntu 18.10 will be released on October 18th, which is pretty cool!
  12 19:05 < nhaines> I think we'll get the new community theme by default!  Sadly I can't use it because I run Unity.
  13 19:06 < pleia2> hah :)
  14 19:06 < nhaines> The community-contributed wallpapers were announced, and they are pretty awesome: https://www.nhaines.com/blog/2018/09/28/announcing-ubuntu-18.10-free-culture-showcase-winners/
  15 19:07 < nhaines> I'm going to try and work with Canonical about doing something more with the Free Culture Showcase this next cycle so we can be more lively when the LTS comes up.  Maybe prizes and things!  So that should be pretty fun.
  16 19:08  * pleia2 nods
  17 19:08 < nhaines> #topic Announcements
  18 19:09 < nhaines> Any big announcements?  I guess technically the FCS stuff goes here.  :)
  19 19:09 < pleia2> nothing from here, would you like me to follow up on list about UbuCon?
  20 19:10 < nhaines> Ooh, yes please!  I need to update the website.  (I needed to last week.)
  21 19:10 < pleia2> will do
  22 19:10  * nhaines scribbles that down.
  23 19:10 < nhaines> Thank you.  :)
  24 19:10 < nhaines> #topic Agenda
  25 19:10 < nhaines> There is no agenda for this meeting.
  26 19:10 < nhaines> #topic Other business
  27 19:11 < nhaines> Well, there's been a lot of chatter on the ML about meeting frequencies and social media accounts, sort of cross-topic though.  :)
  28 19:12 < nhaines> I set up Mastodon in an lxc container, and I was angry the whole time and it doesn't start.  So I'll have to do the VM thing later.  :)
  29 19:12 < pleia2> lol
  30 19:13 < nhaines> The lack of traction with identi.ca/status.net made me not want to invest in other similar efforts until they pick up steam, so I'll be looking into that.  But there's no reason we shouldn't  have a mastodon presence, if only to mirror our Twitter feed.
  31 19:13 < pleia2> we don't want to get into the business of running our own, resources aside, moderation is a nightmare
  32 19:13 < nhaines> That's good to know.  It's heavier than I hoped, and I thought a closed (registration) server might be interesting.  Or something to pitch to Canonical if Mastodon supports OpenID.  But yeah, I have no time for moderation.
  33 19:14 < nhaines> So I've been sort of thinking about the feedback received and I'll chime in in more detail soon.
  34 19:14 < pleia2> I do hope we can at least find content for the existing resources
  35 19:15 < nhaines> I think with a dedicated, fresher volunteer (or two) we should be able to make the feeds useful, if not quite lively
  36 19:16 < nhaines> But I guess we'll see.
  37 19:16 < nhaines> Any other business for tonight?
  38 19:16 < pleia2> I think I'm set
  39 19:16 < nhaines> Me too!  Okay, so I'll see everyone again October 21st then.  :)
  40 19:17 < nhaines> Let the edited logs show that I did not misspell "too" in the message above and certainly did not edit the log before posting to the wiki.
  41 19:17 < nhaines> Thanks, everyone.  :)
  42 19:17 < nhaines> #endmeeting

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