2013-05-30

(Note: there is no Ubuntu-ca LoCo event for this meeting)

Meeting information

Meeting summary

Stickerz!

The discussion about "Stickerz!" started at 22:10.

  • ACTION: azend to look more into sticker prices

  • ACTION: azend to design a sticker for print and get acceptance from the group

  • ACTION: azend to send out an email about stickers he gets a chance

Posters

The discussion about "Posters" started at 22:17.

  • Banner designs (22:22)

    • Posters must be in convenient sizes for the printer. Sizes will be decided on later
    • ACTION: BobJonkman1 to post an email to the meeting list to ask about what sizes posters should be

Ubuntu CA Role Call

The discussion about "Ubuntu CA Role Call" started at 22:45.

  • BobJonkman1 brought up that KWLUG has assembled a list of people within their region that they are connected to http://www.kwlug.org/node/403

  • ACTION: azend to send out an email seeing who is still alive. Results will be talked about next meeting

Vote results

Action items

  • azend to look more into sticker prices
  • azend to design a sticker for print and get acceptance from the group
  • azend to send out an email about stickers he gets a chance
  • BobJonkman1 to post an email to the meeting list to ask about what sizes posters should be

  • azend to send out an email seeing who is still alive. Results will be talked about next meeting

Action items, by person

* **UNASSIGNED**

  • * azend to look more into sticker prices
  • * azend to design a sticker for print and get acceptance from the group
  • * azend to send out an email about stickers he gets a chance
  • * azend to send out an email seeing who is still alive. Results will be talked about next meeting

People present (lines said)

  • azend|irssi (90)
  • BobJonkman1 (41)

  • meetingology (9)
  • genii-around (8)
  • bregma (3)
  • txwikinger (2)
  • IdleOne (1)

Full Log

  • 22:04 <azend|irssi> #startmeeting

    22:04 <meetingology> Meeting started Thu May 30 22:04:01 2013 UTC. The chair is azend|irssi. Information about MeetBot at http://wiki.ubuntu.com/meetingology.

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    22:04 <BobJonkman1> o/

    22:04 <azend|irssi> Hello everyone!

    22:04 <bregma> O/

    22:04 <BobJonkman1> Our first weekly meeting!

    22:04 <azend|irssi> Is everyone excited for a meeting! Big Grin :)

    22:05 <azend|irssi> I appologize for the slow

    22:05 <azend|irssi> I'm experiencing high amounts of packet loss and I'm still new to meetingology

    22:06 <BobJonkman1> azend|irssi: Not to worry. SInce no-one was expecting a meeting, no-one has high expectations. Or any expectations, for that matter.

    22:07 <BobJonkman1> It'll be good practice for the next meeting.

    22:07 <BobJonkman1> Which might be next week??

    22:07 <azend|irssi> :P

    22:08 <bregma> is there an agenda?

    22:08 <azend|irssi> So, did everyone read last meeting's notes?

    22:08 <azend|irssi> #chair

    22:08 <meetingology> Current chairs: azend|irssi

    22:09 <azend|irssi> Last week's topics were: Stickers and posters

    22:10 * BobJonkman1 loves stickers

    22:10 <azend|irssi> #topic Stickerz!

    22:11 <azend|irssi> I looked into getting some stickers from the same place as Diyode has purchased in the past

    22:11 <BobJonkman1> bregma: I don't think we have an agenda for today.

    22:11 <azend|irssi> bregma: I'm faking it

    22:11 <BobJonkman1> I saw that Diyode has paper stickers and vinyl stickers

    22:12 <azend|irssi> we do

    22:12 <BobJonkman1> I've got a paper sticker on my laptop, which is good enough there. But paper stickers on my phone wear out

    22:12 <azend|irssi> the vinyl stickers are a lot better and are made of automobile grade vinyl

    22:12 <BobJonkman1> The sticker paper stays, but the printing wears off

    22:12 <azend|irssi> the paper ones are ok but they aren't as nice

    22:13 <azend|irssi> BobJonkman1: they sent us those by accident

    22:13 <BobJonkman1> Do you have an idea of the cost?

    22:14 <azend|irssi> I think it was around $50 without tax or shipping for 250

    22:14 <azend|irssi> 250 or 300

    22:14 <azend|irssi> They're based out of toronto so we could technically just go up and grab them

    22:14 <azend|irssi> that would be for a nice sized oval sticker

    22:14 <azend|irssi> and the ubuntu canada logo

    22:14 <BobJonkman1> Gord Campbell is in Toronto; he might be able to do that.

    22:15 <BobJonkman1> Gord was talking about setting up a Linux Hour for 1 July in Toronto...

    22:15 <azend|irssi> I volunteer myself to get the logo preped for print

    22:15 <BobJonkman1> azend|irssi: Got a design?

    22:15 <azend|irssi> BobJonkman1: yes.

    22:15 <azend|irssi> BobJonkman1: it's just the ubuntu-ca logo

    22:15 <azend|irssi> perhaps with a subtitle beneath it

    22:16 <azend|irssi> #action azend to look more into sticker prices 22:16 * meetingology azend to look more into sticker prices

    22:16 <azend|irssi> #action azend to design a sticker for print and get acceptance from the group 22:16 * meetingology azend to design a sticker for print and get acceptance from the group

    22:17 <azend|irssi> #action azend to send out an email about stickers he gets a chance 22:17 * meetingology azend to send out an email about stickers he gets a chance

    22:17 <azend|irssi> #topic Posters

    22:18 <azend|irssi> I also brought up that we should make up some generic posters and other marketing materials last week to provide for groups around canada

    22:18 <azend|irssi> These may take a bit longer but I can post what I have

    22:19 <azend|irssi> I designed a poster for the last ubuntu release party that I could distribute

    22:20 <azend|irssi> It was made in non-free software so I'll export it to an SVG or something and post it to the mailing group

    22:20 <azend|irssi> or to the ubuntu loco page

    22:22 <azend|irssi> #subtopic Banner designs

    22:22 <BobJonkman1> Are you thinking of huge posters like you have at Diyode? http://pix.ie/ubuntuca/3245549/in/album/465654

    22:22 <BobJonkman1> Or more of a handbill, 8.5" x 11"

    22:22 <azend|irssi> BobJonkman1: that would be cool but I don't think it would be of much use to most people

    22:23 <azend|irssi> I'm thinking like 8.5"x11" and maybe 11"x17"

    22:23 <azend|irssi> The latter is getting more and more common in some cheap commercial printers

    22:24 <azend|irssi> BobJonkman1: what do you think the posters should have on them?

    22:25 <genii-around> Sorry not to check in, had electrical work here to finish. I'll check backscroll

    22:25 <BobJonkman1> Hi genii-around! Bye genii-around!

    22:26 <azend|irssi> We could draw up some simple ones like for ubuntu release parties and ubuntu hours

    22:26 <BobJonkman1> azend|irssi: Posters should probably have some contact info, and maybe meeting info.

    22:26 <azend|irssi> genii-around: it's mostly me being stupid and me talking to myself

    22:26 <azend|irssi> BobJonkman1: true

    22:26 <azend|irssi> I wonder how we could incorporate that

    22:27 <azend|irssi> just out an inkscape svg?

    22:27 <BobJonkman1> That would work better if we were more consistent about dates and times for meetings (I'm thinking of the monthly meeting, which has bounced all over the calendar in the last couple of years)

    22:27 <genii-around> If the place is here in Toronto, I'll throw in a few bucks if you like and ship em if i get to keep a few for the release-parties here

    22:28 <azend|irssi> awesome

    22:28 <BobJonkman1> We've been a little more consistent with contact people, mostly dscassel here in KW, genii-around in TO, and other people running the local chapters.

    22:29 <genii-around> azend|irssi: I'm also thinking 11x17 for posters btw

    22:29 * BobJonkman1 points at azend|irssi as Dear Leader for Ubuntu-ca-guelph Smile :)

    22:29 <genii-around> azend|irssi: Glad to make your acquaintance!

    22:30 <azend|irssi> BobJonkman1: if I hand out the design files, people can put their own dates and contact information on them

    22:30 <azend|irssi> Hi genii-around Smile :)

    22:30 <azend|irssi> I think I've seen you around before

    22:30 <IdleOne> o/

    22:30 <bregma> is there an inkscape file or something for the poster(s)? 22:31 * txwikinger takes over North Dumfries and Brant

    22:31 <azend|irssi> bregma: that's what we're discussing

    22:31 <azend|irssi> I would like for us to have some promotional materials

    22:33 <azend|irssi> #info Posters must be in convenient sizes for the printer. Sizes will be decided on later

    22:34 <azend|irssi> Does anyone have any ambitions to be come ubuntu canada poster famous and make us some posters? Big Grin :)

    22:35 <azend|irssi> I think I'll postpone the vote for poster sizes to next week so that we can get more input on what may be convenient.

    22:35 * BobJonkman1 has the design skills of a brick.

    22:36 <azend|irssi> Can someone send an email to the list discussing the idea of posters and asking what size they should be?

    22:37 <azend|irssi> I can guess at what sizes most peoples printers may be but that may prove to not be very effective

    22:37 <BobJonkman1> azend|irssi: I can do that. It would be good if I can point people to an initial logo or something.

    22:37 <azend|irssi> It would be nice to get some confirmation before continuing

    22:38 <azend|irssi> Helloo... Smile :)

    22:38 <BobJonkman1> There are some logos (bitmaps) on the Ubuntu wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CanadianTeam?action=AttachFile

    22:38 <azend|irssi> BobJonkman1: It think we would be better off using that vector you found the other day

    22:39 * BobJonkman1 wishes he could remember where that was

    22:39 <azend|irssi> I'll check my logs later

    22:39 <azend|irssi> #action BobJonkman1 to post an email to the meeting list to ask about what sizes posters should be

    22:39 * meetingology BobJonkman1 to post an email to the meeting list to ask about what sizes posters should be

    22:40 <azend|irssi> Does anyone have anything else to say on the topic?

    22:42 <azend|irssi> #meetingtopic Ubuntu CA Weekly Meeting 2013-05-30

    22:42 <azend|irssi> whoops

    22:42 <azend|irssi> almost forgot :P

    22:43 <azend|irssi> alright

    22:43 <azend|irssi> Is there anything new to talk about?

    22:44 <azend|irssi> I would personally like to do a call out to see which groups in the ubuntu-ca community are currently active

    22:44 <azend|irssi> perhaps pull in some of the lurkers and get them active

    22:44 <BobJonkman1> As far as I know, Vancouver is pretty active, but doesn't do much nationally.

    22:45 <BobJonkman1> MLUG (or MUMU) still meets every month in Mississauga, but doesn't do much nationally either.

    22:45 <azend|irssi> #topic Ubuntu CA Role Call

    22:45 <azend|irssi> BobJonkman1: that's cool

    22:45 <azend|irssi> we should build a list somewhere

    22:45 <BobJonkman1> And it looks like Gord Cambell is trying to get Ubuntu-ca-TO doing something too.

    22:46 <azend|irssi> awesome

    22:46 <azend|irssi> It sounds like we're on the edge of getting some new blood in here

    22:46 <BobJonkman1> There's a list of local chapters (in various states of activity) on the Wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CanadianTeam#Canadian_Team_Chapters

    22:47 <BobJonkman1> I've added those chapters to the header file, so a list of local chapters shows on every page on the Wiki.

    22:47 <BobJonkman1> But you're right, some are so inactive as to not exist.

    22:47 <azend|irssi> BobJonkman1: I would like to assemble a list of linux groups in the area as well

    22:48 <azend|irssi> I'm not sure that this spot is the right place

    22:48 <azend|irssi> but maybe somewhere nerby

    22:48 <azend|irssi> nearby

    22:48 <azend|irssi> Even just a list of Ubuntu CA connections

    22:48 <BobJonkman1> Here's a start: http://www.kwlug.org/node/403

    22:48 <BobJonkman1> Possibly another stale list, tho.

    22:48 <azend|irssi> BobJonkman1: awesome

    22:49 <azend|irssi> submitted in 2006 :P

    22:49 <BobJonkman1> Used to be http://www.cluecan.ca/ was the authoritative source for LUGs

    22:50 <azend|irssi> #info BobJonkman1 brought up that KWLUG has assembled a list of people within their region that they are connected to http://www.kwlug.org/node/403

    22:50 <BobJonkman1> I've done a bit of updating to the KWLUG list more recently than 2006 Smile :)

    22:51 <azend|irssi> #action azend to send out an email seeing who is still alive. Results will be talked about next meeting 22:51 * meetingology azend to send out an email seeing who is still alive. Results will be talked about next meeting

    22:51 <azend|irssi> Anything else to talk about?

    22:51 <BobJonkman1> Ah, just found ClueCan's list: http://www.cluecan.ca/flexinode/table/1

    22:52 <azend|irssi> BobJonkman1: anything you can think of?

    22:52 <BobJonkman1> Nope, I'm all idea'd out. 22:52 * genii-around washes out the coffeepot

    22:53 <BobJonkman1> Mmm, coffee!

    22:53 <genii-around> Oh, I'd like to push this petition again while there's some people breathing in here: http://www.change.org/en-CA/petitions/bell-canada-crtc-stop-bell-canada-cellpipe-7130-vdsl-8-00-forced-modem-rental-fee

    22:54 <azend|irssi> Smile :)

    22:54 <azend|irssi> Darn you bell Smile :)

    22:54 <BobJonkman1> genii-around: Without having looked myself, is this a push to get Bell to adhere to VDSL2 standard?

    22:55 <genii-around> BobJonkman1: No, although that would be good too. Right now you cannot purchase an outside VDSL@ modem that works with their linecards, then they force you to rent theirs ... you are not allowed to purchase theirs.

    22:57 <BobJonkman1> genii-around: When a third-party like Teksavvy tries to use Bell's VDSL2 connections, do they force you to rent a modem from Bell as well? Or will they sell you a (non-standard, crippled) modem?

    22:57 <azend|irssi> I hate rogers and bell but, before I descend into craziness, I think it's time to draw an end to this meeting

    22:57 <azend|irssi> Thanks everyone for coming out!

    22:57 <azend|irssi> I hope to see you all soon!

    22:57 <BobJonkman1> Thanx for the meeting, azend|

    22:58 <txwikinger> Thanks azend|irssi for running the meeting

    22:58 <genii-around> BobJonkman1: teksavvy has their own DSLAM which are true VDSL2/VDSL2+ standard so a regular modem works

    22:58 <azend|irssi> #endmeeting

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