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= Introduction =
24^th^ of January 2008 at [http://www.media.mit.edu MIT Media Lab] in Cambridge.

'''Team Page:''' https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MassachusettsTeam [[BR]]
'''Meeting Log(s):''' http://people.ubuntu.com/~fabbione/irclogs/Location_of_Log.html [[BR]]
=== Ubuntu MA LoCo Meeting Minutes 2008-01-24 ===
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= Present =
The following were present during this meeting:

==== Members Present ====

 * Martin
 * Aaron
 * Joe
 * Mike
 * Sara
 * Nathan
 * Theresa
 * Steve
 * Bradley
 * Randy
 * David
 * Yuri
 * Mako

== Agenda ==
'''Physically Present Members:''' Martin, Aaron, Joe, Mike, Sara, Nathan, Theresa, Steve, Brad, Randy, David, Yuri, Mako[[BR]]
'''Virtually Present Members:'' [[BR]]
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 * [:MassachusettsTeam/Events/InstallFests/: When?]
 * Equipment?
 * Food & Beverages?
 * Laptop only? (Carrying desktops in ice/snow is probably not a good idea)
 * Entertainment? [http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=628868 Live Band]
 * When? February 23rd, 9am-5pm
 * Intend to focus for a smaller group
 * PR
      * Brad has access to advertising in periodicals (Blast Magazine, Boston Globe)
      * Suggest snow/ice safety when carrying computer equipment in advertisements
 * Food & Beverages? -- To be discussed at a later date
 * Equipment
      * Please bring spare power strips but be sure to label them with your name if you would like them back
      * Brad has volunteered a gigabit switch
 * Entertainment? [http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=628868 Live Band] -- Decided to be too distracting and will detract from the desired learning environment
 * Installfest planning meeting at MIT JANUARY 31st. @ 7:00pm Will have IRC contact for those who can't attend
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 * Can/Shall we host one?  * Can/Shall we host one? -- A bootstrapping jam. Everyone teaches, Everyone Learns.
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      * New maintainer's guide
      * How to become master of the Universe
 * David has volunteered to lead this event
 * Plan for the first to be in March
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 * Designate a PR Coordinator        * Client, Client, Server Help Application (through Jabber?)
       * Development volunteers needed
       * Goal is to solve users problems remotely while teaching them how to use Ubuntu
       * Concern: Data Loss liability
 * Designate a PR Coordinator -- Nate
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 * Keysigning party
 * Newton High School talk
 * Librarians
 * Keysigning party -- coupled with installfest, head count beforehand in case organization is necessary for large numbers of people
 * Newton High School Talk & Librarians -- Mako contributed many points
      * Previously spoke at K-12 Free software convention stressing
            * "this is why [Ubuntu] will work "
            * "this is why it should be done"
            * "open the floor to particular questions"
      * Need tactical solutions for their system
      * Too many people will make it harder to communicate how powerful the Ubuntu message
      *"You should have a conversation with them, not a 'presentation' really."
      * Listeners will be interested in what their systems can't do already and how [Ubuntu] can be integrated into what they have already i.e. If you've already bought Windows licenses, stating Ubuntu will save on the cost of Windows Licenses will not be effective

Ubuntu MA LoCo Meeting Minutes 2008-01-24

Meeting Chair: Martin Owens BR Meeting Minutes by: Sara Abbott BR

Physically Present Members: Martin, Aaron, Joe, Mike, Sara, Nathan, Theresa, Steve, Brad, Randy, David, Yuri, MakoBR Virtually Present Members: BR

Upcoming Installfest

  • Where? [http://media.mit.edu/ MIT Media Lab]

  • When? February 23rd, 9am-5pm
  • Intend to focus for a smaller group
  • PR
    • Brad has access to advertising in periodicals (Blast Magazine, Boston Globe)
    • Suggest snow/ice safety when carrying computer equipment in advertisements
  • Food & Beverages? -- To be discussed at a later date

  • Equipment
    • Please bring spare power strips but be sure to label them with your name if you would like them back
    • Brad has volunteered a gigabit switch
  • Entertainment? [http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=628868 Live Band] -- Decided to be too distracting and will detract from the desired learning environment

  • Installfest planning meeting at MIT JANUARY 31st. @ 7:00pm Will have IRC contact for those who can't attend

Packaging Jam and/or Bug Jam

  • Can/Shall we host one? -- A bootstrapping jam. Everyone teaches, Everyone Learns.
  • What are our resources?
    • New maintainer's guide
    • How to become master of the Universe
  • David has volunteered to lead this event
  • Plan for the first to be in March

Public Relations

  • Local Support Application
    • Client, Client, Server Help Application (through Jabber?)
    • Development volunteers needed
    • Goal is to solve users problems remotely while teaching them how to use Ubuntu
    • Concern: Data Loss liability
  • Designate a PR Coordinator -- Nate
  • More PR events (Monthly)
  • Hand out more fliers & CD's

  • Promote social networking website groups (facebook, myspace, etc.)
  • Keysigning party -- coupled with installfest, head count beforehand in case organization is necessary for large numbers of people
  • Newton High School Talk & Librarians -- Mako contributed many points

    • Previously spoke at K-12 Free software convention stressing
      • "this is why [Ubuntu] will work "
      • "this is why it should be done"
      • "open the floor to particular questions"
    • Need tactical solutions for their system
    • Too many people will make it harder to communicate how powerful the Ubuntu message
    • "You should have a conversation with them, not a 'presentation' really."
    • Listeners will be interested in what their systems can't do already and how [Ubuntu] can be integrated into what they have already i.e. If you've already bought Windows licenses, stating Ubuntu will save on the cost of Windows Licenses will not be effective

Sales

  • Case Badges: Second Round in February
  • T-shirts
    • New shirts! Samples ([:Leftyfb: Mike])
    • Cost? Sale Price?
    • Decision Deadline?
  • Ubuntu CD's: Making More and Money to do it

Toolbox

  • Designate someone to be responsible for the [:MassachusettsTeam/Toolbox/:tool box]
  • More ways for people to help -- task delegation?

Launchpad Users Clean Up

  • Allow only 'real' names?
  • Define Moderation Practices

IRC

  • Continuous logging of the ubuntu-us-ma channel?
  • Additional channel only for meetings?

Mailing List Etiquette

  • Do we want to adopt certain policies? Will this discourage new users?
  • Should we have a no-policy policy? Or a "no whining about how people email the list" policy?
  • Bottom or Top Posting? Is it so important?

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Proceedings

  • Meeting called to order at 19:00, by Meeting Chair, Martin Owens

  • 2008-01-24 meeting minutes were amended and approved

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