20101102

Meeting started by popey at 21:02:15 UTC.

Meeting summary

LINK: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UKTeamMeetingAgenda (popey, 21:03:03)

LINK: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UKTeamMeetingAgenda (popey, 21:03:15)

  • REPORT] People who have achieved something in October, please place it in the report. (popey, 21:05:03)
  • REPORT] AlanBell - discuss ongoing work re new website (popey, 21:05:45)

LINK: http://pad.ubuntu-uk.org/website (AlanBell, 21:06:29)

LINK: http://beta.ubuntu-uk.org/ (popey, 21:06:35)

LINK: http://beta.ubuntu-uk.org/where-are-we/ is a map mashup, developed by another Ubuntu member initially (AlanBell, 21:07:58)

LINK: http://beta.ubuntu-uk.org/todays-chatter/ should point to todays IRC logs in an iframe (AlanBell, 21:08:47)

ACTION: AlanBell to choose a day to hack on the ubuntu-uk website, and mail the list to gather interested parties (popey, 21:18:50)

  • REPORT] AlanBell - liaise with the Hub re XMAS bash, provisionally for Thurs 16th (popey, 21:19:03)

LINK: http://kingscross.the-hub.net/public/ (AlanBell, 21:20:07)

LINK: http://loco.ubuntu.com/teams/ubuntu-uk/events (popey, 21:20:30)

  • REPORT] danfish and brunogirin to brainstorm re public sector OSS event (popey, 21:21:38)
  • Any other business

Meeting ended at 21:40:38 UTC.

Votes

Action items

  • AlanBell to choose a day to hack on the ubuntu-uk website, and mail the list to gather interested parties

Action items, by person

  • AlanBell

    • AlanBell to choose a day to hack on the ubuntu-uk website, and mail the list to gather interested parties

People present (lines said)

  • popey (65)
  • AlanBell (48)

  • Biglesp (10)
  • tombrough (9)
  • danfish (8)
  • dutchie (7)
  • meetingology (4)
  • freesitebuilder (3)
  • Seeker` (3)
  • mattt (1)
  • jacobw (1)

Full Log

  • 21:02:15 <popey> #startmeeting

    21:02:16 <meetingology> Meeting started Tue Nov 2 21:02:15 2010 UTC. The chair is popey. Information about MeetBot at http://wiki.ubuntu.com/AlanBell.

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    21:02:22 <popey> \o/

    21:02:24 <popey> who's here?

    21:02:26 <popey> o/

    21:02:27 <AlanBell> o/

    21:02:30 <mattt> o/

    21:02:48 <Biglesp> o/ Hi!

    21:03:03 <popey> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UKTeamMeetingAgenda

    21:03:13 <dutchie> semi-o/

    21:03:15 <popey> #link https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UKTeamMeetingAgenda

    21:03:22 <popey> one day I'll learn to drive this bot

    21:03:41 <AlanBell> it is quite a quiet bot

    21:04:16 <AlanBell> if you give it ops it will sort out the /topic too

    21:04:34 <popey> ok

    21:04:49 <popey> ok, first things first..

    21:05:03 <popey> [PROGRESS REPORT] People who have achieved something in October, please place it in the report.

    21:05:11 <popey> as always.. https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UKTeam/TeamReports/10/October

    21:05:17 <popey> and now of course https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UKTeam/TeamReports/10/November

    21:05:45 <popey> [PROGRESS REPORT] AlanBell - discuss ongoing work re new website

    21:05:49 <popey> AlanBell: over to you..

    21:06:07 <AlanBell> ok, so work has started on the website, we have knocked about a number of ideas

    21:06:29 <AlanBell> http://pad.ubuntu-uk.org/website

    21:06:30 <popey> oo, you got the side bar working..

    21:06:35 <popey> http://beta.ubuntu-uk.org/

    21:06:54 <AlanBell> and the twittery thing

    21:07:31 <AlanBell> at the top are some major pages to work on

    21:07:49 <popey> ooooo map

    21:07:58 <AlanBell> http://beta.ubuntu-uk.org/where-are-we/ is a map mashup, developed by another Ubuntu member initially

    21:08:05 <AlanBell> spads I think it was

    21:08:23 <AlanBell> and we can tweak that for our "where is everyone" kind of thing

    21:08:47 <AlanBell> http://beta.ubuntu-uk.org/todays-chatter/ should point to todays IRC logs in an iframe

    21:09:05 <AlanBell> to expose those a bit more to casual browsers

    21:09:13 <popey> thats a great idea

    21:09:24 <AlanBell> and http://beta.ubuntu-uk.org/join-the-conversation/ embeds the freenode webchat

    21:09:39 <popey> maybe we could have an additional "join-the-meeting" Smile :)

    21:09:49 <AlanBell> yes, we could indeed

    21:10:02 <dutchie> possibly a whole meeting sub-hierarchy?

    21:10:12 <dutchie> with links to the agenda/last meeting logs

    21:10:13 <AlanBell> yes, I did ponder meeting minutes

    21:10:27 <AlanBell> those are also being pondered in the context of the loco directory

    21:10:34 <AlanBell> much pondering was done at UDS on that

    21:11:20 <AlanBell> that is about it for the moment, UDS sucked up a lot of free messing with Ubuntu time over the past week

    21:11:32 <popey> thats looking great

    21:11:38 <popey> any specific help you're looking for?

    21:11:57 <AlanBell> more ideas of stuff to put on the site

    21:12:17 <AlanBell> and if people want to pick up a specific task and run with it (like the map for example) then give me a shout

    21:12:43 <dutchie> is it going to be used as a team blog too?

    21:12:52 <dutchie> to announce events and so forth?

    21:13:02 <Seeker`> AlanBell: ponies!

    21:13:19 <dutchie> unicorns!

    21:13:20 <AlanBell> yes, for specific types of posts, events would be a good example

    21:13:20 <Seeker`> AlanBell: that an maybe a gallery of ubuntu-uk events

    21:13:41 <Seeker`> someone must have taken a picture at one of the launch parties

    21:13:50 <AlanBell> yup, gallery of events and ponies sounds good

    21:15:53 <popey> anything else of note to discuss about the website?

    21:16:07 <Biglesp> AlanBell: If its any help you can use some of my Ubuntu Installfest pics here http://www.flickr.com/photos/45703688@N07/

    21:16:10 * dutchie has a proofreading account Smile :)

    21:16:11 <AlanBell> not from me right now

    21:16:16 <AlanBell> thanks Biglesp

    21:16:36 <popey> any action items?

    21:17:29 <AlanBell> maybe we should do a bit of a hack day on the website

    21:18:04 <popey> i like the sound of that

    21:18:09 <AlanBell> or a sprint

    21:18:18 <AlanBell> action me to pick a day and mail the list

    21:18:50 <popey> #action AlanBell to choose a day to hack on the ubuntu-uk website, and mail the list to gather interested parties

    21:18:50 * meetingology AlanBell to choose a day to hack on the ubuntu-uk website, and mail the list to gather interested parties

    21:18:56 <popey> win!

    21:19:03 <popey> [PROGRESS REPORT] AlanBell - liaise with the Hub re XMAS bash, provisionally for Thurs 16th

    21:19:06 <popey> Smile :)

    21:19:18 <AlanBell> no update really

    21:19:23 <popey> ok

    21:19:24 <AlanBell> still on for the 16th I think

    21:19:32 <popey> is the hub where we were last year?

    21:19:36 <popey> mince pies and olpcs?

    21:19:41 <AlanBell> different branch of the hub

    21:19:45 <popey> ah okay

    21:19:52 <popey> maybe worth announcing to keep in peoples minds?

    21:19:55 <popey> people get booked up

    21:20:07 <AlanBell> http://kingscross.the-hub.net/public/

    21:20:30 <popey> http://loco.ubuntu.com/teams/ubuntu-uk/events

    21:20:31 <AlanBell> yes, I will give the venue a call tomorrow, they were trying to get several groups together

    21:20:33 <popey> maybe it needs adding?

    21:21:02 <AlanBell> I will add it when I confirm with the venue

    21:21:29 <popey> ok

    21:21:38 <popey> [PROGRESS REPORT] danfish and brunogirin to brainstorm re public sector OSS event 21:22:00 * popey storms danfishs brain

    21:22:07 <danfish> ouch!

    21:22:09 <tombrough> ok I work for a local authority so if I can help let me know.

    21:22:17 <danfish> tombrough: definitely

    21:22:24 <danfish> pad at http://pad.ubuntu-uk.org/OSSinPublicSector

    21:22:30 <danfish> feel free to edit

    21:22:57 <danfish> we've made a start and a friend of mine specialises in organising public sector conferences

    21:23:10 <tombrough> note my experience is very negative my boss is an ex ibm man and has moved to the "nobody got sacked for using microsoft" model.

    21:23:17 * AlanBell needs to have a chat with danfish about this

    21:23:32 <AlanBell> tombrough: yeah, but that was pre-comprehensive spending review

    21:23:55 <danfish> AlanBell: much appreciated

    21:24:17 <AlanBell> tombrough: cabinet office is *very* keen on open source right now, and so are a number of local authorities

    21:24:39 <tombrough> AlanBell: My boss is STILL trying to push through sharepoint licensing (as we type).

    21:24:52 <Biglesp> AlanBell: DWP as a whole is warming to the idea of thin clients and open source software

    21:25:12 <jacobw> speaking of OSS in the public sector, I think there is some dabbling with Asterisks in the ambulance service

    21:26:04 <danfish> I think this is a ripe area, but needs v careful planning and the experience of peeps like AlanBell Smile :)

    21:26:21 <popey> sounds like more brainstorming to be done

    21:26:31 <danfish> yep

    21:26:58 <Biglesp> I'd be happy to help out here, I work in the public sector so have first hand experience.

    21:27:06 <popey> ok, I'll leave it on the agenda to keep it in our minds

    21:27:23 <popey> anything else to say on this topic?

    21:28:01 <tombrough> Problem with public sector is a lot of areas will be farmed out to "social enterprise" this will create an even less coordinated service with everybody having to get their own IT resources etc....

    21:29:11 <popey> ok, finally..

    21:29:18 <popey> [TOPIC] Any other business

    21:29:18 <meetingology> TOPIC: Any other business

    21:29:58 <popey> Anyone?

    21:30:05 <tombrough> Internet Cafe's as a source of income / contact point for open source development in the community

    21:30:09 <AlanBell> not I said the chicken

    21:30:38 <popey> you thinking of setting one up tombrough ?

    21:30:49 <popey> I cant recall the last time I saw an internet cafe!

    21:31:06 <freesitebuilder> quite a few in swindon

    21:31:18 <freesitebuilder> mainly for people from abroad

    21:31:28 <popey> ahh

    21:31:44 <tombrough> yes after 10+ years in IT in the Public Sector (most of which I have tried to get movement on Open Source with no joy) I am thinking of bailing and setting up a cafe / workshop / consultancy for local community on a non-profits basis.

    21:32:26 <freesitebuilder> I think the free access through public libraries has made for a fall in internet cafes in general

    21:32:33 <Biglesp> tombrough: Good idea mate, good luck!

    21:32:58 <tombrough> Yes well on public libraries I cant get to use the meeting rooms and plug in my computer without a PAT certificate.

    21:33:09 <tombrough> And I work for the ....

    21:33:56 <AlanBell> oh, an item of AOB, next UDS is in Budapest

    21:34:02 <tombrough> ask for help on computers at a public library and you will be shown where they are and told to get on with it.

    21:34:04 <popey> oh yes

    21:34:08 <AlanBell> 9th May 2011 for a week

    21:34:53 <popey> tombrough: if you need help with that project I'm sure people on the list would be willing

    21:35:04 <popey> I think we're done?

    21:35:19 <Biglesp> If I may add this to AOB? We are in the initial stages of planning another UCubed event for April 2011, early work is going on to organise promotion and resources so we can put on a bigger and better event. Our website is ucubed.info and we are currently designing and sourcing content.

    21:35:32 <popey> nice

    21:35:32 <AlanBell> excellent

    21:35:43 <AlanBell> loco directory event Smile :)

    21:36:01 <popey> ok, so when shall we have the next meeting?

    21:36:05 <popey> did we go for 3 weeks?

    21:36:33 <popey> 2 it seems

    21:36:49 <Biglesp> 2 weeks is good

    21:36:59 <AlanBell> some time week commencing 22nd perhaps

    21:37:10 <popey> any particular reason?

    21:37:21 <AlanBell> that would be three weeks

    21:37:26 <popey> ok

    21:37:28 <popey> lets do it

    21:37:40 <popey> next meeting Tuesday 23rd at 21:00 GMT

    21:37:45 <AlanBell> sure

    21:37:49 <popey> done

    21:37:50 <Biglesp> ok

    21:37:56 <popey> volunteer chair?

    21:38:35 <AlanBell> Biglesp: want to have a go?

    21:39:02 <Biglesp> AlanBell: No thanks Alan, lets not run before I can walk Wink ;)

    21:39:24 <AlanBell> Smile :)

    21:40:03 * popey looks at AlanBell

    21:40:08 <popey> then back to me

    21:40:10 <AlanBell> in the absence of anyone else leaping forward

    21:40:22 * AlanBell leaps forward

    21:40:27 <popey> ta

    21:40:33 <Biglesp> I'll leap forward once I learn more about IRC Wink ;)

    21:40:38 <popey> #endmeeting

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