Wisconsin Meeting History - August 22, 2007
The meeting turned out to be a success! The meeting lasted about an 1.5 hours and the conclusions are below:
1. Regular Meeting Time Scheduling
- Meetings will occur on Wednesday's at 8:00 PM.
- Meetings will occur twice a month.
- Next meeting will occur on September 5th, 2007.
2. Wisconsin Wiki Discussion
- The consensus was that the Wiki layout was good.
- Everyone seemed to like a clean and simple layout.
If you have suggestions or find areas that need fixing, please contact Ek0nomik or make the changes yourself.
3. Website & Launchpad Ideas
- This topic is going to be discussed more at the next meeting.
- Agreement that website should be easy to update and low maintenance.
- Agreement that website can act as a Wisconsin Ubuntu Loco News Blog.
4. Project Ideas in Wisconsin
herteljt has created a forum discussion where we can share project ideas.
- The group agreed that working with other Wisconsin LUGs would be beneficial.
Having a Wisconsin InstallFest was highly looked upon.
- Please contribute to the discussion on the forum for project ideas, and also start contacting existing Wisconsin LUGs for project ideas/collaboration.
5. Mailing List Ideas & Group Management
uberushaximus will be handing the Mailing List and he has requested the administration information as of August 22nd, 2007.
Ek0nomik will be acting as another contact individual for the Ubuntu LoCo Group.
Next Meeting : September 5th, 2007 - 8:00 PM
Thanks to everyone who participated! Hope to see everyone (and more) at the next meeting!
Aug 22 19:58:48 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> Hey Doctor. :) Aug 22 19:58:49 <Th3_D0ct0R> yea i read thro it all Aug 22 19:58:59 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> I figured we can give it 2 more minutes. Aug 22 19:59:00 <herteljt> are any of you near south western wi? Aug 22 19:59:01 <Th3_D0ct0R> hey ekonomic Aug 22 19:59:09 <herteljt> terrible with all the flooding Aug 22 19:59:10 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> I thought uber was going to make it so I want to give him a few minutes. Aug 22 19:59:11 <Th3_D0ct0R> na im up here in the northern part Aug 22 19:59:18 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> hert: Madison. Aug 22 19:59:20 <Th3_D0ct0R> its only 8 Aug 22 19:59:28 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> A lot of our neighbors have had flooding. Aug 22 19:59:33 <herteljt> I heard that a few people were killed in madison today Aug 22 19:59:41 <herteljt> lighting hitting water Aug 22 19:59:43 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> yep. Aug 22 19:59:49 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> I think it was a poll actually. Aug 22 19:59:52 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> that fell into the water. Aug 22 20:00:05 <Th3_D0ct0R> wow that sucks Aug 22 20:00:10 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> uberushaximus: you around? Aug 22 20:00:18 <uberushaximus> yup Aug 22 20:00:23 <uberushaximus> Greetings Aug 22 20:00:25 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> excellent. Aug 22 20:00:28 <uberushaximus> Welcome to our first meeting Aug 22 20:00:38 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> Anyone know who Mike Putnam is? He added himself to the Wiki. Aug 22 20:00:41 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> I was just wondering who he was. Aug 22 20:00:44 <herteljt> Glad to be here Aug 22 20:01:19 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> Well, I have a rather lax agenda for us to discuss: Aug 22 20:01:21 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> * Regular Meeting Time Scheduling Aug 22 20:01:21 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> * Wisconsin Wiki Discussion Aug 22 20:01:21 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> * Website & Launchpad Ideas Aug 22 20:01:21 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> * Project Ideas in Wisconsin Aug 22 20:01:21 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> * Mailing List Ideas/Management Aug 22 20:01:36 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> So, we can begin withh 1: Regular Meeting Time. Aug 22 20:01:49 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> Anyone think it will be possible for our group of people here? Aug 22 20:01:49 <uberushaximus> I can't necessarily make /every/ meeting, as I have a job Aug 22 20:01:58 <Th3_D0ct0R> umm a sec i gotta go nuke my food but ill be back Aug 22 20:02:06 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> lol, alright d0ct0R. :) Aug 22 20:02:12 <Th3_D0ct0R> jutalkin ill come back into the convo when im ready Aug 22 20:02:30 <herteljt> Evenings work best for me Aug 22 20:02:35 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> uber: That's fine, I was just thinking a regular time for at least 3 people to be present. Aug 22 20:02:51 <herteljt> Tuesday is the only evening that won't work regularly Aug 22 20:02:52 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> herteljt: Same here, I will have lectures starting September 4. Aug 22 20:03:09 <uberushaximus> so that rules out tuesday Aug 22 20:03:20 <herteljt> Wednesday is good Aug 22 20:03:30 <MethodOne> that's good Aug 22 20:03:37 <herteljt> a nice middle of the week day Aug 22 20:04:13 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> Wednesday will work for me too. Aug 22 20:04:21 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> I have lab until 4:45, but that seems early enough anyways. Aug 22 20:04:25 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> Wedneday nights? Aug 22 20:04:32 <uberushaximus> it worked this week Aug 22 20:05:11 <herteljt> When I was in college Wednesday evenings was the best day for meetings that is why I suggested it Aug 22 20:05:34 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> It will definitely work for me. Aug 22 20:05:43 <herteljt> Let's say Wednesday 8pm Aug 22 20:05:55 <MethodOne> ok Aug 22 20:05:56 <herteljt> as our #1 choice Aug 22 20:06:02 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> I think that should be fine. Let's just see what D0ct0R says. Aug 22 20:06:05 <uberushaximus> any objections? Aug 22 20:06:18 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> Once more thing on the meeting topic... how many times a month? Aug 22 20:06:22 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> once, twice? Aug 22 20:06:42 <uberushaximus> why not bi or quadmonthly? Aug 22 20:06:53 <herteljt> it depends on what we are doing Aug 22 20:07:36 <herteljt> one advantage our little group has is that we have a message board which is checked regularly Aug 22 20:07:54 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> definitely. Aug 22 20:08:07 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> I check it once a day at least. Aug 22 20:08:25 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> uberushaximus: You think twice a month? Aug 22 20:08:50 <uberushaximus> twice does seem more than enough for our priorities Aug 22 20:08:53 <uberushaximus> so sure Aug 22 20:09:00 <Th3_D0ct0R> i have church choir till 730-ish and then theres always socializing til like 745 so i should be able to make it at 8 maybe a lil later Aug 22 20:09:01 <herteljt> I would agree Aug 22 20:09:16 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> I agree, I think twice could possibly even be more than enough for us. Aug 22 20:09:28 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> I don't think our agenda would always be as large as this one. Aug 22 20:09:42 <herteljt> if anything regular meetings will keep us honest Aug 22 20:09:54 <herteljt> and on top of our resonsibilities Aug 22 20:09:59 <Th3_D0ct0R> yea something to chekc up on our prgress Aug 22 20:10:01 <herteljt> responsibilities Aug 22 20:10:11 <sgtd> Wednesday @ 8:00pm works for me too. Aug 22 20:10:18 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> hey sgtd. :) Aug 22 20:10:28 <sgtd> howdy Ek0nomik|Laptop , all. Aug 22 20:10:30 <herteljt> is someone acting as a recorder? Aug 22 20:10:33 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> yeah. Aug 22 20:10:35 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> I am logging. Aug 22 20:10:38 <herteljt> k Aug 22 20:10:41 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> I will update the Wiki later tonight too. Aug 22 20:10:57 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> So, twice a month seems good for everyone? Aug 22 20:11:05 <Th3_D0ct0R> yea Aug 22 20:11:10 <MethodOne> ok Aug 22 20:11:15 <herteljt> sounds good Aug 22 20:11:46 * hoosfoos checks in Aug 22 20:11:50 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> alright. Aug 22 20:12:01 <herteljt> so the next scheduled meeting will be September 5th Aug 22 20:12:16 <herteljt> at 8pm Aug 22 20:12:19 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> I'll put a reminder in my phone. :) Aug 22 20:12:23 <Th3_D0ct0R> second day of school fo me Aug 22 20:12:34 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> Second day for everyone in Wisconsin I think. Aug 22 20:12:45 <herteljt> yes, our legislature made sure of that Aug 22 20:12:51 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> so our kids can work at the Dells. Aug 22 20:12:54 <herteljt> the private schools can start early Aug 22 20:12:58 <Th3_D0ct0R> oh yea :) Aug 22 20:13:25 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> I wish I could get the Soup Nazi to say "Next!" after we finish every item on our agenda. Aug 22 20:13:32 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> * Wisconsin Wiki Discussion * Aug 22 20:13:42 <uberushaximus> good episode Aug 22 20:13:59 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> I reworked the Wiki page (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/WisconsinTeam - if you haven't seen it) Aug 22 20:14:20 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> I have uberushaximus and myself on the Member list. Any of you can add yourself at any time if you wish. Aug 22 20:15:20 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> I don't know if any of you thought additional pages should be create, or something changed. Aug 22 20:15:23 <Th3_D0ct0R> it lookes good Aug 22 20:15:48 <herteljt> clean and simple Aug 22 20:15:51 <uberushaximus> that it does Aug 22 20:16:07 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> If anything comes to mind, just shoot me a message or clean up any messy errors I made. :) Aug 22 20:16:13 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> or just create a page if you wish. Aug 22 20:16:19 <Th3_D0ct0R> yea alrighty Aug 22 20:16:53 <uberushaximus> NEXT! Aug 22 20:16:58 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> lol. Aug 22 20:16:59 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> * Website & Launchpad Ideas * Aug 22 20:17:13 * Ek0nomik|Laptop personally doesn't use Launchpad very often at all. Aug 22 20:17:24 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> A website could be worthwhile though. Aug 22 20:17:30 * uberushaximus used to but has been drawn away from it Aug 22 20:17:37 * uberushaximus realizes he has a hat on Aug 22 20:17:52 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> life aquatic style? Aug 22 20:17:54 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> :P Aug 22 20:17:58 <herteljt> My questions would be: Aug 22 20:17:59 * uberushaximus is easily distracted Aug 22 20:18:05 <herteljt> 1) what is on the site? Aug 22 20:18:11 <herteljt> 2) who maintains the site? Aug 22 20:18:27 <uberushaximus> Ek0nomik already suggested to maintain Aug 22 20:18:41 <uberushaximus> did you not? Aug 22 20:19:04 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> herteljt: Honestly, I think #1 would be very similar to the Wiki. It would just look nicer. Aug 22 20:19:18 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> 2: I am looking for VERY low maintenance if we were to have one. Aug 22 20:19:20 <Th3_D0ct0R> yea and we could and a bunch of nifty little touches Aug 22 20:19:38 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> I can maintain it, but keeping that in mind, I would keep everything VERY simple. Aug 22 20:19:43 <herteljt> Would it be for communication with people outside the group? Aug 22 20:19:51 <Th3_D0ct0R> yes and no Aug 22 20:19:53 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> I would use Wordpress for "blogging" (updated), and then just throw a design together. Aug 22 20:19:58 <sgtd> could it be stated that wiki is for LoCo Team stuffs and Lanchpad site is primarily to attract/engage new Ubuntu users? Aug 22 20:20:00 <uberushaximus> why not be a portal newsblog? Aug 22 20:20:35 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> uberushaximus: You are saying the website could be a news blog? Aug 22 20:20:50 <uberushaximus> mhmm Aug 22 20:20:53 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> sgtd: Do you think Launchpad makes for a good initial greeting to the group? Aug 22 20:20:57 * zombiechick wonders why there is a need for a distro-specific advocacy group... Aug 22 20:21:02 <uberushaximus> similar to planet.pidgin.im Aug 22 20:21:11 <sgtd> With Forums/Wiki/and Lanchpad, I forsee an unhealthy spread of un-updated resources. Aug 22 20:21:24 <sgtd> zombiechick: why not? Aug 22 20:21:47 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> zombiechick: You have an odd channel choice then. :) Aug 22 20:21:52 <zombiechick> sgtd: I have been an avocate of most distro's at one time or another... Aug 22 20:21:53 <sgtd> Linux! With a bias! Aug 22 20:21:55 <herteljt> zombiechick: Everyone has to start somewhere Aug 22 20:22:07 <herteljt> what a strange comment Aug 22 20:22:09 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> sgtd: I absolutely agree, and that's why I am saying very low maintenance. Aug 22 20:22:25 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> The website would need to be *easy* to update. Aug 22 20:22:46 <herteljt> a blog would work nicely Aug 22 20:22:55 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> I have setup my own blog w/ Wordpress. Aug 22 20:22:55 <zombiechick> I just wonder if all this energy would be better put into a distro-neutral Linux advocacy group Aug 22 20:23:15 <sgtd> Perhaps we could step back and assert what this LoCo is all about. Evangelize? Socialize? etc? Aug 22 20:23:16 * zombiechick will shut up now.. Aug 22 20:23:20 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> zombiechick: Getting someone interested in a single distro is enough to push them to another. Aug 22 20:23:33 <herteljt> I agree that is the point of the group Aug 22 20:23:44 <herteljt> try ubuntu and if you like it try something else Aug 22 20:24:22 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> sgtd: The purpose of the LoCo is advocation and socialization imo. Aug 22 20:24:31 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> Advocate while having fun. Aug 22 20:24:40 <herteljt> I think advocate Aug 22 20:25:14 * zombiechick is now known as zombiechick-here Aug 22 20:25:24 * zombiechick-here is now known as hereti1 Aug 22 20:25:35 <sgtd> i see my "membership" as an evangelical one, the social part will follow anyway. Aug 22 20:25:36 <hereti1> rofl... Aug 22 20:25:54 <herteljt> I also think evangelical Aug 22 20:26:04 <herteljt> but I don't see myself "pushing" others into it Aug 22 20:26:08 <uberushaximus> I think pushing ease of use and easy migration is a must Aug 22 20:26:12 * hereti1 is now known as zombiechick Aug 22 20:26:16 * Ek0nomik|Laptop agrees with uber. Aug 22 20:26:16 <Th3_D0ct0R> yea Aug 22 20:26:20 <herteljt> although I did change my mother's pc over Aug 22 20:26:24 <sgtd> !pushing, rather "making aware" Aug 22 20:26:33 <sgtd> My wife runs Ubuntu. Aug 22 20:26:50 <sgtd> My kids run Ubuntu (when they don't want to play Win-only games) Aug 22 20:26:56 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> My roomates now run Ubuntu, and my girlfriend will soon as well. Aug 22 20:27:05 <sgtd> I run Ubuntu for casual-use laptops Aug 22 20:27:44 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> primary distro? Aug 22 20:27:54 <herteljt> what were were talking about? Aug 22 20:27:56 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> Ok, so, shall we put the website discussion off for another time? Aug 22 20:28:11 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> let the idea get chewed on a bit for the next meeting? Aug 22 20:28:18 <MethodOne> ok Aug 22 20:28:19 <sgtd> Whether or not advocacy is the primary goal of the LoCo, I would vote that the Launchpad be used primarily for that. Aug 22 20:28:52 <herteljt> yes, let's put it off for the next meeting Aug 22 20:29:16 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> * Project Ideas in Wisconsin * Aug 22 20:29:23 <sgtd> and the wiki for "Team" stuff. a la "point gramma to Launchpad, point techno-buddies interested in participating to wiki" Aug 22 20:30:15 <Th3_D0ct0R> what have other loco groups done? Aug 22 20:30:25 <sgtd> <shrug> Aug 22 20:30:31 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> many have websites if I am not mistaken. Aug 22 20:30:34 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> and launchpad as well. Aug 22 20:30:59 <Th3_D0ct0R> so they just encourage ppl to use ubuntu/linux? Aug 22 20:31:00 <sgtd> I can offer a subdomain of wisconsinlinux.org to the group. Aug 22 20:31:20 <sgtd> Th3_D0ct0R: but with Local relavence. Aug 22 20:31:20 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> sgtd: Thanks for the offer. :) I think we should just chew on the idea for now. Aug 22 20:31:46 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> we can discuss the website more at the next meeting. Aug 22 20:31:52 <sgtd> <tabled> Aug 22 20:32:10 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> uberushaximus has control over the Launchpad. Aug 22 20:32:15 <herteljt> I agree with the gentlemen from wisconsin Aug 22 20:32:24 <uberushaximus> is there any changes needed? Aug 22 20:32:59 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> Just a photo I think. Aug 22 20:33:05 <uberushaximus> of? Aug 22 20:33:07 <uberushaximus> the logo? Aug 22 20:33:19 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> sure. Aug 22 20:33:30 <sgtd> herteljt: olz Aug 22 20:34:02 <herteljt> olz? Aug 22 20:34:11 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> Does anyone have any initial project ideas for us to think about? Aug 22 20:34:15 <sgtd> multiple lol's perhaps Aug 22 20:34:24 <herteljt> oh :) Aug 22 20:34:51 <herteljt> here is one I had Aug 22 20:34:58 <herteljt> a setup day of some sort Aug 22 20:35:09 <sgtd> an installfest? Aug 22 20:35:13 <herteljt> yep Aug 22 20:35:26 <MethodOne> that would be good Aug 22 20:35:32 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> yes, yes it would. Aug 22 20:35:47 <sgtd> could we leverage any regional LUG's? Aug 22 20:35:48 <herteljt> maybe we could advertise at different places and help people setup systems Aug 22 20:35:51 <uberushaximus> sgtd: would you be interested in seeing if we can work that into the wilug installfest? Aug 22 20:36:14 <sgtd> !wilug!! is having an installfest?! Aug 22 20:36:31 <uberushaximus> I assumed they would? Aug 22 20:36:33 <uberushaximus> :/ Aug 22 20:37:06 <sgtd> #wilug is very geographically diverse. Aug 22 20:37:15 <uberushaximus> are we not? Aug 22 20:37:35 <sgtd> yes. but #wilug hasn't done an installfest either Aug 22 20:37:59 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> I don't think we can get any conclusions out of this yet. We need to communicate more with other LUG's in WI to set this up. Aug 22 20:38:04 <herteljt> should we contact wilug and maybe a few other lugs in wisconsin? Aug 22 20:38:23 <sgtd> yes. Aug 22 20:38:41 <herteljt> http://www.newlug.org/index.php/Main_Page#Linux_Links Aug 22 20:38:46 <herteljt> that is newlug Aug 22 20:38:53 <sgtd> I think existing LUGS may think it a bit of a waste of time. Aug 22 20:38:55 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> yeah, we need to discuss with other LUG's more. Aug 22 20:38:57 <herteljt> north eastern wisconsin Aug 22 20:39:08 <sgtd> it would be tricky to get buy-in without being dismissed. Aug 22 20:39:26 <uberushaximus> launchpad logo'd Aug 22 20:39:28 <sgtd> http://wisconsinlinux.org has pretty full list of the groups in WI. Aug 22 20:39:35 <uberushaximus> https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-us-wisconsin Aug 22 20:40:23 <herteljt> well, how about this Aug 22 20:40:23 <sgtd> regardless, a healthy relationship with local LUG's can only be good. Aug 22 20:40:32 <herteljt> we plan an install fest Aug 22 20:40:33 <uberushaximus> sgtd: Indeed Aug 22 20:40:36 * Ek0nomik|Laptop agrees with sgtd. Aug 22 20:40:45 <herteljt> and invite them to participate Aug 22 20:41:21 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> Ideally the install fest would be not in the Winter. :/ Aug 22 20:41:25 <uberushaximus> but, please, don't elt it become a my distro is better than yours Aug 22 20:41:29 <sgtd> and don't take it personally when you encounter skepticism Aug 22 20:41:32 <uberushaximus> *let Aug 22 20:41:39 <MethodOne> that would be good, but i don't want to drive an hour or two to get to the nearest lug. i live in howards grove (near sheboygan) Aug 22 20:42:07 <herteljt> I think we need to approach this from the standpoint that any linux is better than no linux Aug 22 20:42:12 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> yep. Aug 22 20:42:33 <sgtd> yes. Aug 22 20:42:46 <uberushaximus> and not to get into any flamewars with other distro users Aug 22 20:42:56 <herteljt> from our conversation here and on the forum i don't think any of us feels that Ubuntu is the one, the only distro Aug 22 20:43:28 <uberushaximus> that's a good sentiment Aug 22 20:43:35 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> yep. Aug 22 20:44:14 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> Alright, another item to be chewed on and discussed later. Aug 22 20:44:21 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> We need to communicate with LUG's more. Aug 22 20:44:26 <herteljt> I don't think the install fest has to be in only one place (though it would be helpful to have more than one person for trouble shooting) Aug 22 20:44:33 <uberushaximus> mhmm Aug 22 20:44:47 <uberushaximus> multiple simultaneous installs Aug 22 20:44:54 <uberushaximus> in different locations Aug 22 20:45:55 <MethodOne> how can i advertise the install fest to current and new linux users in my area? Aug 22 20:46:09 <uberushaximus> We'll get to that Aug 22 20:46:11 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> yeah. Aug 22 20:46:14 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> We can design posters. Aug 22 20:46:23 <uberushaximus> when it gets planned Aug 22 20:46:32 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> yeah, we will get to it. :) Aug 22 20:46:33 <herteljt> I would talk to friends, put up things at the library, etc Aug 22 20:46:43 <uberushaximus> hopefully it won't be "Soon(tm)" Aug 22 20:46:51 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> lol Aug 22 20:47:09 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> * Mailing List Ideas/Management * Aug 22 20:47:11 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> is the last item. Aug 22 20:47:15 <herteljt> Another idea I had for a project Aug 22 20:47:25 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> er. sorry herteljt, go ahead. :) Aug 22 20:47:35 <herteljt> was to send letters to newspapers Aug 22 20:47:43 <herteljt> like letters to the editor Aug 22 20:47:51 <uberushaximus> well, that's possible Aug 22 20:47:59 <herteljt> we could draft up something together and submit it to papers Aug 22 20:48:18 <herteljt> it would include our group and links so that interested people can contact us Aug 22 20:48:49 * zombiechick thinks WiLoCo could make a boxed Ubuntu version available free through local retailers... Aug 22 20:48:56 <uberushaximus> that's plausible, however. it wouldn't reach a large audience Aug 22 20:49:12 <herteljt> I think that is a neat idea zombiechick Aug 22 20:49:17 <uberushaximus> and maybe localize it a bit Aug 22 20:49:22 <Th3_D0ct0R> yea that would be cool Aug 22 20:49:42 <zombiechick> maybe allow the retailer to make some profit... a handling charge... Aug 22 20:49:54 <herteljt> I guess I want to find other ways to contact people and let them know about linux Aug 22 20:50:00 <uberushaximus> we could ask canonical to fund that if it came to that Aug 22 20:50:22 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> Myself and a few close friends at Eau Claire would help me advertise Ubuntu on the EC Campus. Aug 22 20:50:24 <herteljt> Whether through install fests or letters or whatever Aug 22 20:50:32 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> I plan on doing something like that later this year. Aug 22 20:50:36 <herteljt> I miss EC Aug 22 20:50:47 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> heh. Aug 22 20:50:57 <herteljt> could we put an "ideas board" on the forum Aug 22 20:51:01 <MethodOne> shre Aug 22 20:51:03 <MethodOne> sure* Aug 22 20:51:10 <uberushaximus> herteljt: make one ;) Aug 22 20:51:14 <herteljt> and throw out possible ideas for getting the word out? Aug 22 20:51:17 <herteljt> done and done Aug 22 20:51:23 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> sounds good. Aug 22 20:52:22 <Th3_D0ct0R> hahaha sorry funny story here....but my windoes machine wont start :) it freezes on start up :P Aug 22 20:52:35 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> it's a sign d0ct0R. Aug 22 20:52:36 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> :P Aug 22 20:52:36 <uberushaximus> We could order large amounts of CDs to place in public libraries Aug 22 20:52:45 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> uberu: That would require funding. Aug 22 20:52:55 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> I don't think Canonical will fund that until we become recognized. Aug 22 20:53:00 <uberushaximus> right Aug 22 20:53:16 <uberushaximus> throwing it out there Aug 22 20:53:26 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> yeah I know, it's a good idea too. :) Aug 22 20:54:24 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> Shall we move onto the next item? Aug 22 20:54:53 <herteljt> yes Aug 22 20:54:59 <herteljt> I made a thread Aug 22 20:56:28 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> * Mailing List/Management * Aug 22 20:56:50 <herteljt> Do you mean management of the list? Aug 22 20:56:57 <herteljt> or management of this group? Aug 22 20:57:09 <herteljt> both should be discussed Aug 22 20:57:26 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> both. Aug 22 20:57:40 <uberushaximus> I never got the adminship for it Aug 22 20:58:17 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> dang. Aug 22 20:58:23 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> well, that's a problem. Aug 22 20:58:48 <herteljt> what does that mean? Aug 22 20:58:56 <herteljt> who is technically the admin? Aug 22 20:59:03 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> well, uberu should be. Aug 22 20:59:10 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> but apparently never got it when he created the group. Aug 22 20:59:23 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> so, nobody can approve subscribers or send out e-mails as far as I know. Aug 22 20:59:26 <herteljt> who has it then? Aug 22 20:59:37 <herteljt> does it default to someone? Aug 22 20:59:54 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> I think we just need to get it Aug 22 21:00:01 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> from whoever created them for the groups. Aug 22 21:00:14 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> I didn't know uberu didn't have acess to it. Aug 22 21:00:16 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> *access Aug 22 21:00:44 <herteljt> how do we know who has it? Aug 22 21:00:57 <herteljt> uberushaximus: name is green when I log in Aug 22 21:01:10 <herteljt> I guess I thought that meant he was the admin on the forum Aug 22 21:01:19 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> he is a moderator of the forum. Aug 22 21:01:34 <Th3_D0ct0R> not of the mailing list tho Aug 22 21:01:40 <herteljt> opps, my mistake Aug 22 21:02:59 <uberushaximus> This I suppose would be an opportune time to ask the loco a question Aug 22 21:03:08 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> uberushaximus: Have you contacted the supposed administrators of it? Aug 22 21:03:09 <Th3_D0ct0R> k Aug 22 21:03:13 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-us-wi Aug 22 21:03:24 <uberushaximus> do you have any objections to a co-leadership by Ek0nomik? Aug 22 21:03:33 <herteljt> firstname.lastname@example.org Aug 22 21:03:36 <Th3_D0ct0R> no Aug 22 21:03:57 <herteljt> it says that the list is run by Aug 22 21:04:07 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> scott something. Aug 22 21:04:10 <herteljt> email@example.com Aug 22 21:04:16 <uberushaximus> I think he runs all of the reserved ones Aug 22 21:04:26 <uberushaximus> it defaults to him Aug 22 21:04:34 <herteljt> so I guess we need to contact him and ask him for access Aug 22 21:04:34 <uberushaximus> I could be wrong Aug 22 21:04:43 <herteljt> has anyone subscribed to the mailing list? Aug 22 21:04:55 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> I did. Aug 22 21:04:57 <uberushaximus> I have Aug 22 21:05:07 <herteljt> when I click on the archives it says nothing has been posted Aug 22 21:05:09 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> but who knows if any confirmations have been made. Aug 22 21:05:35 <MethodOne> i'm on the list Aug 22 21:06:23 <herteljt> well this is a pickle Aug 22 21:06:39 <herteljt> ok, Aug 22 21:06:50 <uberushaximus> not like anyone is mailing it Aug 22 21:06:52 <uberushaximus> ;) Aug 22 21:06:54 <Th3_D0ct0R> i believe its a cucumber give it sum time and sum vinegar and then ull get a pickle Aug 22 21:06:54 <herteljt> I propose that one of us send an email to scott and ask for admin rights Aug 22 21:07:14 * Ek0nomik|Laptop agrees. Aug 22 21:07:18 <uberushaximus> I'll get on it, I guess Aug 22 21:07:45 <herteljt> sounds good to me Aug 22 21:08:12 <herteljt> speaking of management.... Aug 22 21:08:38 <herteljt> I think that we should appoint some contact people Aug 22 21:09:08 <uberushaximus> "I'd like to request the posistion of mailing list manager for ubuntu-wi-us so that the wisconsin loco can start using it." Aug 22 21:09:15 <uberushaximus> sufficient? Aug 22 21:09:34 <herteljt> yes Aug 22 21:09:39 <uberushaximus> Ek0? Aug 22 21:09:55 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> I'll volunteer. Although i must say I would be more comfortable as a contact person after talking to some LUG's in WI. Aug 22 21:10:03 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> uberu: Sounds great. :) Aug 22 21:10:20 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> mostly incase an install fest question arrises. Aug 22 21:10:37 <herteljt> I nominate Ek0nomik for contact person Aug 22 21:10:48 <uberushaximus> herteljt: for what? Aug 22 21:11:13 <herteljt> wait, I might have gotten ahead of myself :o Aug 22 21:12:08 <herteljt> uberushaximus: I thought you were volunteering for mailing list manager Aug 22 21:12:19 <herteljt> was I wrong? Aug 22 21:12:30 <uberushaximus> nono, I just sent the request Aug 22 21:12:47 <herteljt> ahh, the joys of text communication :) Aug 22 21:12:49 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> lol. Aug 22 21:13:03 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> Alright, we need a mailing list manager and an "icon" for contact. Aug 22 21:14:05 <herteljt> if uberushaximus wants the job my vote is behind him Aug 22 21:14:36 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> for both? Aug 22 21:14:37 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> one? Aug 22 21:14:45 <herteljt> for mailing list manager Aug 22 21:15:20 <herteljt> here I'll make it an "official" nomination Aug 22 21:15:34 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> I am fine w/ that. Aug 22 21:15:34 <herteljt> I hereby nominate uberushaximus for the position of mailing list manager Aug 22 21:15:37 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> lol. Aug 22 21:15:47 <uberushaximus> ahah Aug 22 21:15:50 <uberushaximus> okay Aug 22 21:15:51 <herteljt> does anyone else want to chime in? Aug 22 21:15:54 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> I think an e-mail once a week could be good. :) Aug 22 21:16:02 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> or every other along with the meeting. Aug 22 21:16:13 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> I think we three may be the only survivors. :/ Aug 22 21:16:24 <herteljt> Th3_D0ct0R? Aug 22 21:16:29 <uberushaximus> Ek0nomik|Laptop: maybe with a transcript attached? Aug 22 21:16:30 <Th3_D0ct0R> yesuh? Aug 22 21:16:37 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> uber: sounds good. Aug 22 21:16:47 <herteljt> just checking to see if you were monitoring Aug 22 21:16:56 <Th3_D0ct0R> sorry the batery in my keyboard died:( Aug 22 21:17:02 <hoosfoos> I've been reading along too Aug 22 21:17:14 <herteljt> why don't you just use your sonic screwdriver :) Aug 22 21:17:20 <uberushaximus> well, is there any more official business that needs to be taken care of? Aug 22 21:17:26 <Th3_D0ct0R> oh well its in the shop being repaired Aug 22 21:17:38 <Th3_D0ct0R> and its great to meet a nother doctor fan :) Aug 22 21:18:16 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> uberu: forum co-moderation? Aug 22 21:18:19 <herteljt> I think we need a contact person Aug 22 21:18:44 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> herteljt: I agree, we won't need it until we start advertising though. Aug 22 21:18:55 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> I will nominate myself for the time being if nobody minds. Aug 22 21:19:10 <herteljt> I second your nomination :) Aug 22 21:19:19 <Th3_D0ct0R> haha ill trhow in a third Aug 22 21:19:20 <uberushaximus> well the "team contact" officially is me Aug 22 21:19:23 <uberushaximus> but sure Aug 22 21:19:29 <herteljt> oppsss Aug 22 21:19:37 <herteljt> I don't want to step on anyone's toes Aug 22 21:19:41 <uberushaximus> I don't see the harm Aug 22 21:19:52 <uberushaximus> just change it accordingly Aug 22 21:19:59 <uberushaximus> in the loco list Aug 22 21:20:43 <herteljt> great Aug 22 21:21:14 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> Change what? Aug 22 21:21:28 <uberushaximus> the team contact email Aug 22 21:21:32 <uberushaximus> and name Aug 22 21:21:34 <herteljt> with a group this small I don't think we need to worry about other positions (like a president or head hanco) Aug 22 21:21:44 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> uberushaximus: You will ask (is it matthew - the admin) of the ubuntu forums? Aug 22 21:21:51 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> yeah, we are fine herteljt. Aug 22 21:22:00 <herteljt> but it may be something we need to consider in the future Aug 22 21:22:11 <uberushaximus> Ek0nomik|Laptop: in reguards to what? ... oh Aug 22 21:22:13 <uberushaximus> it's ryan Aug 22 21:22:17 <uberushaximus> ubuntgeek Aug 22 21:22:21 <uberushaximus> er Aug 22 21:22:23 <uberushaximus> ubuntugeek Aug 22 21:23:37 <herteljt> ok Aug 22 21:23:55 <herteljt> is there anything we should try and brainstorm/workon/thinkabout for the next meeting? Aug 22 21:24:06 <uberushaximus> anything you have in mind? Aug 22 21:24:08 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> you'll send one uberu? Aug 22 21:24:15 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> I think working with LUG's will be something. Aug 22 21:24:17 <uberushaximus> yeah I'll do it this time ;) Aug 22 21:24:18 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> website may also be something. Aug 22 21:24:22 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> and project ideas. Aug 22 21:25:19 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> I will post the conclusions and the transcript later this evening. Aug 22 21:25:50 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> and let me know what ubuntugeek says Uber. Aug 22 21:26:02 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> I will create a conclusions thread as well. Aug 22 21:26:19 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> But, I need to run. So, have a good evening everyone. :) It was good to finally discuss some ideas. Aug 22 21:26:22 <Th3_D0ct0R> alrighty Aug 22 21:26:32 <herteljt> have a nice evening Aug 22 21:26:37 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> And I hope I get to talk to all of you on Sept 5th. :) Aug 22 21:26:39 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> and before then. Aug 22 21:26:40 <herteljt> type you on the 5th Aug 22 21:27:07 <uberushaximus> Ek0nomik|Laptop: sent, finally Aug 22 21:27:09 <uberushaximus> ;) Aug 22 21:27:10 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> if any of you want to reach me just shoot me a PM on IRC or the forum. Aug 22 21:27:14 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> haha, alright. :) Aug 22 21:27:19 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> or send me an e-mail. Aug 22 21:27:27 <Th3_D0ct0R> ok Aug 22 21:28:46 <Ek0nomik|Laptop> gn. Aug 22 21:28:53 <herteljt> later all Aug 22 21:29:30 <Th3_D0ct0R> later