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Meetings are held every 3rd Monday of each month, 19h30 UTC+2 in #ubuntu-za on irc.freenode.net and are pretty informal. Anyone is free to join in and give comments and suggestions, its even encouraged. Please introduce yourself to the bot at the start of the meeting so he can take note of all members present as follows:




minutes from Meeting about ubuntu-za May 2011 monthly IRC meeting
Convened at 2011-05-16 17:36:58.926005 by maiatoday
in #ubuntu-za on freenode


[17:36:58] STARTED (maiatoday)
[17:39:00] TOPIC: Review minutes of previous meeting (maiatoday)
[17:43:27] AGREED: maiatoday will mail pretoria release party people and see if they have photos (maiatoday)
[17:58:07] AGREED: drubin will contact the ML and discuss the follow up contact (maiatoday)
[17:59:09] TOPIC: Discuss how to get the CDs to everybody (maiatoday)
[18:04:41] AGREED: queery will make a list of LUGS so we can find out who to send the CDs to (maiatoday)
[18:06:19] AGREED: maiatody will get CDs to stellenbosch (maiatoday)
[18:08:28] TOPIC: Reminder of the things we try to do, e.g. irc meetings, monthly reports, any other (maiatoday)
[18:13:28] AGREED: maiatoday will send reminder to the mailing list about tasks and volunteers (maiatoday)
[18:15:52] TOPIC: LPI 101 Training Interest (maiatoday)
[18:26:22] ENDED (maiatoday)


* also JP Meijers (jpm)
* Jedri Visser (ender)
* Hilton Gibson (oogway)
* zs6jce
* ender__
* Johan Mynhardt (nuvolari)
* Andre Hugo (cortexuvula)
* Gareth Cawood (Banlam)
* Wesley Werner (kbmonkey)
* Raoul Snyman (superfly)
* Marco Gallotta (marcog)
* Maia Grotepass (maiatoday)
* David Rubin (drubin)
* Dewald Noeth (queery)
* ghostknife
* Gustav H Meyer (inetpro)
* Nicholas Thompson (koiosify)
* Hendrik van Wyk (Tonberry)
* Miles Sharpe (Kilos)
* highvoltage
* JP Meijers (Kerbero)
* Morgan van Dyk (Morganvd)

Raw Log

[17:36:58] <maiatoday> Maaz: start meeting about ubuntu-za May 2011 monthly IRC meeting
[17:36:58] * Maaz gets out his memo-pad and cracks his knuckles
[17:37:05] <superfly> Maaz: I am Raoul Snyman
[17:37:05] <Maaz> superfly: Sure
[17:37:11] <nuvolari> Maaz: I am Johan Mynhardt
[17:37:11] <Maaz> nuvolari: Okay
[17:37:14] <maiatoday> Maaz: I am Maia Grotepass
[17:37:14] <Maaz> maiatoday: Yessir
[17:37:14] * drubin I am David Rubin
[17:37:19] <queery> Maaz, i am Dewald Noeth
[17:37:19] <Maaz> queery: Righto
[17:37:21] <Banlam> Maaz: I am Gareth Cawood
[17:37:21] <Maaz> Banlam: Done
[17:37:26] <cortexuvula> Maaz: I am Andre Hugo
[17:37:26] <Maaz> cortexuvula: Yessir
[17:37:26] <kbmonkey> Maaz: I am Wesley Werner
[17:37:26] <Maaz> kbmonkey: Okay
[17:37:39] <Kerbero> Maaz: I am JP Meijers
[17:37:39] <Maaz> Kerbero: Alrighty
[17:37:43] <Kilos> Maaz, I am Miles Sharpe
[17:37:43] <Maaz> Kilos: Alrighty
[17:37:50] <jpm> Maaz: I am also JP Meijers
[17:37:50] <Maaz> jpm: Righto
[17:37:55] <Banlam> lol
[17:37:58] <Kerbero> hehe
[17:38:02] <superfly> drubin: You need to speak to Maaz ;-)
[17:38:04] <queery> ai
[17:38:11] <drubin> Maaz: I am David Rubin
[17:38:11] <Maaz> drubin: Yessir
[17:38:12] <Morganvd> Maaz: I am Morgan van Dyk
[17:38:12] <Maaz> Morganvd: Righto
[17:38:22] <drubin> superfly: it has been a long time since I have used the bot :( a man forgets these things
[17:38:27] <superfly> hehe
[17:38:29] <nuvolari> attendance is good tonight!
[17:38:34] <superfly> indeed
[17:38:42] <queery> quite
[17:38:43] <Tonberry> Maaz: I am Hendrik van Wyk
[17:38:43] <Maaz> Tonberry: Alrighty
[17:38:52] <Kerbero> daar is nog twee mense oppad 
[17:38:54] <Maaz> Coffee's ready for queery and Morganvd!
[17:39:00] <maiatoday> Maaz: topic Review minutes of previous meeting
[17:39:00] <Maaz> Current Topic: Review minutes of previous meeting
[17:39:03] <Kerbero> hulle stel nog freenode op
[17:39:05] <nuvolari> there is? who they be?
[17:39:09] <queery> Maaz, ty
[17:39:09] <Maaz> You're Welcome I'm sure
[17:39:10] <nuvolari> kaah
[17:39:14] <nuvolari> er
[17:39:14] <maiatoday> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/ZATeam/Meetings/20110221
[17:39:16] <nuvolari> lol
[17:39:46] <drubin> Kerbero: English in the meeting ;-p 
[17:39:53] <Kerbero> hoekom?
[17:40:13] <nuvolari> Kerbero: for the sake of everyone knowing it
[17:40:15] <maiatoday> does anyone have any comments on the minutes of the previous meeting besides that we missed some months?
[17:40:30] <Tonberry> for the sake of other countries reading the log
[17:40:31] <queery> cause the durbin peeps don't understand afrikaans or klingon
[17:40:40] <nuvolari> lol
[17:40:43] <drubin> queery: ek verstaan!!
[17:40:49] <Kerbero> translate.google.com verstaan afrikaans
[17:40:51] <nuvolari> queery: drubin understands well enough
[17:40:55] <queery> oops durban
[17:40:57] <queery> hehe
[17:41:11] <maiatoday> We had great release partys
[17:41:11] <nuvolari> did anyone of you saw the realtime translate on google during GoogleIO?
[17:41:15] <nuvolari> *youtube
[17:41:25] <superfly> nuvolari: let's concentrate on the meeting, ok?
[17:41:35] <maiatoday> Did anyone get pic for the Pretoria release party?
[17:41:37] <nuvolari> sorry
[17:42:03] <Tonberry> Did anyone take pics for Stellenbosch?
[17:42:06] <queery> maiatoday, thank you for posting the pics of the WC release party
[17:42:20] <Tonberry> i take that as a yes
[17:42:21] <Kerbero> yes i saw a pic
[17:42:24] <maiatoday> yes there were a few, I posted them on my blog
[17:42:25] <queery> yes I did and there are a few on facebook Tonberry 
[17:42:47] <maiatoday> did anybody here go to the pretoria release party?
[17:42:57] <kbmonkey> nope
[17:43:27] <maiatoday> Maaz: agreed maiatoday will mail pretoria release party people and see if they have photos
[17:43:27] <Maaz> Agreed: maiatoday will mail pretoria release party people and see if they have photos
[17:43:32] <superfly> maiatoday: regarding reviewing the last meeting's minutes, they look fine, but I can't remember actually discussing any of it! :-P
[17:44:16] <maiatoday> I have jumped to third item on previous minutes already :P superfly
[17:44:32] <maiatoday> the third item on the previous minutes was loco-contact replacement
[17:44:38] <nuvolari> kbmonkey: we should organise something for 11.10
[17:44:43] <maiatoday> I don't think anything has happened with this
[17:44:45] <superfly> maiatoday: I know, just no one else said anything about them
[17:44:54] <drubin> maiatoday: no nothing has happened with that.
[17:45:01] <nuvolari> welcome ender
[17:45:15] <maiatoday> what should we do drubin?
[17:45:16] <ender> Maaz: i am Jedri Visser
[17:45:16] <Maaz> ender: Yessir
[17:45:21] <drubin> I did look at the date that I was 'voted in' and it was JUST under 2 years ago, September 2009
[17:45:48] <drubin> So I am going to email the list next week, saying I would like to step down but I think a sane thing would be to have some one join me before I step down.
[17:45:53] <kbmonkey> yes I like that idea nuvolari!
[17:46:13] <drubin> so that I can help them and get them updated and stuff better not leave them in the dark.
[17:46:21] <nuvolari> hello koiosify 
[17:46:31] <drubin> exactly how we pick that person I am not sure... 
[17:46:50] <koiosify> maaz: i am  Nicholas Thompson
[17:46:50] <Maaz> koiosify: Sure
[17:46:59] <marcog> Maaz: i am Marco Gallotta
[17:46:59] <Maaz> marcog: Sure
[17:46:59] <maiatoday> drubin I looked at the Loco team how to and they don't really prescrbe how we should decide on who takes over from you
[17:47:03] <queery> I guess we can do it here?
[17:47:07] <maiatoday> so I propose that we ask for volunteers
[17:47:29] <maiatoday> I also propose that we have more than one person so that is someone is busy the other one can help
[17:47:44] <oogway> Maaz: I am Hilton Gibson
[17:47:44] <Maaz> oogway: Okay
[17:47:56] <marcog> maiatoday: are there any obvious candidates?
[17:47:59] <maiatoday> Is there anybody here who wants to be the loco contact person
[17:48:00] <maiatoday> ?
[17:48:04] <marcog> i recall tumbleweed saying he was interested
[17:48:08] <kbmonkey> I'd volunteer however feel I could've been more around and involved lately, so ja
[17:48:08] <queery> maiatoday, i agree
[17:48:30] <queery> I would if someone would help me out
[17:48:33] <maiatoday> I am super busy so if I take the job I don't want to do it alone
[17:48:35] <maiatoday> snap
[17:48:44] <maiatoday> :)
[17:48:46] <queery> hehe
[17:48:53] <marcog> is it possible to do it from overseas? :P
[17:49:16] <drubin> marcog:  no
[17:49:19] <oogway> perhaps we should rotate by region ?
[17:49:24] <marcog> drubin: awe
[17:49:29] <drubin> we need one or 2 people
[17:49:40] <drubin> oogway:  no
[17:49:50] <queery> I also don't agree oogway 
[17:49:58] <kbmonkey> we could have a couple but one person still needs to be the official loco contact, correct? an ubuntu intermediary?
[17:50:05] <drubin> most places have 1 person. some people have 2
[17:50:06] <Morganvd> maybe even look at people from each region
[17:50:07] <marcog> we should really try get someone from outside of WC involved though
[17:50:13] <drubin> but we can\t have more then that and we can't really rotate them
[17:50:23] <marcog> 1 WC, 1 non-WC
[17:50:39] <drubin> the Loco-Contact is some one for the Loco council to contact and for Canonical to be in contact with.... it isnt some one that is incharge of the loco :)
[17:50:41] <maiatoday> ideally the loco should have lots of people involved and the contact is just the contact
[17:50:47] <drubin> maiatoday: ^5
[17:51:05] <queery> i like
[17:51:09] <kbmonkey> ah okay!
[17:51:18] <Morganvd> i like maiatoday for this
[17:51:29] <maiatoday> so if it is just to be the contact ie read the mails and pass things on, I am happy to take that roll if I can have queery helping me
[17:51:36] <Morganvd> seems to be the best person to flow information
[17:51:39] <drubin> yay!!
[17:51:44] <queery> im in
[17:52:12] <maiatoday> is the group ok with the contact changing in this way, or are there other volunteers who want to step forward?
[17:52:23] <Banlam> I approve
[17:52:27] <Kerbero> me too
[17:52:27] <queery> any second's?
[17:52:28] * superfly doesn't have the time
[17:52:32] <nuvolari> +1
[17:52:34] <superfly> I second it!
[17:52:36] <kbmonkey> I approve too
[17:52:37] <Kerbero> i'll voluteer next week
[17:52:41] <Kerbero> *year
[17:52:42] <Kerbero> lol
[17:52:44] <oogway> +1
[17:52:44] <Banlam> lol
[17:52:45] <kbmonkey> I'll help out more though, deal
[17:52:46] <nuvolari> lol
[17:52:52] <queery> Kerbero, you can still help out
[17:53:02] <Kerbero> as ek mag afrikaans praat
[17:53:13] <queery> ja maar nie in 'n meeting nie
[17:53:13] <nuvolari> I just feel that we are a bit disconnected in KZN and should do something about it :/
[17:53:34] <drubin> maiatoday: VERY happy :)
[17:53:39] <queery> what about other areas
[17:53:42] <Morganvd> same in johannesburf 
[17:53:44] <maiatoday> is there someone in KZN (or anywhere else for that matter) that wants to get involved on a more formal level
[17:53:52] <Morganvd> johannesburg*
[17:53:53] <kbmonkey> what nuvolari said, we need to get together that might add some glue 
[17:54:20] <nuvolari> kbmonkey: were you at the ubuntu hour we had the start of the year?
[17:54:39] <queery> who is we?
[17:54:46] <nuvolari> maiatoday: I would
[17:54:47] <kbmonkey> I can't recall nuvolari, I was absent during that time.
[17:54:48] <queery> *are
[17:54:52] <marcog> how about setting up regional contacts?
[17:55:04] <maiatoday> great nuvolari that would be great
[17:55:16] <nuvolari> kbmonkey: we anly had 1, so you would have remembered :P
[17:55:18] <maiatoday> regional contact would be handy for getting the CDs to the regions
[17:55:21] <superfly> marcog: in terms of inter-region communication?
[17:55:23] <queery> I like that nuvolari 
[17:55:42] <marcog> superfly: that, and also heading things in that province
[17:55:50] <nuvolari> i can get to durban at most once a month
[17:55:53] <marcog> superfly: i just fear we're too segmented
[17:56:02] <kbmonkey> I'm open for being a KZN contact / CD distributor
[17:56:12] <maiatoday> drubin marcog, I can make maaz agree that me and queery become contacts but I don't want to push the group into this if they feel more discussion ie ML is needed
[17:56:22] <queery> agree
[17:56:32] <superfly> marcog: absolutely
[17:56:35] <marcog> maiatoday: i think we need a ML confirmation here
[17:56:40] <nuvolari> marcog: ML?
[17:56:42] <queery> but drubin needs to decide
[17:56:50] <marcog> nuvolari: mailing list
[17:56:55] <nuvolari> ah
[17:57:03] <maiatoday> drubin can I task you to take this forward on the mailing list (ML)
[17:57:07] * highvoltage peeks in
[17:57:15] <maiatoday> hi highvoltage 
[17:57:16] <nuvolari> o/ highvoltage 
[17:57:33] <queery> close the door behind you highvoltage 
[17:57:50] <drubin> queery: no I don't :) I am just the contact not the boss
[17:57:53] <drubin> maiatoday: yes please please do
[17:58:07] <maiatoday> Maaz: agreed drubin will contact the ML and discuss the follow up contact
[17:58:07] <Maaz> Agreed: drubin will contact the ML and discuss the follow up contact
[17:58:20] <drubin> maiatoday: I will help you and we can do coffee to help with the hand over proccesss but honestly you doing most of it any way
[17:58:32] <queery> NEXT!!!
[17:58:33] <maiatoday> ok on to the agend: look here http://loco.ubuntu.com/meetings/team/91/detail/
[17:58:33] * highvoltage closes door
[17:58:44] <drubin> maiatoday: but it might only be Wednesday or next week ;/ 
[17:58:54] <Banlam> drubin works too hard
[17:59:02] <queery> amen Banlam 
[17:59:04] <maiatoday> that's cool drubin, we can set a time later
[17:59:09] <maiatoday> Maaz: topic Discuss how to get the CDs to everybody
[17:59:09] <Maaz> Current Topic: Discuss how to get the CDs to everybody
[17:59:18] <highvoltage> maiatoday: nice job on keeping the team reports going. there was lots of discussion about team reports at UDS... and how the average team sucks at keeping them maintained :)
[17:59:28] <maiatoday> They are in my car boot (does that sound familiar drubin?)
[17:59:43] <maiatoday> we have been a bit lax in that department highvoltage 
[17:59:47] <maiatoday> but we try
[17:59:50] <drubin> maiatoday: it is the way of the loco-contact
[17:59:52] <Kerbero> maiatoday: when yo ubring me your HDD you can give me some cd's
[17:59:58] * nuvolari don't keep stuff in the boot anymore due to fear of waterdamage :P
[18:00:11] <drubin> highvoltage: Maia was a master at that! but then both me and Maia go really busy
[18:00:05] <queery> highvoltage, have you identified yet?
[18:00:27] <maiatoday> I was thinking more along the line of is there anybody travelling to durban, pretoria, bloem etc who will take cds
[18:00:35] <maiatoday> also do the people from UCT need cds
[18:00:32] <drubin> Kerbero: she has the printed cd's
[18:01:07] <Kerbero> drubin: printed cd's?
[18:01:11] <oogway> are there points of presence that we could use, for example public libraries ?
[18:01:19] <highvoltage> drubin: yeah, but sometimes just the effort and trying is already a great start!
[18:01:20] <nuvolari> ooh, think about it, the cd's are not free for ordering anymore, so it's like valuables :D
[18:01:35] <maiatoday> I have had some individual request for cds but I don't want to start mailing all over the country, I'd rather send a box to a LUG or other local contact and let them distribute
[18:01:49] <drubin> maiatoday: yes that is the way to go.
[18:02:04] <superfly> maybe we should put out a request for "couriers" on the mailing list?
[18:02:10] <kbmonkey> Any requests from KZN maiatoday ?
[18:02:13] * Kerbero requests a box for stellenbosch university
[18:02:14] <queery> how many lugs do we have?
[18:02:28] <maiatoday> superfly: I have sent a request out on the mailing list asking just that
[18:02:28] <superfly> people who are going in those directions who can drop off CDs with the regional contact
[18:02:39] <superfly> maiatoday: oh, OK
[18:02:41] <maiatoday> kbmonkey: no only from pretoria
[18:02:51] * superfly has been out of the loop for the last 3 weeks
[18:03:15] <maiatoday> Kerbero: I'll get some to you
[18:03:20] <Kerbero> thanx
[18:03:32] <maiatoday> marcog do you need cds
[18:03:43] <queery> drubin, how many LUG's do we have in SA do you know?
[18:03:49] <drubin> queery: not a clue
[18:03:58] <marcog> maiatoday: would be nice to have, but tbh uct students can always burn their own
[18:03:59] <queery> ok ill check on that
[18:04:05] <queery> and we can contact them
[18:04:12] * Kerbero only knows of sulug.sun and leg.uct
[18:04:19] <drubin> marcog: Kerbero : I requested they send another box I will email Canonical again tonight
[18:04:27] <marcog> cool beans
[18:04:35] <drubin> ^^ please remind me in a little bit... My memory isn't what it used to be
[18:04:35] <superfly> GLUG, Durban was restarting their LUG recently
[18:04:41] <maiatoday> Maaz: agreed queery will make a list of LUGS so we can find out who to send the CDs to
[18:04:41] <Maaz> Agreed: queery will make a list of LUGS so we can find out who to send the CDs to
[18:04:44] <oogway> for lug's check: http://www.ubuntu.sun.ac.za/wiki/index.php/Help
[18:04:45] <queery> so can sun marcog, but it's nicer for official distrabution and getting new users
[18:04:48] <drubin> ie 2-3 hours
[18:04:49] <marcog> there's something else to consider, why not save the serious effort for LTS releases only?
[18:05:05] <queery> will do thanx oogway 
[18:05:12] <marcog> queery: yeah, but it's typically old users that grab them first
[18:05:13] <maiatoday> yeah sure marcog I agree
[18:05:28] <marcog> the exception is o-week and other events
[18:05:30] <maiatoday> but in the mean time the CDs are in my car and people could be using them
[18:05:39] <drubin> marcog: I am fine with that.
[18:05:56] <marcog> maiatoday: how many do you have?
[18:05:57] <queery> true
[18:05:59] <drubin> marcog: but at least with Stellies giving out the printed cd's has had huge success
[18:06:10] <drubin> marcog: +- 250 cds are given
[18:06:11] <marcog> drubin: how have you distributed?
[18:06:19] <maiatoday> Maaz: agreed maiatody will get CDs to stellenbosch
[18:06:19] <Maaz> Agreed: maiatody will get CDs to stellenbosch
[18:06:22] <nuvolari> wow, that's a lot
[18:06:26] <kbmonkey> maiatoday, I request CD's, I will coordinate with you to courrier them (i'll pay) if we cant find a running hand :)
[18:06:26] <drubin> Maaz: I have done nothing! :)
[18:06:26] <Maaz> drubin: I already know stuff about I
[18:06:43] <drubin> marcog: I have done nothing... I have literally be wering around
[18:06:49] <drubin> working*
[18:06:53] <oogway> why no lug in KZN ?
[18:07:00] <maiatoday> cool kbmonkey that would be great
[18:07:08] <queery> lol at Maaz 
[18:07:11] <marcog> drubin: cause seriously, unless someone makes an effort to distribute them they end up in the hands of people who mostly just want to hold onto the CD
[18:07:14] <queery> and drubin 
[18:07:23] <nuvolari> oogway: we're a bit distributed :/
[18:07:26] <drubin> marcog: Honestly you are speaking to the brick wall...
[18:07:31] <marcog> lol
[18:07:39] <drubin> because currently I am less usefull then a brick wall.... at least that provides support
[18:07:46] <maiatoday> do we need more discussion on this topic?
[18:07:48] <Banlam> lol
[18:08:12] <queery> I think we can take it further on the list again
[18:08:18] <maiatoday> ok
[18:08:20] * kbmonkey nods
[18:08:24] <Kerbero> i think: 
[18:08:28] <maiatoday> Maaz: topic Reminder of the things we try to do, e.g. irc meetings, monthly reports, any other?
[18:08:28] <Maaz> Current Topic: Reminder of the things we try to do, e.g. irc meetings, monthly reports, any other
[18:08:32] <Kerbero> universities are the best place
[18:08:34] <drubin> we have +- 20mins left.. meetings over 1 hour become useless
[18:08:43] <Kerbero> to get new users
[18:08:57] <maiatoday> I just wanted to list again the things that I know of that we should do and ask if anyone wants to help
[18:09:12] <oogway> Kerbero: agreed !
[18:09:17] * inetpro stepping into the room... need to read all the discussions
[18:09:29] <inetpro> sorry forbeing late
[18:09:34] <maiatoday> So basically it's monthly reports and ubuntu hour and meetings and release parties
[18:09:40] <kbmonkey> hi inetpro 
[18:09:51] <queery> hi inetpro, remember to identify
[18:09:52] <Kilos> hi inetpro 
[18:09:54] <maiatoday> I seem to miss the meetings because I loose track so I would like someone to be the meeting prodder
[18:10:05] <maiatoday> someone who just reminds as and gets things going
[18:10:15] <maiatoday> is there someone who can take this task?
[18:10:19] <marcog> maiatoday: what's the next would-be date?
[18:10:31] <inetpro> Maaz: I am Gustav H Meyer
[18:10:31] <Maaz> inetpro: Alrighty
[18:10:35] <queery> the google cal helps me but sometimes I forget too
[18:10:37] <maiatoday> it is suposed to be once a month and we have ical
[18:10:43] <marcog> 13 june?
[18:10:48] <drubin> marcog: june 20th
[18:10:55] <drubin> at least according to the google cal
[18:11:07] <kbmonkey> fyi if you import the ical you can setup an email reminder. I forget everything unless there's a reminder attached.
[18:11:50] <inetpro> unfortunately somebody else can not set your reminders for you
[18:12:08] <inetpro> or fortunately
[18:12:09] <maiatoday> I am talking about setting up the agenda page and sending a reminder to the list
[18:12:12] <marcog> drubin: where's the calendar?
[18:12:32] <marcog> maiatoday: yeah, but topic at least might remind someone closer to the time
[18:12:55] <maiatoday> also I really want to ask everybody to add things to the monthly report because I don't always know of things that are happening
[18:13:01] <maiatoday> thanks marcog
[18:13:28] <maiatoday> Maaz: agreed maiatoday will send reminder to the mailing list about tasks and volunteers
[18:13:28] <Maaz> Agreed: maiatoday will send reminder to the mailing list about tasks and volunteers
[18:13:36] <oogway> ical is here: http://loco.ubuntu.com/teams/ubuntu-za/ical
[18:13:43] <inetpro> we need to perhaps remember to alert/invite via twitter and or identica
[18:13:50] <Kerbero> Just to add my exporience: the only reason i ever know about ubuntu hours and release party's is because it is also mailed te the Sulug mailing list
[18:13:56] <marcog> ta oogway 
[18:13:57] <nuvolari> +1 for twitter
[18:14:32] <Kerbero> (just had the suggestion to use facebook events)
[18:14:37] <cortexuvula> +1 for identi.ca
[18:14:49] <queery> Kerbero, are you on the ubuntu-za mailing list?
[18:14:52] <maiatoday> ok I'll talk to Kerbero inetpro about after the meeting about setting this up
[18:14:53] <Kerbero> no
[18:14:55] <oogway> +1 for facebook
[18:14:58] <queery> +1 for twitter
[18:14:58] <marcog> i've been trialing facebook pages which post to twitter and it's been working really great
[18:15:04] <maiatoday> I want to move on to the last item on the agend
[18:15:14] <drubin> maiatoday: on the website
[18:15:17] <Kerbero> na @ ubuntu-za mailing list - reason: too much spam
[18:15:20] <Kerbero> *no
[18:15:30] <nuvolari> eh?
[18:15:34] <nuvolari> what spam?
[18:15:36] <marcog> https://www.facebook.com/algcircle pushes to https://twitter.com/#!/algcircle
[18:15:42] <drubin> ubuntu-za is getting HUGE pickup/spam
[18:15:45] <maiatoday> sorry to move you along but
[18:15:47] <marcog> and the feedback from it has been really positive
[18:15:48] <queery> ok well I will repost event's to sulug if I remember
[18:15:52] <drubin> we have had lots and lots of people unsubscribe :)
[18:15:52] <maiatoday> Maaz: topic LPI 101 Training Interest
[18:15:52] <Maaz> Current Topic: LPI 101 Training Interest
[18:15:54] <Kerbero> nuvolari: no idea, just heard rumours and i'm already on too many mailing lists
[18:15:55] <nuvolari> :? why do I miss the spam?
[18:16:03] <maiatoday> this was wesleys topic
[18:16:37] <oogway> where, with whom ?
[18:16:40] <maiatoday> kbmonkey
[18:16:42] <kbmonkey> yes, we had a sudden interest in the LPI exams, linux administration certification for those who missed it
[18:16:50] <Banlam> what exactly does the LPI entail?
[18:16:50] <Kerbero> can't me create a seperate mailing list that sends on the other only for events
[18:17:01] <Kerbero> *we
[18:17:24] <Banlam> and why do they have pictures of soccer players on their website?
[18:17:31] <Kerbero> (damn dvorak typo's)
[18:17:32] <maiatoday> kbmonkey do you have a link
[18:17:33] <nuvolari> I'm itching so bad to do LPI but I don't have time to study
[18:17:53] * kbmonkey finding the link
[18:18:01] <Banlam> www.lpi.org ?
[18:18:14] <queery> also want to but no time and no money
[18:18:23] <kbmonkey> https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-za/2011-May/007715.html
[18:18:34] <kbmonkey> thats the mailing list discussion, with links included
[18:18:43] <oogway> an example: http://staff.lib.sun.ac.za/~hgibson/docs/cv/lpi-1.html
[18:19:00] <Banlam> :P
[18:19:03] <Kerbero> nice
[18:19:13] <nuvolari> oogway: boetiful!
[18:19:37] <kbmonkey> so we were talking about organizing study groups, to help another learn for the LPI 101
[18:19:49] <Kerbero> nuvolari: nice dvorak typo there
[18:20:02] <nuvolari> Kerbero: lol, not a typo
[18:20:03] <kbmonkey> I guess they could be local meets, and IRC study groups could also work
[18:20:06] <nuvolari> intended
[18:20:06] <Kerbero> hehe
[18:20:28] <kbmonkey> I am pretty keen to do this cert, so count me in
[18:20:35] <inetpro> IRC study groups sounds like a cool idea
[18:20:46] <queery> whats the cost?
[18:20:52] <kbmonkey> as long as we help each other with problems, and keep working through the material...
[18:21:13] <nuvolari> +1 for IRC study groups
[18:21:18] <kbmonkey> there are training courses in Ct and JHB, but none here in KZN. 
[18:21:47] <kbmonkey> but I am confident and happy to self-learn the 101, hence the study group idea coming in
[18:21:47] * inetpro has never seen the study material, how can we get it?
[18:22:03] <queery> <kbmonkey> https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-za/2011-May/007715.html
[18:22:13] <oogway> the lpi 101 gets you this: http://staff.lib.sun.ac.za/~hgibson/docs/cv/ubuntu.html
[18:22:33] <oogway> i would like lpi 201 and 202
[18:22:38] <nuvolari> lo ghostknife 
[18:22:40] <kbmonkey> follow the first link in there inetpro, there are two book links, and one free CC pdf with material
[18:22:53] <kbmonkey> thx queery :)
[18:22:59] <ghostknife> nuvolari: pong
[18:23:00] <queery> np
[18:23:04] <inetpro> kbmonkey: of course, /me should have followed the link :-)
[18:23:47] <maiatoday> kbmonkey: do you want people to mail you/ chat after so you guys can organise this, I think we can move on with the meeting or is there a decision that needs to be taken?
[18:24:05] <kbmonkey> agreed maiatoday
[18:24:06] <Banlam> the peopel who manage the ICDL in south africa are apparently the people to conact for the IPL in SA, they do have KZN offices
[18:24:32] <kbmonkey> I suggest everyone interested join the ZA mailing list, we can start throwing ideas around there
[18:24:32] <inetpro> Maaz: minutes so far
[18:24:32] <Maaz> Minutes available at json: http://maaz.mene.za.net/logs/meetings/freenode-%23ubuntu-za/2011-05-16-17-36-58.json :: txt: http://maaz.mene.za.net/logs/meetings/freenode-%23ubuntu-za/2011-05-16-17-36-58.txt :: html: http://maaz.mene.za.net/logs/meetings/freenode-%23ubuntu-za/2011-05-16-17-36-58.html
[18:24:37] <nuvolari> LPI1 sounds manageable
[18:24:39] <oogway> Banlam: thx
[18:24:48] <nuvolari> *looks
[18:24:54] <maiatoday> okedoke I had a late entry agenda item from oogway, he wants to discuss the new unity interface
[18:25:04] <Kerbero> o
[18:25:07] <Kerbero> unity is awesome
[18:25:11] <maiatoday> I think this is a very wide topic that we can't really make a decision on in this meeting
[18:25:14] * nuvolari steps out of unity discussion
[18:25:22] <Kerbero> few bugs, but i'm impressed
[18:25:30] * maiatoday also steps out of the unity discussion
[18:25:31] <queery> oogway, anything specific?
[18:25:32] <kbmonkey> haven't used Unity yet
[18:25:32] <oogway> who uses it now ?
[18:25:39] <superfly> huh? unity? I'm happy with my KDE 4.6 - it's awesome
[18:25:42] * Banlam still runs 10.11
[18:25:47] <Banlam> *10.10
[18:25:51] * Kerbero uses it on both his laptop and main pc now
[18:25:52] <drubin> Banlam: me too
[18:25:55] <queery> same Banlam 
[18:26:02] <drubin> ok.. think we really need to end the meeting.
[18:26:04] <nuvolari> G3 rocks
[18:26:07] <maiatoday> I use unity but you can poll me about it outside the meeing oogway
[18:26:14] <oogway> how does it work with touchscreen ?
[18:26:22] <maiatoday> Maaz: end meeting


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