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  • Ian Gorman (x)
  • Ed Hong (x)
  • Scott Murphy (x)
  • John Nash (x)
  • Tug Wiliams (x)



Start time:

  • Time: 19:05
  • Call to order: Scott
  • Second: John


  • Slack Board channel

Review of any outstanding minutes

  • Bruce absent for March meeting so will create minutes from the slack channel logs.
  • Approval postponed until next meeting

Regular Agenda Items

Committee Reports

New to Linux (New Users)

  • Scott: We had a few new faces in the crowd, mostly due to invites to meet quorum. There were others though. I don’t think we had much in the way of newbie questions though

OCLUG Customized Bunsen Labs Distro Project Update

  • Nothing new since last month.
  • Possible to use Antix as a base.
  • Could start working on a club bistro or perhaps a bistro kit to allow different flavours. Recommend a beginner one.
  • Bruce has volunteered to be a guinea pig for testing.
  • Possibly set up a VirtualBox example - discuss later about a work day in May or June.

Treasurer's Report

  • Ian cannot log in to Alterna account - locked out ofter three tries
  • $112.90 to deposit. - Scott will deposit Wed and get the account unlocked.
  • We collected $46.05 as donations as the last meeting.
  • Cheques were passed to Ian at the last meeting
  • Ian will bring cheques to next meeting to reimburse Scott for expenses.
  • Scott has to send information to Ian again re: expenses

Meeting Rooms

  • Scott has managed to get the Library booked for all months except November and December, at this point. They don't book that far in advance.
  • Suggestion to partner with library and offer beginner classes on Linux. - Possibly an afternoon session for absolute beginners and they are welcome to attend the topic sessions on the Thursday session. ** Install fest twice a year, intro sessions the other months or break it up into multiple groups, depends on experienced participants

Mailing List

  • Scott: Ongoing: I still have not managed to get the logo I created to appear on the web page. It is a CSS issue, just need some time to figure it out now.

The list of repeating sessions

Planned Regular Meetings


  • Speaker: Scott Murphy
  • Possible Topics:
    • Librem Key security device
      • first impressions (don’t have one yet)
      • I could give a short talk on what it is and why it might be a useful thing for people to use.
    • I could also talk about the new garage door opener I had installed today. That should be worth a few minutes amusement
      • It is an expandable modular system with some IoT things, such as ability to check on the door remotely, get an alert if it opens, have it close after being open for X minutes, etc.
      • It also has a security camera module, and other non-internet modules such as a tire inflator, extension cord on a reel, exhaust fan, parking assist, bluetooth speaker
    • Openhab as an automation hub.
  • Speaker: Ian
  • Topic: Demo of Python program


  • Speaker:
  • Topic: - Asset tracking?
  • Speaker:
  • Topic:

List of future topics

Potential add-ons:

  • that most of the major vendors (including Lenovo) provide native firmware updates via Linux. The only catch is you need a UEFI system.

New business:

  • New projects for the Board over the coming year: ** Find copy of letters patent possibly from MCR and then from the Government at a cost of approx $120.00. ** Future activity: Changing the amount for quorum.
  • Add links in the minutes to Ongoing Board “project” pages.
  • Create new word: agile. Definition: the act of one or more people with intimacy issues attempting to hug or cuddle.


  • Time: 19:51
  • Motion: John
  • Seconded: Scott
boardminutesapril-29-2019.txt · Last modified: 2019/06/10 21:40 by bdavis