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 +OCLUG Board of Directors Meeting
 +August 10, 2011 19:00 to 20:50
 +
 +Present:
 +Rob Echlin
 +Mike Kenzie
 +Rob Day
 +JS Taylor
 +
 +Guests
 +Aaron Wilcox
 +John Nash
 +
 +__Membership updates__
 +   * MK - secretary'​s responsibility (JS Taylor)
 +
 +__Paypal for donations?​__
 +   * Do we have an account? yes, Ian Ward has access information - this should be in "panic book"
 +     * Should be an offline version of the panic book
 +   * Paypal charges for small transactions!
 +   * Is there any point to having a "​donate"​ button, there'​s plenty of money in the bank
 +
 +__Adding Aaron Wilcox to BoD__
 +   * Motion to appoint -> passed
 +
 +__Status of Past President__
 +   * John Nash is willing to come to Board meetings when able
 +   * Mike Kenzie noted that previous Board members had similarly
 +    helped out to provide continuity and extra help
 +
 +__September Meeting__
 +   * see below for later resolution
 +   * Possibly CodeFactory -> would need to pay
 +   * In future, run LitW in September to boost attendance?
 +   * Library doesn'​t have internet or projector, kick us out at 9PM
 +   * UofO & Algonquin ​
 +
 +__FOSSLC__
 +   * Cost of tickets -> full access $119
 +   * RMS is opening keynote speaker
 +   * Asking for $500 sponsorship -> a few free tickets
 +     * Who decides who gets the tickets?
 +     * Limited exposure for this amount
 +   * Only asked yesterday!!
 +     * Too short notice to make an informed decision
 +     * Event doesn'​t exactly meet OCLUG'​s objectives
 +   * Motion to inform FOSSLC that their request was received too late, contact us earlier next year with more detailed information -> passed
 +     * R Echlin to respond to their email
 +
 +__Meeting Themes__
 +   * Need to find speakers
 +   * Embedded Linux
 +     * Wind River? -> we know several people there
 +   * Common thread -> by the end of the evening someone should go home saying "I can't wait to try this"
 +     * More hands-on demo sessions
 +   * Drop-in Help sessions?
 + 
 +R Day had to leave at 8PM
 +
 +__Membership increase__
 +   * Better to keep the entire group together
 +     * Not splitting out into subgroups (beginners, experts etc)
 +   * Many experienced Linux users don't know about OCLUG
 +   * Lack of advanced notice of meeting topics/​speakers
 +
 +__Talk subjects__
 +   * head to head timing tests (Windows vs #! vs Ubuntu vs ???)
 +     * Get a bunch of the cheap 2nd hand DTs (TTE?), would be good if they'​re all the same
 +       * Someone with a referee'​s shirt & whistle?
 +       * Invite media?
 +   * Advertise the meetings as a good practice run for people giving talks at conferences
 +     * J Nash is giving a talk in Santa Barbara
 +   * Linux gaming night?
 +     * Gav from Cedega gave a talks a few years ago
 +     * Stick to OSS games
 +       * Interactive games
 +     * THis will need to be heavily tested beforehand
 +       * Have things running by September 1st
 +     * Saturday gaming meeting as the September meeting
 +       * Reoccurring meeting, like LitW
 +     * Continue discussion online
 +     * Concentrate on games that can be run on a laptop
 +     * Need to set up server(s) to link user's computers together
 +     * GCompris -> kids games from OLPC
 +     * Could get a room at UofO on a Saturday -> may cost $50
 +       * Saturday could be easier at Algonquin, could get lots of Algonquin students
 +    NOTE: Since Board meeting, this has been arranged for Sat Sept 17
 +   * Series of related talks
 +     * J Nash -> scientific computing
 +     * Contact Carleton U group
 +   * Haskell talk (Andrew Clunis?)
 +   * NumPy, Euler, PyGame
 +
 +
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