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OCLUG Board Meeting Jul 26, 2021



  • Bruce Davis (x)
  • Brett Delmage (x)
  • Ian Gorman (x)
  • Marc Moleman () - Will attempt to attend, in Winnipeg
  • Scott Murphy (x)
  • John Nash ()
  • Tug Wiliams (x)


None as of yet

Start time:




The URL will be:

Review of any outstanding minutes

Approval of previous minutes. * Minutes approved *

Regular Agenda Items

Committee Reports

New to Linux (New Users)

On hiatus since we are using the first talk for this purpose.

Linux-Ottawa Distro Project

Nothing new here yet. Marc has been getting a couple of systems together for the purposes of doing some installs and documentation.

Treasurer’s Report

  • Scott has logged in again, no change from the previous balance, no added notation.
  • John was going to check his access
  • We need to get Ian some GPG keys and a method of using it with Gmail. Mutt works :), along with Thunderbird. There may be a browser plugin, but I am not sure.

Mailing List

  • Based on the recent mailing list activity and the breaking of signing, we will be moving back to Mailman.
  • Brett has volunteered to take on the work.
  • We have had some back and forth and given a number of other deficiencies, we are considering doing a clean install of the linux-ottawa server in order to remove the old cruft and make sure we have no useless software installed.
  • We have not set a date for this yet, but we have a plan outlined
  • Proposal for getting a new server for the Mail Server for the purpose of building a new server and cutting over rather than trying to rebuild the existing one on the existing server. Estimated cost being less than $10 per month for the duration of the migration. ** Vote on Do we spend the money to get an additional server to install the mail software on a current OS and migrate the existing content over: *** 5 yays *** 0 nays


Any commentary on it? I’m not sure who has tried it out yet, but it looks promising to me

  • Scott will give every member of the board accounts.

The list of repeating sessions

This is still a thing to review. Has anyone We should review our repeating sessions list and see if we want to continue them all.

Upcoming Regular Meetings

I know we discussed a few things, but I have not reviewed the list yet. Bring ideas!


  • Speaker:John ** Topic: New2Linux: To be named, but almost ready. Just needs some clean up.
  • Speaker: Scott Murphy ** Topic: Digital Signage for the home (tentative) - I have not installed it yet, but that should happen Tuesday.


  • Speaker: ** Topic: New2Linux:
  • Speaker: Scott Murphy ** Topic: Balena “cloud service” results

Saturday Event - Leavitt Memorial

  • Date: Unknown - post Covid-19
  • Location: Undecided - library?
  • Summary: How to do an install on your “recent” computer
  • Laptop give-away (assuming we have a few) ** Scott has a few, but they need to be recovered from storage and tested

New Business

  • Scott will be contacting Ian in reference to GPG
  • Ian will be looking into Visual Accessibility solutions for Linux


  • Tug proposed adjournment 20:08
  • Seconded by Bruce
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