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


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  • Slack Board channel

Start time:

  • 19:07
  • Call to order - Scott
  • Seconded - Kelly

Review of any outstanding minutes

  • Previous minutes approved.

Regular Agenda Items

Committee Reports

New to Linux (New Users)

I think we had one new person at the meeting. Not positive though.

L3GO (Low Level Linux Group)

  • Ian: L3GO is back in business,
  • RGB is back (heavy damage due failure of his bike to pass stress test)
  • approx 5 people involved

OCLUG Customized Bunsen Labs Distro Project Update

  • John: Have been working on cleaning up files, and looking to see if iso's updated on repos.
  • There are a lot of details and they create mental spaghetti
  • Possibility of turning notes of project into wiki format. Will try to summarize in clean fashion within 2 weeks.

Treasurer’s Report

Scott: Balance - $5,099.19

Mailing List

  • Tug has indicated an issue, but it looks like it is the postfix side rather than the mailing list. I have not yet spent time looking into it.
  • I have not managed to get the logo I created to appear on the web page yet, but I have not expended much time at it either. Not much change since the last meeting.

Meeting Rooms

Here are the rooms for the next few meetings:

  • Thursday, Aug 2nd: Room P216A

Repeating that we also may not be able to get rooms in the future…

From Richard Hagemeyer:

Algonquin is on a huge cost-cutting kick. Parking will no longer be free nights and weekends starting in Sept. The scheduling department is cutting back on staff, so it will likely be more difficult and take longer to book rooms for community groups. I’ve heard (but not confirmed) that all activities will be charged back to individual departments which will delay approvals and increase bureaucracy.

In short, the OCLUG exec may wish to consider other options for September. I will still put in the request, but I have no feel for what will happen with the request.
  • I have left a message at Loblaws in College square. Maybe they will get back to me soon.
  • The Centerpointe Library looks good, I need to see if I can get a room. My library card is expired, so I need to get it renewed.

The list of repeating sessions

Planned Regular Meetings


Ignite Talks

  • Speaker: Scott Murphy
  • Topic: No idea today, will firm up over the weekend.
  • Speaker: Tug Williams
  • Topic:
  • Speaker: Ian Gorman
  • Topic:
  • Speaker: John Nash?
  • Topic: talk about old newspaper items and how to make them accessible to family members using Perl and Latex.
  • Speaker: J.F. Messier?
  • Topic: J.F. has offered to do a real talk, maybe in September or October. I told him he could use this as a teaser.


Speaker: Scott Murphy Topic: Ansible - Why you might want to use it Speaker: Topic: October

List of future topics

New business:

Linux in the Wild

  • Should this event continue?
  • We could reschedule to improve the odds of attendance. i.e., avoid vacations and heat.
  • Needs more discussion


  • Time: 20:04
  • Motioned: Scott
  • Seconded: Ian
boardminutesjuly-23-2018.txt · Last modified: 2018/08/07 22:26 by bdavis