Location: Roland Renaud's house. time: 7:55pm
Present: bjb Brenda Butler maggi Margaret Tidman rj_re1/rj_ren Roland Renaud tyler Tyler Tidman mcr Michael Richardson nashjc John Nash Regrets: Ian Ward
added items relating to election
approved, abstain from mcr, nashjc
nothing at this time.
contact was made, and Ian Allen! replied.... He and another person were overseer, and to check with last year's planning people. We had good description of OCLUG prize. One thing that didn't work well, was that we didn't get involved until very late. So we didn't get involved with the students early enough. There was zero support for students. We need to put up a WIKI page for things... invite to IRC channel. March 17 - start of registration. Contest is May 24. http://www.programmingolympics.ca/2008/ ACTION: Margaret to continue followup.
Aleks Essex --- travel expenses for crew from Washington. $80 for Visa to Canada. $20 for ballot materials. $100 for food. $200 for gas. This is within what we said we might pay for airfare for one person. Discussion about whether or not this was the meeting/speaker that we wanted to have people come from afar for. Agreed to cover expenses. Possible refendum topic: Should governments be obligated to run open source? ACTION: MCR will write press release for talk. send to: Carleton J-school, Algonquin J-school, Citizen, SUN, Hill Times, Parties, MPs, CBC, GOSLING, OBJ.
ACTION: wardi to contact gmane about including -linux list #26 ACTION: maggi to contact NCF about using logo on our site
Brenda reads out list of new members to board. Is list of members public? Decided that it is not, at this time. It is accessible to any member who asks. Board asks about whether one member is a real person. Brenda has met this person. Approved unanimously.
Aleks Essex is giving a talk in April on his voting system Russell McOrmand is ready to talk about copyright issues (May!) Neuros OSD in May: MichaelRichardson, Russell, DonKelly Jean Francois - Opera. (June?) Herb Hartwig - IPv6. (June?)