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OCLUG Board Meeting March 21, 2017


  • Kelly Kendrick (present)
  • Scott Murphy (present)
  • Bruce Davis (present)
  • Ian Gorman (present)
  • John Nash (present)

Start time:


Review of any outstanding minutes

  • Approval of unapproved minutes - Approved

Review of any outstanding business

  • Financials
    • No Change
    • We will appoint a treasurer at the first meeting after the AGM

Committee Reports

New to Linux (New Users)

  • We did have some questions at the last meeting

L3GO (Low Level Linux Group)

  • Richard has gone back to India until May

This month's Agenda Items

OCLUG Distro Project Update

  • John
    • to be given as a report later
  • Scott
    • to be given as a report later

Old Data Recovery

  • Scott
    • Got the old hardware
    • barely booted, but the contents were tarred
    • We appear to have all of the old data

Wiki Updates

  • New version and fixes
  • adjusted presentations
  • Add comment plugin
  • ACL implementation
  • Style Guide


  • Presented by Scott
  • Questions regarding the logo
    • What are the colours?
    • Have an SVG file from an Adobe file
  • Mock up for an OCLUG sticker
    • hexagonal shape to match a current trend
  • Branding Guide
    • “Official documents” concept
    • Logo usage
  • Could we lose our brand such as it is and do we care enough to do something like the above items?

Planned future meetings


  • President's Report
  • Treasurer's Report
    • We don't have one so someone will have to take the position.
  • Speaker: Scott
    • Topic: Static sites revisited
  • Speaker: John
    • Topic: File systems


  • Speaker: Scott
    • Topic: Rotary Phone project part 2


  • Speaker: Bruce Davis (nervous)
    • Topic: What I learned at HTML 150 (tentative)

Linux in the Wild 2017

  • July 16, 13:00 at Strathcona Park
  • We should have a demo of something


  • Speaker: Scott Murphy
    • Pi Night
      • Using a Raspberry Pi as a Software Defined Radio (assuming I can get me advanced classification by then)
      • Raspberry Pi FM transmitter

Ideas for future meetings

  • Use the update of the wiki as fodder for discussion?
  • Blogging
  • tools for making graphics in a productive fashion
    • Ditaa as a possible options
  • Node.js
these will remain so we do not lose them

This is the current wish list. It should grow and shrink as we add and remove items.

  • MongoDB
  • Arduino Talk (Peter S)
  • AngularJS & VScode
  • Platform independency for application users: Why doesn't my program work on my computer?
  • MicroVAX (will be a topic after Scott gets it all working)
    • HW seems OK now that motherboard has been replaced
    • Issue getting the console working properly
  • PDP8 emulator & PiDP8 Hardware Panel
    • Scott Murphy (when completed)
  • Obsolete telephone reuse
    • Scott Murphy (has a project in the works)
  • Virtual Box and Docker integration

New business

  • Should we open up the meetings to a wider audience?



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