Convened at 19:35, on #oclug-board, at irc.oclug.on.ca.
Present: bjb Brenda Butler maggi Margaret Tidman mcr Michael Richardson nashjc John Nash wardi Ian Ward lpaseen orospakr Andrew Clunis rj_re1/rj_ren Roland Renaud SunRaycer
finances added stickers
Minutes approved by unanimous consent. Version 7
removed fall meeting reminder. monitor remind item: wardi was doing it, but didn't do it this month, as we missed deadline.
CLO has not responded yet.
DONE. agreed to make phpwiki read-only for now, and point people at trac for new content.
As part of the announcement (on the django web page), we can include an amount of donations for each meeting. We will not be displaying this publically. (How do we enter the info?) DONE.
nashjc: OK. I found it fairly interesting and useful. But I think I was focussing on technical matters rather than organizational ones. nashjc: I had plenty of folk at my forecast talk, which almost mirrored Ted Tso's slides (he promised to send them but hasn't). nashjc: I went to OLPC and OOo and Jody's OOXML/ODF talks nashjc: Jody pointed out that OOXML doc, while far from satisfactory, is actually more complete for implementors than ODF standard bjb: Is that Jody, former OCLUG member and president? nashjc: Jody Goldberg, maintainer of Gnumeric
mcr: I talked to a guy that seemed to be interested in setting up some kind of VC people meet open source people in Ottawa. mcr: I didn't get his card. bjb: Isn't that what barcamp is about? mcr: I saw the OOo talk. they are going to do 3.xx much sooner/faster. mcr: barcamp isn't really that, AFAIK. mcr: I didn't find the talks really that interesting. I talked to the exhibitors. mcr: I talked to people in the halls. I never expect to find the talks interesting. mcr: The Advocacy roundtable was too short, didn't get around the circle, and was in too noisy a place. mcr: the real meat occured in the hour afterwards, chatting with various people. mcr: I had mentioned what I thought CLUE should be doing, and the idea of an exec. meeting for ontario LUGs emerged.
minor discussion about pages
MCR asked if there was a half-day meeting, how many would go. Maggi: maybe, John: if in Ottawa, Roland: maybe, Ian: no.
(RussellMcOrmond joins IRC) mcr: Russell: who started Adopt an NGO? What is the contact email/list. Could someone come to a meeting and chat it up a bit? RussellMcOrmond: AdoptAnNGO: Matthew Rice email@example.com
mcr: are there any objections to having emergency moderation turned on, and having board members who need to post quickly, have moderation priv? wardi: no (objection) maggi: no (objection) rj_re1: that's how I think it should work
YES. maybe december. mcr: Will January be lightning talks? wardi: nothing planned yet
maggi: picked up deposit book, is there agreement that I should use this going forward to keep better record of deposits? wardi: maggi: sounds good bjb: I asked at the bank, and they said if we got a card we could arrange to allow deposits but not withdrawals Discussion that Bells Corner and/or Kanata Branches may be open on Saturdays.
wardi: I know if you hover on the Last Change link you can see it wardi: so there might be a way to add it to the template
sql-ledger URL seems to have failed. [[:ticket:20]] maggi: lastly, do you record gst in the ledger or fully expense them? mcr: we don't make $50K, so we have a choice about whether to process GST or not.
confused. no real item.
november booked. December half booked. January will be lightning talks. December trac talk... Brenda?
(21:07:56) mcr: ADJOURN! (21:08:06) wardi: second