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 +Convened at 19:35, on #​oclug-board,​ at irc.oclug.on.ca.
 +<​code>​
 +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 ​    
 +</​code>​
 +
 +
 +Board minutes
 +  * approval of agenda
 + ** finances added
 + ** stickers
 +
 +  * Approve Last Month'​s Board Meeting Minutes [[:​BoardMinutesSeptember2007]]
 +<​code>​
 +   ​Minutes approved by unanimous consent. Version 7
 +</​code>​
 +
 +
 +  * Review OclugBoardForwardAgenda
 +<​code>​
 +removed fall meeting reminder.
 +monitor remind item: wardi was doing it, but didn't do it this month, as we missed deadline.
 +</​code>​
 +
 +
 +  * review open action items.
 +    * [[:​ticket:​4]] add link to programming contest page to left-hand side bar
 +<​code>​
 +done
 +</​code>​
 +
 +    * [[:​ticket:​15]] nashjc to contact CLO re: speaker(s) for November/​December 2007
 +<​code>​
 +CLO has not responded yet.
 +</​code>​
 +
 +    * [[:​ticket:​5]] bjb to relay lwn's offer to oclug
 +<​code>​
 +done
 +</​code>​
 +
 +    * [[:​ticket:​6]] wikipedia topic Linux_User_Group points to Linux Online (external links) which has outdated info about us: http://​www.linux.org/​groups/​canada/​ontario.html
 +<​code>​
 +done
 +</​code>​
 +
 +    * [[:​ticket:​16]] mcr will look at converting phpwiki pages to static HTML.
 +<​code>​
 +DONE. agreed to make phpwiki read-only for now, and point people at trac for new content.
 +</​code>​
 +
 +    * [[:​ticket:​17]] we need to have a 10-line summary of the process, and an announcement that we are doing this. 
 +<​code>​
 +not done.
 +</​code>​
 +
 +    * [[:​ticket:​18]] NEW ITEM: donation tracking in meeting model on site
 +<​code>​
 +      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.
 +</​code>​
 +
 +
 +  * address new items.
 +     * Report on Ontario Linux Festival.
 +       * John Nash
 +<​code>​
 +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
 +</​code>​
 +
 +       * Michael Richardson
 +<​code>​
 +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.
 +</​code>​
 +
 +       * What is CLUE doing
 +<​code>​
 +minor discussion about pages
 +</​code>​
 +
 +       * Possible province-wide executive meeting
 +<​code>​
 +MCR asked if there was a half-day meeting, how many would go.
 +Maggi: maybe, John: if in Ottawa, Roland: maybe, Ian: no.
 +</​code>​
 +
 +       * Adopt an NGO
 +<​code>​
 +(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 matt@rice.ca ​
 +</​code>​
 +
 +     * Moderation of oclug-announce
 +<​code>​
 +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
 +</​code>​
 +
 +     * Should we demo the new wiki and trac ticket interface in a meeting?
 +<​code>​
 +YES. maybe december.
 +mcr: Will January be lightning talks?
 +wardi: nothing planned yet
 +</​code>​
 +
 +     * Monthly deposits
 +<​code>​
 +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.
 +</​code>​
 +
 +     * In trac wiki, make page version number visible without having to click on last change, then page history
 +<​code>​
 +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
 +</​code>​
 +
 +  * finances
 +<​code>​
 +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.
 +</​code>​
 +
 +  * stickers
 +<​code>​
 +confused. no real item.
 +</​code>​
 +
 +  * status of speakers
 +<​code>​
 +november booked.
 +December half booked.
 +January will be lightning talks.
 +December trac talk... Brenda?
 +</​code>​
 +
 +  * adjournment.
 +<​code>​
 +(21:07:56) mcr: ADJOURN!
 +(21:08:06) wardi: second
 +</​code>​
 +
 +
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