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This meeting: Sept 25, 2007 Location: Roland's house
Present: JohnNash, RolandRenaud, IanWard, MargaretTidman, MichaelRichardson, BrendaButler
Moved by: JohnNash
Seconded by: RolandRenaud\\ Unanimous to approve version 8 of minutes, abstain IanWard.
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October 14 is okay for work-party. MichaelRichardson and JohnNash may be in Toronto at onlinux.ca.
JohnNash to remind CLO about this item.
At OLS, bjb talked to John Corbet, lwn to offer 3 month trial subscription to lwn.
We need to announce this to the members. \\ ACTION: send announcement, and document on web site. \\ ticket:5
ACTION: JohnNash \\ ticket:6
Some done today.
http://oclug.on.ca/phpwiki?pagename=RecentChanges&days= gives all the pages.
MCR asks if we can convert automatically…. no.
Ian points out that phpwiki has vulnerabilities. \\ ACTION: mcr will look at converting phpwiki pages to static HTML. \\ DISCUSSION ensused.\\ We agreed to make phpwiki read-only for now, and point people at trac for new content. \\ We need to have a 10-line summary of the process, and an announcement that we are doing this.
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.
money to OCLUG.
A number of people have expressed displeasure with the Algonquin College location,
and would prefer it was downtown again, maybe sometimes. \\ Some discussion. Noted that a number of people are attending at Algonquin who did not attend downtown. Start a wiki page... \\ OclugMeetingLocationOptions \\ Proponents are asked to please come up with location suggestions.
Ottawa area. OCLUG will subsidize up to $500 for expenses.
(This to include proposals to bring in a speaker from elsewhere) \\ MichaelRichardson and JohnNash. \\ ticket:10
What happened? Who was there, why what how.
Can we get a report from Dru about this? \\ (Added to forward agenda for 2008) \\ ACTION: We will invite Dru to join us for a meeting (maybe with CLO as well?) in the winter to discuss this.
Brenda: what about onlinux.ca? JohnNash is talking about it. MichaelRichardson.
ACTION: we will put a linux on our site. ticket:12 \\ Brenda: what about second event... YorkUniversityOpenSourceSymposium.
Rather focus efforts locally. For instance, Mooney's Bay Computers.
Find a way to encourage more retailers to offer a Linux offering. \\ ticket:13 - maybe help some stores put together stock/everything-works desktop/laptop offerings.