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 +====== Board Minutes September 2007 ======
 +
 +**Feel free to add an item of discussion to the OCLUG Board Agenda.**
 +
 + This meeting: Sept 25, 2007
 + Location: Roland's house
 +
 + Present: JohnNash, RolandRenaud, IanWard, MargaretTidman, MichaelRichardson, BrendaButler
 +
 +===== Approve Last Month's Board Meeting Minutes =====
 +  * 2007 August  BoardMinutesAugust2007\\
 +   Moved by: JohnNash\\
 +   Seconded by: RolandRenaud\\
 +   Unanimous to approve version 8 of minutes, abstain IanWard.  
 +
 +===== Review ForwardAgenda =====
 +   No items to add.
 +
 +===== Review Open Action Items. =====
 +  * ACTION: Roland to make appointment to visit bank (secondary signers)\\
 +   DONE!
 +
 +  * ACTION: maggi to ask bart re tracking of the donations at tutorials.\\
 +   DONE!
 +
 +  * ACTION: ask wardi about Trac for issue tracking and site development. http://devel.oclug.on.ca \\
 +   Anyone can create an account on the trac. Use the REGISTER button.
 +
 +  * ACTION: bjb to ask Charles if Oct 14, 2007 is ok for sysadmin work party, and get on with organizing \\
 +   October 14 is okay for work-party. MichaelRichardson and JohnNash may be in Toronto at onlinux.ca.
 +
 +  * ACTION: bjb to put banner/link to "free stickers" on oclug site (http://raro.oreto.inf-cr.uclm.es/apps/stickers/) \\
 +   DONE! 
 +
 +  * NEW ITEM: add link to programming contest page to left-hand side bar \\
 +   ticket:4
 +
 +  * ACTION: nashjc to contact CLO re: speaker(s) for November/December 2007 \\
 +   JohnNash to remind CLO about this item.
 +
 +
 +===== Address New Items =====
 +
 +  * NEW ITEM:  bjb to relay lwn's offer to oclug \\
 +   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
 +
 +  * NEW ITEM:  wikipedia topic Linux_User_Group points to Linux Online (external links) which has outdated info about us: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 \\
 +   ACTION: JohnNash \\
 +   ticket:6
 +
 +  * NEW ITEM:  phpwiki updating \\
 +   Some done today. \\
 +   http://oclug.on.ca/phpwiki?pagename=RecentChanges&days= gives all the pages.
 +
 +  * NEW ITEM: mcr asks if we should retire phpwiki in favour of using trac's wiki. \\
 +   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.
 +
 +  * NEW ITEM: donation tracking in meeting model on site \\
 +   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.
 +
 +  * NEW ITEM: Open Source Weekend decided to wind-up, and donate the resulting
 +   money to OCLUG.
 +
 +  * NEW ITEM: meeting locations, hold downtown again sometimes? \\
 +   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.
 +
 +===== Status of Speakers =====
 +  * October  - MichaelRichardson
 +  * November - DavidSkoll on Remind, (Pat on eee)
 +  * December - open/CLO?
 +  * January  - Transcendental Virtualization (migration of windows to PC at Zen buddhist monastery)
 +  * Ideas  - Herb @ Storm on rural wireless/Linux at an ISP
 +
 +  * ACTION: We need to announce January meeting will be the second Tuesday.
 +
 +===== More Items =====
 +  * announce availability of funds for projects that promote OSS/Linux in Ottawa
 +
 +  * ACTION: put announcement/web page up, inviting proposal for projects to promote linux in
 +   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
 +
 +  * Discussion about different ways to spend money to promote linux.
 +
 +  * Software Freedom Day \\
 +   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: do we wish to add GTEC to forward agenda? Answer is no. \\
 +   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.
 +
 +  * Discussion about other Toronto events. \\
 +   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.
 +
 +  * More brainstorming about how to promote linux.
 +
 +
 +
  
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