Notes by Stephen Michael Kellat
Archive for July 2013

LAST CALL -- We Do Not Have Enough Talks For UbuCon

2013-07-31 by Stephen Michael Kellat, tagged as leadernotes

As sent to Ubuntu Ohio's mailing list on July 30th:

Alrighty. If we do not conflict with the Early Penguins Keynote that is expected, we have about 8 hours to work with. We have three presentations proposed with an hour alloted to each. I would start the day with an introduction and Ohio economy chat that would take one hour. Assuming we allow an hour for lunch, we still come up three hours short.

In presenting an UbuCon, we are not going to plan to have things fall together at the last minute. We need three presentation proposals in at least rough outline form by tomorrow. Ohio Linux Fest is our time to shine but I also want those presenting to have a little over a month to refine their presentations. Initial pitches at this stage are okay but time is needed to build full presentations.

With what we do have at the time I write this, I do not feel we have enough to justify putting on a program. We need three more presentations. If we do not have further proposals in by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on July 31st we may not be able to proceed with presenting UbuCon at Ohio Linux Fest 2013. Proposals can be sent to & will be acknowledged as promptly as possible. Proposals can come from outside the Ubuntu Ohio community for consideration.

We're either doing this or we're not. We're not throwing this together at the last minute. What is the community's pleasure?

Stephen Michael Kellat

Late July Notes From Ohio Leader

2013-07-21 by Stephen Michael Kellat, tagged as leadernotes

Ubuntu Ohio held an IRC meeting on Thursday. Leveraging the capabilities of the LoCo Portal allows for rough minutes to be maintained there. A few matters arose:

In light of the hostile actions taken against the Ubuntu Forums which have sparked recovery processes, members of Ubuntu Ohio are asked at this time to stick to the mailing list and the IRC channel for discussions.

The package monkeysign is being investigated for use with the proposed possible keysigning at Ohio Linux Fest. Currently the package has been copied from Debian Unstable to the Saucy Salamander package archive and test backports have been made by the leader in his personal PPA. If it does not break their may be an Ubuntu Ohio PPA opened with backports for 12.04, 12.10, and 13.04. Other tools to ease the process for the proposed session are also being investigated. The Leader has committed to send out sets of instructions to the team for at least two weeks prior to Ohio Linux Fest if the keysigning session is to happen.

Ubuntu Ohio July 2013 Meeting

2013-07-17 by Stephen Michael Kellat, tagged as announcements

There will be a meeting in the Ubuntu Ohio IRC channel on Thursday, July 18th. The meeting will start at 7:30 PM local time. Attendance is earnestly requested. The agenda for the meeting is available here: