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 email@example.com & 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
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:
Jon Buckley and Scott Randby gave tentative expressions of interest in speaking at UbuCon during Ohio Linux Fest 2013. Proposals from members of Ubuntu Ohio and those outside the team are due to the Point of Contact & Leader by July 31st. First priority will be given to scheduling presentations by members of Ubuntu Ohio however this does not limit those from outside Ubuntu Ohio from being possibly scheduled to speak. Topics of interest include but are not limited to: Gaming, Server usage, Flavor Highlights, Highlights about finishing up Saucy Salamander for release, Thoughts looking forward to the next Long Term Support release, Reflections on the changes wrought by the virtual Ubuntu Developer Summit paradigm, Ways we need to work within the cultures found in Ohio to expand Ubuntu deployment.
Two issues were carried over to the mailing list for further discussion due to a lack of attendance. The summation was prepared by Scott Randby and can be read in the archive here where issues concerning scheduling a keysigning and what, if any, materials should be distributed were raised. Discussions on the team mailing list are encouraged.
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.
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: http://loco.ubuntu.com/meetings/ubuntu-us-ohio/624/detail/