Notes by Stephen Michael Kellat
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2014-09-04 by Stephen Michael Kellat, tagged as announcements, roughcuts

The following message was sent as an ALL-CALL to all members of Ubuntu Ohio regardless of their subscription status to the team's Launchpad-based mailing list.

This is an all-call to Ubuntu Ohio.

For the purposes of Ubuntu Global Jam I would like to schedule regional keysignings. Setting up an all-state single gathering is not looking doable at this time. With our not participating in Ohio Linux Fest this year setting things up regionally would seem appropriate.

For those living in any of the following counties I want to set up an event in perhaps Kirtland, Kent, or somewhere in Geagua County: Lorain, Cuyahoga, Medina, Summit, Portage, Trumbull, Geagua, Lake, Ashtabula, Wayne, Stark, and Mahoning. It will be ideal if anybody in the community with proper connections can get us space to meet in on Kent State University's Kent Campus. Relative to Kirtland as a meeting point, I can either contact Kirtland Public Library or talk to Lakeland Community College to get space. As to Geauga County for a meeting point I will be open for suggestions.

No, we will not attempt to go for an inconvenient location such as The Lodge at Geneva State Park in Ashtabula County for the group of counties listed above.

For other portions of the state, I am open to ideas for organization as to where you would like to get together and how wide a net you would like to cast. Please contribute those on the community's mailing list at

If you are interested in participating in this face-to-face event you need to express interest on the mailing list and indicate both what county you live in and your preferred date to get together. We need expressions of interest by NO LATER THAN 10 PM local time on Friday night. Ubuntu Global Jam runs September 12th-14th and Monday will be a day to scramble to get meeting places set up. Instructions on what to bring for the keysigning would be provided by Tuesday night so as to prepare if enough interest is expressed.

For the purposes of this all-call, "enough interest" is going to be defined as a minimum of 3 people other than the person heading up the keysigning session commiting on-list to attend.

If there any questions, please contact the Ohio leadership team by way of this contact form:

Thank you for your time and patience.

Stephen Michael Kellat
Leader/Point of Contact, Ubuntu Ohio

Temporary Shift for Ubuntu Ohio

2013-12-19 by Stephen Michael Kellat, tagged as announcements

Delegation of Authority

  1. This delegation is made in recognition of changing circumstances for the Point of Contact/Leader. This is an attempt to adapt to those changes.

  2. Nothing in this delegation prevents the Point of Contact/Leader from taking action in any area delegated, if necessary, prior to this instrument's expiration.

  3. The following members of Ubuntu Ohio listed by Launchpad username are designated as deputies to act in place of the Point of Contact/Leader during the period this delegation is in effect: unit193, jamesgifford, belkinsa. Upon the promulgation of this instrument, deputies shall introduce themselves to the LoCo Council via e-mail and send introduction e-mails to the loco-contacts e-mail list.

  4. While the delegation of authority is in force, the deputies may engage in the following functions: Conduct meetings on IRC, Maintain the Ubuntu Ohio web site, Update the monthly Team Report, Represent the needs of the community to governance bodies as appropriate, Bring the future planning discussion to a conclusion. With the consent of the Point of Contact/Leader, the deputies may make requests upon the Community Budget administered by the Canonical Community Team and propose changes to the online resources of the community that may change their character from their current standing.

  5. The delegation provided for in this instrument may not be re-delegated.

  6. Unless sooner revoked, this delegation remains in effect until 0501 UTC on Sunday, February 2, 2014.

Done at Ashtabula Township this 18th day of December 2013.

Point of Contact/Leader, Ubuntu Ohio

Post-Meeting Announcement

2013-11-24 by Stephen Michael Kellat, tagged as announcements, bolo-rising, leadernotes

Due to low attendance at the 2013-11-23 meeting, the following issues remain for discussion in a thread on by the Ubuntu Ohio community:

The original meeting agenda remains posted on the wiki. The log is posted here.

Quick Stock Take

2013-11-22 by Stephen Michael Kellat, tagged as announcements, bolo-rising, leadernotes

In no particular order:

Ubuntu Ohio To Hold November Meeting

2013-10-24 by Stephen Michael Kellat, tagged as announcements

The following e-mail was sent to the Ubuntu Ohio community on Wednesday:

Ubuntu Ohio will have a meeting on Saturday, November 9th, at 8 PM. The agenda can be found at and additional items can be added below "Any Other Business".

Stephen Michael Kellat
Point of Contact/Leader, Ubuntu Ohio

A primary matter for discussion will be the pending draft Verification Application to be placed before the LoCo Council soon for consideration. Other matters will also arise.

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:

Ubuntu Ohio Holds Educational Session

2013-01-30 by Stephen Michael Kellat, tagged as announcements

The Ohio Local Community Team helds its inaugural educational session on Monday, 28 January 2013, in #ubuntu-us-oh on FreeNode IRC. The topic covered was "The Joy of BeagleBoard" and after the main presentation a lively discussion ensued. The transcript of the session has been posted with PNG graphic exports of the slides interleaved to

There is not a known plan for what may be in store for February 2013 yet.

January Ohio Team Meetings Coming Up

2013-01-20 by Stephen Michael Kellat, tagged as announcements

The following announcement just got sent out to the Ohio Local Community Team relative to IRC meetings.

Greetings friends!

Our next business meeting is set for Wednesday, 23 January 2013, at 7:00 PM Eastern (Midnight UTC on Thursday). The agenda is open and the meeting will be led by Cheri Francis and Michael Gilbert of the High Council. A log of the meeting will be posted to the Ubuntu Wiki Infrastructure after the session.

Our inaugural educational meeting, entitled "The Joy of BeagleBoard", will take place on Monday, 28 January 2013, at 10:00 PM Eastern (3:00 AM UTC on Tuesday). A slide deck will be posted ahead of time and announced on the team mailing list as well as five minutes before the start of the session and at the start of the session. There will be no audio or video broadcast for the session and it is intended that the session be archived to the Ubuntu Wiki Infrastructure following the session.

See you there!

Stephen Michael Kellat

New Year's Eve Shortwave Broadcast Special

2012-12-31 by Stephen Michael Kellat, tagged as announcements

It appears this announcement just went out:

As long as our "i"'s are dotted and our "t"'s are crossed, there will be a New Year's Eve special on WBCQ on 5.110 MHz from the production team at Erie Looking Productions in concert with the team behind the Ubuntu UK Podcast.

The Joint New Year's Eve Special will be airing at 7 PM Eastern on New Years Eve, 12 AM UTC New Year's Day. The show is a variety hour with a retrospective on the world of Linux and Ubuntu more specifically, poetry and music by Ashtabula-area musician Mike Kellat, and a policy essay on global communications in the aftermath of the World Conference on International Telecommunications 2012 in Dubai. Other PSAs such as "Profile America" from the US Census Bureau and some silliness is included as well as a music break. Cleveland-area life studies artist Big Ed Kellatis assists Mike Kellat with the poetry reading.

The show is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 3.0 United State License which is further explained at with the show to be attributed with "Joint New Year's Eve Special" as title and "Gloria D. Kellat" as the responsible producer. Sharing and posting of airchecks is encouraged especially by sites like SWLing Post.

Erie Looking Productions produces "LISTen: An Program" at to cover the realm of library & information science as well as "Ubuntu Ohio - Burning Circle" at to cover the activities of the Ohio Local Community team of the Ubuntu Linux project. The Ubuntu UK Podcast production team releases programs at covering the world of Ubuntu more specifically and Linux more generally. Gloria D. Kellat, producer at Erie Looking Productions, served as overall producer for the joint effort this year.

Much like last year's shortwave special produced by Erie Looking Productions alone, this is done to highlight the impact of dangerous trends towards a fractured and broken Internet that have grown ever larger since the start of the Arab Spring. It is far too easy in today's world for the Internet to simply go away whether by human intention or the intervention of natural circumstance as seen in the multiple failures of Netflix during 2012. This remains yet another drill to show that message content rather than transport medium is key to communications viability.

Shortwave is most certainly not dead yet...