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Irish LoCo IRC Meeting today

Irish LoCo IRC Meeting today

Friendly reminder….

Our LoCo Team Reboot IRC meeting will take place this Wednesday (06 Feb 13) at 20:30 local time. I sincerely hope we will have a good active discussion about how we can keep our LoCo active into the future. All ideas and suggestions are welcome. If you are interested in Ubuntu and the Ubuntu Ireland LoCo Team I encourage you to participate in this meeting.

You can contribute as much or as little as you like but please do get involved. I’d also ask you all to spread the news of this reboot meeting as widely as possible in all social media streams. If you know someone who might be interested but who is not subscribed to this mailing list please tell them about the meeting.

Details of the meeting can be found at:


Anyone can add an agenda item. If you’d like to add an agenda item just log on to the LoCo Team Portal yourself or reply to this mail and I will add it for you.

June LoCo Council IRC Meeting Update

June LoCo Council IRC Meeting Update

I’m not sure how many people actually read or are subscribed to the Ubuntu LoCo Contacts mailing list or if information is being passed down to LoCo teams – which it should be !

From now on I’m going to post the minutes and any outcomes from the meeting to my blog here to read and link back to the wiki page in the hopes of spreading the information to more places!

LoCo Council Agenda-  15th June 2010

czajkowski Best Guide and Practices

czajkowski LoCo Team Re Approval Update

czajkowski  How the LoCo Council can help you

mhall119 LoCo-Directory Meeting Feature

Outcomes from the Meeting

{*} Re-Approval process, and clarifying the current workflow.

The workflow is as follows. When a team is accepted into the approved community, it has two years of undisturbed work. At the end of it’s two years, it is put into a renewel pool. If the team is selected, they are reviewed and not considered again for two years. If they are not selected, they go into the pool again next year.

{*} Meeting attendance — It was resolved that Laura would email the contacts mailing list no later then the Friday preceding a meeting

{*} Ways of effectively communicating messages to Local Communities. Topic discussed included getting messages to every member of every loco in a timely manner. It was resolved to look into sending messages to mailing lists

{*} popey to investigate The LoCo Council being added to all LoCo teams mailing list so the Council can post directly to them

{*} Ways of using the new features of the LoCo Directory to leverage it’s effectiveness in a neat and well-thought out way. We discussed creating features to ease the migration from wiki to LD ( LoCo Directory ).

A full log can be found here

A couple of things to clear up. Did you know that:

Anyone can add a topic to the LoCo Council agenda. please be present if you do so.

Anyone can come along and particpate in the meeting, it’s not just for teams approval and re approval

The LoCo contacts list, while it’s not named well is OPEN TO EVERYONE!  not just the point of contacts. Please let your teams know what is going on in this list if they are not subscribed (do not subscribe anyone on their behalf!)

LoCo Council meets on the 3rd Tuesday of the month on #ubuntu-meeting, if you need us mail us our contact list details are listed on the council page.  It is a private list, your mail will be moderated but we will get back to you.

Summary Ubuntu Women Meeting

Summary Ubuntu Women Meeting

With a large team spread over numerous time zones and commitments, it can be difficult to find a suitable time to meet.  I used doodle to find a time slot most suitable.  7 days and 15 time slots spread over a week should be enough.  We had 12/21 (though a lot more turned up ) people agree on Wednesday 9th December at 20:00 UTC.  Our meetings for future reference take place on #ubuntu-women on freenode.

With a large strong minded and vocal group such as this, it was interesting to chair.  So many opinions and comments flying about and trying to keep it in order, with moving the discussion along and due to time constraints get the big topic of Governance covered. We have outlined the path we’re hoping to taking, nominating or putting yourself up consideration to be the team lead on this project.

We have asked the CC to chose one of us, once we’ve given them the list of candidates.  The reason for this, as we need some guidance to help the team, this is the only time the CC will have input into the choosing of a leader.  As we feel for the Lucid cycle this is needed, after 6 months the role of the leader shall be evaluated.  The process has been laid out here

Moving onto the topic of a logged channel and a separate channel lead to a  heated discussion.  A lot but not all Ubuntu channels are logged.  For me, personally I think it’s good to see. It is useful for people who don’t, or cannot irc and as a lot of discussions takes place on IRC rather than IRC it’s nice to be able to go back in and read the logs.   For those who suggested asking them for their logs, I’m sorry but for a new person who don’t know you or know to even ask it’s not really an option. If you exclude members of your project just because they don’t use IRC I don’t think that’s fair or what we should be doing.

I also have no trouble in saying stuff in a logged channel, if I don’t want it to be logged I consider, do I need to say it, if so, possibly say it in pm  or rephrase what I’m going to say. The notion of not having it  logged and logs coming up when you’re googled was mentioned, again, if you feel what you’ve said is ok, then you should have no problem with this, if you feel it may come back and bite you in the ass, then don’t say it. Simple as to be honest.

This got so heated, I found people to be extremely rude and rather off putting to be honest, bar I was chairing I’d have left. If anyone took time to come to the meeting, I’d expect their thoughts, words, opinions to be listened to the same way I would yours, regardless if I agree or disagree with them.  Being rude is off putting to work with and doesn’t endear me at all.  The logs by the way for the meeting are here.  It came up in a previous IRC meeting, this channel needs to be more respectful of others opinions being expressed in here.

The idea of a second channel came up at UDS, the naming of this alone cause hair ruffling, from #ubuntu-women-safe to -asside or renaming #ubuntu-women to #ubuntu-women-offtopic. Both the topic of Logging and a second channel has been/will be taken to the mailing list for further discussion.  To be decided at the next meeting.

I’d also like to state I’ll not be nominating myself for the Ubuntu-women Leader, as I don’t feel I’d be suitable, I’d be more black and white when it comes to a lot of things and  while I feel it’s needed in some cases, I know this will also piss some people off and that’s not going to help matters. (Though sometimes, being nice and trying to please everyone doesn’t always work). I wish others the best of luck with this and will help where I can.   I feel I can better help the project by encouraging people to join and take part and help where I can.  I look forward to working with the Ubuntu women for the lucid cycle and really strengthening the project.