SLUUG Steering Committee Minutes - January 2006
Minutes posted on the wiki are always unofficial. Schedules for upcoming presentations are always tentative. (Some more tentative than others!)
Saint Louis Bread Company,
10550 Old Olive Street Road,
Creve Coeur, MO 63141 (at Old Olive and Olive)
Date / Time
January 4, 2006
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Switching to SLUUG Wiki for this month's minutes, and all following.
Plan to migrate the old Wiki data to the new Wiki.
Need to print previous 2 months' minutes for inclusion in Secretary folder.
7 Dec STEERC - 6
14 Dec SLUUG - 17
15 Dec STLLUG - 19 (21)
22 Dec STCLUG - 8
27 Dec HZWLUG - 10
28 Dec SECURE - * NO MEETING - UMSL MicroComputer Center was closed
December 2005 (Holiday Schedules)
14 - UNIX
Base: Brochures with Scribus by Stan Reichardt (not GRAMPS Geneology, as planned)
Ended up taking a lot of time, because there was a lot to cover.
People learned a lot. A lot of interaction.
Main: Multiple Subject Discussions (had no regular presentation)
NOTEABLE: Response to System Crack by Ed Holland
15 - STL LUG
Main: QEMU Virtual Machine - Carl Fitch
Great. Devolved a bit into showing off some newer distros, which was also good.
22 - STC LUG
Main: Boot Managers - Carl Fitch
"Pure disaster" - Carl
"We had fun" - Stan
27 - HZW LUG
Brief look at GRAMPS (Geneology)
"Really good" - Carl
Brief look at OpenOffice 2.0 Database
28 - Security ** NO MEETING ** UMSL MicroComputer Center was closed
11 - UNIX
Base: Boot managers - Carl Fitch (extended format - more than 30 minutes)
Main: (TENTATIVE) WiFi - Mark Balbes (via Gary)
19 - STL LUG
Main: OpenOffice 2.0 Database by Stan Reichardt
24 - HZW LUG
25 - Security
26 - STC LUG
8 - UNIX (balloting)
16 - STL LUG (balloting)
Main: (TENTATIVE) Financial Apps (GnuCash, MoneyDance) by Craig Buchek
22 - Security (balloting)
23 - STC LUG (balloting)
28 - HZW LUG (balloting)
8 - UNIX
Base: KDE Control Center by Carl Fitch
Main: (TENTATIVE) GeeXboX? (bootable Linux for multi-media) by Mark Bergman (via Carl)
16 - STL LUG (balloting)
Main: (TENTATIVE) Secure Email - Dustin Anders/Paul Vinson (via Craig)
22 - Security
23 - STC LUG
28 - HZW LUG
Ruby on Rails - Curt Hibbs (via Craig)
WiFi - Mark Balbes (via Gary)
InkScape - had a volunteer at a meeting, but said he need a few months
EPC Winter Sale
Carl reports success, with some things we could improve.
EPC folks were impressed by the attention we got.
Stan suggested including a post-card for people to respond back to us.
EPC has invited us back to their April 22 sale.
Carl handed out nomination ballots at meetings. Stan has them, but needs to track them down.
Stan is working on counting attendance (to get official membership list)
Stan will write up the ballots.
PROJECT: New servers
Craig moved DNS
for SLUUG.ORG over to EveryDNS. It worked this time, with no problems noted.
Stan received an email from Angela Trotter from Unidev, wanting to sponsor our group and post job listings.
New form on sponsors page.
Need to get info regarding previous sponsors.
Stan Reichardt has modified drop down menus and set up skeleton area for presentations.
Topics for 2005 and part of 2004 have been listed.
Stan to work with Ted Palmer to get presentations put up.
Follow-up and Action Items:
Carl - Complete tax-exempt status paperwork.
Carl - Follow up with O'Reilly about bringing someone in to speak to our group(s).
Carl - Ask Mark Bergman to give presentation March 8.
Craig - Print previous 2 months' minutes for inclusion in Secretary folder.
Craig - Ask for presentation from Curt Hibbs (April).
Craig - Ask for presentation from Dustin Anders/Paul Vinson (March).
Craig - Follow up on email by Angela Trotter from Unidev, wanting to sponsor our group and post job listings.
Craig - Continue working on new servers.
Craig - Change root passwords on new servers. Send info to SYSADMIN. Tell folks how to use sudo.
Craig - Copy stllinux.org data to new servers.
Stan - Count attendance (to get official membership list) and list eligible voters.
Gary - Organize Lightning Talks. Respond to Robert on DISCUSS.
Gary - Get Dave Mills together with Lee to find info regarding sponsors.
Gary - Coordinate password changes. Have passwords stored with President and Secretary.