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February 11th, 2009, 05:14 AM
The New York State Ubuntu Local Community (LoCo (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCo)) Team is a group of volunteers united by a commitment to Ubuntu and free and open source software (FOSS). The team advocates and supports Ubuntu for home, business, and educational use in New York State. By bringing the freedom of choice, power of the community, and stability of Ubuntu to the public, the team believes it can change the face of computing for the better.
The primary purpose of the team newsletter is to document everything the team has done. The reader should get a sense of the activities conducted by the team both offline and online. Experienced members should find information on "what happened" and "what's going on," while newer members should find information on how to get involved. In addition to this primary purpose, the team newsletter can add another community aspect to the team and contain articles written by members on relevant topics.
Welcome to the New York State LoCo (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCo) Team Newsletter, Issue #2 for February 2009.

Message from the Team Officer

Content Needed

Team News


Online Presence

Regional Groups

Rockland County Group

Rochester Group

The Rochester group has gotten a commitment from a local college and training facility to use two labs and a classroom for an upcoming install fest hosted jointly with RCSI (Rochester Computer Society Inc) and LUGOR (Linux User Group of Rochester). This event is tentatively planned for May 23rd, but due to that weekend being a holiday weekend the event might be moved.
The Rochester group has local events planned through the month of June including a tentative visit from a member of the Open Street Maps project in April

Local Meetings and Events

Local Events



20090207 2:00 - 4:00 PM Syracuse area meet-up Liverpool Library (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/NewYorkTeam/Events/20090207)

20090205 7:00 - 9:00 PM The future of business technology Rochester @ B&N RIT (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/NewYorkTeam/Events/20090205)


20090108 7:00 - 9:00 PM Asterisk Demonstration Rochester @ B&N RIT (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/NewYorkTeam/Events/20090108)

Archived Events (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/NewYorkTeam/Events/Past)

Members News

Charles Profitt was approved (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1037197) for Ubuntu Membership on January 7th.

General News

Ubuntu Global Bug Jam 20-22 February 2009 (http://fridge.ubuntu.com/node/1775) - The NYS Ubuntu Loco has scheduled a public event for Saturday February 21st from 4pm - 9pm. The Syracuse group is working on securing a location as well. The team will also work over IRC during that weekend to contribute from all areas of the state.

Member Opinions

Upcoming Team Meetings and Events

Upcoming Meetings



20090216 8:00 - 9:00 PM Statewide Meeting (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/NewYorkTeam/Meetings/20090216)

Upcoming Events



20090221 4pm - 9pm Global Bug Jam - Live! In Rochester New York Rochester @ B&N RIT (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/NewYorkTeam/Events/20090221)


20090305 7:00 - 9:00 PM Watching TV on Linux: Myth TV Rochester @ B&N RIT (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/NewYorkTeam/Events/20090305)


20090418 8am - 11pm Rochester Bar Camp 4 Rochester @ RIT Campus (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/NewYorkTeam/Events/20090418)


20090530 9:00AM - 12:30PM Joint Install Fest with Lugor and RCSI Galisano Building RIT (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/NewYorkTeam/Events/20090530)

Getting Involved

Regular members have no obligations. Active members who volunteer to help the team are greatly appreciated and they impact the community. Your ideas and service count!

Team Discussions


The team IRC channel is a place where members of the team communicate and collaborate with each other in real-time. People from New York State can also find out more information about Ubuntu.
Server: irc.ubuntu.com
Channel: #ubuntu-us-ny

Registering Membership

Team Website (http://main.newyork-ubuntu.com/Main/HomePage)
Join the team in Launchpad (https://launchpad.net/%7Eubuntu-newyork)

Review the Ubuntu Community Code of Conduct (https://launchpad.net/codeofconduct) and place a signed copy of the Code of Conduct in your Launchpad account

Sign-up to get all NY State LoCo Communications (https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-us-ny)
Join the team's Facebook group (http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=2389558839)

Team Information

Team Owner: Jeremy Austin-Bardo


President: Jeremy Austin-Bardo
Vice President: Charles Profitt
Secretary: (Rochester): Brian Neil
Treasurer: The-Stace

Team Membership : 160 as of November 2008 (cumulative: website, Launchpad team, mailing list)
Team General IRC Meeting Schedule: third Monday of every month at 8 PM Eastern Time
Team Wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/NewYorkTeam
Team Website: http://www.newyork-ubuntu.com (http://www.newyork-ubuntu.com/)
Team Mailing List: ubuntu-us-ny on lists.ubuntu.com
Team Forum: http://newyork.ubuntuforums.org (http://newyork.ubuntuforums.org/)
Team Blog: http://blog.newyork-ubuntu.com (http://blog.newyork-ubuntu.com/)
Team IRC channel: #ubuntu-us-ny on irc.ubuntu.com
Team SIP conference channel: 5000@sip.nerdsonlinux.com or *8771-5000 on SIPBroker affiliates


You can find older New York State LoCo (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCo) Team Newsletter issues at: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/NewYorkTeam/Newsletter

Additional Ubuntu News

You can find more news and announcements about Ubuntu at:
http://www.ubuntu.com/news and http://fridge.ubuntu.com/


Thank you for reading the New York State LoCo (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCo) Team Newsletter.
See you next month!