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April 9th, 2007, 07:34 PM
Its time to get our plans together, decide what we want to do first and do it. no more fussing around or sink fishing. Lets just do it. Help decide what we want to do first by posting here and we will all make the decision together.
If you know any linux users get them to join the launchpad group (https://launchpad.net/~ubie)

Lets go people!

April 26th, 2007, 10:42 PM
Whatever happened to the Wiki?

April 29th, 2007, 01:44 AM
Bit of a slow start..
I guess we need to arrange a meeting - via IRC or the like.
Make a list of what everyone would like to get out of this forum, etc.

My list would be something like:
1. Case study - convert a friend, and get him/her to help document the experience

2. Workplace - how to introduce Linux to a corporate environment - beyond just servers.

3. Cool projects - jointly work on and document projects that you'd love to do, but didn't know where to start, or have time on your own, e.g. Myth Tv box customised for Ireland, jukebox/home music system/ party music system, home security server - controlling motion sensor cameras (aka Zoneminder), home pabx system (aka Asterix), build a ubuntu based e-voting machine(!!), build a kiosk system for public places, a till for shop, an end to end small business package (i.e. invoicing, accounts, CRP, etc, etc. )

4. Find out where Linux (any Linux) is being used in Ireland, and publicise it. I'm sure we'd all be amazed at the places it's being run, but no-one knows about it.

5. Research all the non-profit organisations in Ireland, or any type organisation where money is tight, and audit their current computer needs, or aspirations (if they can't afford computers now). Develop a scheme to help them get kitted out. There are lots of organisations trying to get rid of "old" computer kit, and lots of these WEEE companies making a fortune out of scrapping them. Can we break this cycle. Look at www.camara.ie - do we support this, or does Ireland needs it's own camara type setup.

6. Linux roadshows in towns.........

The list is endless, it really is. Maybe any/all of the above, might unearth an interest in Linux that we never knew existed, and who knows, we can setup a company and do it full time! Dare to dream!!!

As 2shae said.........lets go people!

April 29th, 2007, 04:05 PM
Ok, i'm all for getting our act together and using some of my here to for unused Linux enthusiasm, lets get started!

May 4th, 2007, 09:52 AM
Ok, either everyones busy, or noone is bothered, or noone knows about this forum.
The only thing we can really do anything about is the last one.
We can publicise the existence of this forum on other Linux related Ireland forums/sites.

I guess ILUG is the most obvious one.
What do ye think?


May 6th, 2007, 10:22 AM
I think we need to just set a date, not to far away as the interest will die. The plug the crap out of it on all the irish/linux/open source sites. If people cant turn up they cant turn up, it 2 people turn up so be it at least those two people can start to get the ship sailing.

May 7th, 2007, 06:29 PM
Guys, I have just talked to Jono Bacon, dev for Ubuntu at the UDS. We need to get hold of Duey. Three attempts, we elect a new leader, and contact Jono.

We *really* need to meet up, establish who is really with us.

There is an IRC channel, #ubuntu-ie, which is hardly populated these days.

I am willing to give out my home number to those members who need it.I am going to start on some co-ordination of the team, and mail people on the launchpad site, get everyone to post in here.

My email is Bonzodog01 at gmail dot com

May 7th, 2007, 10:11 PM
I really like Highways ideas. Likethe idea of documenting Ubuntu's succes in Ireland and getting the companies that use Ubuntu involved in documenting or at least telling their stories about migration, issues that they met and issue that they still have. These should help other companies in Ireland know whether Ubun is the right choice for them or not.

Anyway, I would say lets organise an IRC meeting. See who turns up and go from their, see what the interest is like. And possibly form a commitee or a joint leadership so its not just one guys responsibility.

May 9th, 2007, 04:15 PM
Well, I am always in #ubuntu-ie, and I am more than willing to host a meeting there for people.

We need to arrange a date and time, then email all known Irish users on these forums.

May 9th, 2007, 10:55 PM
Well, I knew someone would turn up sooner or later!
I've subscribed to this thread, but haven't been receiving any emails when it was updated.
I'm all for getting something started, but just so you know, I'm in the process of completing a house build, and moving out of Dublin at the moment, which will affect my availability in the short term, so an IRC meeting is a good idea.
I'll log onto the IRC shortly, and help how ever I can.

May 10th, 2007, 10:45 PM
I sent this to Bonzodog:

Thanks for the vote of support (only joking), but I don't see what that'll achieve. If its more co-ordination, fair enough - just do it! We can write plans on the wiki all day and I have tried with grand plans to kick-start things before, but process is slow. I am in the middle of something at moment, so I can't devote very much time to UBIE, but I will July/August/September time. I also tried and failed to schedule a meeting, which one person proposed things to talk about, it was cancelled due to no one turning up! I am trying to get our website (a blog and wiki perhaps) which will be open ended contributory wise and not too dependent on one person, but again this is slow, Matthew Nuzum (I think that is the correct spelling) seems very busy and routed my question through Launchpad twice, then said we weren't an established LoCo team and to put a page on the wiki (whereas we have had a page since 2005!).

So if you want more organisation and involvement thats fine, do it through launchpad and the forum. Efforts have been made, and an election is almost certainly premature since we have no formal structure whatsoever. I was the first person to start the Loco team, get the forums, write the goals on wiki, get us our IRC room etc. and as such I was the default leader, but its really only a title.

May 11th, 2007, 12:03 AM
Hi Duey,

Thanks for the input. Yea a commitee is possibly premature at the moment. So to share the reponsibility is much better. Is their any chance that you know an admistrator here on the forums? Is it possible to have a mass email sent to all Irish members about an IRC meeting?

May 13th, 2007, 07:11 PM
Sorry not that I know of thorugh the forums, I just looked on Launchpad and I cannot find this functionality either.

Try poofyhairguy (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=2381), ubuntu_demo (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=904) regarding the forums, they are the head honchos I believe

May 22nd, 2007, 01:40 PM
Hey lads would love to get involved too.

Just a thought ....

Why don't we try and make presentations to some political parties ? Try and get in a "software patents are bad" before making a case for changing government IT infrastructures over to Linux/Open Source ?

May 22nd, 2007, 07:15 PM
Hey Clash, yea rather than many sources annoy the government, a well taught out process through one source could do the trick.

I think alot of people have ideas for Ubuntu-ie and can be shared across the board of members invloved (interested).

Thank for the usernames Duey I'll try get in touch.

June 13th, 2007, 05:49 PM
Shouldn't the Irish Ubuntu Community have a proper website with all basic info, especially for new users?

something like these:


I don't think https://wiki.ubuntu.com/IrishTeam looks too good.

Another idea would be to have the website not only in English but also in Gaelic.

I think we should look more professional on the web

January 9th, 2008, 10:50 PM
HI Guys
just realised there is an Ireland Ubuntu group.

Hello to you all