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    Interesting Email

    I recently received this email on my account signed up for the Kansas LoCo mailing list:
    Quote Originally Posted by Duane Hinnen
    Hello fellow LoCo members. I am an active participant of the Oklahoma LoCo. I have been looking through the forums and mailing lists and noticed that some neighboring LoCo's, like ours, are having some issues getting momentum. I don't think this is the fault of the LoCo's it is just the number of highly motivated Ubuntu users in our states is not as high as some of the more densly populated states.

    I am proposing that we work together to make our LoCo's an exciting, challenging and rewarding experience. With a successful LoCo team we have the potential to really help advocate and develop Ubuntu and get more people using Linux and free software. Most of all we can have a lot of fun doing it. Right now we are organizing members to participate in bug triage https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/HowToTriage as well as help out with documentation https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DocumentationTeam. We are also excited about the possobility of getting Ubuntu in our local library lending programs https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuInLibraries. A lot of these projects, like UbuntuInLibraries,t only needs to be done once. After all the letters are typed and the materials made then we can just replicate it in our individual communities.

    I am sending this Email to the Kansas LoCo as well as the Arkansas LoCo. I think some cooperation between the 3 of us could be exactly what we need to get some projects going. I think we have a lot to gain by sharing resources. I look forward to input from members from both LoCo's.
    Any thoughts or ideas?

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    Re: Interesting Email

    Personally I think its a good idea. But maybe a little ambitious for some of our LoCo members. No offense meant here, and if someone wants to get into bug triage or documentation go right ahead! But I really like the idea of UbuntuInLibraries. And maybe we could even organize a day to help answer unanswered posts or just a time to blitz the ABF with support. We could even add something to our sigs that day to raise awareness of our LoCo.

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    Re: Interesting Email

    Maybe I was a little hasty. With the upcoming Global Bug Jam, it may be the perfect time for the Kansas LoCo to get involved. So any thoughts at all?

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    Re: Interesting Email

    Sounds interesting. How many people are there in the Kansas LoCo anyway?
    Linux Rookie!... Ubuntu 10.04 & WinXP...Win2K....spread among too many machines!

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    Re: Interesting Email

    Quote Originally Posted by mekgp View Post
    Sounds interesting. How many people are there in the Kansas LoCo anyway?
    Not sure exactly, it's kind of hard to figure out since it's been so quiet here. I sent a lot of messages out yesterday, so we'll see here soon.

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    Re: Interesting Email

    I live in the west of the state. West of Hays. Not sure anyone around here is a Linux user on a desktop level. There are several businesses of course with Linux servers functioning in one way or another.
    I always recommend to people using Ubuntu for there desktop. Especially if its only simple use, like email, web browsing, mainly because of cost. Solid OS for free with a great community of support!
    Linux Rookie!... Ubuntu 10.04 & WinXP...Win2K....spread among too many machines!

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