Attending the first (general?) meeting of the Irish Linux Users
Christian van den Bosch, email@example.com, Cork
Niall Brosnan, firstname.lastname@example.org, Dublin
Niall Cosgrove, email@example.com, Dublin
Michael Gannon, firstname.lastname@example.org, Limerick
David Gillen, email@example.com, Dublin
Ken Guest, firstname.lastname@example.org, Limerick
John "Kate" Looney, email@example.com, Dublin
John Kinsella, John.Kinsella@ul.ie, Limerick
Caolan McNamara, Caolan.McNamara@ul.ie, Limerick
Mark O'Herlihy, firstname.lastname@example.org, Dublin
Philip Quinlan, email@example.com, Dublin
Richard Rowe, firstname.lastname@example.org, Roscrea Tipperary
This was recorded after the meeting and may be inaccurate.
Around 12..14 people attended. Many thanks to John Kinsella for kindly
organising the room.
Board members were nominated and accepted:
Chairman: Richard Rowe
Public Relations: Christian van den Bosch
Website coordinator: Ken Guest
Distributions coordinator: John "Kate" Looney
Nobody was nominated for the position of Secretary.
Richard Rowe had to leave during the meeting, Niall Brosnan filled in for him -
Niall ought to have been nominated to be ILUG secretary?
It was decided that as a promotion the ILUG would produce an Irish distribution
of Linux. Amongst other details it was decided that the distribution would
include dial in scripts for Indigo, Ireland On Line and other ISPs.
The distribution would be made available via a PC Live Cover disk, and also
through the ILUG itself. It was recommended that ILUG approach Tinet and Connect
Ireland that they would use and perhaps endorse at the least Linux and
preferably the ILUG Distribution.
The distribution via PC Live could give a very favourable first impression of
Star Office, GTK and wabi were discussed as reasons for people to 'convert' over
to use Linux. Wabi is a means of supporting/emulating the windows api set and
making it possible for MS Windows based products to run under Linux.
It was suggested that the next (as yet unscheduled) meeting could be hosted in
DCU is a probable venue. Virtual meetings were also suggested, perhaps in a mud
Sponsorship and hosting a stall at the next computer expo were discussed.
As ILUG could not possibly afford renting a stall itself it is probable that Red
Hat and other companies might sponsor the stall for ILUG.
Another question asked was "are there marketable skills in the group?".
Such skills could provide some form of income for the ILUG, with the possibility
of ILUG itself sponsoring projects.