Niall O Broin wrote:
> This is a reminder that the Annual General Meeting of the Irish Linux
> Users Group takes place next Saturday, October 16th, starting at
> 14:00. The Irish Computer Society has kindly allowed us to use the
> seminar room in their premises in Mount Street (
>http://www.ics.ie/main/contact.htm ). Besides carrying out the normal
> business of an AGM which consists of officers reports, discussion and
> voting on any proposals made, and election of a new committee, there
> will be several interesting technical presentations.
>> If you have any thing you wish the ILUG to do specifically, please
> submit proposals in advance to committee at linux.ie so that we can have
> them on the agenda for the AGM.
>Here are some potential items for discussion at the AGM.
Discuss the issue of "copyright" as it applies to documents on the site
(could/should we not use a Creative Commons or similar license?)
Contacting all authors of material on the site to establish whether they
still wish to be regarded as the primary author/maintainer of documents
they are credited with and encouraging them to update them (if required)
if they do
"Archiving" all content which has dated to the point of no longer being
appropriate (except for people with old systems)
Adding a system to validate documents, so the site can auto create a
list of the documents which have gone the longest without being checked
for validity and the documents which are no longer valid and need work
(a todo of sorts) . Ensure visitors will know when they are reading
documents which are out-of-date.
Discuss the "tips" section of the site's purpose to determine if it
should remain as is, be converted to a forum style system or perhaps
dropped as it doesn't appear to be used and may be giving a bad
impression of our community?
Discuss whether it is more appropriate to have our own custom content
management system or whether we would be better moving to externally
developed tools (e.g. wiki, forum)
Face 2 Face
Initiate a "project" for regular F2F events. Decide that the nth
weekend of every month (for example) will see an ILUG event somewhere in
the country, be it some talks, a lan party/installfest, a party, a
demonstration or whatever else anyone will organise, but have a stated
objective of running regular events.
Legality of Free Software in Ireland
Discuss a "project" to liaise with all other interested parties to
gather/create/provide information on legal issues impacting Free
Software users and developers in Ireland, including covering proposed
changes to the law and recent legal decisions. Specifically I would be
thinking of things like software patents and the access control
provisions of the 2002 Copyright act. I do not propose that ILUG alone
attempts to cover this area, but we should attempt to group with
OpenIreland, FSF Europe, BUGI and any other relevant and interested
party to both minimise duplicated efforts and to provide a united
front? To provide a simple example of the relevance of this, is it
legal for ILUG to put up a page describing how to enable DVD playing
under Linux including mirroring (and/or linking to) the required code
(such as libdvdcss).
Document the linux.ie infrastructure (hardware and software) and utilise
each new stable release of debian as an opportunity to make changes
which will remain in place (baring disaster) until the next release.
This means that we can have a cycle for our bickering over changes to
the infrastructure so we can generally concentrate on getting on with
things rather then constantly going back over the same debates about
> ILUG is YOUR organisation, so this AGM is for YOU. If you want to
> fundamentally influence where ILUG goes over the next year, the AGM is
> where you need to be next Saturday.
I hope to see YOU there, whoever YOU are!
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