Present: Daniel, Craig B, Jamie, Phil, Perry, Greig, Bruce
Apologies: Craig M
Absent: Kim, Gavin
Meeting opened at 7:34pm
Motion: that the minutes are a true and accurate record of the previous meeting
See item 8
The committee discussed the perception of the LUG as 'elitist', and the want to remain commended as an 'advanced' LUG without losing either beginner or advanced member interest.
Discussion with regard to supporting users on differing distributions lead to the comment that WLUG recommend new users run RedHatLinux as we feel we are best equipped to support it. We also advocate new users experimenting with KnoppixLinux.
With regard to two streams of topics, it has been suggested that the structure of meetings remain as they are, and beginner meetings, being announced at least a month in advance and heavily advertised outside of the LUG, be presented as they are offered by members.
A WLUG Knoppix CD would be an excellent idea, and Daniel has posted Knoppix customization links to the Wiki. Someone may wish to look at it as a project when they have time but it will not be pursued further as a "WLUG project" at this point.
Petty cash was not discussed as the Treasurer was absent.
Motion: that the LUG donate $100 to the HamiltonAmateurRadioClub as a thank you for the use of their rooms
Several typographical errors in the charter exist and will be addressed (See WlugCharterDiscussion). A clause also has to be added to say that only paid members of the society are entitled to vote at an AGM.
A vote will be proposed at the AGM to finalise that subscriptions are from AGM to AGM and that the voting is performed by the previous years' membership. (Voting cards will be issued to paid members to ensure that only the votes of paid members are counted.)
The proposed structure of the AGM is:
In order that we can best aid people solve problems, all future WLUG venues should provide Internet access.
WSU affiliation is not worth pursueing.
Koha software is installed on Hoiho and will need to be customized to suit the needs of the LUG.
A secure and suitable accessible location for the library needs to be found; best suggestions include Open2View and the Computer Science department at University.
Sky Riverside Community Trust are currently offering community group funding. Craig is going to investigate applying for funding for purchase of a library, and contact Drew Whittle from DunLUG regarding their library.
Discussion regarding upstream changes to the HOWTOs on the Wiki resulted in the suggestion that all unedited HOWTOS should be replaced by a link to the most current document, and all modifications should be saved for potential upstream submission or placement on another Wiki page.
Further discussion needs to take place regarding Wiki disclaimers and legal issues; however a separate notice on viewing pages (to point out that this page is publically editable and not necessarily the official opinion of the WLUG) and on the sign in page (to point out that submitters are expected to post responsibly) were deemed necessary.
Craig intends to refactor the home page and provide a linear 'Wiki tutorial' set of pages to offer new users.
Greig is yet to investigate pages regarding the LinuxServer.
Concern has been raised regarding the policy of committee only attendance at meetings. Because the meetings are being held at a private residence and often wander, it is the feeling of the committee that the status quo is the best.
Motion: That if a society member wishes to raise an issue at a committee meeting, they give suitable notice to the Secretary, who will they put the item on the agenda and invite the member to the meeting (if appropriate). And that otherwise committee meeting attendance is restricted to committee members.
Next meeting: Jamie & Perry's, tentatively Wed prior to AGM.
Meeting closed at 22.12.