Summary

Seek out other groups in Minnesota with computing-related focus and communicate this group's existence to them and offer an invitation for collaboration where appropriate.

Rationale

A lot of people in Minnesota still aren't aware of our group, but might be excited about it if they did. Also, communicating with other groups in the state will foster relationships that will be helpful for working together on common goals. For instance, at a face-to-face meeting with members of TCLUG a few months back, members were interested in our LoCo but not yet aware.

Implementation

Communication Standards

We should have a pre-written script of sorts written to save people time and effort and to make sure we have a consistent message. This would apply to e-mail, letter, or phone contact.

List of Groups and contact tracking

LUGs

Location

Abbr

Web site

IRC

Mailing List

Assigned Member

Contact Status

Twin Cities

TCLUG

http://tclug.org/

#tclug

General

katakaio

Unknown

St. Cloud

SCALUG

http://scalug.mn-linux.org/

#scalug

Unknown

Northfield

NORLUG

http://norlug.org/

Unknown

Mankato

MAUG

http://maug.wireless.mnsu.edu/

Unknown

Duluth/Superior

DSLUUG

http://www.dsluug.org/

Non-functional

Unknown

Rochester

K-LUG

http://www.k-lug.org/

Unknown

Other types of groups

Name

Location

Web site

Assigned Member

Contact Name

Contact Status

Type / Notes

Penguins Unbound

Minneapolis

http://www.penguinsunbound.org/

tonyyarusso

Brian D-G

Existing - Expanding

Linux/FLOSS user group

Beyond the Yellow Ribbon

Scott Co.

http://www.beyondtheyellowribbon.org

Al Frechette

Not started (via akgraner)

Refurbs. comps w/Ubuntu, need training/support

Free Geek Twin Cities

Hennippen Co.

http://freegeektwincities.org

Community-Driven

Opening Spring 2010 (via rschreiner)

Refurbs. comps w/Ubuntu LTS

Twin Cities Maker

Minneapolis

http://tcmaker.org/

smcgrath23

Steve McGrath

New

Diverse group of tinkerers, uses Ubuntu

Unresolved issues

This should highlight any issues that should be addressed in further specifications, and not problems with the specification itself; since any specification with problems cannot be approved.

BoF agenda and discussion

Proposed:


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