[This is a somewhat dry follow-up to Free Geek, a Computer Recycler: Testing the Limits of Reproducing Worker-Managed Enterprises by Jim Johnson, GEO Collective.
Our mission is to advocate Ubuntu and Free Software in the Washington, DC area, with a particular focus on educational applications. We frequently collaborate with the OLPC and SugarLab folks. We are open to all Ubuntu enthusiasts and users.
Chair: Brian Curtis
- kjcole to add these events to LoCo calendar.
- marcoceppi to send summary of DCWEEK to bcurtiswx.
- kjcole to send summary of broadband summit to bcurtisx.
- Sujit to work on organizing an installfest for Quantal Quetzal.
- kjcole to talk with maco about flickr group maintainence.
1: Monthly Meeting official new date.
2: Upcoming Events (Insert upcoming events list for the next 2 months)
3: Advertising mailing list Unix/Linux help "hotline"
4: Gathering information about our members and where they are with the Ubuntu experience
5: Ideas for the LoCo going forward
The DC Ubuntu Loco is preparing 30+ laptops with Xubuntu 12.04 and Sugar to be sent to a school in Senegal. See full post here:
The Ubuntu Global Jam is an incredible opportunity for the Ubuntu community to unite together around the weekend of 2nd - 4th September 2011 to work together to improve Ubuntu. Everyone is able to contribute to the Jam, and everyone is welcome and encouraged to get involved. Curious about how to make a real difference to Ubuntu? This is a great chance to make that difference.
|Where:||1201 South Hayes Street, Arlington, VA 22202
Borders @ Pentagon City Mall in Arlington, VA
An opportunity to be seen by more of the unwashed masses and other riff-raff who wander through the mall. ;-) Also, an opportunity for those Virginians who dare not brave the wilds of DC.
On Saturday, October 16 from 1 to 4 pm we will be having a "release party" for Ubuntu Sugar Remix (USR). This is a joint event between the DC OLPC Learning Club (http://olpclearningclub.org) and our own LoCo Team. I'd like to make an appeal to any and all Ubuntu activists who would like to see Ubuntu be more widely used to join us in the development of USR. Adding Sugar to Ubuntu creates a computer for the whole family (see http://proyectojuanchacon.blogspot.com/2010/10/introducing-ubuntu-family...).
The Maverick Meerkat (no relation to the Maverick McCain) is rapidly approaching. In a parallel universe, some of our LoCo folks — among them, Luke Faraone and Jeff Elkner — are lobbying, cajoling, and fixing last minute issues with the Ubuntu Sugar Remix (USR) in an effort to get it included in the official set of supported goodies.
Still waiting for confirmation (as of 2010.07.29), but if the check is eventually cashed by festival officials, we'll be tabling once again at the Takoma Park Folk Festival.