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2001.06.25 Meeting Notes

Officer's Meeting


  • Summer Installfests - We discussed the upcoming RoseLUG installfest (in July) and feel comfortable with how things are going. We will probably skip having an Installfest in August, and possibly have an extra-large, well-advertised, multi-LUG IF in September or October, once UC Davis is back in session.

  • Website Redesign - The site will be rebuilt using PHP (instead of just SSI). We'd like to provide search facilities for both the site content, as well as the new mailing list archives. Bill Kendrick and Marianne Waage have been working on prototype redesigns of the look-and-feel of the website. Design on navigation structure is being discussed between many members.

  • Mailing Lists - Archive updates are now occuring every 5 minutes or so (versus once daily). We discussed the noise-to-content ratio (esp. with regards to discussions on the list about the noise-to-content ratio!), and ideas for helping to reduce it. The official recommendation we've made is to simply point out when the topic is digressing from Linux and LUGOD, and ask that the conversation be taken off the list.

    Henry House (who set up the archives) will also look into the amount of room taken by the archives, and will provide a recommendation on how long messages should remain on the server (at least, uncompressed).

  • Magazine Advertising - We can advertise in the Comic Press News comic/newspaper (monthly issues, 120,000 readership) for as little as about $80 for a 1/16th-page ad for one month. We've decided to hold off on doing this until the September or October issue, when UC Davis will be back in session.

  • Secretary Position - Jen Rutherford recently stepped down from the secretary position. Melissa Hardenbrook has offered to take over. We need to define exactly what tasks we'd like the secretary to do (eg, taking minutes, dealing with carpools, handling LERT call redirection, greeting at meetings, etc.)


  • Bill Kendrick
  • Pete Salzman
  • Rhonda Bailey
  • Melissa Hardenbrook
  • Henry House

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