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2002.05.16 Meeting Notes

Officer's Meeting

House Agriculture, Davis.


  • CA Tax-Exempt Status
    It will cost a $25 application fee. Henry would like to wait until we've changed banks.

  • Changing Banks
    Henry is not happy with the customer service or business account policies at Washinton Mutual, and would like to move LUGOD's bank account to First Northern. Since Pete Salzman and Bill Kendrick were chair and vice chair at the time the account was made (and for some reason, Washington Mutual doesn't respect that officership can change within an organization), they will need to come in to the bank in person to have the account closed. Zach Johnson, who was treasurer at the time, will need to provide a signature, as well. The officers authorized Henry to open a new checking account at First Northern on behalf of LUGOD.

  • California 4-H
    The presenter list needs to be finalized, and the handouts need to be created soon, and provided to 4-H for copying.

  • Linux Class with DCN
    Rod Roark, Tom Burnett, Bill Kendrick and Richard Crawford met to discuss the class. Rod tested the VNC clients on the City of Davis computer lab machines. Everything seems in order.

  • Post Office Box
    Noone can recall for sure whether the change-of-address form (for forwarding mail from our old PO Box to our new one) was actually sent in, so Melissa will be mailing a new one.

  • Officers Page
    We still need a photo of Rusty Minden (IF Coordinator) and a bio. for Mike Simons (Vice Chair) for the "Officers" section of LUGOD's members webpage.

  • Demo Machine
    • Pete suggested we purchase a $5/month subscription to WINE-X for the demo machine.
    • Pete provided Mike with the following discs of commercial software to be installed on the Demo Machine:
      • VMWare workstation - donated by VMWare
      • Crossover Plugin - donated by Codeweavers
      • Crossover Office - donated by Codeweavers
      • Partition Manager - donated by Paragon Software
    • LUGOD will buy a CD case for the various discs which should be kept with the Demo Machine.
    • Mike, Pete and Henry discussed possible upgrades to the demo machine (faster CPU, more RAM), or possibly replacing it with a physically smaller system (for easier carrying). Mike will look into this for the next Officers Meeting.

  • Demos
    Despite confusion at the last meeting, Henry IS still the Demo Coordinator. Mike Simons will continue to store and tend the demo machine, though. Bill suggested we look into going to Farmers Markets again.

  • Microsoft
    Bill Kendrick has offered to move and maintain his "Reasons to not use Microsoft" news archive as part of LUGOD's official website. As discussed previously on "vox," we'll probably incorporate Rod Roark's list, as well.

  • Installfest
    We're still looking into possibly moving Installfests to a location with network access (e.g., the Davis Food Co-Op's conference room). IF's seem to be smaller lately, so a smaller location could be suitable.

  • LERT
    We need to re-emphasize the "Emergency" in "Linux Emergency Relief Team," as a number of people have complained when we can't offer help for their non-emergency problems. We should also add a policy that LERT gives preference to LUGOD members.

  • Library
    Henry is still working on updating the library page on LUGOD's website. Melissa, Henry and Peter are looking into stamps or stickers for labelling items as being "Propery of LUGOD."

  • Open Source Initiative in Davis
    Mike is still looking into the possibility of a city initiative which requires looking into Open Source solutions for software used within the city government.


  • Pete Salzman - root (president)
  • Mike Simons - sys (vice president)
  • Melissa Hardenbrook - typescript (secretary)
  • Henry House - sys (treasurer) / librarian
  • Bill Kendrick - p.r. officer / webmaster
  • Rhonda Bailey

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