Men who believe that they are accomplishing something by speaking speak in a different way from men who believe that speaking is a waste of time.
Neal Stephenson, 1999, Cryptonomicon.
Minutes for 2 June 1999
Silva, Jonathan O'Donnell
- Paolo Ricci, Geri Simm, Daniel Pocock
Business arising from the minutes
Business of the meeting
Docklands telecentre proposal
Bill put an expression of interest in to the Docklands Authority.
They will consider the proposal and get back to us.æ In the
process of developing the proposal, it became clear that
Recruit.Net would like part of it a work for the dole scheme.
Action: Bill and Jonathan will distribute the
application to the Committee, for information.
Through the ComputerBank we have access to any number of Linux
Moreland Education Expo
We got there early and it worked.æ However, people were there
mainly to look at the schools, and not at the Internet.æ We added
to our local presence and got a few people out of it who are
interested in basic training.
Developing our organisation
At the moment, we need to recruit more people and raise our
profile.æ We need people to sustain this organisation.æ We need
to get to the point where we have a revenue stream.æ Working from
grants is problematic because all the budget is applied to the
project.æ So we never have any disposable funding.
However, we do have a small, relatively steady stream of
organisation which we are working with.
Disabled Motorists Association
Peter George is from another disabled organisation which uses the
Disabled Motorists Association building.æ They would be
interested in being involved.
Action: Pass the contact details to on to Paolo and ask
him to contact Peter directly.æ Peter George can be contacted on
Coburg Festival is on again on 29th November 1999.æ It is time to
get organised for the next festival.æ Tasks to be undertaken are:
We may even be able to have a GNU/Linux computer to raffle.æ If
we have a computer to raffle, we will have a stall.
- Go to the Traders association and ask them to subscribe;
- As part of the deal, for those of them who give us the
information, we will give them an electronic business card.
Action: Rob will liase with Coburg Festival
organisers.æ Bill will organise a computer for the raffle.
The next meeting will be 7.30 pm Wednesday 16 June 1999 at INCA,
352a Sydney Rd, Coburg 3058.ææ All welcome.