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  1. Minutes from Previous Meeting
  2. Officer Reports
    1. Chair
    2. Vice Chair
    3. Secretary
    4. Treasurer
    5. Member at Large
  3. Committee Reports
    1. Program
    2. Public Relations
    3. Internet
    4. Investigating
  4. Old Business
  5. New Business
    1. Greg Simkins to become Internet committee memeber
    2. Rogers/Seklecki LiveCD LiveCD project
    3. TiE Pittsburgh Open Source Summit
    4. Paypal difficulties


  1. The meeting was called to order at 7:41 PM. All board members attending.
  2. Meeting minutes for the previous board meeting were not ready for approval.
  3. Chair's report
  4. Vice Chair's report
    1. An Ubuntu CD was sent out to satisfy a request made in December. No response has been received.
    2. We could use better organization for distributing CDs.
  5. Treasurer's report
    1. $294.43 in cash.
    2. $201.90 in the account.
    3. No word from Paypal -- their security measures are problematic. Beth Lynn is to empty the Paypal account and close it. Measure to close the paypal account was passed by unanimous vote.
    4. $220 was deposited in December for membership renewals.
  6. Secretary's report
    1. Record keeping is still behind. Focusing on most important first.
  7. Member at large's report
    1. Job situation is sorted out, expect to become more active in February.
    2. Will spearhead the effort to fix Penguin.
    3. Greg Simkin's study group is gaining momentum, but it's unclear where that will go.
  8. Program committee report
    1. Ted Rogers is a program committee member for all effective purposes.
    2. NSH 3305 may be substituted for the Atrium for installfests. Atrium vendors are unsure if they can open when an installfest is scheduled, and don't like them for that reason.
    3. NSH 3002 OK for the March meeting.
    4. Work is in progress to schedule a site visit with Team 1 systems.
    5. Greg Simkins is to survey the WPLUG community to determine what times are best for meetings. Patrick to follow up with Greg on status of that effort.
  9. PR committee
    1. Members are Greg S., Vance K., and Matt H. Meeting between Greg and Vance has occurred.
    2. Looking to support a local live CD.
    3. Looking to acquire more CDs to distribute.
    4. It doesn't appear that any distros can provide CDs with the WPLUG logo.
    5. Too many people interested in Linux have never heard of WPLUG. Investigation into buying mailing lists from magazines indicates that the cost is likely too high.
    6. Greg S. study groups is currently supported via the wiki.
    7. Greg S. has contacted the editor for the PG. No response yet.
    8. Connection with the Pittsburgh Coding Dojo made via the PTC.
    9. WPLUG now has a listing with the OReilly user group program.
  10. Internet comittee
    1. Dave O. fixed the WPLUG graphic on the wiki.
    2. 2 incidents of wiki defacement have been detected and fixed.
    3. Bill to investigate a captcha plugin for pgedia to be used for the creation of new accounts and anonymous edits.
  11. Investigating committee
    1. Mark D. is a member. Mike H. has neither accepted nor rejected.
  12. Newsletter Committee
    1. December issue is late. Submissions are needed.
    2. Wiley's Tech division: pamphlet of new books for 2007 provides free copies for review.
  13. New Business
    1. Greg Simkins was voted on to the Internet Committee without objection.
    2. The WPLUG board expresses a desire that the PR committed adopts the LiveCD project as an initiative of the PR committee. (passed without objection)
    3. The PR committee will attempt to promote at the TiE Pgh OS summit.
    4. Bill is to send a copy of the WPLUG flier to Vance
    5. The current Paypal links on the WPLUG site will be replaced with a recommendation that payment be sent to the PO box.
  14. Next meeting confirmed for Feb 12, 2007. Same time/location.
  15. Adjourned at 9:15 PM