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WPLUG will have a General User Meeting and presentation on Saturday, March 7th, 2009, starting at 11am at the Wilkins School Community Center.

Schedule for the Day[edit]

10:30am - Doors open, setup
11:00am - Business Meeting starts
11:30am - Featured Presentation
12:30pm - Meeting ends, everyone out. We are likely to go to D's 6pack or Square Cafe for lunch.


Neo FreeRunner
Mathieu Dubé will talk about the Openmoko (see their wiki) GSM telephone project. He'll go over the "openness" of the project - not only do they release the software source but they release the CAD files and the schematics of the device.

Mathieu will go through the architecture of the main "hackable" distribution and will talk about the others (such as Android) that can run on it. He'll cover the package manager and some applications also.

He'll finish up by showing how to flash the images and compile stuff from sources using the cross-compile and bitbake.

Meeting Minutes[edit]

The regular monthly meeting of the Western Pennsylvania Linux Users Group was held on Saturday, March 7, 2009, at 11:00 AM, at the Wilkins School Community Center, the regular presiding officer being in the chair and the Secretary being present. The minutes of the January 17, 2009 meeting were approved as read.

The Chair reported that he has been in contact with John Wallace of Homewood, who is seeking to establish a community center there. One possible feature of this may be a computer lab, which WPLUG may be able to assist in setting up.

The Vice-Chair reported that he is attempting to get announcements of WPLUG meetings in the City Paper, Pittsburgh Technology Council notices, and other locations. He solicited ideas from those present on additional possibilities.

The Secretary reported that WPLUG currently has 25 members.

The Treasurer reported that WPLUG has $460.87 in the checking account and $173 cash on hand.

The Board of Directors reported that it has decided not to renew the domain name If a local group is interested in using this name, it should contact the Board before the registration expires.

The Internet Committee reported that it is looking into developing a policy on what are appropriate announcements to be posted to the WPLUG mailing lists.

The Program Committee reported that the topic of April's General User Meeting will be on how to get the broader world interested in using Linux. It was also noted that Patrick Wagstrom will be hosting a release party for Ubuntu "Jaunty Jackalope" in April; this is a non-WPLUG event. Yaakov Nemoy noted that an OpenStreetMap mapping event was taking place in Pittsburgh this weekend; details at Jonathan Daniels noted that a LAN party would be held in the South Hills the weekend of March 22; details at

The meeting adjourned at 12:10 PM.

Vance Kochenderfer
Secretary, Western Pennsylvania Linux Users Group

(Approved on April 4, 2009 - VK)

Meeting Staff[edit]

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