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WPLUG will have a General User Meeting and presentation on Saturday, October 18, 2014, starting at 11:00 in Room 104 at Pittsburgh Filmmakers. Bring some money for lunch - we'll order out!

We will be holding nominations for the WPLUG board of directors for the upcoming year.

Schedule for the Day[edit]

11:00am - Doors open
11:30am - Business meeting
noon - Featured presentation
1:00pm - Meeting ends


Name: Vance Kochenderfer

Title: Intro to Copyright

Free Software licenses rely on copyright law to function. But what is copyright? How does one obtain it, and what rights does it give you? Perhaps more importantly, what can't you do with material copyrighted by others?

I'll review the basics of what copyright is and how it applies to creative works (including software). Also included will be discussion of the most common Free Software licenses, how they operate, and how they get along (or not) with each other. Some time will be spent on Creative Commons licensing as well, which are used for many types of works.

Meeting Minutes[edit]


The meeting was called to order at 11:31 AM with all members of the board present.

The main order of business was for nominations for the 2014-2015 WPLUG board of directors.


Justin Smith nominated John Lewis, and he accepted.

Pat Barron nominated Justin Smith, and he declined.

Vance Kochenderfer nominated Pat Barron, and Pat accepted.

Joseph Prostko nominated Vance Kochenderfer, and Vance accepted.

Justin Smith nominated Stanley Slomberg, and Stanley accepted.

Pat Barron nominated Joseph Prostko, and he accepted.

Vance Kochenderfer nominated Terry Golightly who wasn't present. Ultimately, Terry declined the nomination.

Justin Smith nominated Nikolay Boyadzhiev who wasn't present. Ultimately, Nikolay declined the nomination.

The nominations were then closed.

Reports of officers

The Chair reported that a lot of the Apple equipment being offered by Pittsburgh Filmmakers was claimed, and was being taken away.

The Vice chair had nothing to report.

The Treasurer reported that there was $216.00 even in the bank account. That does not reflect 40 dollars in undeposited dues and a 50 dollar donation from Pat. This means that once those deposits are made, there will be $306.00 in the bank. He also commented that WPLUG was double charged by Linode for the month of November and that he will investigate. There was no other expenses.

The Secretary has nothing to report.

The Director-at-Large has nothing to report.

There was a motion to adjourn, which was seconded.

The business meeting adjourned at 11:40.

Meeting Staff[edit]

If you would like to volunteer to assist with this meeting, please add your name to one or more of the categories below.

  • Host: Justin Smith
  • Co-Host: Your name here
  • Refreshments: Your name here
  • Setup: Your name here, Your name here
  • Clean Up: Your name here, Your name here


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