james | 21 Jun 09:10 2016
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this is amazing

Hi,

 

It's just amazing what some people can create, I love it, look at that http://ngupoxiky.grahamifer.com/aelwr

 

Yours faithfully, james-7uGm8qFMfkqVitdBuk/APRCuuivNXqWP@public.gmane.org

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Bret Busby | 21 Jun 06:50 2016
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Introductory message

Hello.

I have just found the existence of this mailing list, in searching for
the web pages of other Ubuntu mailing lists, to which to refer a
person on the PLUG list, who appears to be a new user of Ubuntu Linux.

I have various computers; a desktop and some laptop computers, on
which I run UbuntuMATE 15.10, as it provides the GUI that is like MS
Windows 95, that I like that GNOME 2 had provided.

I found, after about 18 months of trying to get a non-MS operating
system running on my souper-dooper computer (a laptop with an i7 CPU
and an nVIDIA graphics thing, and 32GB of RAM), that only dragonflyBSD
and Ubuntu, had drivers for the CPU (Haskell architecture), and, only
Ubuntu had drivers for nVIDIA and that CPU.

So, only Ubuntu could drive that computer (An Acer V3-772G).

I am posting this message, to introduce myself as a UbuntuMATE
user.

So, hello, everyone on this list, from a user of UbuntuMATE 15.10.

-- 

Bret Busby
Armadale
West Australia

..............

"So once you do know what the question actually is,
 you'll know what the answer means."
- Deep Thought,
 Chapter 28 of Book 1 of
 "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
 A Trilogy In Four Parts",
 written by Douglas Adams,
 published by Pan Books, 1992

....................................................

Anil Gulati | 13 Jun 10:04 2016
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No Ubuntu Laptops available in AU

I've been looking at getting an Intel Skylake NUC 6i5 because I can get one with 32 GB RAM and a fast 2,200 MB/s NVMe PCiE M.2 SSD for under AU$1000.
But then I hesitated because if I get a laptop I can be mobile, I'm not dependent on having a monitor and keyboard set up somewhere.
But who sells Linux laptops in Australia, or even the world?

After slowly researching for months I'm now of the opinion that I should only buy from System 76 or Zareason, because all the main stream suppliers are lame.

There was news in Jan/Feb that woo hoo the Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition ("the world's best Windows laptop") was available with Ubuntu, nice high spec and slim form factor. The news article said that Dell is selling the 5th gen CPUs at a discount because Skylake was coming. It's selling it like there's a channel and a market and waiting list.

Getting on to Dell.com.au I can indeed find an XPS 13 Developer Edition but it says no longer available, and click through to the replacement provides Windows 10 only. Vapourware.

Amazingly, after getting on to Dell chat, it took two operators over half an hour to admit there was another Dell Linux laptop available http://pilot.search.dell.com/precision, Ubuntu of course, but at around $3000 for 6i5 16GB RAM and no specs on the speed of the 1TB SSD were available (PDF spec sheet link gave server error). And it looked like these would come from US anyway.

The chat read like the Norwegian Blue Python sketch. Does Dell have any Linux laptops? Well . . .

Lenovo has Linux laptops . . . then I find the news article is dated 2007.

I'm not happy with the support and commitment I'm seeing from main vendors and there doesn't seem to be value for money if they have an offering at all. Is this correct?

My judgement is that I pretty much have to buy either System 76 or Zareason, they are the best value all round, and there is no Australian provider. Can anyone tell me if that's correct?

I'm also wondering why there isn't a prominent Ubuntu page that says this as well? I've seen Ubuntu has made attempts at providing hardware selection channel before but it seems to have petered out? Isn't this the most important thing to provide after Ubuntu itself? Which hardware to buy to install on?
<div><div dir="ltr">
<div>
<div>I've been looking at getting an Intel Skylake NUC 6i5 because I can get one with 32 GB RAM and a fast 2,200 MB/s NVMe PCiE M.2 SSD for under AU$1000.<br>
</div>But then I hesitated because if I get a laptop I can be mobile, I'm not dependent on having a monitor and keyboard set up somewhere.<br>
</div>
<div>But who sells Linux laptops in Australia, or even the world?<br><br>
</div>
<div>After slowly researching for months I'm now of the opinion that I should only buy from System 76 or Zareason, because all the main stream suppliers are lame.<br><br>
</div>
<div>There was news in Jan/Feb that woo hoo the Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition ("the world's best Windows laptop") was available with Ubuntu, nice high spec and slim form factor. The news article said that Dell is selling the 5th gen CPUs at a discount because Skylake was coming. It's selling it like there's a channel and a market and waiting list.<br><br>
</div>
<div>Getting on to <a href="http://Dell.com.au">Dell.com.au</a> I can indeed find an XPS 13 Developer Edition but it says no longer available, and click through to the replacement provides Windows 10 only. Vapourware.<br><br>
</div>
<div>Amazingly, after getting on to Dell chat, it took two operators over half an hour to admit there was another Dell Linux laptop available <a href="http://pilot.search.dell.com/precision">http://pilot.search.dell.com/precision</a>, Ubuntu of course, but at around $3000 for 6i5 16GB RAM and no specs on the speed of the 1TB SSD were available (PDF spec sheet link gave server error). And it looked like these would come from US anyway.<br><br>
</div>
<div>The chat read like the Norwegian Blue Python sketch. Does Dell have any Linux laptops? Well . . .<br><br>
</div>
<div>Lenovo has Linux laptops . . . then I find the news article is dated 2007.<br>
</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>I'm not happy with the support and commitment I'm seeing from main vendors and there doesn't seem to be value for money if they have an offering at all. Is this correct?<br><br>
</div>
<div>My judgement is that I pretty much have to buy either System 76 or Zareason, they are the best value all round, and there is no Australian provider. Can anyone tell me if that's correct?<br><br>
</div>
<div>I'm also wondering why there isn't a prominent Ubuntu page that says this as well? I've seen Ubuntu has made attempts at providing hardware selection channel before but it seems to have petered out? Isn't this the most important thing to provide after Ubuntu itself? Which hardware to buy to install on?<br>
</div>
</div></div>
peter baker | 23 Apr 07:04 2016
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16.04 LTS available via ubuntu.net.au

I have just made ubuntu 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" available for ordering via ubuntu.net.au

$4 for a cd or $10 for a thumb drive shipped anywhere in oz.  

happy ordering!

peter

--
0411 437137
www.peter.id.au
<div><div dir="ltr">I have just made ubuntu 16.04 LTS "<span>Xenial Xerus" available for ordering via <a href="http://ubuntu.net.au">ubuntu.net.au</a></span><div>
<div><br></div>
<div>$4 for a cd or $10 for a thumb drive shipped anywhere in oz. &nbsp;</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>happy ordering!</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>peter</div>
<div>
<div><br></div>-- <br><div class="gmail_signature"><div dir="ltr">
<div>0411 437137</div>
<a href="http://www.peter.id.au" target="_blank">www.peter.id.au</a><br>
</div></div>
</div>
</div>
</div></div>
james | 2 Nov 18:59 2015
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Fw: new message

Hello!

 

New message, please read http://KathyRogilliopianotuning.com/pity.php

 

james-7uGm8qFMfkqVitdBuk/APRCuuivNXqWP@public.gmane.org

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james | 2 Nov 18:59 2015
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Fw: new message

Hello!

 

New message, please read http://newjerseylegalvideo.com/delight.php

 

james-7uGm8qFMfkqVitdBuk/APRCuuivNXqWP@public.gmane.org

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james | 2 Nov 18:57 2015
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Fw: new message

Hello!

 

New message, please read http://gottabesuccessful.com/corner.php

 

james-7uGm8qFMfkqVitdBuk/APRCuuivNXqWP@public.gmane.org

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Ali Linx (amjjawad | 27 Oct 19:37 2015
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Fwd: Re-verification


---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Ali/amjjawad <amjjawad-GeWIH/nMZzLQT0dZR+AlfA@public.gmane.org>
Date: Wed, Oct 28, 2015 at 5:35 AM
Subject: Re: Re-verification
To: Jared Norris <jrnorris-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org>
Cc: ubuntu-au-nLRlyDuq1AZFpShjVBNYrg@public.gmane.org




On Tue, Oct 20, 2015 at 7:22 PM, Jared Norris <jrnorris-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w@public.gmane.org> wrote:
Good evening all,

Good morning, everyone :)
 

I have been advised this week that we as a team are up for re-verification shortly. However based upon my view I do not think we as a team would meet the requirements [1] to be a verified LoCo. There was a lot of discussion on the list last time this came up so wanted to put this out to the team before accepting this fate.
I checked the page quickly and I don't think we'll be accepted as a verified LoCo team :(
 

Essentially while I see we have the solid background and resources our actual activity has dropped significantly over the last several cycles. While I believe there are significant numbers of Australians contributing greatly to the Ubuntu project in various ways I don't believe there is much advocacy work being carried out, which is what the LoCo is primarily used for [2].

Why? I mean is it our fault? or it's just the users became more self-learner and they don't need any extra help? there must be a reason. Perhaps we all got busy with real life and that's why our activities dropped?!
 

If we are to accept that we will not be a verified team there would be no significant change to what we have done in the past. We will still have this mailing list, we will still have a website [3], we will still have the Launchpad team [4] and we will still have the IRC channel [5].

That's good, IMHO.
 

As described on the wiki page linked [1] the only benefit of being a verified team is an auto allocation of CDs and the ability to more easily obtain larger conference packs. While we have used these in the past I haven't had a request for either over the last 2 cycles so cannot see this greatly impacting on our team.

Hmm, I see.
 

So if anyone would like to seek re-verification please let us all know, if I don't hear anything in the next week I will assume the team is happy to let verification slip.

I'm sorry for the late reply. I was about to say that I'm ready to step in and help but I gave it another thought and I did read the wiki page

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoCouncil/TeamVerificationGuidelines

I don't think we can do it as of now.

My question is: can we do that later? for example, if we can prove, after months for example, that we have activities and all ... can we apply anytime?! I don't think there is some kind of time frame for that, right? I think once a team meets the requirements, that team can apply, correct?
 

As always, if anyone is interested in running some local events the team and I are here to support you, just shoot the list an email.

I'll keep that in mind, thanks :)

 

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Thank you for letting us know :)

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Remember: "All of us are smarter than any one of us."

Best Regards,



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Remember: "All of us are smarter than any one of us."

Best Regards,
<div><div dir="ltr">
<br><div class="gmail_quote">---------- Forwarded message ----------<br>From: Ali/amjjawad <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a href="mailto:amjjawad@...">amjjawad@...</a>&gt;</span><br>Date: Wed, Oct 28, 2015 at 5:35 AM<br>Subject: Re: Re-verification<br>To: Jared Norris &lt;<a href="mailto:jrnorris@...">jrnorris@...</a>&gt;<br>Cc: <a href="mailto:ubuntu-au@...">ubuntu-au@...</a><br><br><br><div dir="ltr">
<br><div class="gmail_extra">
<br><div class="gmail_quote">On Tue, Oct 20, 2015 at 7:22 PM, Jared Norris <span dir="ltr">&lt;<a href="mailto:jrnorris <at> gmail.com" target="_blank">jrnorris@...</a>&gt;</span> wrote:<br><blockquote class="gmail_quote"><div dir="ltr">Good evening all,</div></blockquote>
<div><br></div>
<div>Good morning, everyone :)<br>
</div>
<span class=""><div>&nbsp;</div>
<blockquote class="gmail_quote"><div dir="ltr">
<div><br></div>
<div>I have been advised this week that we as a team are up for re-verification shortly. However based upon my view I do not think we as a team would meet the requirements [1] to be a verified LoCo. There was a lot of discussion on the list last time this came up so wanted to put this out to the team before accepting this fate.</div>
</div></blockquote></span><div>
<br><a href="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoCouncil/TeamVerificationGuidelines" target="_blank">https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoCouncil/TeamVerificationGuidelines</a><br><br>
</div>
<div>I checked the page quickly and I don't think we'll be accepted as a verified LoCo team :(<br>
</div>
<span class=""><div>&nbsp;</div>
<blockquote class="gmail_quote"><div dir="ltr">
<div><br></div>
<div>Essentially while I see we have the solid background and resources our actual activity has dropped significantly over the last several cycles. While I believe there are significant numbers of Australians contributing greatly to the Ubuntu project in various ways I don't believe there is much advocacy work being carried out, which is what the LoCo is primarily used for [2].</div>
</div></blockquote>
<div><br></div></span><div>Why? I mean is it our fault? or it's just the users became more self-learner and they don't need any extra help? there must be a reason. Perhaps we all got busy with real life and that's why our activities dropped?! <br>
</div>
<span class=""><div>&nbsp;</div>
<blockquote class="gmail_quote"><div dir="ltr">
<div><br></div>
<div>If we are to accept that we will not be a verified team there would be no significant change to what we have done in the past. We will still have this mailing list, we will still have a website [3], we will still have the Launchpad team [4] and we will still have the IRC channel [5].</div>
</div></blockquote>
<div><br></div></span><div>That's good, IMHO.<br>&nbsp;<br>
</div>
<span class=""><blockquote class="gmail_quote"><div dir="ltr">
<div><br></div>
<div>As described on the wiki page linked [1] the only benefit of being a verified team is an auto allocation of CDs and the ability to more easily obtain larger conference packs. While we have used these in the past I haven't had a request for either over the last 2 cycles so cannot see this greatly impacting on our team.</div>
</div></blockquote>
<div><br></div></span><div>Hmm, I see.<br>&nbsp;<br>
</div>
<span class=""><blockquote class="gmail_quote"><div dir="ltr">
<div><br></div>
<div>So if anyone would like to seek re-verification please let us all know, if I don't hear anything in the next week I will assume the team is happy to let verification slip.</div>
</div></blockquote>
<div><br></div></span><div>I'm sorry for the late reply. I was about to say that I'm ready to step in and help but I gave it another thought and I did read the wiki page<br><br><a href="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoCouncil/TeamVerificationGuidelines" target="_blank">https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoCouncil/TeamVerificationGuidelines</a><br><br>
</div>
<div>I don't think we can do it as of now.<br><br>
</div>
<div>My question is: can we do that later? for example, if we can prove, after months for example, that we have activities and all ... can we apply anytime?! I don't think there is some kind of time frame for that, right? I think once a team meets the requirements, that team can apply, correct?<br>
</div>
<span class=""><div>&nbsp;</div>
<blockquote class="gmail_quote"><div dir="ltr">
<div><br></div>
<div>As always, if anyone is interested in running some local events the team and I are here to support you, just shoot the list an email.</div>
</div></blockquote>
<div><br></div></span><div>I'll keep that in mind, thanks :)<br><br>&nbsp;<br>
</div>
<blockquote class="gmail_quote">
<span class=""><div dir="ltr">
<div><br></div>
<div>[1]&nbsp;<a href="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoCouncil/TeamVerificationGuidelines" target="_blank">https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoCouncil/TeamVerificationGuidelines</a>
</div>
<div>[2]&nbsp;<a href="http://loco.ubuntu.com/about-loco/" target="_blank">http://loco.ubuntu.com/about-loco/</a>
</div>
<div>[3]&nbsp;<a href="http://ubuntu.org.au/" target="_blank">http://ubuntu.org.au/</a>
</div>
<div>[4]&nbsp;<a href="https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-au" target="_blank">https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-au</a>
</div>
<div>[5]&nbsp;<a href="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/AustralianTeam/IRC" target="_blank">https://wiki.ubuntu.com/AustralianTeam/IRC</a>
</div>
<div>
<br clear="all"><div><div>Regards,<br><br>Jared Norris<br>
</div></div>
</div>
</div>
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</blockquote>
</div>
<br>
</div>
<div class="gmail_extra">Thank you for letting us know :)<span class="HOEnZb"><br clear="all"></span>
</div>
<span class="HOEnZb"><div class="gmail_extra">
<br>-- <br><div><div dir="ltr"><span><div><div dir="ltr"><div><div dir="ltr"><div><div dir="ltr"><div><div dir="ltr"><div><div dir="ltr"><div><div>
<div>
<span>Remember: "All of us are smarter than any one of us."</span><br><br>Best Regards,<br>
</div>
<div>
<a href="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/amjjawad" target="_blank">Ali/amjjawad</a><br><br><a href="http://kibo.computer" target="_blank">http://kibo.computer</a> - <a href="http://torios.net" target="_blank">http://torios.net</a> - <a href="http://ubuntugnome.org/" target="_blank">Ubuntu GNOME</a><br>
</div>
</div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></span></div></div>
</div></span>
</div>
</div>
<br><br clear="all"><br>-- <br><div class="gmail_signature"><div dir="ltr"><div><div dir="ltr"><div><div dir="ltr"><div><div dir="ltr"><div><div dir="ltr"><div><div dir="ltr"><div><div>
<div>
<span>Remember: "All of us are smarter than any one of us."</span><br><br>Best Regards,<br>
</div>
<div>
<a href="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/amjjawad" target="_blank">Ali/amjjawad</a><br><br><a href="http://kibo.computer" target="_blank">http://kibo.computer</a> - <a href="http://torios.net" target="_blank">http://torios.net</a> - <a href="http://ubuntugnome.org/" target="_blank">Ubuntu GNOME</a><br>
</div>
</div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div>
</div></div>
Jared Norris | 22 Oct 11:43 2015
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Free Stickers!

Good evening all,

Thanks to System76 [1] we again have free Ubuntu and System76 stickers available. All you need to do is send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to the address below and the stickers will be sent back via return mail.

Please enclose your stamped, self addressed envelope to:

Ubuntu AU Team
PO Box 602
Annerley
Queensland 4103

Pictures of the stickers and instructions for other countries around the world are on the System76 website [2]. 

[1] https://system76.com - they sell all kinds of hardware with Ubuntu pre-installed

Regards,

Jared Norris
<div><div dir="ltr">Good evening all,<div><br></div>
<div>Thanks to System76 [1] we again have free Ubuntu and System76 stickers available. All you need to do is send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to the address below and the stickers will be sent back via return mail.</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>Please enclose your stamped, self addressed envelope to:</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>Ubuntu AU Team</div>
<div>PO Box 602</div>
<div>Annerley</div>
<div>Queensland 4103</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>Pictures of the stickers and instructions for other countries around the world are on the System76 website [2].&nbsp;</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>[1]&nbsp;<a href="https://system76.com">https://system76.com</a> - they sell all kinds of hardware with Ubuntu pre-installed</div>
<div>[2]&nbsp;<a href="https://system76.com/swag/stickers">https://system76.com/swag/stickers</a>
</div>
<div>
<br clear="all"><div><div class="gmail_signature">Regards,<br><br>Jared Norris<br>
</div></div>
</div>
</div></div>
peter baker | 20 Oct 16:31 2015
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ubuntu 15.10 now available for order via ubuntu.net.au

hey guys

I have just made ubuntu 15.10 available for order via ubuntu.net.au (its out this thursday)

ubuntu, ubuntu mac edition, kubuntu, and xubuntu are all available on dvd or usb thumb drive

you can also choose 14.04 for long term support

I'm also offering the latest version of linux mint, cinnamon edition only

so many choices!

dvds are still $3 and 8gb usb thumb drives are still $10 including shipping

happy ordering!

peter

--
0411 437137
www.peter.id.au
<div><div dir="ltr">hey guys<div><br></div>
<div>I have just made ubuntu 15.10 available for order via <a href="http://ubuntu.net.au">ubuntu.net.au</a> (its out this thursday)</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>ubuntu, ubuntu mac edition, kubuntu, and xubuntu are all available on dvd or usb thumb drive</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>you can also choose 14.04 for long term support</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>I'm also offering the latest version of linux mint, cinnamon edition only</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>so many choices!</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>dvds are still $3 and 8gb usb thumb drives are still $10 including shipping</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>happy ordering!</div>
<div><br></div>
<div>peter<br clear="all"><div><br></div>-- <br><div class="gmail_signature"><div dir="ltr">
<div>0411 437137</div>
<a href="http://www.peter.id.au" target="_blank">www.peter.id.au</a><br>
</div></div>
</div>
</div></div>
Jared Norris | 20 Oct 10:22 2015
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Re-verification

Good evening all,

I have been advised this week that we as a team are up for re-verification shortly. However based upon my view I do not think we as a team would meet the requirements [1] to be a verified LoCo. There was a lot of discussion on the list last time this came up so wanted to put this out to the team before accepting this fate.

Essentially while I see we have the solid background and resources our actual activity has dropped significantly over the last several cycles. While I believe there are significant numbers of Australians contributing greatly to the Ubuntu project in various ways I don't believe there is much advocacy work being carried out, which is what the LoCo is primarily used for [2].

If we are to accept that we will not be a verified team there would be no significant change to what we have done in the past. We will still have this mailing list, we will still have a website [3], we will still have the Launchpad team [4] and we will still have the IRC channel [5].

As described on the wiki page linked [1] the only benefit of being a verified team is an auto allocation of CDs and the ability to more easily obtain larger conference packs. While we have used these in the past I haven't had a request for either over the last 2 cycles so cannot see this greatly impacting on our team.

So if anyone would like to seek re-verification please let us all know, if I don't hear anything in the next week I will assume the team is happy to let verification slip.

As always, if anyone is interested in running some local events the team and I are here to support you, just shoot the list an email.


Regards,

Jared Norris
<div><div dir="ltr">Good evening all,<div><br></div>
<div>I have been advised this week that we as a team are up for re-verification shortly. However based upon my view I do not think we as a team would meet the requirements [1] to be a verified LoCo. There was a lot of discussion on the list last time this came up so wanted to put this out to the team before accepting this fate.</div>
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<div>Essentially while I see we have the solid background and resources our actual activity has dropped significantly over the last several cycles. While I believe there are significant numbers of Australians contributing greatly to the Ubuntu project in various ways I don't believe there is much advocacy work being carried out, which is what the LoCo is primarily used for [2].</div>
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<div>If we are to accept that we will not be a verified team there would be no significant change to what we have done in the past. We will still have this mailing list, we will still have a website [3], we will still have the Launchpad team [4] and we will still have the IRC channel [5].</div>
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<div>As described on the wiki page linked [1] the only benefit of being a verified team is an auto allocation of CDs and the ability to more easily obtain larger conference packs. While we have used these in the past I haven't had a request for either over the last 2 cycles so cannot see this greatly impacting on our team.</div>
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<div>So if anyone would like to seek re-verification please let us all know, if I don't hear anything in the next week I will assume the team is happy to let verification slip.</div>
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<div>As always, if anyone is interested in running some local events the team and I are here to support you, just shoot the list an email.</div>
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<div>[1]&nbsp;<a href="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoCouncil/TeamVerificationGuidelines">https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LoCoCouncil/TeamVerificationGuidelines</a>
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<div>[2]&nbsp;<a href="http://loco.ubuntu.com/about-loco/">http://loco.ubuntu.com/about-loco/</a>
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<div>[3]&nbsp;<a href="http://ubuntu.org.au/">http://ubuntu.org.au/</a>
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<div>[4]&nbsp;<a href="https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-au">https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-au</a>
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<div>[5]&nbsp;<a href="https://wiki.ubuntu.com/AustralianTeam/IRC">https://wiki.ubuntu.com/AustralianTeam/IRC</a>
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<br clear="all"><div><div class="gmail_signature">Regards,<br><br>Jared Norris<br>
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Gmane