Debian local groups meeting
Friday 25 September
Original notes: https://pad.riseup.net/p/Cc_z10r-lVssZ4dp_wGp
Present: nattie, valhalla, terceiro, srud, Pirate, fmneto, LArjona, utkarsh2102, Lenharo (present later on), moray
Please add your name to topics below!
- nattie and lenharo
- once they have a draft, they can share it with more people to look at it
Local group census - find out if groups exist, and offer help (including for pandemic situation) - ad hints for BSPs
Encouraging online events
- terceiro doesn't want to lead this area but could help with wafer sites for example
online mentorship program underway in India (not Debian specific, but will have good number of Debian related work) - https://camp.fsf.org.in
- online events don't necessarily have to be talks/conferences but can also be online BSPs
Swag/distribution - we could pay for storage to keep items out of people's houses, but it still needs a commitment of time and energy
- suppliers? we know some e.g. Curitiba, Mexico City, India
- most noticeably missing for USA/Canada (though have Mexico)
- website has a merchandising list already (not the same but similar)
- economics different if sending out one item at a time vs. hundreds
- Debian UK used to do lots of shirts; Debian Switzerland did most diverse objects -- follow up to ask different groups what has been popular etc.?
- fmneto can give a hand
- valhalla can help a little
Other money spending -- room booking, food for meetings, etc.