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Re: about the european pug

From: Andreas 'ads' Scherbaum <ads(at)wars-nicht(dot)de>
To: pgeu-general(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: about the european pug
Date: 2007-08-23 19:56:30
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On Thu, Aug 23, 2007 at 02:36:32AM +0200, damien(at)dalibo(dot)info wrote:
> Organization
> =============
> First point was about the legal status of the user group. It seems that
> everyone agrees that the group must be a non-profit organization.
> Furthermore it seems that among the different communities (, etc.
> ) , very few have legal satus . As far as i know , the french speaking
> community has created a non-profit association in 2004 and i think the
> turkish has done something like that too (devrim ?)
> Some people discussed the idea that a local community association
> could "upgrade" its status to embody the whole european community.
> This is more or less what the mozilla guys have done. Mozilla Europe is a
> non-profit association under the french law, devoted to promote Mozilla
> stuff and help local communities all around Europe. But i'll talk more
> about this in another e-mail. Stay tuned :-)

I'm awaiting this other mail, i think, forming something "legal" is the 
mos important part of our work for the next time. By the way, FOSDEM in 
Brussels would be an excellent time for a first official meeting ... 
This gives us about half a year for preparations.

> Goals
> =========
> Of course, most of these early talks were about defining the goals of the
> user group... Quite logically, the following goals were proposed :
> * Helping to get PostgreSQL more popular.  Especially in smaller countries
> with less active community.
> * Fighting together to defend "European issues"  (like encoding, FTS)
> * organizing PostgreSQL related events

* organizing any OpenSource related events (with a booth for PG)
  as example: FROSCON, Linuxday, LinuxInfoDay, Systems, FOSDEM, LWE

> * sharing experiences
> * editing membership cards
> * selling merchandising material

Someone good in gimp/Photoshop? I took some photos but i need to edit the pictures 
and create a small website with infos about the available stuff ...

> * providing booth material ( Table cloth, etc. )
> * paying some travel costs

* having an official bank account

> * defining  guideline for certification on PostgreSQL
> * maintaining a web site is already on the way, what we should have beside the 
official website is some kind of CMS for the local usergroups itself. 
Rotarello was speaking about Drupal on IRC, are there some news about 
this available?

* translate documentation and PostgreSQL Weekly News

> Please note that these are only items that have been discussed, some of them
> make unanimty ( advocay ), others are more controversial ( website,
> certification ) and nothing is written in stone for now...

I added some more ;-)

> Website
> =========
> Some people ( Andreas ?) are already working on to bring the
> domain back into the PG infrastructure.
> Now the big question is what do we put on this site ?! Here's the various
> proposal  :
> * an agreggate from local website news
> * a wiki
> * an online shop
> * lists of events

This domain ( should look like the main website on This new features should go onto a usergroup website.

> By the way, some people said it would be nice to have the same design rules
> (same look and feel) on every pgug sites.

Thats my question about Drupal earlier. Having one system ready would 
things make easier to maintain.

> Czech Rep. :
> France :
> Germany :
> Italia :
> Polska :
> Turkey :  (?)


Kind regards

				Andreas 'ads' Scherbaum
Failure is not an option. It comes bundled with your Microsoft product.
 (Ferenc Mantfeld)

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