I really don't see a balkanisation of Ilug happening anytime soon....
Ilug is the collective while Dun's idea deals with individual's.
This has no effect on the ILUG mailing list as all technical queries will
still be routed to ILUG, while it may balance out the signal to noise ratio
on the list.
And as for Linux.ie traffic, it may increase traffic to the whole site as
well as get the creative juices flowing in people around the country.
Considering that Linux was a project developed in such a distributed way
with rallying points for individuals I cant see why establishing a local
dialogue which will not detract from the list could cause any problems. No
one ever appointed a common voice for the Linux users in Ireland, nor should
The social's list seems to consist of the same people meeting in the same
places which excludes people outside the active sector. (So the social scene
has split into factions already, but where talking about building
co-operative communities here)
Again...if It grows the pie while not draining the mindshare from the ILUG
list, what exactly is the problem?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mel [SMTP:mel at csn.ul.ie]
> Sent: Monday, June 21, 1999 3:21 PM
> To: Donncha O Caoimh
> Cc: ilug at linux.ie> Subject: Re: [ILUG] [Fwd: [ILUG-ADMIN] cork stuff (fwd)]
>> On Mon, 21 Jun 1999, Donncha O Caoimh wrote:
>> > I sent this mail to ilug-admin and I'm forwarding it to the ilug list
> > for comments and feedback.
> > Also, there's to be a NT Vs Linux debate/presentation in the Business
> > Innovation Centre, South Mall, Cork on Monday the 28th at 7pm. I'll be
> > there if I can!
> > Donncha.
>> It seems like a good enough idea but what we don't want to happen is that
> the ILUG splits into factions dependant on what county you are in. The GAA
> has done enough of that already <ducks>. It would be good if ILUG members
> in local cities met up on some sort of regular basis (Cork and Dublin are
> at this already to some extent) but having a seperate mailing list and
> website is of questionable merit IMO.
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