I agree with Ken - the ILUG is small enough that we really don't want
dilution of the "overall" effort. I'd be inclined to say to local
groups: "by all means, have mailing lists and websites; I'll even host
them on lugh, but keep the local stuff local, and the general stuff
general". For example, there's no point in asking "has anyone got
experience with package X" on the CLUG list while the ILUG list is
available; you'll only restrict the range of replies you'll get. On the
other hand, "anyone want to meet for a drink in Pub X?" and "how about a
cork installfest?" could usefully be sent to cork at linux.ie as opposed to
the main lists. Ditto for the web sites - the Cork page could/should
only contain details of local things - anything which would be useful to
the group at large should be on the "main" ILUG page...
This presumes that the various regional groups don't want to "secede"
entirely - I think that such a move would be pretty pointless...
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