Ref:[root at linux.ie, Tue, 22/06/99 @ 13:25 +0000]
> about the ilug splintering into smaller more local lugs...
>> I think its all very well to have local groups of people to meet
> up with and chat about linux, socialise etc.
> But will the focus and energy get diluted? I honestly don't
> know. It might be a good thing, or it might be a bad thing.
>> I am a bit worried though that the main linux user group site
> might be adversly affected. I think that peoples energy
> should be put into having one definitive and mother of all
> sites without time and energy being wasted on near replicas.
Why do the two have to be tied together ?
What is the obstacle to having one linux.ie website with regional pages
and one ILUG with regional chapters ?
I dunno about the rest of you, but if I lived in Cork or Galway, I don't
think I'd bother to drive over a hundred miles to sit in a pub in dublin
and talk about linux, I'd rather walk to a more local venue !
Seems like a lot of work organising stuff for cork.linux.ie and the GLUG
as some sort of affiliated LUG, as opposed to all the ILUG members who
happen to be in cork saying "let's go to the pub this wednesday".
Mark Dennehy, Email : Mark.Dennehy at cs.tcd.ie
Computer Vision and Robotics Research Group,
Computer Science Dept., Trinity College Dublin
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