On Tue, 28 Sep 2004 11:35:54 -0700, Justin Mason <jm at jmason.org> wrote:
> > ILUG is a user's group. It's there for users of linux. What should it be
> > doing? Standing on Grafton Street dressed as penguins?
> > The committee is not ILUG, the member, feel free to organise what you
> > wish, and by all means attempt to seek help from the members. The
> > "committee" are members too y'know.
>> I think this has been hashed out quite a lot -- but bear in mind that the
> ILUG mailing list is possible *the* most active list with a community of
> predominantly Irish participants. It's a massive success in itself, and a
> fantastic resource. I think that's demonstrating that ILUG is doing
> a great job as is.
Isn't something like a mailing list in fact the epitome of what a
national LUG should be doing in any event? If one looks at the User
Group HOWTO at http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/User-Group-HOWTO.html (I know
I know) you'll find that the main aspects of what that document feels
a LUG should be are pretty well catered for.
The one area where ILUG is *seemingly* deficient would be in advocacy.
Even with that caveat Linux and Linux vendors are receiving quite good
press in Ireland lately, so the pressure for activist advocacy is
When you are delaing with a national grouping, the whole
coffee-morning installfests becomes uquite difficult, and would be
extremely difficult to manage. Socialising similarly so, although the
sheer concentration on Pints Pints Pints can be quite frustrating for
So what, precisely, do the doomsayers want from the LUG?
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