On 3/13/06, Michele <michele at mneylon.com> wrote:
>http://www.linux.ie/legal/constitution.php>> "2. Aims and Objectives.
> The aims and objectives of the society shall be as follows:
> 1. To increase and promote awareness of the Linux operating
> system within both the home and corporate sectors of the
> Irish Computing industry.
> 2. To provide a forum to discuss and gain experience of the
> Linux operating system.
> 3. To help educate people in the usage of Linux and related
Frankly, I think ILUG is currently failing miserably on 1, doing ok on
2, not even trying on 3, and everyone seems to have forgotten 4 (to
promote Irish contributions to the kernel source code development).
This, however, doesn't bother me in the least.
Having done my time in tech support, I don't believe 1 is necessarily
a good aim. Linux is not a panacea, and anyone who tells you it is, is
Like I said, I think we're doing ok on 2.
I'm a docs committer for the Apache webserver, and I think I'm doing
my bit on 3, even if ILUG as a group isn't.
And as for 4 - well, Ireland isn't top of the "open source
contributors per capita" tables, so I'm not holding out for a slew of
kernel developers. I reckon if more people could transplant effort
from whining to working, we'd be doing well, kernel or not.
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