[Linux-aus] Proposed MicroLUG

Don Knowles donakk at gmail.com
Wed Jul 25 16:22:28 UTC 2007

Rockhampton LUG (MicroLUG) : Here goes nothing!

Having just read an article "Do we still need LUGs?"
on Linux.com, refered from Slashdot newsletter, I have to say, I don't know.

We had a branch of ACS (Australian Computer Society) here in
Rockhampton, but when they couldn't raise any appointees for
President/Secretary/Treasurer two years running, it flopped.

So, I don't propose to immediately attempt to set up a meeting room with
Internet access/power ... or indeed any sort of meeting room.

But, if acceptable to the committee, I would like to have an entry
(basically the email address rocklug at gmail.com) on the LUG page on the
Linux Australia website ... as a point of contact here in Rockhampton.

If push comes to shove, I could potentially set up a demo here in my own home,
as I have added a 5 port N-way switch to my ADSL modem router.
(I'll throw a dust cover over the wife's Windows PC and pretend it's not there)

But, that would pre-suppose any interested parties getting in contact.
Since I managed to get a total of 4 people to even talk about Linux,
I'm not going to hold my breath.

Oh, I did apply for membership of Linux Australia, I'm supposing it
got lost in all the dramas with server problems/rebuilds earlier this
year. Is membership a requirement, for an entry on the website?

--- original message ---
Jon Oxer wrote:
> > That gets to the essence of what I meant by a hypothetical "micro-LUG":
> > less effort than running a formally organised LUG, but something more
> > than people who just happen to know each other through some other
> > context. Some kind of identifiable group without all the overhead
> > normally involved in running a "club".
Hi Jon,
That sounds remarkably like LinuxSA.
A mailing list, a free meeting room, a last-minute
search for someone to speak on something interesting
they have done.
No membership list, no fees.  The rare event is organised
in conjunction with AUUG or LA so that they provide
all the overhead items (insurance, etc).
Have a chat with Geoff Bennett and ask him how he's
managed to do it.
Best wishes, Glen
--- end message ---

Don Knowles
PO Box 358 Rockhampton 4700 AUSTRALIA

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