[Linux-aus] Council of Australian Linux User Groups

Sridhar Dhanapalan sridhar at dhanapalan.com
Sun Mar 16 09:07:41 EST 2008

On Sun, 16 Mar 2008 at 16:42, Donna Benjamin <donna at mel8ourne.org> wrote:
> On Friday I had a chat with Ben Powell of Taslug who has embarked on
> organising next year's linux.conf.au. He reminded me of a post he made
> back in October 2006. As he's gunna be a bit busy over the next 10
> months I agreed to pick up his suggestion and wave it around again.
> http://lists.linux.org.au/archives/linux-aus/2006-October/014417.html
> Forming a council of oz-lugs was roundly applauded as A Good Idea.

Speaking for myself (not SLUG), I still like this idea.

> First Task is to convene the COALUG IRC meeting, and invite relevant
> people to subscribe to lugcomms at lists.linux.org.au
> How does a Wednesday in a month or 2 sound?
> 8pm-9pm Eastern Time and not a minute longer.

How open would the list and IRC meetings be? How would we determine who is 
welcome? I take it that each LUG appoints a representative, and only those 
reps are allowed on the mailing list and IRC channel?

This becomes even more important when funding a F2F meeting. Do we have 
representatives from all 30+ LUGs present? How do we define a LUG? Is there a 
requirement of membership size? Does the group have to be specifically 
focused on Linux and/or FOSS?

If I unilaterally declare a users group of one, based in my house and focused 
on *NIX (which _might_ include Linux), will LA pay for me to fly to $location 
for an F2F conf?

> Who else would like to help make this happen?

I'll help where I can. I've already subscribed to the lugcomms list.

On Windows Vista: "I cannot understand with a product this long in creation 
why there is such a shortage of drivers." - Jon Shirley, Microsoft board 
member, 2007-02-16
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