[Linux-aus] Additional Linux User Group (

elliott-brennan mail at elliott-brennan.id.au
Sat Jul 2 16:04:25 EST 2011

Well, Russell, for what it's worth, you've pretty much convinced me.



  1. Re: Additional Linux User Group (Russell Coker)
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Russell Coker <russell at coker.com.au>
> Date: Wed, 29 Jun 2011 13:36:30 +1000
> Subject: Re: [Linux-aus] Additional Linux User Group
> On Tue, 28 Jun 2011, David Joshua Geary <bianca.uranus at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Request addition of Australian Associate Computer Club Linux meeting to
> > the Linux Australia list of Community User Groups at
> > https://www.linux.org.au/foss_in_australia/LUGS/NSW.
> >
> > Narara, New South Wales (Central Coast near Gosford)
> > Australian Associated Computer Club
> >
> > http://aacc.asn.au/
> I think that perhaps we need a different set of pages for non-LUGs that
> offer
> some support of Linux.  Probably most people who visit a list of LUGs won't
> be
> looking for an organisation that has Windows support outweighing Linux
> support
> by a factor of 2:1.
> While not directly about Linux BUGS seems appropriate for the list of LUGS
> as
> there are lots of things you can learn about BSD and expect that they will
> work on a randon Linux distribution (such as all the stuff that was copied
> from the original BSD Unix decades ago).
> http://www.google.com.au/search?sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=site:www.unsw.compsoc.net+linux
> The UNSW computer society seems to have little to do with Linux (only 8
> hits
> for Google).  If they do some significant Linux stuff then their web site
> needs improvement, I can't imagine the typical person who is referred from
> a
> list of LUGS wanting to attend one of their meetings.
> Also the UNSW computer society seems to be only for UNSW students, so
> having
> them in the list when most people who read that list are not permitted to
> attend seems like a bad idea.  I'm sure that UNSW students don't typically
> check external web sites when trying to discover campus resources.
> On a related note I don't think that organisations that have significant
> membership fees or other barriers to entry deserve links from the LA web
> site.
> I think that a random interested person should be welcome to attend a
> meeting
> for free or for some trivial cost (EG $2 or less) for a group to be
> included.
> I suggest $2 as a maximum fee because I know that some LUGs levy small fees
> to
> cover refreshments etc.
> https://www.linux.org.au/foss_in_australia/LUGS/VIC
> In terms of the Victorian list, I doubt that a BeOS group was ever a LUG,
> and
> it also seems unlikely that they are having BeOS meetings any more as the
> company has been officially dead for 10 years.
> IMHO a list of LUGs should only contain LUGs and groups dedicated to
> supporting other free Unix systems (EG *BSD and HURD, not Solaris).  Such
> groups should have the same entry requirements as LA itself, IE nothing
> other
> than the costs of hosting the event (LCA is AFAIK the only LA thing that
> people pay for).
> People visit a web page expecting certain content and we should try and
> give
> them what they reasonably expect.
> --
> My Main Blog         http://etbe.coker.com.au/
> My Documents Blog    http://doc.coker.com.au/
> _______________________________________________
> linux-aus mailing list
> linux-aus at lists.linux.org.au
> http://lists.linux.org.au/listinfo/linux-aus


-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: http://lists.linux.org.au/pipermail/linux-aus/attachments/20110702/2c389a55/attachment.htm 

More information about the linux-aus mailing list