[unclug] growing the LUG

dsandif dsandif at email.unc.edu
Wed Apr 26 09:11:23 EDT 2006

I agree Cris,

It has been to the shame of the unc community that we haven't done more 
with unclug. There is so much potential and yet, for whatever reasons I 
have yet to fathom, no one wants to acknowledge that unclog even exist. 
I remember when it was first proposed and how excited everyone was to 
have our very own home grown Linux community and then after it got 
established; no one wanted to do anything with it. (I think I even have 
some emails about this some where). I agree that we should see "Linux as 
being an important part of what the Triangle has to offer the rest of 
the country and world" and that we need to get off our collective silent 
butts and make this happen. I for one am behind you on this. I 
definitely want to see a thriving & actively communicating Linux 
community here at UNC. Let me know what I can do to help.


Cristobal Palmer wrote:

>I went to an installfest this weekend. It was at NCSU. I'm also on the
>steering committee of TriLUG. Take a look at http://lug.ncsu.edu/ or
>http://trilug.org/ to see what other local LUGs are doing.
>I'm wondering how much growth potential this LUG has. We've got a
>CompSci department on campus, there are Linux users in INLS, and there
>are plenty of faculty/staff doing research and other work using Linux.
>I think the base is here; we just need some people to step up and
>organize a body, plan some events, etc.
>All of this need not be replication of effort. We can piggyback on
>TriLUG events, perhaps organizing a carpool to the TriLUG meeting each
>month, for example.
>What sort of steering body (if any) exists for this LUG right now? If
>none, I move that we hold a meeting (in meatspace if possible, on IRC
>if necessary) to determine the makeup of such a body and start the
>process of getting bylaws drafted and getting recognized by CUAB or
>whatever campus entity it is that would help us buy pizza :)
>Objections? Suggestions? Comments?
>I further move that this meeting occur next Wednesday the 3rd (a
>reading day) in the early evening.
>How many people would be able to attend such a meeting?
>I see Linux as being an important part of what the Triangle has to
>offer the rest of the country and the world. We have a lot of Linux
>people and action going on here. UNC has ibiblio, but we really
>need an active community of Linux users stepping up and making their
>presence known and (more importantly) felt. The advantages for us
>(the users), UNC-CH, ibiblio, etc. etc. are too many and varied for
>me to get into here. It behooves us to get up and get moving with
>this LUG.
>Cristobal M. Palmer
>cmpalmer at ils.unc.edu
>internet equivalent of naked baby photos:
>unclug mailing list
>unclug at lists.ibiblio.org

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