[TriLUG] Time to Fork TriLUG?
dave at logicalgeek.com
Mon Aug 13 15:29:10 EDT 2007
Not to feed the trolls too much ;-) but the reality is there is nothing
stopping another LUG from forming in Chapel Hill, Burlington, Fuquay,
Garner etc.. except people not stepping up to orgainize it.
If there are people being left out for geographical reasons that want to
form a sister LUG I would hope that Trilug membership would not only not
condem the action, but help where ever they could to further the spread
of Linux and FOSS.
> I brought this question over from the other contentious CoC thread,
> because I think it deserves to stand on its own.
> Many members feel they have been left out by the move to Red Hat's HQ,
> by how far meetings are from their home or place of employment, or for a
> number of other reasons.
> Some are quite vocally in favor of bringing a more professional code of
> conduct to the LUG, while others prefer sticking to the informally
> self-policed roots of the LUG.
> Instead of fighting all this out, I think it's high time to ask another
> question: is it time for TriLUG to fork?
> Should we be having smaller more localized (and locally run) groups in
> each of the various towns in the area? Should these new groups be run
> as professional organizations or as loose groups of friends? And
> shouldn't these groups be answering their own questions at the local
> level rather than falling under the umbrella of this huge mothership
> organization two counties away?
> I'm not saying I have any definitive answers to any of these, except
> that we ought to be considering the possibility that we're overlooking
> what could be the most peaceful resolution to all of the challenges the
> LUG faces today: a fork.
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