[TriLUG] Redhat is Moving
rradford at mindspring.com
Fri Aug 26 14:40:38 EDT 2011
I agree. I regularly attend meetings for various clubs in North Raleigh,
Cary, and downtown Durham, and have never considered the few extra miles as
a decision of whether I will attend. Given the size of our group, we should
be very thankful that we have had a great location at RedHat for years and
hope they will continue to allow us to meet somewhere. Finding a space that
large is not easy. Even finding smaller places can be difficult at times as
most companies require an employee to sponsor the meeting, so what happens
if that employee quits, or is unavailable a specific meeting month, etc?
As for having floating locations, I think it would result in a big drop in
attendance everywhere as it would cause more confusion. I was one of the
members of the IEEE Embedded group and we had a pretty good following until
we decided to go to a more irregular meeting schedule (at the same location)
and that caused enough confusion that many just stopped going and we had a
big drop in attendance.
So to summarize, I would honestly be happy with it anywhere, as I will go as
often regardless of where it is. However, I think those that are stating we
should move would get a lot more traction if they were able to find an
alternate meeting location first and then propose it, instead of just
wanting something closer for them without going through the trouble of
securing a large (and free) location - it is not always easy.
On Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 2:17 PM, Jeff Ellis <jellis at rallydev.com> wrote:
> I like the Raleigh location and will attend less meetings if they move back
> to RTP. Any location is better for some than others, it just looked like
> all those speaking up were in favor of a move, so I thought I'd throw in a
> vote from the other side.
> On 8/26/11 2:09 PM, David Matusiak wrote:
>> I fully support the suggestions to move the meetings to a more central
>> location. I know the Raleigh location has been convenient for many, but it
>> has pretty much prevented me (and presumably others) from attending TriLUG
>> meetings for the past few years.
>> I'd vote to either go back to a central (RTI-like) stable location (with a
>> little help from our friends) or a roving gang of Linuxistas meeting at
>> various places around the Triangle. This Redhat move may have a silver
>> lining yet.
>> David M.
>> On Fri, Aug 26, 2011 at 12:00 PM,<trilug> wrote:
>>> Message: 15
>>> Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2011 11:27:43 -0400 (EDT)
>>> From: Nick Goldwater
>>> Subject: Re: [TriLUG] Redhat is Moving
>>> To: Triangle Linux Users Group General Discussion
>>> Lets change the meeting location... It really does not work for people
>>> traveling from Durham/Chapel Hill at all.
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