[sf-lug] SF LUG on Linux.com

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Tue Jul 29 00:03:16 PDT 2008

Quoting Andrew Fife (afife at untangle.com):

> Not strictly true, the idea came from a BALUG meeting in November, but
> close enough.  

When Art Tyde founded BALUG, he actually called it SFBALUG for quite a
long time -- a name that was often shortened to SFLUG.  However, when
Dave Sifry created the mailing list (first using majordomo, then
Mailman), he named it "balug" -- and the group soon settled on calling
the group by the name of its mailing list.

Over at the Silicon Valley Computer Society Unix SIG, even earlier, a
similar story played out: People called that group by a variety of
names, but all it took was Rob Walker creating a majordomo list for it
called "svlug", and it converged on that for the name of the group

So, one lesson is:  Make sure you're happy with your mailing list's
name, because your group will rename itself to match.  Fortunately,
SF-LUG has outflanked that rule of nature.  ;->

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