[sf-lug] Other locations
einfeldt at gmail.com
Wed Sep 3 17:46:45 PDT 2008
2008/9/3 Blake Haggerty <Blake.Haggerty at sapphire.com>
> My general opinion is that St. Anthonys is not in the greatest neighborhood
> (arguably the worst neighborhood in the city).
It's true that St. Anthony is in a bad part of town. That's the point.
Being of service. Doing outreach. Lawyers are not interested in adopting
Linux. Low income people _are_ interested in adopting Linux.
IMHO, we need to think about what we as a group stand for. Are we
1) a social club?
2) installfest hosts?
3) tech support for newbies?
And the other question is
1) do we want to grow and expand as a group?
2) or are we happy staying as a smaller social club for a few people to hang
out and chat at cafes?
I personally am in favor of expanding SF-LUG beyond the social club that we
have been so far. We do have a few newbies drop in here and there, but now
with St. Anthony we have the opportunity to do much more. We have a chance
to integrate ourselves and Linux into one of the most well-funded, well-run
charities in San Francisco. I think that is a tremendous opportunity for
I understand and respect those who want to keep SF-LUG as a mostly social
gathering group of people of relatively equal skill level who like to get
together and chat about Linux. That is a valid purpose.
But I think that we could do so much more.
Just my two cents. Okay, maybe a nickel. heh.
Producer, The Digital Tipping Point
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