[sf-lug] Easy Bay Users Group?

Michael Paoli Michael.Paoli at cal.berkeley.edu
Thu Dec 18 08:10:44 PST 2008

Berkeley Unix User Group (BUUG) meets this evening:
... likely even some goodies:

Anyway, there already are a fair number of groups out there, with
varying levels of (in)activity.  I think there's also a Bay Area
Wireless group ... I don't recall where they meet, but I'm sure one
can look it up.

Hmmm, as Rick also pointed out, a more detailed, less ambiguous
"specification" might help.

> Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2008 14:20:36 -0800
> From: "phillip tribble" <phillip.tribble at gmail.com>
> I would love to attend the meetings all the time in SF but since I no longer
> work there, It is hard to travel  to the city. I miss attending the Openmoko
> users group but I can not make the commute. I was wondering if anyone would
> be interested in a forming an East Bay users group that would not conflict
> with any SF-lug meeting times.

> Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2008 14:32:21 -0800
> From: Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com>
> You mean East Bay user group's like...
> BUUG, Berkeley

> Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2008 15:02:22 -0800
> From: Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com>
> Phillip, as you'll have noted from several responses, there are several
> extant user groups in the East Bay -- and that's counting only _Linux_
> user groups.
> As happens frequently with online communication, your query left more
> than a bit unclear what problem you're really trying to solve --
> starting with whether you're speaking of forming a _Linux_ group, in as
> much as you said only "East Bay users group", and whether you might in
> fact be happier finding out about, and linking up with, one of the
> existing groups.
> The East Bay is also an extremely large place, so you should consider
> being a bit more specific about what you're talking about.  To pick a
> hypothetical example, a user group in Livermore might be less than
> exciting to readers in Antioch, Richmond, and Martinez -- though all of
> those places are in the East Bay.
> For further thoughts on user groups -- and specifically on _Linux_ user
> groups, you might want to read the Linux User Group HOWTO (maintained by
> some guy I once met).

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