[oclug] Re: oclug traffic
wisq-oclug at wisq.net
Wed Nov 3 14:15:49 EST 2004
On Wed, Nov 03, 2004 at 01:43:52PM -0500, Chris H wrote:
> > If the purpose of OCLUG is to be relevant to its participating
> > members, as I believe the Founding Principles say it should be,
> > then mailing lists are sufficient for now IMO.
> and who are members? If we do not get new members then the advocacy
> component is essentially ineffective.
True. Still, new members will require that the list be useful to
them, which requires the maintenance and growth of the expert pool.
> Some history if I may. This resource "used to be" the primary
> outlet for all matters linux in town and may I dare say in the
> province. At one time this resource (our list) was even
> internationally acknowledge as a major resource for new linux users
> because of the talent in this group.
Thanks for the history. I attended one meeting way back when (at
Algonquin), but didn't really have the time to participate until
earlier this year.
I don't think it's impossible to reach that again. I would enjoy
doing so, mostly for the advocacy benefit it would provide... albeit
not so much for the ability to help them, since I personally have some
difficulty communicating with newbies on topics I'm experienced with.
(I'm not a 'big picture' type by default.) :)
This brings up the point that we also need a full spectrum of talent,
not just the kernel hackers and the brand new installers. Hopefully,
if we can increase the participatory volume and bring back some old
members, this will take care of itself.
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