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NewsForge: Why LUGs Matter

Mar 13, 2006, 23:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Davidson)

"Virtually the same day I read Joe Barr's article 'Do LUGs still matter?' I received an email message saying that someone was setting up a new Linux user group (LUG) in my hometown. I attended the first couple of meetings of this group with Joe's article in mind, and with the perspective of a free software advocate, not a Linux or open source advocate. The experience made me realize LUGs do still matter, perhaps more than ever, although for different reasons than they once did.

"Work commitments kept me from going often, but I managed to attend maybe a dozen meetings of the Sydney Linux Users Group (SLUG) from the late 1990s up until a couple of years ago..."

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