"Various Linux user groups took booths at the Linux Expo this
week, staking out their territory in the manner of Monty Python's
Judean People's Front and the People's Front of Judea.
"Only in the Linux world, there is no animosity between the
various groups. 'They are more socially oriented,' said the person
manning the desk of the Greater London Linux User Group, referring
to the London Linux User Group. 'They tend to meet up and go to the
brewery, whereas we have a technology talk first and then go to the
"The Greater London Linux User Group (GLLUG) spokesman, who
preferred to be known as Ivan the Terrible, pointed out that his
organization also maintains a large number of mailing lists. Over
at the stand of the London User Group (Lonix), representative Bill
Boughton agreed with Ivan the Terrible's distinction between the
two organizations. 'We usually meet the first week of each month in
central London,' he said. 'Always in a pub.' Boughton backed up the
fact noting that the Lonix organizer had not yet turned up. 'He
arrived five minutes before the end of the show yesterday,' said
Boughton, 'and then went straight to the pub...'
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