"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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