"In the world of Linux, many things have changed in the last
decade. The operating system itself has grown up, and is no longer
an 'upstart.' But one mainstay of the Linux community, the Linux
user group (LUG), appears to be on the decline in some areas.
Attendance is down, LUG presidents say, and some groups have
stopped meeting. Does this mean we don't need LUGs anymore?
"The faithful are more inclined to think that the function of
the LUG is changing from that of an incubator for Linux newbies to
a social gathering for like minds..."