[wellylug] Re. How others do it: CC-NZ (Douglas Bagnall)

Pedro Worcel pedro at worcel.com
Sun Mar 17 18:18:56 NZDT 2013


It's cool that we have people gathering on facebook! no doubt the whole
facebook-nofacebook is not really important, I can lurk on facebook if the
group is public.

It's complicated, because while facebook is where the people is, we also
have the fact that facebook is the antichrist of the freedoms linux vouches
for. :P

The meetings need not be physical! we could telecommute to the meetings. I
think it was you that suggested a irc get togheter? sounds good to me.


2013/3/17 Jeff Hunt <jeffhunt90 at gmail.com>

> Good thought Pedro. An initial focus on developing a website or group
> page would be a great way to involve members' ideas teach and learn
> Linux skills and involve ourselves in outreach that could then be
> extended to advertising and involving wider non-technical users.
>
> I have years of involvement in websites, especially humanist.org.nz
> but my personal problem is that I get up at 5am as a semi-retired
> individual who drives commuter buses early in the morning and I
> haven't the energy for evening meetings.
>
> How do people feel about a communications update, even if it is just a
> shift to Facebook. After all, the geeks can lower themselves to look
> at it briefly and everyone else is already there?!?
>
> At least we should be able to advertise the most active of the IRCs (I
> didn't know we had one) on the website and give a specific time to
> chat and get together. Does everyone have other things to do at
> easter? I could offer my home for beer and biccies in one of the
> afternoons of easter when there is time and people are relaxed.
>
> We need leadership. Someone prepared to say we will attempt to do
> (..this..) at (...this...place and time...)
>
> On 16/03/2013, Pedro Worcel <pedro at worcel.com> wrote:
> > Ooops, turns out we have. Joined it too.
> >
> >
> > 2013/3/16 Pedro Worcel <pedro at worcel.com>
> >
> >> I think I read we need to make a new version of the website somewhere?
> >>
> >> Getting together to think -> plan -> build something like that might be
> >> good :)
> >>
> >> Regarding the IRC, there's seven people now at wellilug at sitharus. Do we
> >> have a freenode chan too?
> >>
> >> Cheers!
> >> Pedro
> >>
> >>
> >> 2013/3/16 Jeff Hunt <jeffhunt90 at gmail.com>
> >>
> >>> There is a risk for a small group to try to be everything to everyone.
> >>> It may result in being nothing to noone. I have received a lot of
> >>> benefit from this mail group. Long may it continue. I would like to
> >>> try an irc get-together if there was an active one.
> >>>
> >>> Regarding meetings, I feel that technical gatherings appeal to a very
> >>> few specialists in that area and are not going to achieve critical
> >>> mass to keep going.
> >>> I have a attended a few meetings over the years, and as a
> >>> comparatively non-technical and not very social being I felt rather
> >>> excluded and slunk away feeling that I had let the group down, and
> >>> that they had let me down. If there is to be public meetings they need
> >>> to have someone who jumps up to welcome people in and offers tea and
> >>> biccies and finds out why the person is there and what they expect
> >>> from the group.
> >>>
> >>> It botheres me a lot that there must be hundreds, if not thousands of
> >>> people in the
> >>> Greater Wellington Area who would use Linux (probably Ubuntu) if they
> >>> were introduced to it, given encouragement and had the feeling that
> >>> someone would give them kind non-judgemental encouragement if things
> >>> falter. I might be wrong but I think it is possible that there is a
> >>> huge untapped 'market'.
> >>>
> >>> None of this takes things forward. It's just my thoughts.
> >>>
> >>> On 16/03/2013, Adam Bogacki <adam.bogacki at clear.net.nz> wrote:
> >>> > We are living in constantly changing labour markets and
> >>> > in this day and age there are many ways to communicate
> >>> > and support each other, when necessary, through different media.
> >>> >
> >>> >  An irc channel
> >>> >
> >>> > [# wellylug at irc.sitharus.com
> >>> > or
> >>> > ##wellylug on irc.freenode.net]
> >>> >
> >>> > is cost efficient for many and independent of the tyrannies of time
> or
> >>> > distance,
> >>> >
> >>> > while others might wish to meet socially over some brewed or
> fermented
> >>> > refreshment.
> >>> >
> >>> > I was at a Wellylug meeting at 'silverstripe' when a polite
>  gentleman
> >>> > came in and
> >>> > sat down introducing himself as Linus Torvalds. I think he was
> >>> > visiting
> >>> > them and
> >>> > had heard of the WellyLug meeting.
> >>> >
> >>> > I probably made a dick of myself refusing to believe it was him, but
> >>> such
> >>> > accidental encounters which make social life interesting are seldom
> >>> > found online.
> >>> >
> >>> > In short, I'd argue for flexibility ..
> >>> >
> >>> > Cheers.
> >>> >
> >>> >
> >>> >
> >>>
> >>>
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