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Re: [opensuse-project] Getting Local User Groups off the ground
  • From: Kevin Dupuy <kevindupuy@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2008 16:28:06 -0600
  • Message-id: <173A3609-87B3-4C5D-93FF-FAF43FA221C8@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
So I've been thinking about what kind of things we need (in terms of infrastructure) for Local User Groups. So I have questions for the community...

1. I am a part of an Ubuntu LoCo in my area (I used to be a SUSE and Ubuntu user, still check out Ubuntu every now and then, still a part of the LoCo) and they have mailing lists and IRC channels for every different group. I'm not sure we need that much, but when we get several local groups off of the ground, an overall mailing list would be nice.

2. We need some sort of way to approve new groups. I started a "openSUSE Users Louisiana" group, but whenever someone wants to start a local group I'd like to have a way to make sure new groups aren't "invading on another's territory". What I was thinking was for requests for setting up new groups to be sent to the proposed mailing list.

3. Local Groups will need promotional material. One kind is fliers that can be printed to paper that give info about openSUSE, and can be developed by the Local Group themselves. I am working on a couple of printable fliers that can be edited by the local groups to give their name and meeting information. (Which reminds me: where is a good place to host SVGs that can be downloaded off of the wiki?)

Another type is openSUSE itself. If a local group wants to have an "install-fest" or other event that they want to hand out openSUSE at, burning so many discs could be a difficult, timely, and expensive job. Does Novell offer getting openSUSE discs (for a fee, even) at bulk rates (thinking like 30 or so)?

That's all I can think of right now. We'll get this thing figured out ;-).

Have a great day!

Kevin "Yo" Dupuy | Linux Project Mail: <kevin.dupuy@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
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