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Working With Other User Groups
LUGs are meatspace
LUGs are dying
Linux is widely demystified, Internet/forums have taken the need for physical interaction. This is not true for the following reasons:
- LUGs do good things in the community.
- Info Points
- Software Freedom Day mobilisation of troops to raise awareness
- LUGs provide an on-tap resource of local knowledgable technical people
- LUGs are not tied to one distro, and can therefore be distro/technology agnostic.
What LoCoTeams Can Provide
- Providing support to LUGs e.g.:
- Speakers at LUG meetings
- Ubuntu expertise to assist in LUG activities
- Advocate Ubuntu at LUG meetings
- Ubuntu specific support
- Language Translation
- Converting documentation into local language
- Rosetta translations
wikis and websites e.g. http://www.ubuntu.org.cn/
- CD distribution
- Release parties
- Press releases based on the Fridge
- Outreach programs with local schools
- Marketing support
- Establish a generally community aspect within your local area
- Participate or hold Installfests
What LoCoTeams Should Not Do
- Be seen to be taking over a LUG or competing with a LUG
- Drive LUGs down a single distro (i.e., Ubuntu) path.
- Interfere with the operation of a LUG.
LUGs could be called upon to assist the LoCo in activities.
There are probably other groups, e.g., local societies etc., that LoCo teams could interact with.