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Radikll 05-22-2010 04:46 AM

I'm starting a LUG at my university and I need some help and ideas.
 
I'm trying to start a LUG at my university, but I'm having trouble getting everyone together. I sent an email to everyone asking for a time they would like to have our first meeting, and no one replied. I'm not really sure what to do. There's one other member that I talk with. He's helped me design posters and make decisions. But apparently he broke his laptops screen and hasn't been answering emails.

Anyways, I talked with the president of a local LUG, and he told me to have an online meeting. That does sound like a good idea, but I'm not sure how to go about having an online meeting. Do I make a irc? Get everyone to use one of the major IM protocols? Or have them join Google Wave?

What would you do? Does anyone have experience with starting or running a LUG?

ps
Google Wave is open to the public now.

fruttenboel 05-22-2010 05:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Radikll (Post 3977364)
What would you do? Does anyone have experience with starting or running a LUG?

ps
Google Wave is open to the public now.

linux is about freedom. if you want to start a lug just do it. if other people are reluctant to join, you can either invite them at gun point, or respect their opinions. I would do the latter.

just start your lug as if you already got a dozen members. run it. promote it. learn from it. if you do it good, others will join, even without gun pointing. :)

we all have our own lives to fill up.

you mention there already is another lug in your neighborhood. why not start as a special chapter of that lug?

XavierP 05-22-2010 06:32 AM

Moved: This thread is more suitable in Linux User Groups (have a look at the stickies at the top of the forum) and has been moved accordingly to help your thread/question get the exposure it deserves.

Radikll 05-23-2010 12:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fruttenboel (Post 3977378)
if you want to start a lug just do it.

That's what I'm doing...

I have about 7 people that are interested, but I'm having trouble getting them involved. To become an official campus org, we need to submit a form with everyone's name, rank, and phone number. I have everyone's name from the emails they sent me, but we need to have a meeting to decide ranks. We wanted to have a meeting on campus after finals, but no one replied to the email I sent out asking for a time that was good for them. I want to get the ball rolling on this before the fall semester. I'm not sure what I should do that this point.

XavierP 05-23-2010 06:32 AM

Why not book a space for an initial try out - put up flyers, etc and make it clear that this is not the official meet it's just to gauge interest. Once you have a few people in person you should be able to get enough people to make up your organising committee (or whatever the college requires).

Radikll 05-24-2010 10:28 AM

Thanks, that sounds like a good idea. Though I'll need to wait for the fall semester when there's more students on campus.

alunduil 05-24-2010 10:30 AM

If you don't mind my asking, what university? Maybe some people on LQ would like to stop in and say "hello" to your LUG?

Regards,

Alunduil

alunduil 05-24-2010 10:32 AM

If you don't mind my asking, what university? Maybe some people on LQ would like to stop in and say "hello" to your LUG?

Regards,

Alunduil


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