[buug] (forw) List owner needed for callug_discuss at lists.berkeley.edu

Grant Bowman grantbow at ubuntu.com
Tue Apr 19 15:13:18 PDT 2011

Rick, thank you for bringing this to the BUUG list. If there are
annual things that a campus group must do, perhaps a checklist would
help busy students maintain continuity during the frequent group

Paul, I'm sure some people from the buug.org, berkeleylug.com and/or
ubuntu-california.org groups would be interested in helping out. Let
us know what we can do and when you are planning meetings and events.


Grant Bowman

On Tue, Apr 19, 2011 at 2:00 PM, Rick Moen <rick at linuxmafia.com> wrote:
> Quoting Paul Ivanov (pi at berkeley.edu):
>> I'm game. Should I contact CalMail directly, or go through you?
>> ditto for the -announce list.
>> > It would be nice if CalLUG could be revived, but first things first.
>> I'd be up for this, as well.
> Good to hear.  To clarify, I'm just a subscriber and former attendee of
> CalLUG's on-campus meetings.  (Gosh, it's been a while:  Their brief
> revival ended in 2007.)
> I gather from the announcement that you would write to CalMail Staff
> <consult at berkeley.edu>, to step up and take over as listadmin.
> We can and should talk about what's required to revive CalLUG.  I
> watched the LUG die, get revived, and die a second time, so I think I
> know the major pitfalls and can help you avoid them.  I've been thinking
> of adding a section to the Linux User Group HOWTO[1] about the
> particular problems of college LUGs.  Here's the short version:
> 1.  Maintaining accreditation.  In CalLUG's case, that would be through
> ASUC.  Accredited groups get access to Internet server resources,
> publicity, use of rooms, right to post flyers, sometimes modest funding,
> etc.  But you have to file timely paperwork.  Failure to do those
> filings killed CCSF LUG.
> 2.  Continuity, especially over the summer break.  By that, I mean two
> things:  CalLUG kept having a syndrome where the officers would get too
> busy in May/June preparing for finals, nobody would have time to make
> arrangements to ensure out-of-band means of communication in case the
> CalLUG server went down, and nobody would have time to ensure
> replacements for officers being graduated.  Some combination of those
> two problems seems to have killed CalLUG, both times.
> [1] http://tldp.org/HOWTO/User-Group-HOWTO.html
> Also by the same author:  http://linuxmafia.com/faq/Linux_PR/newlug.html
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