Well unfortunately I am entering into my "travel period" again, and
having a time when I could meet physically with y'all is tough.  On the
31st I will be in Spain, which makes it particularly bad, since any time
that you could get together (i.e. the evening) would be wee hours for

I do suggest, however, that you change the topic of discussion from
"Ubuntu SIG" to "SIG in general" and formulate guidelines for any SIG
that might want to join, what it means for them and what they have to do
to "meet the bar" as a SIG.

In DECUS they had to have enough prospective members to have an set of
officers (President, VP, Sec. and Treasurer) which meant that there was
some set of people that the main DECUS group could contact.  They also
had to have a charter (telling what they were about) and a formed set of
simple by-laws that allowed the officers to be elected (which typically
came down to us re-electing the same ones each year...but there was a
way to get rid of dead meat).  What DECUS gave them was a contact list
of new DECUS members so they could grow their group, and a 501c3 shield
(granted, we do not have that, but we could get it).

In the case of the Ubuntu SIG, we could look at a "co-SIG", but I think it
would be better if we just offered GNHLUG Ubuntu SIG membership to the Ubuntu
Co-lo members.  Therefore GNHLUG Ubuntu SIG membership would not be tied to the
Ubuntu Colo group and vice-versa.

If we do this once, we can then apply it to any SIGs that want to join.

Jon "maddog" Hall
Executive Director           Linux International(R)
email: [EMAIL PROTECTED]         80 Amherst St. 
Voice: +1.603.672.4557       Amherst, N.H. 03031-3032 U.S.A.
WWW: http://www.li.org

Board Member: Uniforum Association
Board Member Emeritus: USENIX Association (2000-2006)

(R)Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in several
(R)Linux International is a registered trademark in the USA used
   to a license from Linux Mark Institute, authorized licensor of Linus
   Torvalds, owner of the Linux trademark on a worldwide basis
(R)UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group in the USA and other

gnhlug-org mailing list

Reply via email to