Who Is LoCo?

Martin Owens doctormo at gmail.com
Sat Sep 29 02:40:25 BST 2007

> Ok then by that definition I'm probably a LUG because I promote everything.
> But I still don't want to exclude you from advertisement at my Linux Fest
> and I don't want LoCo to exclude LUGs from advertisement that want to help
> LoCo by promoting every Linux distro. Maybe what we need is a common ground
> site. One like this http://www.listphile.com/Linux that lists every location
> and what it is. By using this particular site you will be getting more
> traffic and if others from other states and cities see this site listed on
> your site they will find closer groups that they can get to. This will get
> rid of the frustration of finding support. So yes I think that every LoCo,
> LUG, or whatever should use this map site and also promote it. Is there
> anything wrong with that?

The focus and definition is different, a LUG is a _user_ group, a LoCo
is an advocacy group; they have very different memes and quite
different events. A LUG will just sit there and server it's members,
it will put energy into getting people to join the group (LUG) where
as a LoCo should not be putting effort into getting people to join
their LoCo, they should be putting all energy into promoting Ubuntu or
what ever it is because LoCo members will drop out of the expanding
user base.

The difference is that one cares about existing users and one cares
about new users; each has members which can be shared but the actions
expected and taken by those users are different; I don't expect normal
users to join my LoCo unless they want to help out in some way.

Best Regards, Martin Owens

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