[Wolves] LUG State of the Nation Address

Amrik Singh amo005 at hotmail.com
Mon Jun 24 12:54:47 UTC 2019

From: Wolves <wolves-bounces at mailman.lug.org.uk> on behalf of Adam Sweet via Wolves <wolves at mailman.lug.org.uk>
Sent: 24 June 2019 11:05
To: wolves at mailman.lug.org.uk
Cc: Adam Sweet
Subject: Re: [Wolves] LUG State of the Nation Address

On 22/06/2019 12:09, Peter Oliver via Wolves wrote:
> On Wed, 19 Jun 2019, 15:47 Adam Sweet via Wolves, <wolves at mailman.lug.org.uk>
> wrote:
>> Other things are the new cool niche, Linux is passé.
> Should we be branding ourselves as a DevOps meetup or whatever?

I've been thinking about the idea of rebranding and I do like the idea
of a WolvesFOSS (which is perhaps still a little narrow) or Wolves Open
Tech group but I'm reluctant to change our domain name, re-write our
website content or move away from the lug.org.uk mailing list.

Maybe only the website content would need to change and for me that's
mostly a time issue but it's possible I'm sentimental about the idea of
being Linux user group.

I do understand that as a group we and the kind of members we'd like to
attract share a far wider base of common interests than just Linux and
it is likely that the Linux user group brand is limiting our appeal.

So, perhaps an evolution over time? I think I'll percolate on this in
the short term while I concentrate on the other things I wanted to do
and we can come back to this later.

In the mean time, is anyone fundamentally against the idea of widening
the remit to an open technology group rather than specifically being a
Linux user group? Largely it's just a marketing change and won't make
any real difference to the way we do things, but it does mean we may
have an increasing number of members that are not interested in Linux
and that might dilute the level of interest our existing members have.



All of the above sounds like a great.

Pete Cannon along with others have come up with some decent ideas and done some good promotion for us which we can replicate for any name changes and / or direction we go in. Moving one of our meets to match another LUG once a quarter so we can attend theirs also sounds like it would be worth pursuing. I do like the Technical talks (much prefer it to the fortnightly abuse I have to endure).


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