[Wolves] LUG State of the Nation Address

Adam Sweet adamsweet at gmail.com
Mon Jun 24 19:11:26 UTC 2019

On 24/06/2019 15:47, John Alexander via Wolves wrote:

> To my mind I would keep the topics wide open but keep the name and 
> LUG association

That's basically my plan :)


> On Monday, 24 June 2019, 12:05:50 BST, Adam Sweet via Wolves 
> <wolves at mailman.lug.org.uk> wrote:
> 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.
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