[Ilugc] Why local user group,
its time for GCI (Group for common Interest) too
narendra at narendrasisodiya.com
Fri Nov 12 02:42:34 IST 2010
In India, we have LUG for many place/institutes. culture is almost same. One
thing I am not happy is we all repeat same thing again and again. For
example If somebody is facing a problem in Ubuntu and he ask in his local
user group and try to solve the problem. Or If there is a some generic
purpose email then we try to forward in every daam possible mailing lists.
If their is a generic email then post on FOSSCOMM mailing
there is a discussion for meeting/workshop then post on local user
group. Also, why post job email to every daam possible mailing list where
fossjobs.in is or fossyellopages (by LFY) is doing good job.
We must setup interest based learning group. for example , a Indian HTML5
, Ubuntu India or Fedora India.. We must setup Interest based mailing list
like Drupal User group, Arduino user group india, PhpLovergroup India, So
that we can see focused and common interest based people thus meetups and
thus workshop/seminar like Delhi Drupal meetup 1,2,... etc.
You can start creating Interest based groups on facebook like
PHP Programmer group on
Select whatever medium you want like twitter or orkut or mailing
mailing list might be heavy for this purpose.. I am talking about small but
dedicated teams... If team is big like "Drupal user group" then mailing is
The purpose of GCI (Group for common Interest) is to create a small platform
- says 3-4 but dedicated people who are want to learn or want expertness in
a given area and actively participate. More or less I am talking about Small
or medium sized activity based interest groups..
│ Narendra Sisodiya
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