Updating the Dmoz LUGs Category

Posted 23 Dec 2003 at 19:22 UTC by shlomif Share This

The Mozilla Open Directory's Linux Users' Group Category has been relatively unmaintained for a long time. Recently, I became an editor of it and was able to sort out the pending links. Now I need your help in putting in all the other LUGs that are not yet present.

If you know of an active Linux User Group, please check whether or not it is present in the Dmoz category, and if not submit it through the Dmoz interface after you made sure it fullfills the following conditions:

  1. That it is active.
  2. That it has more than a standard web-log. Mailing Lists are a must, and organized events are a very good advantage.
  3. That its site is in English. If this is not the case then please submit it to one of the Dmoz.org foreign languages branches.
  4. Make sure you submit it to the correct sub-category. The category is split into geographical regions, and you should find a sub-category that matches your region.

While there are other lists of LUGs out there, the Dmoz.org one has an advantage of being part of the most popular web directory out there, whose functionality is also integrated into search engines such as Google.

A final note: I'd be happy to have co-editors for this category. If you wish to become one, follow the standard Dmoz.org procedures for becoming an editor.


Bad Link, posted 24 Dec 2003 at 04:24 UTC by johnnyb » (Journeyer)

Link requires a login. Please post a new one.

What I think he meant..., posted 24 Dec 2003 at 06:06 UTC by abg » (Journeyer)

Here's Dmoz/Computer/Software/OS/Linux/UG/, which I think is the correct link...

Thanks, posted 25 Dec 2003 at 02:53 UTC by shlomif » (Master)

abq, thanks for the correct link. I did not notice it pointed at the one at the editors' machine.

Have you seen?, posted 25 Dec 2003 at 13:46 UTC by Malx » (Journeyer)

http://lugww.counter.li.org/ - there is complete list of LUGs

Still it is not complete.. There are more in Ukraine - http://www.linux.org/groups/ukraine.html (check also this world-wide list on that site)

Shouldn't user groups be in Regional?, posted 3 Jan 2004 at 19:45 UTC by chalst » (Master)

Just wondering if it is DMozixly correct to put LUGs under the Computers hierarchy: shouldn't the category be a set of links to categories in the right places in the Regional hierarchy? I haven't been an editor for a few years (resigned as part of a protest a few years back), but maybe a post to the Computers and Regional fora is in order?

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