29 Nov 2004
(updated 29 Nov 2004 at 10:00 UTC) »
I think you're right - we really need to start networking LUGs together.
There should be a centralised repository of local GNOME groups. The format for each group should be simple, with the name of the group and country/region (perhaps with a little map logo), a contact name, address and e-mail, with a link to the local webpage.
- GNOME-va, Vatican
1, St. Paul's Place
I'm sure there are others, but I know of user groups for GNOME in France, Germany, Spain, Holland, Brasil, India and Venezuela. It would be great to have all of their knowledge and experience shared.
I've started a page in the wiki for this, but I think it should be linked prominently on the main gnome.org website, and from foundation.gnome.org (when it's sufficiently developed to do so). It would be cool if the user groups set up a scratch space in that hierarchy for upcoming events and the like, but that's sugar on the cake - the important thing is to get a list of groups and contacts. For the moment I added GNOME-fr (with general contact info, but nothing pointing to a particular person).
Looks like a GNOME-Hispano person saw the link to UserGroups on the front page before I managed to finish too :)