[plug] Proposal to discuss @ AGM: Great Southern Area

Bret Busby bret at busby.net
Tue Feb 9 16:01:38 WST 2010

On Tue, 9 Feb 2010, David Lloyd wrote:

> Unless you want coverage by PLUG for legal reasons (public liability and
> such) or PLUG specifically prohibits holding regional meetings, I can't
> see why you can't just DO what you're saying and see what happens.
>     I.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter <demo9 at gswd.com>
> Reply-to: plug at plug.org.au
> To: plug at plug.org.au
> Subject: [plug] Proposal to discuss @ AGM: Great Southern Area
> Date: Tue, 09 Feb 2010 11:09:21 +0800
> Hi All,
> I'm just raising a question that has been put forward a few times in the
> past.  Like a number of the members of this list, I am based in the
> Great Southern region of WA (3 hours drive from Perth) and would really
> like the opportunity to meet with other Linux users but it's very
> difficult to get to meetings in Perth.  I was hoping to come to the AGM
> this year but once again am unable to do so due to other time/work
> commitments.
> If there are (still) others on this list who feel the same way, can I
> request that it be discussed at the AGM?  I am not proposing a new
> independent group (I still want to be part of PLUG & this list) but
> rather a "working group" or sub committee of some sort.  We could find a
> suitable location in the Great Southern to meet up and perhaps even
> setup some kind of (video) link at the same time each month, so we can
> join in on PLUG meetings and perhaps even have some 'virtual' pizza
> together??  (I have no idea if PLUG has access to a suitable internet
> link at that end but I could certainly provide one from this end using
> Skype or similar, if required - I'm not saying it has to be here
> (Katanning).  Just offering it as an option).
> After all, if a bunch of Linux 'geeks' can't find a way to make this
> work, who can?
> Any other Great Southern 'PLUGGERS' feel the same way?
> Cheers,
> Peter

It seems to me, to be an opportunity to get videoconferencing working in 
WA, using Linux stuff like Ekiga (if anyone here has managed to get it 
working - I haven't yet been able to get it working), which, in itself, 
could be a sufficient reason to get virtual meetings operating.

And, when the meetings shifted out to Claremont, they got too far for us 
to travel.

Bret Busby
West Australia

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