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Re: Thoughts about constitution
>>>>> "Sudhakar" == Sudhakar Chandra <thaths@xxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
Sudhakar> Prabhu Ramachandran proclaimed:
>> (1) Why do we need a national level body?
>> If it is to just keep in touch, no formality is required. We
>> can just have a dedicated mailing list. If the need arises
>> issues can be settled there.
Sudhakar> One overwhelming sentiment that I heard when I visited
Sudhakar> some ILUGs in India almost a year ago was that thew LI
Sudhakar> mailing lists have too much traffic and that many people
Sudhakar> were subscribed to the ILUG m.l. and not LI.
I know that and am one of the people who has done just that.
What I mean is not have every one in linux subsribed to this contact
list. Just a core group who communicates with his/her LUG and keeps
in touch. Low volume, specialised list like this one.
>> As one member at ILUGC put it, some of us would like to think
>> of LI/Local LUG's as clubs of people who share a common passion
>> for an open source (put your favourite choice of words here)
>> OS. Putting a formal body seems to destroy that spirit.
Sudhakar> If a local ILUG thinks that formalizing itself is not
Sudhakar> needed, then it should have the freedom to be remain
Sudhakar> informal. But, as I have indicated, problems might
Sudhakar> arise if / when things have to be coordinated with the
Sudhakar> national body. Also keep in mind that if ILUG-C does
Sudhakar> not register itself as a formal body, some "rougue" (for
Sudhakar> lack of a better word) ILUG-C might be registered by
Sudhakar> someone wanting to make a quick buck / have free PR.
Is this really possible?