[kwlug-disc] (In progress) kwlug candidate meeting site sourced.

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Mon Dec 21 03:52:49 EST 2009


  something i think is being lost in this discussion of a new meeting
place is asking why not a single technology company in the area isn't
*asking* kwlug to meet at their facility, and this relates back to my
suggestion that, in some critical ways, kwlug has simply "failed" to
leave an indelible mark on the local technology community.

  why *hasn't* some local company offered to be a monthly meeting
space for kwlug?  sure, it requires some sacrifice on the part of that
company but, on the other hand, there would seem to be some benefit in
it for them -- perhaps a convenient venue for *their own* people to
learn something new about linux on a monthly basis.  wouldn't that
have enough value for said company to think, "sure, we can do this
once a month."

  but (apparently) no one is offering.  which suggests that no one
sees kwlug as having sufficient value to make that offer, which
suggests that kwlug is simply not offering anything local companies
care about.  is that an unreasonable conclusion?

  if kwlug wants to continue as a free-format, informal get-together
for like-minded geeks, there's nothing wrong with that and the current
regulars may find that perfectly acceptable.  but it seems obvious
that that format holds no interest for the local tech community.  so
if kwlug wants to continue doing exactly what it's been doing until
now, it needs to accept that no one in that tech community is going to
care about it.

rday
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