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6. Practical suggestions

Finally, I want to make some very practical, even mundane, suggestions for anyone wanting to found, maintain, or grow a LUG.

6.1 LUG support organisations

There once were numerous organisations offering assistance to LUGs. One of the long-time ones remains active:


Tux.Org is an umbrella organisation for LUGs and open-source software development projects, providing a corporate entity, Web hosting, mailing lists, mirrors of popular software, and expertise and funding in planning special LUG events. More information can be found at the Web site.

6.2 Founding a LUG

6.3 Maintaining and growing a LUG

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