On 9/21/07, Jorge G. Mare (a.k.a. Koki) <koki@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Howdy, > > As we prepare to launch NORCAL-HUG, I am moving NORCAL-HUG related > discussions to this list. I hope you don't mind. Sounds like the right thing to do :) We just need to remember that the emails are public. > We need to put a little thought about when to announce the HUG, and > where to meet and how frequently. > > I actually would not mind letting people know what we are doing and > pointing them to this mailing list even at this stage. We may get more > people onboard from an early stage, which could give us more options in > terms of things like finding a meeting venue, etc. It may also help > gather more folks for the Oct. 7 gathering. Maybe we should contact a few other people in the area among those that we know of first to increase our membership before we make any public announcements... Then again, I'm not sure who's in the area. There's the few people who signed up for FalterCon: Jimmy Cederholm, Isaac Yonomoto?, Travis Geiselbrecht (I doubt he'll be too much interested... but who knows)... and who else? I'll talk to one of my coworkers - he crunches for Team Haiku already, and we talk about Haiku occasionally, although he really hasn't looked at it much beyond what I've shown him once or twice. Feel free to announce it publicly, however, since it certainly can't hurt. I doubt anyone outside our area is going to be terribly interested in the details, and those who are in the area can be pointed to this list for further discussion. At least then we'd get the opportunity to know who those people are :) > As for the frequency of the HUG meetings, I would suggest that we be > modest and start meeting once a quarter. We can always increase the > frequency later on if needed. That's a safe bet for now.