Breaking Down Barriers to Entry – Has your LUG kept pace with the kernel?

One of the largest stigmas still attached to Linux is that “it’s too hard to learn and use”. One of the easiest ways to dispell that myth is to get someone around people who enjoy using and making Linux and show them not only how easy, but how amazing it can be as a tool.

A local Linux User Group has the ability to be an incredible entry point to do this, but unfortunately they’re still stigmatized more than Linux itself. Has your group kept up with Linux itself in the adoption of new technologies, concepts like social media, and does your group have a goal of growing FOSS/Linux contributors? If not, should it? And if so, how can it?

This thought popped into my head a few hours ago, and I’ll be exploring it more fully over the next few weeks.

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