Copyright (c) 1997 by Kendall Grant Clark. This document may be distributed under the terms set forth in the LDP license at http://sunsite.unc.edu/LDP/COPYRIGHT.html.
New versions of the Linux User Group HOWTO will be periodically uploaded to various Linux WWW and FTP sites, principally my homepage and the Linux Documentation Project
I welcome questions about and feedback on this document. Please send them to me at email@example.com. I am especially interested in hearing from leaders of LUGs from around the world. I would like to include real-life examples of the things described here. I would also like to include a section on LUGs outside the United States, since this HOWTO as it stands now is rather US-centric. Please let me know if your group does things that should be mentioned in this HOWTO.
I want to thank all the great people I met and worked with during 1996--1997 when I served as President of the North Texas Linux Users Group. They helped inspire me to use Linux full-time. The best thing about Linux really is the people you meet.
I especially want to thank Chris Browne for describing the situation with non-profit and charitable groups in Canada, his thoughts on financial donations as a way to participate in Linux and the free software movement, and his ideas about the kinds of political issues that may arise within LUGs.
In addition, the following people have made helpful comments and suggestions: