[Reader-list] INDIA-LINUX: Listing of LUGs on yahoogroups.com

Jeebesh Bagchi jeebesh at sarai.net
Mon Dec 10 10:28:25 IST 2001

Subject: INDIA-LINUX: Listing of LUGs on yahoogroups.com
Date: Sun, 9 Dec 2001 02:42:45 +0530 (IST)
From: Frederick Noronha <fred at bytesforall.org>

There's an interesting amount of activity (or planned activity) going on at
yahoogroups.com when it comes to GNU/Linux and India. You might be surprised
to see how many India-related GNU/Linux groups have been created on just
yahoogroups (one of the major sites allowing you to create free

Some of these are very active mailing lists. Others have got only a handful
of members, maybe five or less. But it's interesting to check out all the
options nonetheless. If you'd like to subscribe to any, send a blank email
to: GROUPNAME-subscribe at yahoogroups.com
Replace GROUPNAME with the actual group's name.

To check the activity/postings of any group, check out
Again, replace GROUPNAME with the actual group's name.

Some lists have their discussions open only to members. It is possble to
temporarily subscribe to groups you find interesting, via a web-visit, and
then unsubscribe or opt for the no-mail option.

Here are some of the groups you can find, listed not in any particular order
of merit or importance...

ILUGs 			India Linux User Groups (in various cities)
ilug-cbe		Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
ilug-kottayam		Kottayam, Kerala
ilug-jodhpur		Jodhpur, Rajasthan
ilug-indore		Indore, MP
ilug-ngp		Nagpur, Maharashtra
ilug-tvm		Trivandrum, Kerala
ilug-cal		Calcutta, West Bengal
ilug-cochin		Cochin/Kochi, Kerala
ilug-bbsr		Bhubaneswar, Orissa
ilug-mangalore		Mangalore, Karnataka
ilug-hyd		Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
ilug-bom		Bombay/Mumbai, Maharashtra
ilug-goa		Goa (covers Panjim, Farmaguddi, Margao groups)
ilughyd			Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh
ilugcta-technical  	Chitradurga, Karnataka
ilugcta-general		Chitradurga, Karnataka

pda-lug			From a college in Gulbarga, Karnataka
lug-northindia		North India
Linux_Madurai		Madurai, Tamil Nadu
linux-bangalore2001	List to prepare for the Dec 2001 meet there
linux-bangalore-lli	Localisation for India
blore-linux		Bangalore, Karnataka
nashlug			Nashik
jlug			Jawaharlal Nehru College, Shimoga
linux-Ahmedabad-users	Ahmedabad, Gujarat
vizaglug		Vizag, Andhra Pradesh
lugj			Jaipur, Rajasthan
linuxatterna		Terna Engineering College, Nerul, Navi Mumbai
FLUG			Future Linux Users of Punjab
linux-guwahati		Guwahati, Assam
mecta2k			Delhi Col. of Engg (Master of Engg & Compu Tech)
lug-bhopal		Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
alabhya-linux		To learn PCQuest version of Linux
redhat-users		NIIT students' group
tamillinux		Tamil Nadu
erumbugal-linux		Linked to Tamil Nadu (?)
lug-cet			College of Engineering, Trivandrum
EA19shivalik		Shivalik, IIT Delhi hostel
ilinux			Project to develop Linux distbn with
			support for Indian languages
klint_life		Kernal internals group of the
			Linux India Foundation for Education

Linux groups from in South Asia and around (our neighbours):

pluc			Pakistan
bglug			Bangladesh
mauritius-linux		Mauritius
thai-linux-webmaster	Thailand
libux			Libya
LinuxInAfrica		Africa... as its name suggests
Linux_Egypt		Linux in Egypt
TTLUG			Trindade & Tobago
linuxiran		Iran
indonesia-linux		Indonesia
kafelinux		Cheap solution for Internet cafes (Malaysia?)

This list of mailing lists related to Linux in India, and its neighbourhood,
is far from complete. Send me more details if available.

Guess what! There's even a muslimlug and an AnandaMargisLug. Again, as
mentioned above, not all are very active.

Parag Mehta <pm at gnuos.org> informs that the ilug-bom mailing list runs at :
http://mm.ilug-bom.org.in/mailman/listinfo/linuxers and not at
yahoogroups.com. He says the yahoogroups list is "just a backup for web
browsable search archives". To join the actual list, please send a mail to
linuxers-request at mm.ilug-bom.org.in with subject: subscribe.

Indranil <indradg at cal.vsnl.net.in> adds that the ilug-cal list on
yahoogroups is just the archive, and not the actual mailing list.

Can our more active Linux groups in India think of mentoring the smaller
ones so that they can get active? Unless each mailing-list touches critical
mass (of at least a couple of dozen members), it is unlikely to become a
useful tool for sharing Linux-related information. Your suggestions are
welcome. Let's make it happen... FN

Frederick Noronha * Freelance Journalist * Goa * India
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