Re: Starting a Gnome User Group in Chennai, India

Dear Shashwat,

I have you connected via Facebook too. Do feel free to contact me for any help or suggestion I can provide. I'll be happy to be able to help you in any way I can.


On 4 May 2011 12:50, Chandni Verma <chandniverma2112 gmail com> wrote:
Thanks Shashwat for the cool job!

Pockey, just to note, I am based in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh which is quite far off Chennai, Tamil Nadu. I'll help in spreading the word though. :)

On 4 May 2011 08:24, Pockey Lam <pockeylam gnome org> wrote:
On 05/04/2011 02:57 AM, Shaswat Nimesh wrote:
Dear pockey,

We have decided to start Chennai Gnome user group from the month of July 2011 :). As the semester is going to end we are not able to give sufficient time for this because of some official problems. In between the summer holidays I will establish the webpage and the mailing list too.

Hi Shaswat,

It's really a great news for GNOME! I think Chandni is based in Chennai too, I am sure she will be more than happy to help establish the Chennai GNOME User Group together with you! I copied her in this email. Do update us the status regularly :) Have fun and all the best!


Shaswat Nimesh

On Mon, Apr 11, 2011 at 5:55 PM, Pockey Lam <pockeylam gnome org> wrote:
Great! as i mentioned:
All the best!

On 04/11/2011 08:06 PM, Shaswat Nimesh wrote:
Awesome :) :) Its more than enough for us . And what about hosting the website ? :)

Shaswat Nimesh 

On Mon, Apr 11, 2011 at 5:23 PM, Pockey Lam <pockeylam gnome org> wrote:
Hi shaswat,

is it okay the domain name is:  ? as it will be free for us to give you this name :)


On 04/11/2011 07:33 PM, Shaswat Nimesh wrote:
Dear Pockey,

We need your help regarding  building a website, please provide your help of in having a domain name as and  hosting service too. It will be highly appreciable for us. 

Shaswat Nimesh 
Founder and coordinator of SRM Linux user group

On Mon, Apr 11, 2011 at 9:51 AM, Pockey Lam <pockeylam gnome org> wrote:
Dear Shaswat,

On 04/11/2011 12:35 AM, Shaswat Nimesh wrote:
Dear Pockey, 

We need to have more GUGs and Gnome awareness in India. So i want to start a gnome user group in my college SRM University,Chennai , India .While giving the talk on Gnome and student contribution and interacting with different students in Gnome Asia Summit , I felt that students are enthusiastic about contributing to gnome but they dint know from where to begin their journey.Being the founder and coordinator of SRM Linux user group ( it will be easy task for me to get permission from administration for  starting a Gnome user Group. I would like to hear from you what else we need before starting it.

It's exciting to hear that you will start a GNOME User Group in Chennai, India! 

As mentioned, you have the passion and love to GNOME, you already  have more than enough to start a GUG! Please feel free to follow the steps and tips from my slide (Building GUG) here and then start your first meeting!

Please also add your group to so other people can find you from our GUG list.
Regarding building a website, if you need help of having a domain name or hosting service, please feel free to let us know.

Besides, we noticed that there is a demand of purchasing GNOME merchandises e.g. tshirts in India :)
If your GNOME user group is interested in building or working with other companies to provide GNOME merchandises (with reference of to Chennai or the Indian market, please consider to sign the "Trademark Agreement for Users Groups" with the GNOME Foundation which you can find here:

If you would like to help us to establish a GNOME store in India, please send board gnome org a signed copy of the form if you find it agreeable.

All the best and do keep us posted on the status of your GNOME User Group!

Shaswat Nimesh

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