I think forums, irc, google etc are great resources, however, I've been looking to start something local. I'm currently based in Columbia MO, which is a university town. Naturally one would look to a university for some kind of users group, but I've found that the university is extremely hard to navigate from the outside. Furthermore, I have an ambition for a project that's a little more than a user's group. I'd like to see open source computer labs, (much the same way people have community access television) that would offer an open place to discover open source. Linux is a community resource after all, but it's still a bit obscure. I don't think I would have to sell a Linux forum on why a Windows computer lab as one might find at a local library is insufficient, though I imagine if I start talking about it more and more I might draw a few blank stares. I'm probably going to email the Free Software Foundation, would anyone know of people starting projects like this and where I might go for information. Thanks.