Welcome to the Sarnia-Lambton Linux Users Group - SLLUG

This group is dedicated to the proliferation and advocacy of open source software in the Sarnia-Lambton area. We meet monthly to discuss and learn about Linux and other Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS).

The GNU/Linux system is an alternative operating system for multiple hardware platforms that has been licensed under a series of permissive open source software licenses. These licenses allow users to collaborate together openly to build a better system.

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Donations

Several members have asked, “How can I help out?”

We accept donations of time, money, and equipment. If you would like to share funds please make arrangements with Len Payne (len.payne@sllug.ca).

Meetings

Ongoing meetings will be held on the Third Monday of the month (eg- Aug 20th, 2018).

Since the start of 2018, we hold monthly topical events, with a mix of discussion on a specific FLOSS topic, and a mix of non-specific networking and camaraderie.

Meetings are free to attend for all time, for all participants. Interested participants of all skill levels are encouraged to attend. We ask that attendees under the age of 13 bring along an interested adult.

COVID-19 Considerations

During the exceptional times of the pandemic, our in-person meetings have come to a complete stand-still. However, our group has had sporadic luck meeting up still on video chats. Our platform of choice is Jitsi, which is an open source, hosted solution.

We use the Sarnia Tech Community’s Slack instance to communicate outside of those video chats, and have had a few interesting conversations.

We will keep you all updated as we rejoin the re-opening, but to be honest it may still be many months away.

Meetings Archive

See more past meetings in the meetings archives:

Advocacy

Quarterly, we will have “InstallFest” events. At these events, experienced users will guide newcomers through the installation process on a BYOD (bring your own device) basis, or using donated hardware as available. Installation options may include: Windows 10 bash, virtual machines, dual-boot, cloud server installs, open source hardware installs (ie- Raspberry Pi) and others.

Other advocacy events will be scheduled sporadically throughout the year, including but not limited to:

Friends and Family

SLLUG is a friend and follower of the Sarnia Tech Community. Go check out the Sarnia Tech Community on Facebook or join them on Slack by signing up to be a Sarnia Tech Community member.

Contact

The SLLUG can be reached by contacting Len Payne through Twitter, or E-Mail.

We are also currently occupying #sllug on Freenode if you’d like to chat.

Check out our Members Page to reach out to learn about other members and find ways to reach them.