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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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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.
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.
See more past meetings in the meetings archives:
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:
- Open Source Debates
- Guest Speakers
- Conferences and Conventions
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.
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.