Linux Users' Group of Davis

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Linux Users' Group of Davis (commonly known as LUGOD) is a users' group of students and faculty from the University of California, Davis, Information technology professionals from the Sacramento region, and hobbyists interested in Linux and free and open-source software. It holds regular meetings in Davis, California, and holds installfests on a regular basis. Its members participate with each other online in numerous mailing lists and via Internet Relay Chat.

The LUGOD watertower logo

History[edit]

The group was founded in early 1999 by Peter J. Salzman, Bill Kendrick, and about a dozen others, following a USENET posting in which Peter asked whether such a group existed in the Davis area. (Salzman and Kendrick held posts as president and vice president for most of the first five years of the group's existence.)

Activities[edit]

When possible, LUGOD participates in many activities, including hands-on demos, exhibit booths at events such as LinuxWorld Expo, classes, fundraisers, and organizing the annual Linux picnic in Sunnyvale, California, together with other SVLUG and other groups.

"Reasons to Avoid Microsoft"[edit]

The LUG's website maintains a collection of news articles meant to help convince users to switch from Microsoft products. [1] Eric S. Raymond linked to this collection in his famous response to Microsoft's eighth Halloween document. [2]

Notable speakers[edit]

Despite its distance from the Silicon Valley, numerous notable speakers have presented at LUGOD, including:

Individuals[edit]

Organizations and companies[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Debian Weekly News, August 13, 2002
  2. ^ "Halloween VIII: Doing the Damage-Control Dance"

External links[edit]