Welcome to the Lancaster Linux User Group (LLUG) site. It’s a group of GNU / Linux hobbyists, professionals, and enthusiasts in the vicinity of lancaster, lancashire, in the united kingdom. Our members share interests in Linux and free (as in speech) implementations of Unix. The group was originally formed in 2000 and has been located at various venues since then. We hold monthly meetings on the first wednesday of every month at the gregson institute in lancaster and we usually arrive around 8pm for great ale and free wifi. We have talks and demonstrations on different distros and programs. linux and free (as in speech) software is the primary focus of the group but (obviously), being geeks we are interested in what is happening on other platforms including macintosh, bsd, solaris, mobiles, embedded systems, and even windows while we’re at it.
Please feel free to come along and join in the meetings, please don’t be afraid if you are just starting to use GNU /linux or wanting to know what linux is we are here to help and answer your questions!! Please feel free to join the mailing list.
LLUG exists to promote and discuss Linux and Free Open Source Software (FOSS) .
Free Open Source Software is a matter of the users’ freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software. More precisely, it refers to four kinds of freedom, for the users of the software:
- The freedom to run the program, for any purpose strong
- The freedom to study how the program works, and adapt it to your needs
- The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbour
- The freedom to improve the program, and release your improvements to the public, so that the whole community benefits