Boston Linux & UNIX was originally founded in 1994 as part of The Boston Computer Society. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Building E51.

Meetings and Events


Our group has been meeting since April 1994. We formed our group as part of The Boston Computer Society (BCS); when the overall BCS organization dissolved itself, we chose to continue on as an independent user group.

Most of our meetings are held on the M.I.T. campus. Here is M.I.T.'s list of User Groups on Campus, including the dates and locations each group has scheduled.

Index of speakers at BLU events



Meeting Schedule


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Schedule for 1997

Wed, Dec 17, 1997 (tech) ->Year End Holiday Q+A Party
Wed, Dec 10, 1997 (admin) ->BLU Volunteer Meeting
Wed, Nov 19, 1997 (tech) ->Introduction to JavaScript Programming
Wed, Nov 12, 1997 (admin) ->BLU Volunteer Meeting
Sat, Nov 01, 1997 (social) ->Linux Cafe and Pizzeria
Wed, Oct 15, 1997 (tech) ->Overview of CORBA and Linux
Wed, Oct 08, 1997 (admin) ->BLU Volunteer Meeting
Wed, Sep 17, 1997 (tech) ->Building Intranets with Linux
Wed, Sep 10, 1997 (admin) ->BLU Volunteer Meeting
Wed, Aug 20, 1997 (tech) ->IPv6: The New Internet Protocol - A Technical Overview
Wed, Aug 13, 1997 (admin) ->BLU Volunteer Meeting
Sat, Aug 02, 1997 (social) ->Linux/Unix BBQ and Cafe
Wed, Jul 16, 1997 (tech) ->Wearable Computing
Wed, Jul 09, 1997 (admin) ->BLU Volunteer Meeting
Wed, Jun 18, 1997 (tech) ->Legal Implications of Developing for Linux
Wed, Jun 11, 1997 (admin) ->BLU Volunteer Meeting
Wed, May 21, 1997 (tech) ->EM86 - Running Linux/x86 Binaries on Linux/Alpha
Wed, May 14, 1997 (admin) ->BLU Volunteer Meeting
Sat, Apr 19, 1997 (hands-on) ->Linux InstallFest II
Wed, Apr 16, 1997 (tech) ->General Question and Answer
Sat, Apr 12, 1997 (industry) ->Ken Gordon Show
Wed, Apr 09, 1997 (admin) ->BLU Volunteer Meeting
Wed, Mar 19, 1997 (tech) ->Security Without Firewalls
Wed, Feb 19, 1997 (tech) ->Linux as a Student Computing Environment
Wed, Jan 22, 1997 (social) ->SigNet Rollout
Sat, Jan 18, 1997 (hands-on) ->Linux InstallFest

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We also thank MIT for the use of their facilities.

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