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 2001

Wed, Dec 19, 2001 (tech) ->PGP/GnuPG Keysigning Party II
Sat, Dec 01, 2001 (hands-on) ->Linux Installfest XI
Wed, Nov 21, 2001 (tech) ->Postfix: A Secure SMTP Server
Wed, Nov 21, 2001 (tech) ->Postfix: A Secure SMTP Server
Wed, Nov 21, 2001 (tech) ->Postfix: A Secure SMTP Server
Wed, Nov 21, 2001 (tech) ->Postfix: A Secure SMTP Server
Wed, Nov 21, 2001 (tech) ->Postfix: A Secure SMTP Server
Wed, Nov 21, 2001 (tech) ->Postfix: A Secure SMTP Server
Wed, Nov 21, 2001 (tech) ->Postfix: A Secure SMTP Server
Wed, Nov 21, 2001 (tech) ->Postfix: A Secure SMTP Server
Wed, Oct 17, 2001 (tech) ->Wireless DSL and Access Rights
Wed, Sep 19, 2001 (tech) ->The History of UNIX: How We Got Where We Are
Wed, Aug 15, 2001 (tech) ->Intellectual Property Law: Philosophy, Ethics, and Recent Legal Trends
Wed, Jul 18, 2001 (tech) ->STEM - A Network Programming Toolkit for System Administrators
Sat, Jul 14, 2001 (social) ->Annual Summer BBQ VII
Wed, Jun 20, 2001 (tech) ->Sniffers, Scanners and Firewalls
Wed, May 16, 2001 (tech) ->Wearable Computing at WPI
Sat, May 12, 2001 (hands-on) ->Linux Installfest X
Wed, Apr 18, 2001 (tech) ->Samba and Printing
Wed, Mar 21, 2001 (tech) ->LinuxSoup IV: The Linux Terminal Server Project
Sat, Mar 03, 2001 (hands-on) ->Linux InstallFest IX
Wed, Feb 21, 2001 (tech) ->Web Design with PHP
Wed, Jan 17, 2001 (tech) ->Java on Linux and Simplicity for Java

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