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


2017 / 2016 / 2015 / 2014 / 2013 / 2012 / 2011 / 2010 / 2009 / 2008 / 2007 / 2006 / 2005 / 2004 / 2003 / 2002 / 2001 / 2000 / 1999 / 1998 / 1997 / 1996 / 1995 / 1994

Schedule for 2008

Wed, Dec 17, 2008 (tech) ->History of Encryption Technology
Sat, Nov 22, 2008 (hands-on) ->Linux InstallFest XXXI
Wed, Nov 19, 2008 (tech) ->OpenStreetMap Overview
Wed, Oct 15, 2008 (tech) ->Free Fun - Open Source Video Games
Wed, Sep 17, 2008 (tech) ->PGP/GnuPG Keysigning Party IX
Sat, Aug 23, 2008 (hands-on) ->Linux InstallFest XXX
Wed, Aug 20, 2008 (tech) ->An evening at One Laptop per Child
Sat, Jul 19, 2008 (social) ->Annual Summer BBQ XIV
Wed, Jul 16, 2008 (tech) ->Don Becker on Beowulf clusters
Sat, Jun 21, 2008 (hands-on) ->Linux InstallFest XXIX
Wed, Jun 18, 2008 (tech) ->Revealing Errors: How We Can Use Errors to Advocate for Software Freedom and Openness
Wed, May 21, 2008 (tech) ->Linux Soup XI, Part 2: High-End Audio on Linux, Continued
Wed, Apr 16, 2008 (tech) ->Overview of FreeBSD
Wed, Mar 19, 2008 (tech) ->Linux Soup XI: High-End Audio on Linux
Sat, Mar 01, 2008 (hands-on) ->Linux InstallFest XXVIII
Wed, Feb 20, 2008 (tech) ->Rooftop WLAN Redux
Wed, Jan 16, 2008 (tech) ->FOSS Enterprise Security Tools

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We also thank MIT for the use of their facilities.

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