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.

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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


2022 / 2021 / 2020 / 2019 / 2018 / 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 2022

Wed, Oct 19, 2022 (tech) The NX Packaging System
Wed, Sep 21, 2022 (tech)Crypto News Review (Post-Quantum Cryptography and Quantum Cryptanalysis), Historical Vignette (Bletchley Park)
Sat, Aug 20, 2022 (social) Annual Summer BBQ XXVII
Wed, Aug 17, 2022 (tech)ZFS and the Infinite Incremental Backup
Wed, Jul 20, 2022 (tech)Lightning Tool Talks: Ventoy, BookReader, etc.
Wed, Jun 15, 2022 (tech)Private Google Docs at Home using SeaFile and LibreOffice Online
Wed, May 18, 2022 (tech)Round-Table Discussion on App Package Systems
Wed, Apr 20, 2022 (tech)Free Software Game Restoration
Wed, Mar 16, 2022 (tech)Fotoxx 2022 Update
Wed, Feb 16, 2022 (tech)Cross-platform Flutter
Wed, Jan 19, 2022 (tech)SCALE 2022 Preview

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