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.

Free (Software) for the Holidays

Date and Time

Wednesday, December 05, 2012 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm


MIT Building E-51, Room 151


BLU Desktop SIG


As the holidays approach, let's celebrate free & open source software, and the community it fosters. This is going to be a casual meeting, followed by an optional group dinner at a local pub. But don't let “casual” fool you into thinking, it won't be valuable.

Come to the meeting with the name of a favorite free (as in freedom) software application that you'd like to share with the group. Learn which other free (as in freedom) software programs you're fellow hackers find useful.

There's a lot of good FOSS (free and open source software) available, but even with Google, Ubuntu's Software Center, and websites like the Free Software Directory (, [] there are some really great programs that fly under the radar. Human, face-to-face communication is still often the best way to share and learn.

In the spirit of giving, I'll also present 3 ways we can give back to the free software community and support the work that's going into the free software we benefit from and love.

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