Kalamazoo Linux Users Group making our sixth computer donation of 2015 at The White Oaks Retirement Residence in Lawton MI.
Kalamazoo Linux Users Group is a 501(c)(3) non-profit with the mission to promote GNU/Linux and “Open Source” products and to share our knowledge and experiences using new technologies with each other and the public.
Scot Henderson demonstrated the 3D printer that he built at home at our Tuesday night meeting. We also welcomed six new folks to our meeting to learn about the Linux operating system and the Open Source community and we gave two Dell desktop computers (with Linux Puppy installed) away last night so they could become more familiar with Linux.
At the October 27th meeting of the Kalamazoo Linux Users Group we discussed and demonstrated the use of “Wine” – www.winehq.org – to run Windows programs on the Linux operating system.
We also discussed and approved a plan to fund a project to build a totally “Open Source” 3D printer as a group; A bill of materials and estimated cost of the project will be presented to the membership during the November 10th meeting.
Last night Scott Henderson did in impromptu presentation of GNU (a recursive acronym for “GNU’s Not Unix.”) and GPL (General Public License) and the four freedoms of open source software:
The freedom to run the program as you wish, for any purpose.
The freedom to study how the program works, and adapt it to your needs. Access to the source code is a precondition for this.
The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor.
The freedom to improve the program, and release your improvements to the public, so that the whole community benefits.
Excellent turnout for the May 19th meeting with a large monetary contribution by one member. very lively discussion on to many topics to recall with some support provided as needed. Displayed KLUG’s Raspberry Pi Pirate Box, a Peppermint and Mint 17.1 distro on two boxes that were donated last week by a member.
We also announced that the CompTIA Security study group would begin on Tuesday, June 2nd and continue every Tuesday before the regular KLUG meeting; 5:30 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.