The Linux User Group of Mauritius is one of the few Linux User Groups in the Republic of Mauritius, quite possibly the only active one. We are registered with the Registrar of Associations under the name "Linux User Group Meta" since 2009.
We all share a common interest, Linux, GNU and Free Software. The LUGM is open to all those in Mauritius who are curious about Linux, users of Linux (new or seasoned) and lovers of free software/open source in general.
Broadly, our mission is to :
- Educate anyone wanting to become familiar with Linux
- Support individuals or businesses having Linux-related problems
- Organise regular meetings between all LUGM members and share views, opinions, experiences and have a good time.
What is Linux
Linux is a free UNIX-like operating system kernel originally created by Linus TORVALDS with the assistance of developers around the world. Developed under the GNU General Public License (GPL), the Linux source code is freely available to anyone who wants to view, edit and further enhance the software.
Friends of the LUGM
Over the years, several people, companies and organisations have helped us in our mission and some are still helping us today. Kudos to them and to those we've unintentionally skipped mentioning here.
Ile-Maurice.com and Stephane Lee for bearing the fees for our domain names over the years and hosting our website and mailing list.
The National Computer Board for inviting us to speak on Open Source, for believing in Open Source and helping us promote computing freedoms.
O'Reilly Associates for donating us several tech books in our staring years, helping us build our library.
Mediaspin.mu /TuxLab for hosting our site.
The Computer Club of the University of Mauritius for their collaboration in promoting Linux and Free/Open Software.
Mauritians Using Linux Group, founded by Aadil Noorkhan, merged with the LUGM.