Columbia-Area Linux Users Group

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The Columbia-Area Linux Users Group (CALUG) is a friendly informal group of Columbia-area residents who share an interest in Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) in general, and Linux in particular. The CALUG meets at 7:00PM on the second Wednesday of each month. Like the software that interests us, our meetings are free - and open to everyone.

OmniTI is extending the courtesy of hosting the CALUG meetings at its Fulton Maryland office, conveniently located at:

11830 West Market Place, Suite F
Fulton, MD 20759

Meeting attendees should park in front of the OmniTI building and walk to the back of the building where they can enter thru an entrance labeled 'G' which opens into the meeting room (regular attendees will notice entrance-G is now surrounded by large planters encircling patio tables). You will know you are at the right place if you see otherwise non-threatening muppets engaging in Reservoir Dogs-type activity. OmniTI is located in the office park north-east of the Firestone building, which in turn sits north-east of the Harris Teeter building.

All interested in FOSS are welcome to join the CALUG at our December 9th meeting for a fun and informal exchange of technical knowledge. Unlike most CALUG meetings kindly hosted by OmniTI, the December CALUG meeting will be hosted by Unallocated Space at their facility, where The Open Organization of Lockpickers (TOOOL) will provide an eye-opening "Lockpicking Training & Practice Course". Don't miss this fun hands-on (materials provided) one-evening course.

Please contact Chuck Frain if you have a FOSS technology to present to a friendly group in a relaxed environment. The presentation schedule is open and flexible:

If you are interested in giving a talk or have a topic you would like to discuss, please let me know. We can accommodate our traditional one topic meeting or if a few people have shorter presentations or topics, we can do it that way as well. This is a great forum for novice speakers to practice their skills!

Please thank Oracle Principal Technical Staff Member Tim Spangler for his interesting Open Source Apache From a 10,000 Foot View presentation at the November CALUG meeting.


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