The Gauteng Linux User Group (GLUG) will this week host Sun Microsystem’s open source migration specialist Michael Bohn who will be talking about the risks, benefits and opportunities in migrating to open source software.
At 11:18am on 7 May 1997 the first ever message was posted the the newly-formed Gauteng Linux Users Group (GLUG) by Jason Van Aardt. Today, GLUG celebrates its 12th birthday. Browsing through the archives of the first couple of days of GLUG’s life turns up a number of well-known names that have played a role in the growth of open source software in South Africa including Oskar Pearson, Evan Summers, Anton de Wet, Nols de Wet, Gary Colman, Ryan Armstrong and others.
More than 12 years after it first started, one of South Africa’s largest Linux user groups is regrouping to broaden and increase its advocacy activities. The Gauteng Linux Users Group (Glug) earlier this month elected a new committee and is already planning series of events over the coming months to promote both Glug and Linux and free software.