The Puerto Rico Linux Users Group Inc., a newly established nonprofit tasked with advocating the Linux open-source operating system, will hold its inaugural meeting Jan. 18 at Galería Paseos shopping mall.
This is a free event, open to
all interested, organizers said.
“In the past there have been calls for local free software enthusiasts to
organize, but perhaps the technology still needed to be polished,” said Armando
Caussade, founder and president of the group known as PRLUG.
“But the time now is ripe and
today Linux can be found everywhere, from supercomputers to mobile
phones,” said Caussade, a computer science professional with an
established career of more than 20 years.
PRLUG’s mission is threefold:
(1) To provide socializing opportunities for those interested in the Linux
operating system; (2) to host public talks and meetings that will help to bring
awareness of the Linux operating system; (3) to support classroom-led courses
and workshops focusing on the Linux operating system and related open-source
“We invite all those interested to join PRLUG as this will raise awareness
of open-source technology in Puerto Rico. In turn, this will foster
economic growth by creating an ecosystem that enables local startups in
information technology,” said Caussade.
For further information on the
inaugural meeting, or details about PRLUG, contact Caussade either by phone
(787–531–6914) or e-mail.