OSU Linux Users Group

Oregon State University

Online Community

Online asynchronous online community that anyone can join. Available on Matrix, IRC, and Discord.

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Mailing List

Weekly emails containing official LUG announcements and member-led discussions.

Weekly Meetings

Nearly-weekly member-driven showcase of cool tech and personal projects. Members are invited to present or simply watch!

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What is the Linux Users Group (LUG)?

LUG is an organization which celebrates and supports the use of Linux and Free & Open Source Software (FOSS).

Who can join LUG?

Anyone can join LUG! Most of our members are OSU students, however anyone, even those not affiliated with Oregon State University, may participate!

How do I participate?

Check out our in-depth Getting Started guide, which goes in to how to get started with participating in LUG.

Mailing List

Sign up for weekly emails and discussions via email. All major LUG announcements are sent through this mailing list, so we recommend even those interested to join.

Mailing List Signup

Online Community

Matrix: LUG runs a Matrix Organization, that anyone can join. We have a homeserver for confirmed LUG members available, but feel free to join from any homeserver.

IRC: LUG has a server on freenode, which is bridged to our Matrix server. If you prefer to communicate over IRC, please join #osu-lug on irc.freenode.net.

Discord & Other Options - If you prefer to not use either of the above options for communication, we understand that committing to using new software is not always desirable. While Discord is not Open Source software, there is value in being accessible and having a platform to talk with people who are not prepared for the jump into Open Source yet. Thanks to the Matrix Discord bridge, chat can be synced.

Weekly Meetings - Tuesdays @ 6pm

Normally, we meet every Tuesday in-person at 6pm in the Kelley Engineering Center on the Oregon State University campus. However, at this current time meetings are only being held virtually.

Our online meetings are hosted on Jitsi. You can join via a web browser, from Matrix, or a mobile client.

We will announce on the mailing list what the topic of the upcoming week’s meeting is about, and you can decide whether or not to participate.

If you are working on a project that you wanting to share during a meeting, please reach out to us. Whether that be your journey on installing Gentoo on an Android, your home lab, setting up a multi-gpu system, or any other fun thing you have been working on.

(This page is a work in progress!)