Libre Las Vegas: GNU/Linux Free Software Users Group

Whether you’re running GNU/Linux already as your desktop operating system or are interested in doing so, this group is for you.

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Our goal is to create an environment that is welcoming, fun, and educational.

What is FREE Software?

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If you’re interested in learning more about GNU/Linux and the Free Software Movement join use at the next Libre Las Libre Las Vegas: GNU/Linux Free Software Users Group.

A program is free software if the program’s users have the four essential freedoms:

  • The freedom to run the program as you wish, for any purpose (freedom 0).
  • The freedom to study how the program works, and change it so it does your computing as you wish (freedom 1). Access to the source code is a precondition for this.
  • The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help others (freedom 2).
  • The freedom to distribute copies of your modified versions to others (freedom 3). By doing this you can give the whole community a chance to benefit from your changes. Access to the source code is a precondition for this.

A program is free software if it gives users adequately all of these freedoms. Otherwise, it is nonfree. While we can distinguish various nonfree distribution schemes in terms of how far they fall short of being free, we consider them all equally unethical.

The argument for open source (“free” as in speech) software is stronger now than ever before.

GNU/Linux has been wildly successful in the server market.

Desktop GNU/Linux operating systems like Ubuntu provide a rich end-user experience on par or better than commercial rivals in many respects.

…Yet the uptake of using GNU/Linux as an end-user (desktop/laptop) operating system still lags. This Meetup aims to end that by:

Libre Las Vegas: GNU/Linux Free Software Users Group

Whether you’re running GNU/Linux already as your desktop operating system or are interested in doing so, this group is for you. Our goal is to create an environment that is welcoming, fun, and educational.

The Libre Las Vegas: GNU/Linux Free Software Users Group exists to:

  1. Creating a community of GNU/Linux enthusiasts.
  2. Providing a venue where GNU/Linux users of all experience levels can learn and share their knowledge.
  3. Fostering members in GNU/Linux evangelism.

We welcome long time GNU/Linux users and enthusiasts as well as those who don’t know what Linux is and want to possibly get away from Windwos and Apple operating systems.

Join us at our next meeting:

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We hold small informal get togethers at different dates, times and locations. If you would like to be notified about the next meeting location email us at info@librelasvegas.org to get the location of our next meeting.