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The Linux Users' Group of Davis is a 501(c)(7) non-profit computer club serving the Sacramento region, consisting of hundreds of people who share an interested in the Linux® operating system, Free & Open Source software and other related topics — both technical and non-technical.

Our goals are to advocate the use of Linux and Open Source, to educate the community on these software alternatives, and to support and provide a social network for local Linux users.

LUGOD holds regular meetings twice a month. On the first Tuesday of each month, we hold a social gathering at a local restaurant or café, and on the third Monday of each month we meet at the Davis Public Library to listen to informative presentations by guest speakers. (Day, time and location subject to change!)

We also hold other events and workshops and maintain a number of active mailing lists (some with over 200 subscribers), an IRC channel for live chatting, and communities on social networks (Facebook and LinkedIn).

Our meetings, events and membership, are free and open to the general public. Join us!

Next LUGOD Meeting

Monday, October 17, 2016 @ 7:00pm

* Surveillance: self-defense and how you can push back
Presented by
Shahid Buttar, Director of Grassroots Advocacy; Amul Kalia, Intake Coordinator; and Camille Ochoa, Operations Assistant
Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)

Law-abiding Americans are increasingly subject to routine surveillance, not only by federal intelligence agencies -- which will confront a critical legislative deadline in 2017 -- but also by local law enforcement agencies like police departments, and sheriff's offices, as well as private sector sources such as social media networks, employers, and ISPs. Learn how to use a few simple-yet-powerful tools to defend your privacy from electronic monitoring, while also exploring how policy reform opportunities present a chance for your community to increase transparency and introduce long overdue checks & balances.

About the Electronic Frontier Foundation:
EFF is the leading nonprofit organization defending civil liberties in the digital world. Founded in 1990, it champions user privacy, free expression, and innovation through impact litigation, policy analysis, grassroots activism, and technology development. They work to ensure that rights and freedoms are enhanced and protected as our use of technology grows.

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Recent LUGOD News
  EFF speaking at UC Davis, too
Posted Sat. October 8, 8:30pm
Shahid Buttar and others from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) will be speaking at UC Davis at noon on Oct. 17th, the same day they'll be visiting LUGOD (later in the evening). At the UCD School of Law, Room 1303, topic: "How Law Students Can Restore Constitutional Limits on Government Surveillance." Open to all. Learn more.
Inkscape slides available
Posted Thu. September 22, 10:40pm
Slides from June's talk on "Inkscape for Art and Science" are now available. Enjoy!
Chico LUG?
Posted Wed. September 21, 12:10pm
Over on Facebook, we were asked about how to from a LUG, by someone up in the Chico/Oroville area, who'd like to start one. (There used to be CSLUG at Chico State, but they seemed to disappear back in 2008.) If you have any tips on running a club, or know any Linux fans up that way, post a comment to that thread! (We've already explained how LUGOD works, and linked to Rick Moen's excellent Recipe for a Successful Linux User Group.)
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Upcoming LUGOD Events
  lugod-Tue Nov 1 [geek:0] Tue Nov 1 - LUGOD social gathering.

lugod-Mon Nov 21 [geek:-] Mon Nov 21 - LUGOD meeting. Topic TBA

lugod-Tue Dec 6 [geek:0] Tue Dec 6 - LUGOD social gathering.

lugod-Mon Dec 19 [geek:-] Mon Dec 19 - LUGOD meeting. Topic TBA

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