Welcome to our Website

The Guyana Linux Users Group is a network of individuals who are interested in the use of Linux and other Free and Open Source Software.

The first informal meeting was held at the SDNP office on May 24th 2000.
We are working on increasing membership as Linux is not well known in Guyana.
If you are interested in joining the mailing list or in having access to this site, send a mail to
gluginfo *at* sdnp.org.gy
Please add your full name, and the details of your interest in GLUG.

Hardware Freedom Day 2013

Hardware Freedom Day 2013 was commemorated with a series of discussions and presentations on 20 April, 2013 at Moray House Trust, Georgetown, Guyana

The first presenter, Vidyaratha Kissoon discussed the ideas of Open Design, Open Hardware and Hardware Freedom.

UGBC hosts Software Freedom Day

From Kaieteur News 3 October, 2011
The Guyana Linux Users Group (GLUG) in collaboration with the University of Guyana Berbice Campus (UGBC) held a Software Freedom Day (SFD) event to celebrate Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) on Wednesday September 21, 2011. The event is an annual one which is usually held around the world in the month of September. Free and Open Source Software is software that is non-proprietary and which allows users to redistribute and develop for personal or company use.

Report from Software Freedom Day 2011 - Berbice

Date & Time: 
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 13:00 - 16:00
Location: 
Computer Centre, University of Guyana Berbice Campus, Tain

Report written by Vidyaratha Kissoon
The first group of people to arrive were students from the Government Technical Institute - Georgetown. The students and their teacher Ms Lydia Fraser took the 'walk' up to Berbice to join in the 2011 Software Freedom Day . The numbers grew with other students from UGBC and from the New Amsterdam Technical Institute until we had about seventy persons.

Thanks are extended to Kemuel Gaffar and Carlos Merai for making all the arrangements for this event at the Tain campus.

Software Freedom Day - Georgetown

Date & Time: 
Saturday, September 17, 2011 - 13:00 - 16:30
Location: 
Computer Science Lab, Faculty of Natural Sciences,
University of Guyana Turkeyne Campus


Report by Vidyaratha Kissoon
The first activity for the 2011 Software Freedom Day was held at at the UG Turkeyne Campus. Thanks to Devika Samad and to Eldon Marks for making the space available at the Computer Science Lab in the Faculty of Natural Sciences.

GLUG Session: Free and Open source Utilities for Mobile Applications

Date & Time: 
Saturday, June 11, 2011 - 15:00 - 18:00
Location: 
UG Computer Science Lab, Natural Science Building top floor

Purpose:
To explore the world of software development using free and open source tools to create rich
applications with real world usability and reliability. The presentation will also cover some basic
software development techniques and skills, ensuring the success of any project one may
tackle.
Software Highlighted:
The Greenfoot IDE (Java)
The Mono Project (C#)
Ansca Mobile’s Corona (Lua)

Outcome::
Participants will walk away with a better understanding of what is available in the world of

University of Guyana and KOHA

In collaboration with Library (Turkeyen and Tain), Dept. of Software Services has produced another ICT application for the University of Guyana which is first of it's kind in the country. University of Guyana is the first one to implement this world's leading Open Source Library Software(Koha) in the Caribbean. It's free. We did the research and home work to identify a open source (free) solution for University needs. We used our technical expertise to customize it for UG Library's needs. UWI has purchased a commercial Library software to automate it's libraries.

GLUG Session : Software Development with Free & Open Source Utilities

Date & Time: 
Saturday, May 21, 2011 - 15:30 - 17:30
Location: 
Global Technology, Camp Street, Georgetown

This session would be led by Chad Arthur

Purpose:
To explore the world of software development using free and open source tools to create rich
applications with real world usability and reliability. The presentation will also cover some basic
software development techniques and skills, ensuring the success of any project one may
tackle.
Software Highlighted:
The Greenfoot IDE (Java)
The Mono Project (C#)
Ansca Mobile’s Corona (Lua)
*Copies of all the above software will be available*

Outcome::

Drupal Discussion : Views Part 2

Date & Time: 
Saturday, April 16, 2011 - 16:00 - 18:00
Location: 
Global Technology, Camp Street

Sean will continue the discussions on Drupal and how to use Views.

Feedback on Drupal Sessions CCK and Theming - 19th and 26th March

The Drupal Training sessions continued on 19th March - Sean Rajkumar did the session on CCK and Views. He showed how to install CCK and Views and the explained how to create a content type using the profile template. He then did a demonstration of Views - but time only permitted a beginning since there is so much which could be done. The continuation of this discussion will be on 16th April. 2011

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