Synopsis: For 8 months in 2007, I was part of a multi-national team working towards winning a multi-million dollar contract to modernize the core application of a very large logistics management company. According to our client, at time of evaluation, our Linux on IBM Mainframe solution was most innovative and bold. While we were able to demonstrate meeting and exceeding all functional and non-functional requirements in a live environment, we lost... This is my side of the story...
PLUG is the only Perth Linux Users group in Perth WA. We are a not-for-profit association for professionals, students, hobbyists, hackers interested in Linux and Free & Open Source software and Free Open Source Technology.
Whilst most of our membership is from Perth, we welcome members from all over Western Australia and currently have members from Broome, Collie, Katanning and Kalgoorlie. We meet more than once a month in Perth and also organise a number of social events throughout the year. PLUG streams its monthly meetings live on-line, and encourages regional members to get together to watch the stream and participate online via IRC in real time.
PLUG aims to promote Linux and support the users of Linux, Free Open Source software and technologies in Perth Western Australia.
Advocate the use of Linux & Free software
Free and Open Technologies
Learn new skills from knowledgeable industry experts
Make it easier for local users to get assistance
Encourage our members to share their experience and expert knowledge
Make contacts within the industry
Make new friends and get social.
Advocate & Recommend Free Open Source Technologies
Advocate & Recommend Open Web & Internet Technologies
Open Free Community spirit and collaboration
Most of our members and involved in attending and helping at Linux.conf.au
We also provide a number of resources for members and others interested in Linux and Free Open Source software and Free Open Technologies in Perth WA.