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This Meetup group was formerly Silicon Valley Linux User Group. However, the organizer, Kevin Dankwardt, (me), moved employment to San Francisco at the beginning of 2019 and now there is more focus on hosting meetups in the City. Because of this folks at the SVLUG requested that I re-name this Meetup group to reflect this change.

However, this Meetup is still committed to holding Meetups in the South Bay as well. The current challenge is the lack of a suitable venue. I ask that members who can host please step up.

The Silicon Valley Linux User Group (SVLUG) is the oldest and one of the largest Linux user groups in the world. It's a group of Linux hobbyists, professionals, and enthusiasts in the vicinity of San Jose, California, which is also internationally known as Silicon Valley. Our members share interests in Linux and free or low-cost implementations of Unix, as well as other open source software. The group was originally formed in 1988, as the PC-Unix Special Interest Group of the Silicon Valley Computer Society. SVLUG celebrated its 10th anniversary at the March 4, 1998 meeting, where Linus Torvalds addressed an audience of 500 people.

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