Historical description: GNU and Linux are two of the most prominent examples of free software development. In the spirit of community-built software, twice a month we get the local community together to discuss topics of free, libre and open source software, the GNU/Linux operating system, ways to engage in the free software movement, and projects we are involved in. The NYC GNU/Linux meetup is a diverse group. The regulars are both from the free software community, and curious uninitiated. The meetup is a great way to get to know other GNU/Linux users, and professionals, and a nice way to bring local to a largely internet connected community.