Sorry for the delay replying :-)
On Fri, 26 May 2006 21:59:29 -0700, Lindsay Holmwood writes:
Although i'm familiar with the past few years of SLUG history, would
some of the old timers care to help me out with the following email?
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From: Steve Demeo <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Date: May 27, 2006 4:29 AM
Subject: Club history
I have heard it rumored that one of the first Linux User Groups in
the world was founded in Australia.
I understand that the Sydney Linux User Group (SLUG) was established
in 1993 only 2 years after Linus Torvalds originally created the
Would you have any information with regard to whether SLUG was the
If not the first where in the rankings would you guess it would be
If not would you have an indication of which global LUG's may have
established earlier that SLUG?
The inaugural SLUG meeting (which I attended) was held on Friday
30th July 1993
at Softway in Chippendale. Here's a copy of the announcement email:
In <chrisf.742192772@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> chrisf@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
(Christopher Fraser) writes:
SLUG (Sydney Linux Users Group) inaugural meeting is to be held on
Friday 30th July at the premises of:
Softway Pty Ltd
79 Myrtle St
The meeting will commence at around 6:15pm, but please try and
6:00pm. It should be a fairly informal meeting. We're planning on
having a few
short presentations on recent news/developments, R3000 board
If you'd you have any other suggestions or would like to volunteer to
present something, then we'd love to hear from you.
If you have any questions regarding SLUG or the meeting, please
myself or Robert Thomas:
Robert Thomas (rthomas@xxxxxxxxxxx)
Christopher Fraser (chrisf@xxxxxxxx)
I'm just coordinating the meeting, Robert is the one who oragnised
SLUG. I will
be away until the 19th, so urgent correspondence should be directed
Robert. If you intend attending, then please send me a brief email
so I can get an idea of numbers.
How to get to Softway
* If you're walking from Central Railway, head down Broadway and
turn left at Abercrombie St (it's about a 10 minute walk).
* If you're catching a Broadway/Parramatta Road bus, alight
CUB brewery and walk up Abercrombie St.
* If you're driving, approach either by Cleveland St, or take the
first left after Abercrombie St from Broadway.
The following map may (or may not) help:
UTS | | (to regent st)
_____ | | |
| | CUB | | Cleveland St ---
| | Brewery | |
_____| |____ ... _______| |
Wattle Abercrombie St. (one way <-- )
___ ____ ... _______ _______________
\ | | | Pub | |
\ | | | | |
| | | |_________ | |
| | | | | | <-- Dangar Pl
| <---- Broadway | | Softway | | |
| | | |_________| | | (to
| | | | | |
| | | <---- Myrtle St | |
| | | |_______________| |___
| | | _______________ ___
| |____ ... ______/ / Wiley St | |
| ____ ... _________/ NOT TO SCALE
Christopher Fraser ``Remember what happened last time?''
Love that ASCII art. This is what people did in the days before
Google Maps :-)
SLUG was not the first. The Boise Linux User Group beat us by 3
and they don't say they were the first, just the oldest one in Idaho.
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