FOSS Talk Live 2016, 6th August Kings Cross

Much like London busses, a second London Linux event has also come along.

FOSS Talk Live 2016 is a free evening of Linux podcasts on Saturday 6th August at The Harrison near Kings Cross. The main event is ticketed, taking place in the basement of the pub and I expect there will be a large public social gathering upstairs in the main bar area.

All of the tickets for the main event have been reserved but I expect that in the time between the four live shows, people will congregate upstairs and that not everyone will go down to watch every show.

So if you are in London on the evening of the 6th August, come along. This isn’t an official GLLUG meet up but there will almost definitely be like minded people there and it should be good fun.

Full details at

Meetup Wed 27th July 2016 at The Blacksmith and Toffeemaker pub (near Angel station) from 6pm

Not to make this look like a 6 monthly meetup, but that’s what it’s going to be.

We’ll be meeting on Wednesday the 27th of July 2016 from 6pm at The Blacksmith and Toffeemaker pub, a 5 minute walk from Angel tube station, or just behind City University.

It’s a new venue for us, not sure what to expect. Wear a geeky shirt or t-shirt so we can identify each other, don’t forget to bring a friend.

Look forward to seeing you there.

The Blacksmith and Toffeemaker

Meetup Thu 28th Jan at the Mulberry Bush pub (near Waterloo station) 6pm

A new year, a new site and a new meetup!

We will be meeting up on the Thursday before FOSDEM – 28th January from 6pm at the Mulbery Bush Pub which is near Waterloo station.

It’s a great chance for anyone who is into Linux and Open Source to have a few drinks and a chat with some like-minded people in a nice informal atmosphere. Anyone and everyone is welcome, so spread the word and bring people along! The pub has the usual selection of drinks and also has a pretty decent menu.


Directions to the Mulberry Bush

Mulberry Bush
89 Upper Ground, Southbank, London, SE1 9PP

Leave Waterloo via the original main entrance in order to head towards the South Bank.  The main entrance is found by turning left after coming through any of the ticket barriers, and is at the far end of the concourse beyond platform 18, on the right next to the lost luggage.  Head through the glass doors and down the stone steps, if you find yourself on a bridge you’ve gone the wrong way, come back and look on your left for the glass doors.

Once down the steps head to your left, cross some zebra crossings and generally follow what is likely to be the main crowd towards the traffic lights to cross York Road.  The aim is to stroll along Sutton Walk, the pedestrian walkway under the blue lattice bridge, towards the South Bank.  Once under the bridge continue straight towards the Royal Festival Hall and you will shortly reach a T-junction with Belvedere road before you actually get to the hall.

Turn right and walk along that road – this is the home straight, except it’s the longest section of the trip!  I’m afraid this part isn’t much to look at, you’ll pass the National Theatre, IBM and ITV and just when you think you’ve gone wrong, the Mulberry Bush will appear on your right hand side.

The route looks like this

The pub looks like this

To find the area that we have reserved, walk to the end of the bar and look to your right. It’s a slightly elevated area called “the stage”.


Hopefully see you there!

Meet Up Saturday 7th of June 2014 from 12 at South London Makerspace

I know, I know. First meet up in a long time, but I've been working on the South London Makerspace which is now a real thing so lets meet there!<br />
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The South London Makerspace is a hackerspace like community in South London with a focus on social and education.<br />
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The plan is to meet, chat, educate. There will be informal talks, <strong>volunteers for talks needed</strong>. I plan to give an introduction about the Makerspace.<br />
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If you want a drink please bring your own along, or some to share, there is also a Costcutter next door and a Sainsburys near-by. Chairs are limited so please prioritise people who need them or bring your own.<br />
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Looking forward to seeing you all there.<br />
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The details:<br />
From 12 until 4pm – 7th June 2014<br />
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South London Makerspace<br />
27 Norwood Road<br />
Herne Hill<br />
London SE24 9AA<br />
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Nearest tube: Brixton (Victoria) then bus (3 or 196) which drops you off right outside (the bus stop after Herne Hill station)<br />
Nearest train: Herne Hill, City Thames Link line

Pre-FOSDEM Drinks Thursday 31st January 2013 from 6:30pm @ Ye Olde Cock Tavern

Pre-FOSDEM drinks because I'm hoping to get people involved who may be visiting in London that night because they will be heading off to FOSDEM the next day.<br />
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But even if you're not heading to FOSDEM you should still come because not only will you be meeting a great bunch of people you'll also be able to claim some O'Reilly merch from me including some books.<br />
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We'll be upstairs at the top of the pub, the stairs on your right immediately as you walk in. You'll know it's the right place because I'll have a Tux sitting around in the room.<br />
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Really looking forward to seeing you all there.<br />
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The details:<br />
From 6.30pm 'til Late – 31st January 2013<br />
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<a href="">Ye Olde Cock Tavern</a>,<br />
22 Fleet Street,<br />
Holborn,<br />
EC4Y 1AA<br />
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Nearest tube: Temple (Circle/District Line)<br />
Nearest train: City Thames Link

Saturday 8th December 2012, 12:30pm – Greater London LUG Meetup @ Firefox Space London

The Greater London Linux User Group meet up are extremely happy to announce the next Meet up. This time it will be at the Mozilla Space in London on Saturday the 8th of December from 12.30pm. It is open and free for anyone to attend, especially to those interested in Linux, Android, Free software, open hardware and anything related to free software and it's culture.<br />
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There will be talks from members of the community as well as the option for anyone to show off something cool too.<br />
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Luke Leighton talking about the Rhombus-Tech Project. <br />
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Andrew Lack talking about his TinyBasic project.<br />
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Robin and Gabrielle talking about Cinepaint.<br />
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Details:<br />
<a href=",-0.126981&hl=en&ll=51.510395,-0.126978&spn=0.001441,0.003484&num=1&t=m&z=19">Mozilla Space London, 101 St. Martins Lane, WC2N 4AZ</a>

Thursday 20th September – Greater London LUG Drink Up

The Greater London Linux User Group are pleased to announce the next Drink Up on Thursday 20th September from 6pm at The William Blake pub on Old Street.<br />
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We have an are booked at the back of The William Blake pub for Thursday 20th of September from 6pm. The Drink Up is an opportunity to meet new and different people after work while having a few drinks and some food. It's pretty close to Old Street station, does some good food and we have access to a projector and speaker system so if you would like to show something too you can. Anyone is welcome to come along, especially if they're interested in finding out more about programming, open hardware, Linux, Ubuntu, Red Hat, Free-software and it's culture.<br />
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You'll know you're in the right place because there will be a plushy Tux toy near-by.<br />
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<a href="">The William Blake</a><br />
Directions: <a href="">Google</a> <a href="">Open Street Map</a><br />
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174-180 Old Street<br />
City of London,<br />
London,<br />
EC1V 9BP<br />
020 7336 8310<br />
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For more help and information please e-mail the mailing list.

Saturday 11th August 2012 @ 12pm Greater London LUG Meet up

The Greater London Linux User Group are excited to announce the first meeting of the group for over two years. We would like to warmly invite anyone who is keen to discover something new about Linux, Android, Free and Open Source Software, Open Hardware and Free Culture to attend and meet new people with the same interests. <br />
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There will be talks from members of the community as well as the option for anyone to show off something cool too. Followed by drinks in a local public house called The Fox from around 4pm.<br />
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Details:<br />
<a href="">Google Campus London, 4-5 Bonhill Street, London, EC2A 4BX</a><br />
<a href=",+Paul+Street,+Shoreditch,+London+EC2A+4LB">The Fox, Paul Street, EC2A 4LB</a>

Wednesday 6th June 2012 – Social Meeting

After the somewhat successful relaunch of the Lincolnshire LUG and the <br />
huge turn out at the GitHub London drink up a few weeks ago it really <br />
is time to get the largest Linux user base in the UK back together. <br />
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We're starting out informally, just to gauge interest and to discuss <br />
plans, locations, dates etc. over a few drinks. We want as many people <br />
to come along as possible. Whether you're a GLLUG regular, or simply <br />
have an interest in finding out more about Linux or Free software. <br />
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We have booked out a section of The Skinners Arms (5 minutes walk from <br />
Kings Cross Station) for the 6th of June from 6pm. You can find us at <br />
the back and we'll be bringing along a little fluffy Tux so you'll know <br />
you're in the right place. <br />
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The Skinners Arms has a great selection of beers and a pretty standard menu. <br />
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We've booked for 30 people so we're hoping to freak out the Landlord <br />
and get many more than that. If you're having difficulties finding the <br />
place or what more information you can e-mail <a href="">Matthew Copperwaite</a>.<br />
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Really hope to see you there. <br />
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The Skinners Arms<br />
114 Judd Street<br />
London<br />
WC1H 9NT <br />
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25th August 2011 – Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Linux

On 25th August 1991 Linus Torvalds announced that he had been working on a new PC (80386) operating system. <br />
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Now, 20 years later we all know and (mostly) love Linux, the fruit of his labours.<br />
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To celebrate this GLLUG (and others) will meet on 25th August at Mabel's Tavern, 9 Mabledon Place, WC1H 9AZ from 5pm onwards.<br />
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Mabel's Tavern is a "Shepherd Neame" pub so we can expect to drink real beer. They serve food too.<br />
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You can see details of the pub at <a href="" title=""></a><br />
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<strong>N.B. The mailing lists are working again!</strong><br />