Tux the Penguin

The unofficial website of the Puerto Rico Linux Users Group

On December 19, 2018 I established the Puerto Rico Linux Users Group (PRLUG), a member-based organization and the island's first ever Linux advocacy group to be incorporated as a local non-profit (#420044) and to receive legal recognition. As a computer science professional with an established career of 20+ years, I see myself in a position to lead such a project.

The mission of PRLUG is threefold: (1) To provide socializing opportunities for those interested in the Linux operating system. (2) To host public talks and meetings that will help to bring awareness of the Linux operating system. (3) To support classroom-led courses and workshops focusing on the Linux operating system and related open-source technologies.

Our plans for 2019 are the following: (1) We will start recruiting new members right after Christmas, from January 2019. (2) We will schedule Saturday workshops that will focus on Linux installation, basic administration, and use as a desktop system; these workshops will be taught by PRLUG members starting February 2019. (3) We will start scheduling periodic meetings, likely around March 2019. (4) We will plan a business meeting (i.e. members assembly) to be held no later than April 2019.

During the last 15 years there have been repeated calls for local free software enthusiasts to organize, with mixed results. Perhaps we as a people were not yet ready, or the technology still needed to be polished. But the time now is ripe. Linux is now a mature operating system that has been widely adopted on every field of industry. Also, a new generation of Puerto Ricans are now willing to embrace open source technologies, which are best exemplified by the Linux operating system.

We held a successful inaugural meeting on January 18, 2019 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, which was attended by five enthusiastic members. Please join me to grow the Puerto Rico Linux Users Group and bringing awareness of open-source technology. Help me launch a movement that will help establish Puerto Rico as a worldwide leader in information technology.

Armando Caussade, GCSc, BS
Founder and President


Contact Information

José Ramos, Founder and Board Officer
(787) 612–5201, http://www.linkedin.com/in/jose-ramos-6788ba55/

Roberto León Sánchez, Founder and Board Officer
(787) 679–5160, http://www.linkedin.com/in/robertoleons/

Armando Caussade, Founder and President
(787) 531–6914, http://pr.linkedin.com/in/armandocaussade/
ac@armandocaussade.org


Newsletters, announcements and press releases

2019–08–31, PRLUG News #8: August 2019 — Official newsletter (Spanish)
2019–08–04, Meeting to be held on August 7, 2019 — Press release (Spanish)

2019–07–31, Linux workshops starting August 31, 2019 — Press release (Spanish)
2019–07–31, PRLUG News #7: July 2019 — Official newsletter (Spanish)
2019–06–30, PRLUG News #6: June 2019 — Official newsletter (Spanish)
2019–06–04, Meeting to be held on June 5, 2019 — E-mail announcement (Spanish)
2019–05–31, PRLUG News #5: May 2019 — Official newsletter (Spanish)

2019–04–30, PRLUG News #4: April 2019 — Official newsletter (Spanish)
2019–03–25, PRLUG News #3: March 2019 — Official newsletter (Spanish)
2019–03–14, Linux workshops by PRLUG members — E-mail announcement (Spanish)
2019–03–14, Linux workshops starting March 30, 2019 — Press release (Spanish)
2019–03–14, Corrected Date: Meeting will be March 15, 2019 — E-mail announcement (Spanish)

2019–03–12, Meeting to be held on Friday — E-mail announcement (Spanish)
2019–03–04, New address for unofficial PRLUG website — E-mail announcement (English)
2019–02–28, PRLUG News #2: February 2019 — Official newsletter (Spanish)
2019–02–20, Workshop: Hacking with Metasploit — E-mail announcement (Spanish)
2019–02–19, Linux workshops by PRLUG members — E-mail announcement (Spanish)

2019–02–19, Linux workshops to start next March 2019 — Press release (Spanish)
2019–01–25, PRLUG News #1: January 2019 — Official newsletter (Spanish)
2019–01–18, Linux users to hold inaugural meeting tonight — Press release (Spanish, English)
2019–01–14, Puerto Rico Linux Users Group officially established — Press release (Spanish, English)
2018–12–19, PRLUG officially established — Inaugural announcement (English)


Essential Links

Video clip: The Mind Behind Linux, TED 2016 interview with Linus Torvalds, creator of the Linux kernel.
Video clip: Free Software, Free Society, TEDx 2014 lecture with Richard M. Stallman, launcher of GNU and the free software movement.

PDF book: Linux Notes for Professionals, a free, concise 64-page command reference book from GoalKicker.
PDF book: The Linux Command Line, a massive reference guide by William Shotts, released under a CC license.
PDF book: The Cathedral and the Bazaar, a classic book of open source computing by Eric S. Raymond. A must-read!
PDF book: Free Software, Free Society (3rd edition), another classic by free software activist Richard M. Stallman.

Web portal: It's Free, Open Source, an award-winning web-portal that focuses on open source in general and Linux in particular.
Web portal: OMG! Ubuntu!, an online news site covering Ubuntu and related activities in the Linux ecosystem.
Website: Linux Users Group How-To, the best how-to guide available on how to launch a Linux advocacy group.
Website: Red Hat Developer Resources, a collection of free guides, but requires registration with Red Hat Developer.

Training course: Beginner to Power User!, a complete Linux course (over 7 hours).
Training course: Complete Red Hat Linux Course: Beginner to RHCSA, which serves as preparation for the RHCSA test (over 13 hours).