|This group is for people who want to hear
about, get support for, or just discuss, computing with 'libre'
software. Libre software is software which is usually gratis, yet is
legally licensed in a specific and open way to enable and encourage a
community friendly sharing culture.
It is worth noting
that most ordinary 'free' software is encumbered with restrictions,
including the restriction through secrecy of its contents. For years,
the UK Governments have been keen to encourage use of 'Libre' software.
in the early 1990's 'Libre' Software, not only survived, but has
prospered against intense monopolistic opposition to come to dominate
many areas of computing. It is noted that the structure of the internet
runs on it.
The Group focuses on non Windows, non Apple, Libre based systems, in particular, 'Ubuntu' which is a popular choice.
The Group is happy to welcome those with a passing interest or curiosity, also existing users.
The Group normally meets at a member's house at 2.00pm on the second Wednesday of each month.
The group is currently
dormant, and as yet there is no plan to re-activate the group
face-to-face or virtually. This will be reviewed later in 2021.
For more information please email:-