Welcome to LXNY

LXNY is an organization in support of the Free Software Movement, and we welcome all supporters of free software, whether or not you run, or even like, the Linux kernel, or anything from Project GNU, or indeed any particular individual piece of free software at all.

LXNY is an educational organization, a charitable trust, a human nexus, and an eating and drinking club. Most LXNY get togethers take place in New York City. Our chief objective is the spread of superior methods of operation of computers. Often the second step in the rehabilitation of a home or office small machine, or net of machines, is the installation of a free operating system. The first step is almost always the realization that there is a better way. LXNY is of help at both the first and the second steps.

LXNY was founded by Robert F. Young in April of 1994. Bob was the head of LXNY until he resigned in October of 1996 to devote himself fulltime to his duties as President of Red Hat (Software), Inc.

At formal visitors' meetings Richard Stallman, Boas Betzler, Mark Bolzern, Steve Bourne, Robert Dewar, Marc Ewing, Simson Garfinkel, Michael K. Johnson, Russ McManus, Bruce Perens, Jacob T. Schwartz, Vagn Scott, Bryan Sparks, Tony Stanco, David Sugar, Erik Troan, Philip Wadler, Marc Waldman, Matt Welsh, and Bob Young have all addressed LXNY. These meetings have been held in comfortable pizza and gyro shops and also in large hotels and conference halls.

LXNY is engaged in several projects. Some of these projects have specific deadlines and some are open ended. We need naifs, beginners, journeymen, and wizards. We need students and teachers. And we need as many as we can get.

Welcome to LXNY!

Michael E. Smith <mesmith@panix.com>
Jay Sulzberger <secretary@lxny.org>
Propaganda Committee LXNY
LXNY is New York's Free Software Organization.
LXNY is New York's Free Computing Organization.

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