Turuxi in English
The Turku User Group
In the end of year 2002, a small group of Linux users from Turku begun to meet each other occasionally. In the April of 2003, on the 23. to be exact, VSTKY organised a theme night of Open Source (see the article not yet available in English). In the discussions that went on after this meeting, it was realised that there was a need for a more organised local user group.
Linux-aktivaattori invited local Linux users to a meeting and in this meeting, on 12th of May, it was decided that the group would work as a subproject of Linux-aktivaattori, at least in the beginning. The group grew and activated so rapidly that already in the third meeting, on 26th of June, the project form was found to be too restricted and the group was formed into a working group. As a working group, a leader, Tero Kuusela, was elected to direct the group's activities. In their meeting on 28th of August, the group chose themselves a logo and the name Turuxi.
Currently, there are about 30 people involved.
The goal of this group is to advance the usage of Linux and other free/open source software (FLOSS) in the general area of Turku. We include systems that use open source only partially, like MacOS X.
We organise monthly meetings in Turku and our main event, Avoimien ohjelmien päivä (Open Software Day), once a year.
Inquiries and joining
If you would like to get more information, send an email to our leader at tero.kuusela (at) linux-aktivaattori (dot) fi.
We organise monthly gatherings. The gatherings might have a presentation, but that has not been the case lately and we have mostly sat around the table and discussed of various topics instead.