Club description

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1) Please give a brief, but detailed summary of your organization. Be sure to include any history of the group, a mission statement and a brief account of the student population that the organization represent.

The Linux Users Group (LUG) facilitates learning and advancement of computer science and free software by promoting the use of the open source GNU/Linux operating system and providing a support network for Linux users. There is no barrier to becoming a member; consequently, the LUG consists of students, non-students, inexperienced, and experienced alike. The LUG has been a group at UCLA for over 17 years, during which time it has helped expose free software to as many people as possible.

2) Please explain the benefit students may derive from your organization. Include how your group stimulates discussion, benefits education, or provides enrichment of any kind.

3) Please describe the goals of your organization.