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All Linux lovers, and supporters of open source code and free software, in the Kanto area (or anywhere else) are invited to attend the next Tokyo Linux Users Group meeting. Membership is open to anyone. There are currently no membership dues or entrance fees.

TLUG meetings are traditionally small and unstructured (VERY CASUAL). Most of the benefit of the meeting comes from chatting with other Linux users and having informal discussions.

As a general rule, the Technical Meetings are held on the 2nd Saturday of odd-numbered months and the Nomikai Meetings are usually held on the 2nd Friday of even-numbered months. There are, of course, exceptions to this rule, so it is best to keep an eye on the mailing list, or check back here for date/venue changes as the date approaches.

Technical Meeting


May 26, 2012 (Saturday)


14:00-16:30 (doors open 13:30)


IIJ - Internet Initiative Japan
Jinbo-cho Mitsui Bldg.
1-105 Kanda Jinbo-cho
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0051



Joint PWG/Open Printing Meeting Report (by Naruhiko Ogasawara)

Ogasawara-san attended the PWG (Printing Working Group) and Open Printing Joint Meeting that took place last month in California. In this presentation, he will give us an overview of some of the topics discussed there, including:

  • Printing from *nix
  • CUPS and related modules updates
  • Colour matching
  • Internet Printing Protocol
  • Multi-Functional Devices (MFD), Cloud, and Security

among many others.

The Raspberry Pi In Context (by Karamoon)

The Raspberry Pi is a credit card-sized PC running Linux and costing just 35 USD. It is estimated that pre-orders currently number 700,000-2,000,000 units. This talk will explore the Raspberry Pi Foundation's intended goal of encouraging children to program. An overview of the 1981 BBC Micro, which inspired Raspberry Pi, will be given.

PyCon Report / Mentoring for the Google Summer Of Code (by Stephen Turnbull)

Steve went to PyCon in March and interviewed several notables for some of his research in Economics. At the event, he has also volunteered as a Mailman mentor for the Google Summer of Code. This will be a short presentation where he will present on both topics, with some emphasis on mentoring for the Google Summer Of Code.

Other items on the agenda
  1. Introduction of new members
  2. News about Linux/Open Source, general announcements, Q&A
  3. Auction (bring any gear that would would like to donate to TLUG)

Contact Info

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