History of Linux Pakistan ?

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History of Linux Pakistan ?

Postby nintyearsold » Thu Apr 03, 2003 4:17 pm


I am very impressed by the professional attitute of the webmaster. As I am new in Linux and in LinuxPakistan.net, I wish to know:

> How this group is formed?
> Its purpose? and acheivements?
> Its motivation and future goals?

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Postby mrkkhattak » Mon Apr 07, 2003 12:12 pm


PLUC (Pakistan Linux Users' Community) or LinuxPakistan.net was formed in 1999 at SSUET (SirSyed University of Engineering & Technology) by a group of students, Abul Basit Khatri was the founder.

Its main purpose was to promote Linux & OpenSource software in Pakistan & spread its knowledge among the ppl.

Its main acheiements among others are
* A portal running from more than 3+ years
* Running a mailing list from the last 3+ years (500+ subsribers in Pakistan & abroad)
* Online forum from the last 1+ year (500+ registered users)
* Every month's regular meetings from the last 1+ year.
* Arranged meetings at Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar, Faisalabad etc.
* Aranged a few seminars in local universities for the awarness of OpenSource & Linux there.
* Released other Linux distros beside RedHat in Pakistan's local cd shops etc.

These all achievements were achieved by the help of LinuxPakistan.net's volunteers/members, only for the sake of sharing knowledge & promoting Linux.

In the future we would like to keep up the things doing now. We want to

* Arrange more seminars, meetings, installfests etc at colleges/universities, offices ... everywhere.
* Release more OpenSource software in the market & promote its usage
* Make our portal more useable & informative.
* Working on an urdu website only for Linux, where we would write Urdu articles, how-tos for Linux & OpenSource software

These are some of the points, which I have tried to write, besdie that there may be some more things which my friends at LinuxPakistan.net could add, which we could do.

But I would like to tell you, that all this things can be acheived by our group members, every one is invited to join, work towards the promotion of Linux & OpenSource software in Pakistan. It is a Community's effort not One person's work.

Come & Join us :-)

Hope to see u to be with us.


-Meraj Rasool Khattak

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Postby VigilantM » Tue Sep 16, 2003 1:25 am

very informative.. i hope you succeed in promoting linux.. im already running a customized distro of redhat on my box.. linux rules baby..!!! :twisted:

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