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Linux Users of Victoria is one of Australia's largest GNU/Linux, free software and open source user groups. We conduct two regular events in Melbourne each month. On the first Tuesday of the month LUV runs technical lectures at 200 Victoria St. Carlton, close to Melbourne's CBD and at Infoxchange in Richmond on the third Saturday of the month, LUV run a hands on workshop, addressing the issues of the users who turn up. The workshops have a "beginners" level talk, whereas the technical lectures are for an "intermediate" and "advanced" audience.
We believe that software patents cause net harm to our members, the software industry and the community. We therefore support removing software from patentable subject matter.
Yarra Bank Reserve, Hawthorn.
The Linux Users of Victoria Annual Penguin Picnic will be held on Saturday, January 21, starting at 12 noon at the Yarra Bank Reserve, Hawthorn.
Infoxchange, 33 Elizabeth St. Richmond
Internet Governance Forum report
Andrew Pam has just returned from the week-long 2016 Internet Governance Forum in Guadalajara Mexico and will report on the issues and topics discussed at this year's Forum, including economic, social and cultural rights, sustainable development, universal access, surveillance, encryption, privacy, security and more.