This document is a guide to how to pay for your Free Software. A lot of people have put in a lot of time to make your high quality Free Software. They chose to licence it so that you can modify and redistribute it. They often, although not always, gave you the program without requiring that you pay any money for it.
Despite being cheap to obtain the development, testing, and maintenance of the Free Software you use is not negligible in cost, far from it.
There are already LUG in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Cambridge, England. Why not Cambridge, Ontario? Well, now there is a LUG in Cambridge, Ontario. Or there will be, shortly.
CambridgeLUG Will hold pre-meetings, in December 2006 and January 2007 before the official grand Opening in February 2007.
The December, Organizational Meeting invites the participation and input of those interested in helping to form and mold Cambridge LUG.
The January 2007 Founders Meeting will embrace and extend the work of the first meeting. We'll discuss upcoming meeting schedules, topics for presentations and other matters of the LUG. We'll have our first presentation too.
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The project has now been in existence for 7 years and the central LGPL'd toolkit is now quite stable and mature at v3.0.3. It features several utilities in addition to the library including a full featured set of TCP/IP based surrogates which allow complete network transparency to the messaging.
The SIMPL project has a collection of reusable and extendable components called softwareICs:
This is offtopic, but it is a cmd.exe replacement that supports a tabbed interface (look at version 2.0). Good if you miss "screen" when using Win32, I suppose. (Screen itself is available for Cygwin as an unofficial build, but I have not tried it.)
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