Contribution Date

It's somewhat startling to realize OpenWRT wasn't nominated long ago ...


- OpenWrt is described as a Linux distribution for embedded devices.

Contributions - cash or equipment, but apparently to SPI, with instructions to forward to OpenWRT, instead of OpenWRT directly:

- - includes credit card payment means. No obvious PayPal mechanism sticks out.

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, April 5, 2021, 7pm

Curv + 1 more

Meeting Date


This meeting will be held on BigBlueButton:

Doug Moen will give an update on Curv, focusing on the new design of the programming language. Curv is a programming language for creating art through mathematics, focusing on 2d and 3d geometric modelling.

2021-01: Minimalist Desktop, 3NWeb

Raul Suarez describes his minimalist desktop using Xmonad, fish, nnn and other tools. Mikalai Birukou discusses different privacy models on the Internet and situates his 3NWeb product platform within them. See for additional information, slides and other auxiliary materials. Note that this audio has had silences clipped.


KWLUG Meeting: Monday, March 1 2021, 7pm

WireGuard, LibreOffice updates (and reading ODF files)

Meeting Date


This meeting will be held on BigBlueButton: .

Jason Eckert will give us a beginner-friendly introduction to the  fast, modern, secure, formally-verified, multi-platform and trendy VPN tunnelling software WireGuard.

Marc Pare from the local LibreWaterloo group will give us the inside scoop on some internal projects, and demonstrate how to read ODF files without the GUI.

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, February 1, 2021, 7pm

Community Storytelling with OpenShot, KW Urban Harvester Yardshare Site

Meeting Date


Christian Snyder worked on a digital storytelling project for Reception House, a local refugee settlement agency. He developed a workflow to help new refugees share their stories on social media, and he turned to open source for help. Among the tools he recommended was OpenShot, the free software video. Christian will discuss the project and lead us through the technology decisions he made.

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, January 4 2021, 7pm

3NWeb Live Space, Minimalist Desktop with Xmonad and fish

Meeting Date


This meeting will be held on BigBlueButton: . There will be no passcode.

Mikalai Birukou will give us an update about his 3NWeb project. He writes:


There is no separate cybersphere, there is only life here. Online is real  life. Your digital rights are no different from everyday human rights.  Unfortunately, today most people live in a digital feudalism.