Italian Linux Day 2010

It's going to happen again for the tenth consecutive year. It's the Italian Linux Day, and I am going to present at the event in Cagliari.

I talked with a few colleagues about what the Italian Linux Day is, and it seems it's a kind of event that it's peculiar to Italy. That's why I decided to spend some half an hour to write about it in this blog and explain what it is. If you live in a different country than Italy, feel free to copy the idea and spread the word.

LUGs in Italy, and probably in all other countries, too, are more like a galaxy than like a phalanx. They don't coordinate, they don't act all together like an army. They do more or less the same things because they revolve around the same principle: share and spread knowledge about Linux and about Free Software.

What happened in 2001 is that the Italian Linux Society, and Davide Cerri in particular, realized that fact, and proposed the only kind of event that could unite all Italian LUGs together: the Linux Day.

How does it work? That's pretty simple indeed. … Continue reading