FLOSSUK is the name for the UK's oldest open systems user group. It formerly was known as UKUUG (United Kingdom Unix User Group) but this name did not truly reflect the broader field of open source and its connected communities.
FLOSSUK is for people who care about open IT standards and the systems that implement them. We therefore promote the use of open standards in both hardware and software, our favourite tag line is 'free and open technology'.
FLOSSUK promotes education and understanding through our newsletters, regular briefings; conferences and event sponsorship. We are independent of any industry groupings and are organised as a not-for-profit with a controlling, elected, council drawn from our membership. The elected Council meets regularly to organise events, supported by the Secretariat in the office.
We value intelligence, thoughtfulness and long-term thinking rather than immediacy and froth.
You can follow us on Twitter for regular updates, or join our announce mailing list, or chat on irc.freenode.net #flossuk
You can also read our latest newsletter
LDAPcon2015 - 11th, 12th & 13th November 2015 - Edinburgh
Spring2016 - 15th - 17th March 2016 - Spring Conference - London
Perl2016 - 8th - 12th February 2016 - Perl Workshops - London
AGM2015 - 23rd September 2015 - London
Barcamp 2015 - 18th July 2015 - Birmingham
Dynamic Languages Conference - 20th June 2015 - Manchester
OpenTech 2015 - 13th June 2015 - London
DevOps Spring 2015 - 24th, 25th & 26th March 2015 - York
Unconference 2015 - 7th February 2015 - London
Intermediate & Advanced Perl 2014 - 11th, 12th, 13th & 14th November 2014 - London
AGM - 25th September 2014
Barcamp 2014 - 7th June 2014 - Birmingham
Spring 2014 - 18th, 19th & 20th March 2014 - Brighton
PostgreSQL Training Course - 26th February 2014 - London
Git Training Course - 6th February 2014 - London