UP Linux Users Group

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The University of the Philippines Linux Users’ Group (UnPLUG) is a duly recognized student organization dedicated in promoting the use of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and in advocating FOSS philosophy through seminars, trainings, and software development.


The idea of openly sharing software source codes, knowledge, and ideas to the people that need them is an antithesis, and a natural opponent, to the current trend of big software companies to horde and hide the code, therefore monopolizing the software market, and making the public believe that software solutions could only come from one source, and could only come at a high price. This reflects that aside from the technical aspects of computers, computer-related technologies and software development, UnPLUG also concerns itself with the political, economic, and social issues, such as digital imperialism and monopoly, the FOSS movement, and the benefits that computers and automation would bring to the people.

Despite its geek nature, UnPLUG welcomes students who have the passion and dedication to provide service to the University and to the Filipino people.[1]

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