From and about CLUE

CLUE relaunched!

Happy New Year everyone. Just before the New Year, CLUE quietly flipped the switch on our new Drupal based website; we hope you like it. The switch to a Content Management System will allow for the addition of content in a more timely manner than previously experienced.

With the website update also comes a significant expansion of the focus of CLUE. While CLUE was founded as a National Linux User Group of sorts, providing use of the domain name to Linux users etc., CLUE will now encompass embrace the broader community that is Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) in Canada.

CLUE relaunching

With the impending birth of a new year, CLUE is being relaunched nationally January 1, 2006. Growing from its roots as the Canadian Linux Users Exchange, CLUE has dropped the exclusivity of being a Linux organization to embrace the broader community that is Free/Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) in Canada. With this relaunch comes some highly anticipated projects, such as the National Open Source Weekend and the Adopt program. Both will be detailed further and launched individually in the coming weeks. The current CLUE membership of 1947 members is expected to grow considerably in the near future and extra effort will be given to providing as much feedback and inclusion to members in the daily administration of CLUE.

Frequently Asked Questions


1. What is CLUE?

CLUE is a Canadian not-for-profit organization that exists to further the appreciation and implementation of free/libre and open source (FLOSS) solutions in Canada.

2. What is FOSS?

FLOSS is defined here on Wikipedia.

3. What's the meaning of the name CLUE?

CLUE originally was an acronym for the Canadian Linux Users Exchange. However, the use of just the word CLUE was adopted in 2004 as the organization expanded to include all FLOSS organizations, such as Python User Groups, Perlmongers, BSD User Groups, etc., etc. The name is a play on the notion of being clueful or "having a clue" with respect to technology and it's use.