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FreeBSD's widespread popularity has spawned a number of user groups around the world.

If you know of a FreeBSD user group not listed here, please fill out a problem report for category www with the following information:

  1. A URL for the user group's website.
  2. An email contact address of a human in charge, for use by our visitors and website administrators.
  3. A short (one paragraph) description of the user group.

Submissions should be in HTML. In keeping with the spirit of FreeBSD, we prefer user groups that are active and which conduct their business in public. If you can't find a group near you, please consider finding other interested individuals near you through http://bsd.meetup.com/ and forming your own user group.

Regions:

North America

The Ames Free-Unix Group (amesfug)

The Ames Free-Unix Group aims to promote the use of Free Unix. We meet on the campus of Iowa State University once a month and hold a presentation with an open question and answer session afterwards. You can join our mailing list by visiting http://lists.amesfug.org/mailman/listinfo. Located in Ames, Iowa.

BSD User Group Oak Ridge (BUGOR)

BUGOR is an open and free network of BSD users in the Oak Ridge TN area. Ideally, professional sysadmins, programmers and grizzled old hackers will meet each week to explore and debate the intricacies of the Unix design philosophy and the art of Unix programming while mentoring neophyte users and rehabilitating WIMP users.

The Berkeley Unix User Group

The Berkeley Unix User Group is a general Unix Users Group for anyone in the San Fransico Bay Area. We meet on a weekly basis in downtown Berkeley. Visit the web site or send a message to buug-request@weak.org with subscribe in the body. Located in Berkeley, CA.

The Capitals District *BSD Users Group

The Capitals District *BSD Users Group draws it's membership from New York's capital district and the surrounding communities. CDBUG was founded in December of 2004 and has a small but growing membership. We currently meet on the last Sunday of every month in the Albany area. Our mailing list is graciously being hosted by NYCBUG at: http://lists.nycbug.org/mailman/listinfo/cdbug-talk. Located in Albany, NY.

The Users of Free Operating Systems (UFO Chicago)

The Users of Free Operating Systems (UFO Chicago) is an open-source Unix User Group that meets twice a month in Chicago. For directions and mailing list information, please check our web site http://ufo.chicago.il.us. Chicago, IL.

The Connecticut Free Unix Users Group (CFUG)

The Connecticut Free Unix Users Group (CFUG) is devoted to free Unix, but has resources for almost all Unixen. Their area of operation is Connecticut and Western Massachusetts. More information can be found at http://www.cfug.org. Located in Connecticut.

The Colorado BSD Users Group (CoBUG)

Created in 2014, CoBUG is a completely open BSD community, established with the intention of spreading love for the BSDs. Located in Colorado.

Kansas Unix & Linux Users Association (KULUA)

The Kansas Unix & Linux Users Association (KULUA) is a Free Unix User Group based in Lawrence, Kansas, but with users throughout eastern Kansas and western Missouri. We have about 120 members and meet biweekly. Visit the web site or email kulua@kulua.org for more information. Located in Lawrence, Kansas.

The Yahoo Club

The Yahoo Club group is a foundation for a Los Angeles based BSD User Group. Located in Los Angeles, CA.

NMLUG

The NMLUG in Alburquerque meets once a month and supports both BSD and Linux users. To join the mailing list, send a message to majordomo@swcp.com with subscribe nmlug in the body. Located in New Mexico.

New York City *BSD User Group (NYCBUG)

The New York City *BSD User Group (NYCBUG) meets the first Wednesday of the month. Mailing lists are available at http://lists.nycbug.org. Located in New York, NY.

The Raleigh BSD Users Group

The Raleigh BSD Users group welcomes all BSD users of the Raleigh, NC area. The purpose of the group is to exchange ideas and learn about Unix. Please visit our website for more information.

The Sacramento BSD and Linux Users Group (SacBLUG)

The Sacramento BSD and Linux Users Group (SacBLUG) is a collaborative effort amongst *BSD/Linux professionals in the Sacramento area, with a focus on enterprise and server environments. Our aim is to share our experiences in managing and maintaining systems while also providing a social network for members. Check out our website for more information.

Yavapai Free Unix Users Group

The Yavapai Free Unix Users Group is now forming for *BSD/Linux, etc., users in Northern Arizona. Please contact Russel Carter ( rcarter@consys.com) for details. Located in Northern Arizona.

Western Pennsylvania Linux Users Group (WPLUG)

The Western Pennsylvania Linux Users Group (WPLUG) has a strong and growing community of BSD users that it supports. See our home page ( http://www.wplug.org) for information on regular meetings and join the mailing lists. Located in Pennsylvania.

Palm Beach County Linux Users Group

We are a user group for discussion and advocacy of Linux, FreeBSD and other Open Source operating systems and Open Source software. While most members run Linux systems, there are FreeBSD users in the group. Discussion and questions on any Open Source operating system topic or on Open Source software in general is welcome. The organization also actively participates in events such as Software Freedom Day. Send us an email or join our mailinglist.

Phoenix BSD Users Group

The Phoenix BSD Users Group is fully open for business. Anyone from the Phoenix area please feel free to join in http://bsd.phoenix.az.us. Located in Phoenix, AZ.

Portland (Oregon) FreeBSD Users Group

The Portland (Oregon) FreeBSD Users Group meets on the third Thursday of each month. Mail The Portland FreeBSD Users Group. Located in Portland, OR.

Reno Linux Users Group (RLUG)

The Reno Linux Users Group (RLUG) meets monthly in Reno, Nevada and discusses the use of BSD and Linux. Visit our website for more information, where you may also join our mailing list. Located in Reno, NV.

Seattle BSD Users Group (SeaBUG)

The Seattle BSD Users Group (SeaBUG) meets occasionally. View our web site for more details and for information on how to join our mailing list. Located in Seattle, WA.

San Diego BSD Users Group

The San Diego BSD Users Group for users of FreeBSD, OpenBSD and NetBSD. The meeting is first Thursday of every month at Boll Weevil off Clairemont Mesa Blvd., near the intersection with Ruffin Road. More information can be found here. Located in San Diego, CA.

Bay Area BSD Users Group (BABUG)

The Bay Area BSD Users Group (BABUG) has monthly meetings, alternating between San Fransisco and Berkeley. Those interested in attending should visit the web site or send mail to the BABUG Web Master. Located in North San Fransisco Bay Area.

Silicon Valley BSD User Group (SVBUG)

The Silicon Valley BSD User Group (SVBUG), a forum for BSD and BSD embedded systems, meets on the first Thursday of the month. Meetings are held at the Carl's JR. on First Street and Trimble Road in San Jose, California. For details on events or what is going on visit the web site or send a message to webmaster@svbug.com. Located in Silicon Valley, CA.

Tucson Free Unix Group (TFUG)

Tucson Free Unix Group, Arizona. Located in Tucson, AZ.

The Southern Utah Unix Users Group (SU3G)

The Southern Utah Unix Users Group (SU3G, SU^3G, SU3G, or SUUUG) is for users of any version of Unix or Unix-like operating system, commercial or open source. So, whether you use FreeBSD, Linux, Mac OS X, BSD/OS, Solaris, OpenBSD, or any other Unix or Unix-like OS, and if you live, work, or associate with someone who lives or works in southwestern Utah, then consider joining the SU3G. For more information send an email to kendall@su3g.org or visit the website at http://www.su3g.org/.

Greater Lansing Linux User Group

GLLUG is an organization for users of Linux, FreeBSD, and associated free software in Lansing, Michigan (USA) and the surrounding area. As with the organization at large, the weekly meetings are very informal. We talk about what we've been working on for the last few weeks and catch each other up with what is going on. Often there is an official topic proposed ahead of time on the mailing list, but sometimes we just discuss what is on our minds.

Capital Area BSD Users Group

We meet on the last Tuesday of the month. Join the mailing list by sending a message to misc+subscribe@capbug.org. We meet in Maryland, but welcome anyone from MD, DC or VA.

Kansas City Area *BSD User.s Group

We are a beginning BSD User Group with currently two members. If you would like to join, please visit our web site here. Our goals are to have fun, help others to learn about and using *BSD and evangelize the BSD operating systems.

Western Connecticut's Open Source User Group (WCOSUG)

WCOSUG is The Western Connecticut Open Source User Group. Unlike Linux User Groups we also recognize the BSD's and other operating systems. We are based in Fairfield County, CT, we have several users based on the CT, NY border and due to lack of an Eastern NY User Group we feel that it is our job to pull up the slack and help these users out.

GTABUG

The GTABUG User Group welcomes all BSD users. Monthly meetings give attendees a chance to share ideas, discussion and information. Installations and other events help preach the good news of BSD to the community. Come drop by for a meeting! Located in Greater Toronto Area, Ontario.

Windsor Unix Users Group

The Windsor Unix Users Group (Windsor, Ontario, Canada) covers BSD, Solaris, SCO and others. This is not specifically a FreeBSD User Group, but we do already have members running FreeBSD. The group operates a mailing list (wuug-list@unixpower.org). More information can be found at http://www.wuug.org.

Ottawa-Carleton Unix Users Group

We are a small group of hobbyists, users, authors, sysadmins, and hackers that meet monthly to discuss the latest topics in a very informal setting. Check our mailing list for the latest information. Located in Ottawa, Ontario.

The FreeBSD Mexican Community

The FreeBSD Mexican Community is a spanish language orientated user group which wants to promote and educate people about BSD operating systems by making tutorials and organizing events and conferences. We are also working with other Open Source Unix derivates like NetBSD, OpenBSDa and Linux. For more information please visit our website or send us an email.

Europe

Grazer BSD Stammtisch

The "Grazer BSD Stammtisch" is a german-language oriented user group with members living in or near Graz/Austria. We usually meet once per month to discuss BSD related topics. For more information please visit our website or our Facebook page.

Wiener BSD Stammtisch

The "Wiener BSD Stammtisch" is a german-language oriented user group. Visit our website for more information. Located in Austria.

BSD-DK

The Danish BSD User Group. Promotion and support of the BSD derived Operating Systems in Denmark. Mailing lists, lecture and workshops. Send mail subscription requests to bsd-dk-request@bsd-dk.dk. Located in Denmark.

AlbaBUG

The Albanian BSD Users Group is a group that represents and supports *BSD in Albanian language. More information is available at http://www.AlbaBSD.org. Located in Prishtina, Kosova.

Augusta

The BSD User Group of the Augsburger Computer Forum e.V. meets every second Saturday at 17.00. Please visit our web site for more information on dates and our address. We have all kinds of BSD, but mainly FreeBSD and Mac OS X. Located in Germany, Augsburg.

BSD User Group Hamburg (BSDHH)

The BSD User Group Hamburg (BSDHH) meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 7.00pm in the restaurant Léon (Koppel 1, 20099 Hamburg). Most members are FreeBSD users, although users of all BSD flavors are welcome. Located in Germany, Hamburg.

HappaBSD Regensburg

HappaBSD is a regulars' table taking place every month in Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany. For more information see the HappaBSD website.

Unix Users Group Rhein-Neckar e.V. (UUGRN e.V.)

The Unix Users Group Rhein-Neckar e.V. (UUGRN e.V.) provides a regional forum for users of all Unix flavors, with a stress on Linux and BSD. Meetings are held on the third Monday of each month in Heidelberg. The FIXME meeting happens every first Friday of each month in the RaumZeitLabor in Mannheim. Located in Germany, Rhine-Neckar-Region.

Berkeley in Munich (BIM)

The Berkeley in Munich (BIM) caters for users of BSD based systems in Oberbayern. Located in Germany, Munich.

Ulmer BSD User Stammtisch

The U-BUS meets every last Thursday of the month. For more information about meetings and related issues, please check the web page (u-bus). Located in Germany, Ulm.

Bluefrogs e.V.

Unix and Linux User Group in Bergisch Gladbach (near Cologne), German. Meetings are held twice a month. We are working with all Open Source Unix derivates: FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Linux and others. We give workshops, lectures, talks and install parties. For more information please email us at: info@bluefrogs.de

The Koelner Linux und U.n.i.x Gruppe

The Koelner Linux und U.n.i.x Gruppe(Cologne Linux and U.n.i.x Group) is a community of Linux and Unix users located in Germany, Koeln (Cologne) with a mailing list and meetings two times a month.

BSE München

BSE (BSD Social Event) is located in München (Munich), Germany. Feel free to visit our regular meetings (every four weeks) or join the mailing list. For more information visit the BSE web site.

FreeBSD Spain

FreeBSD Spain is a new FreeBSD user group for Spanish FreeBSD users, where they can share knowledge, ideas, opinions and seek help. For more information please visit our website.

FUG-FR

The FreeBSD User Group France (FUG-FR) is an group of FreeBSD enthusiasts in France currently involved translating marketing papers etc. They are also active in helping out FOSDEM (held in Brussels). For more information please visit our web page http://www.fug-fr.org or contact Rodrigo Osorio.

The Serbian BSD User Group

The Serbian BSD Users Group provides an open forum for all things BSD-related in the Serbian language. Located in Serbia.

Lissyara.su

We are a russian FreeBSD community. On our site we offer several articles for setting up FreeBSD and various other applications. In addtition to the articles we also provide a user forum where experienced users of FreeBSD are pleased to be able to help other users.

Russian FreeBSD User Group (RFUG)

The Russian FreeBSD User Group (RFUG) is a Russian language oriented user group for the Russian and ex-USSR users. Located in the Russia.

Gruppo Utenti FreeBSD Italia (GUFI)

The Gruppo Utenti FreeBSD Italia (GUFI) is a "italian powered" FreeBSD User Group. It is intended to help Italian FreeBSD users to find support and articles on/about FreeBSD in the italian language. Please follow this link to know more about us. Located in Italia.

Romanian BSD Forums

Romanian BSD Forums provides a friendly place for the Romanian *BSD community to share knowledge. A specific FreeBSD section is available on the forum.

The Romanian FreeBSD Users Group/Free Unix Group (ROFUG)

The ROFUG (Romanian FreeBSD Users Group/Free Unix Group) is a User Group for the Romanian users of FreeBSD and Open Source in general, promoting and supporting FreeBSD and Open Source usage. To join the mailing lists, send an email to listar@rofug.ro with subscribe rofug and/or subscribe rofug-announce in the body of the message. Located in Romania.

BSD User Group Latvia

To learn more about the BSD User Group Latvia, please visit our site and our forums. Located in Latvia.

The Norwegian BSD User Group (NOBUG)

The Norwegian BSD User Group (NOBUG) is a User Group for BSD users and enthusiasts in Norway. Meetings are currently held in Oslo and Bergen. Visit our website for more information. There is also a Unix User Group ( NUUG) with more regular meetings, sometimes even with a BSD subject. Located in Norway.

The Lublin BSD Users Group

Please follow the link for details. Located in Poland.

The Portuguese *BSD Users Group

The Portuguese *BSD Users Group is a User Group for Portuguese users of BSD operating systems. Contact Rui Pereira ptbsd@yahoo.com for more information. Located in Portugal, Amadora.

Núcleo Português de FreeBSD (NPF)

The Núcleo Português de FreeBSD (NPF) is a Portuguese FreeBSD User Group that is engaged in the production of documentation in Portuguese language. Currently the activities are centred on the translation of the FreeBSD Handbook and on the production of CF's (aka HowTos) that try to answer questions or propose solutions to problems that are experienced by Portuguese users. See http://npf.pt.FreeBSD.org for more information. Located in Portugal.

The Hungarian BSD Group

The Hungarian BSD Group is a group of NetBSD, FreeBSD, and OpenBSD users located in Hungary. Their meetings occur on the second Friday of the month. The website of the group is http://www.bsd.hu/.

BSD Users Sweden (BUS)

The BSD Users Sweden (BUS) maintains a mailing list. To join send an email to majordomo@stacken.kth.se with subscribe bus in the body. Located in Sweden.

The Swedish FreeBSD Community

FreeBSD.se is a Swedish FreeBSD community in which one can read and post articles and how-to:s in Swedish. There is also an active forum for asking questions and helping others with problems related to FreeBSD.

Ukrainian FreeBSD User Group (UAFUG)

The Ukrainian FreeBSD User Group (UAFUG) is a Russian/Ukrainian languages oriented user group for the Ukrainian users of BSD-derivatives, promoting and supporting BSD flavours and Open Source usage. The UAFUG has had its first meeting on 2 June 2002 and meets every 2-3 weeks. We also provide an open forum for all BSD-related things in the Russian and Ukrainian languages (though we can read/write in english as well). To join the mailing list send a message to majordomo@FreeBSDDiary.org.ua with subscribe freebsd in the body of the message. Check the link above for more information. Located in the Ukraine.

Manchester BSD Users Group

The Manchester BSD Users Group meets reasonably often in the Lass O'Gowrie, on Charles Street, Manchester. Contact Sam Smith for more information. Located in The United Kingdom, Manchester.

FreeBSD UK Users group (FreeBSD UKUG)

The FreeBSD UKUG (FreeBSD UK User's Group) exists for the benefit of FreeBSD users in the United Kingdom. Please follow the link for more information. Located in the United Kingdom.

Asia

The FreeBSD China Community

The FreeBSD China Community was formed June 2002. We provide Web based support forum and wiki on FreeBSD and other *BSD technologies.

The Daibou East *BSD Users Group (DEBUG)

The Daibou East *BSD Users Group (DEBUG) is now forming for *BSD users in Tsukuba area. Located in Ibaraki, Japan.

The Kansai *BSD Users Group (K*BUG)

The Kansai *BSD Users Group was established on November 13, 1999. It is expected to promote communication of any of the BSD variants' users. Some of its activities are to hold friendly parties of the members, and to hold seminars covering wide variety of topics. Please e-mail here (kbug-admin@kbug.gr.jp). Located in Kansai, Japan.

The Echigo BSD Users Group (EBUG)

The Echigo BSD Users Group is the users group for BSD users around Echigo (aka Niigata). For more information on our events and mailing lists, please check the EBUG web site.

The Jogja FreeBSD Users Group

The Jogja FreeBSD Users Group is based in Yogyakarta City, Indonesia. Send email to 22961476@students.ukdw.ac.id for more information.

The Israeli *BSD Users Group

The Israeli *BSD Users Group has a mailing list for general discussion of *BSD operating systems for Israeli users, which includes topics such as setting up and working with Hebrew in BSD and setting up Internet connections with ISPs. The Israeli *BSD mailing list promotes the use of *BSD throughout the country, and acts as an information center for all *BSD users. Mailing list posts can be sent to bsd-il@libagent.org. Visit http://www.libagent.org/mailman/listinfo/bsd-il to subscribe. Located in Israel.

The MyBSD Malaysia Project

The MyBSD Malaysia Project is a Kuala Lumpur based User Group for BSD users and open-source in general, promoting and supporting FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD and open source usage. We meet once a month, usually at Universiti Malaya or Restaurant Bahadur Shah. One of our projects is to develop a Unix file manager. Visit our web site or contact info@MyBSD.org.my for more information.

BSD Pakistan

BSD Pakistan is a user community who aims to promote and educate people about BSD Operating Systems; including FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, DragonFly BSD and Mac OS X. For more information please visit our web site.

Bangalore BSD User Group (BANGBUG)

BANGBUG - (Bangalore BSD User Group) is a users group for open source Unix-based systems in the Bangalore India area. Our primary emphasis is on FreeBSD, but enthusiasts of other open source Unix and Unix-like systems such as Linux, DragonFly BSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, Darwin, MacOsX and OpenBSD are welcome.

Mongolian Unix User Group (MUUG)

MUUG - (Mongolian Unix User Group) was formed in 2004 and it is based in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Our objectives are to share the knowledge, and to promote and educate people about Unix, Linux, and BSD operating systems and open source software. We meet once a month. We also operate a local Unix mailing list and maintain downloadable images of Unix/Linux/BSD distros. For more information please send email to admin@mnbsd.org or visit our web site at http://www.mnbsd.org/. The web site is in Mongolian only.

Bangladeshi FreeBSD User Group

The Bangladeshi FreeBSD User Group is a group of the FreeBSD users in Bangladesh. This group aims to build the scope of sharing knowledge and experiences on FreeBSD.

EnderUNIX (Turkish *BSD team)

EnderUNIX is a Turkish BSD user group that provides documentation, tips, mailing lists, and mirrors for BSD operating systems.

South America

bug.dc.uba.ar

Buenos Aires based group with monthly meetings. Comprised of many students at the University of Buenos Aires Computer Science department.

The BSD Users Group Peru

The BSD Users Group Peru is a group of people with the objective to promote the use of the different *BSD systems in Peru. They provide information, documentation and forums for discussion. For more information you can use their web site http://www.bsd-peru.org or write to contacto@bsd-peru.org

Grupo de Usuarios BSD de Venezuela

The Grupo de Usuarios BSD de Venezuela is a forum for *BSD users in Venezuela. For more information please contact the group admin Alberto Mijares.

The Brazilian FreeBSD User Group (FUG-BR)

The Brazilian FreeBSD User Group (FUG-BR) is a Portuguese language oriented User Group intended to help Brazilian FreeBSD users to find support and articles on and about FreeBSD in the Portuguese language. We keep some projects such as the " FreeBSD LiveCD". Currently the group has over 800 members and our mailing list has an average traffic of 80 messages per day. To join FUG-BR mailing list, visit https://www.fug.com.br/mailman/listinfo/www.

User Group BsdSul

The User Group BsdSul (Grupo de Usuarios de FreeBSD du Sul do Brasil) is a South Brazilian User Group of FreeBSD. They provide information, documentation and forums for discussion. For more information you can use their web site.

BSD Chile

The BSD Chile User Group (bsd.cl) maintains mirrors, documents, and mailing lists for the Chilean BSD community. The group also provides infrastructure for BSD events in Chile and can be reached on the IRC server irc.bsd.cl #BSD in addition to the www.bsd.cl web site.

Oceania

Home Unix Users Group for Brisbane

We meet fortnightly at meeting rooms provided by the University of Queensland. More information, including how to join the mailing lists, is available at http://www.humbug.org.au. Located in Queensland.

BUGA, The BSD User Group of Adelaide

We meet at irregular intervals. Join the mailing list by sending a message to majordomo@lemis.com with the text subscribe BUGA in the body. Located in South Australia.

BSD Users Group, Sydney (BUGS)

The BSD Users Group, Sydney (BUGS) meets occasionally in Sydney and surrounds. We have members from all over NSW. To join the mailing list or IRC channel, visit http://www.bugs.au.freebsd.org/. Located in New South Wales.

Global

The Global BSD User Groups

The Global BSD User Groups organization was founded to help promote local BSD user groups by helping to share ideas and experiences with other BUG organizations. Our goals are:

  • Foster inter-BUG relations and communications to increase unity in the BSD user group communities.
  • Assist in increasing awareness of smaller user groups in the community.
  • Facilitate idea and resource sharing through common access to meeting presentation topics and materials.
  • Increase exposure to other BSD projects where local user groups may have less member interest or experience.
  • Offer a BSD user group for those without a local BUG.
We are working on ways to provide remote participation through streaming video of presentations. You can check our website or contact us via e-mail.