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8. About this document

8.1 Terms of use

Copyright (C) 2003-2013, Rick Moen. Copyright (C) 1997-1998 by Kendall Grant Clark. This document may be distributed under the terms set forth in the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 licence at, or, at your option, any later version.

8.2 New versions

New versions of the Linux User Group HOWTO will be periodically uploaded to various GNU/Linux Web and ftp sites, principally and the Linux Documentation Project.

8.3 Please contribute to this HOWTO

I welcome questions about and feedback on this document. Please send them to me at I am especially interested in hearing from LUG leaders around the world, especially outside the USA. Please let me know of innovative or noteworthy things your group does, meriting description here.

8.4 Document history

8.5 Acknowledgements

I would like to give a big thank-you to Kendall Grant Clark for the initial versions of this document in 1997-1998, and for trusting me to take over and renovate his creation starting in 2003.

Warm regards and thanks to Chris Browne for describing the situation with non-profit and charitable groups in Canada, his thoughts on financial donations as a way to participate in GNU/Linux and the free software and open-source software movements, and his ideas about the kinds of political issues likely to arise within LUGs.

In addition, the following people have made helpful comments and suggestions:

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