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Steam Linux User Group / STEAMLUG

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SteamLUG (Steam Linux User Group) is a community of gamers who use GNU/Linux – GNU based Free Software operating systems using the Linux kernel, which we sometimes refer to as just “Linux”. We are a open community which aims to be a fun, welcoming space for people of all backgrounds and aptitudes.



History

Hi!

SteamLUG (Steam Linux Users Group) is a community of Steam gamers who are also users (old and new) and fans of GNU/Linux – GNU based Free Software operating systems which use the Linux kernel, which we sometimes refer to as just “Linux”.

We are a multilingual community which aims to be a fun, welcoming space for people of all backgrounds and aptitudes.

We also have a fortnightly conversational audiocast covering Steam for Linux news (Valve news, Steam news, and native Linux games), as well as host game servers and regular gaming events.

The SteamLUG community operates the #SteamLUG IRC channel , runs a Mumble voice chat server, and a Steam group with over 5,000 members.

Our rich and diverse community consists of people ranging from first-time Linux users through to developers, long-time gamers through to industry commentators. You may even see a Valve person hanging around from time to time (if you do spot one, we ask that you respect their desire to be a normal part of our community and not bombard them with questions, complaints or bug reports – there are other channels for that).

We always aim to be as welcoming of newcomers as possible, so please feel free to join us! :)

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Manifesto

Our goal is to be an open, welcoming community which not only provides a safe and comfortable space for newcomers and long timer Linux users to come together, but also presents the Linux gaming community as consisting of positive and friendly people.

Charter

We try to keep things pretty informal. The only rules are:

  • try to think before you speak (it’s not that hard :) ).
  • be patient with and civil towards others (if you’re getting cranky, take a break)
  • don’t distribute inappropriate content (porn, warez, etc.).
  • keep your language in check (we have kids around)

Wantonly ignoring these guidelines may get you kicked or banned.