GULCR stands for "Grupo de usuarios de Linux
de Costa Rica
" (Costa Rican Linux User Group
). The GULCR is a non-profit organization whose goal is to provide information about the Linux OS to the local community. It also promotes linux-related activities and sometimes acts as a Linux representative in computer related events and conferences.
It was informally created on August 18
Its mailing list started
two days after that.
As of September 2006 there are about 4 people who participate actively in the group and an unknown number of people subscribed to its main mailing list, with less than 10 participating in discussions.
Its first meeting was in February, 1998.
See also: History of Linux
The group organizes activities such as Installfests
and talks in the central region of Costa Rica, but it is in no way restricted to that area.
Also, people meet monthly, generally, in places like Cafes, in San Pedro
near University of Costa Rica
has various mailing lists
, among others, a main list used for discussions about Linux
in general, an Activities Mailing List
and a Novice Users
IRC Channel: #gulcr
The group has also an Internet Relay Chat
channel on the freenode
You can access this channel through IRC server
. You can use [irc://chat.freenode.net/gulcr this link] to start clients like ChatZilla
on Mozilla web browsers
- Note: Naturally, the language used is Spanish as in their mailing lists.