NetBSD user groups and regional resources
A list of regional user groups, mailing lists, forums and wikis. Please contact us for resources that should be added.
- Bulgarian NetBSD User Group
- Japan NetBSD Users' Group
- NetBSD Users Group in Poland
- Swedish NetBSD Group
- Australia - BSD User Group Adelaide
- Australia - BSD User Group Sydney
- Austria - BSD Usergroup Austria
- Canada - Ottawa Carleton BSD Users Group
- Canada - Greater Toronto Area BSD Users Group
- Denmark - Danish *BSD user group
- Germany - BSD Social Event Munich
- Germany - Berkeley In Munich
- Germany - BSD User Group Hamburg
- Germany - Ulmer BSD User Stammtisch
- Germany - HappaBSD Regensburg
- Hungary - Hungarian BSD users group
- Iran - IRBUG
- Iran - meetBSD
- Israel - Israeli BSD user group
- Japan - BBQ
- Japan - BSD Users Group, Shinshu
- Japan - Chofu *BSD Users' Group
- Japan - Chiba *BSD Users' Group
- Japan - Daibou East *BSD Users Group
- Japan - Echigo BSD Users Group
- Japan - Kansai *BSD Users Group
- Japan - Nagoya *BSD Users' Group
- Japan - Northern land BSD Users Group
- Japan - Shikoku BSD Users Group
- Latvia - BSD user group - Latvia
- Netherlands - Dutch BSD User Group
- Norway - Norwegian BSD User Group
- Poland - Subcarpathian BSD User Group
- Poland - Polish BSD User Group
- Portugal - Portuguese *BSD Users Group
- Slovenia - BSD User Group Slovenia
- Sweden - BSD Users Sweden
- Turkey - EnderUNIX Software Development Team
- USA - CA - BSD Users of Los Angeles
- USA - CA - San Diego BSD Users Group
- USA - CA - Silicon Valley BSD Users Group
- USA - MA - New England Area BSD Users Group
- USA - MD - CapBUG
- USA - MN - Twin Cities BSD User Group
- USA - NY - Albany - Capital District *BSD Users Group
- USA - NY - New York City BSD User Group
- USA - TN - Knoxville BSD User Group
- USA - UT - Salt Lake BSD Users Group
- USA - WA - Seattle BSD Users Group
- Australia - Home Unix Machine Brisbane Users Group
- Canada - Unix Unanimous
- Finland - Finnish Unix Users Group
- Germany - Bergische Linux- und Unix-Enthusiasten & Freunde offener, gemeinnütziger Software (bluefrogs) e.V.
- Germany - BSD Events Mailing List
- Norway - Norwegian UNIX User Group
- USA - AZ - Tucson Free Unix Group
- USA - MA - Boston Linux & Unix User Group
- USA - NY - Unigroup of NY, Inc.
- USA - OR - Central Oregon Unix User Group
The Bulgarian NetBSD User Group is -- not very surprisingly -- a User Group for NetBSD Users in Bulgaria.
NetBSDfr is a web site designed for French speaking people. The purpose is to gather and share information about NetBSD : translated or original documents. You can join us and visit our web site at www.netbsdfr.org.
Japan NetBSD Users' Group, or JNUG (page written in Japanese) is a group of NetBSD users based in Japan. The group's activities include maintaining mirror sites to provide local users with the fruits of the NetBSD Project, promoting communication among users/developers in Japan, promoting contribution from the Japanese user/developer community back to the NetBSD Project, and promoting NetBSD in general in Japan.
The NetBSD Users Group in Poland used to gather around the IRCNet #NetBSD.PL channel. Nowadays it's active at the FreeNode #netbsd-pl channel.
BUGA, the BSD User Group of Adelaide, meets at irregular intervals.
BUGA was formed in April 1999 in Adelaide, and aims to provide
promotion, discussion, and local support for all of the *BSD projects and
their users. You can sign up for their mailing list by sending mail to
<firstname.lastname@example.org> with "subscribe BUGA" in the body.
BUGS is the new user group for *BSD users in Sydney (and NSW). The first meeting of BUGS was on 16 May, 1999, at Hornsby.
BSD Usergroup Austria aims to provide a german-language forum for BSD users. More information, including how to subscribe to the BUGAT mailing list, is available on their web site.
The Ottawa Carleton BSD Users Group meets monthly for pizza, beer and conversation.
The Greater Toronto Area BSD Users Group holds monthly informal meetings in downtown Toronto, all are welcome!
The Danish *BSD user group (BSD/DK) aims to bring *BSD users in Denmark together for informal discussion, mutual assistance and to provide information about *BSD on a national level.
BSE (BSD Social Event) is located in München (Munich), Germany. Feel free to visit our "Stammtisch" (regulars' table) or join the mailing list. For details see the BSE web site .
BIM is a group of BSD enthusiasts in Munich.
BSD User Group Hamburg, formed in 1995, is a group for *BSD users group based in the Hamburg area. More information is available at the BSDHH web site.
The Ulmer BSD User Stammtisch (u-bus) is a group for *BSD users based in the area of Ulm/Donau. More information is available at the u-bus web site.
HappaBSD is a regulars' table taking place every month in Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany. For more information see HappaBSD website.
The Hungarian BSD Users Group was established in 2001 and is focused on free and open source, mainly the BSD derivatives - FreeBSD, NetBSD and OpenBSD. For more information, see the Hungarian BSD user group web site.
Iran BSD User Group (IRBUG) is a venue for BSD hackers and anyone interested in BSD or UNIX to come together so as to share knowledge, discuss, work, make friends and hack stuff. It is located in Teheran, Iran. They meet on last Thursday of the month. More information is available on their website and on #irbug IRC channel on Freenode.
meetBSD is an Iranian BSD user group that organizes local conferences, mirrors BSD contents, support community and provides consultancy and training. More information is available on ther website.
This group aims to bring a useful source of information to the *BSD
community, and to promote the use of the BSD Operating Systems in
General. They have a mailing list, hosted at
subscribe, send mail to
<email@example.com>, with the text
"subscribe il-bsd" as the message body.
BBQ (BBQ is *BSD* Users Group in Q-shu) is a *BSD users group based in the Kyushu area, a southern part of Japan. For more information, see the BBQ web site.
bugs (bugs is BSD Users Group in Shinshu) is a BSD users group based in the Shinshu area. For more information, see the bugs web site.
CBUG (Chofu BSD Users Group) is a group based in the west Tokyo area. For more information, please visit the CBUG web site.
ChiBUG (Chiba *BSD Users' Group) is a *BSD user group in the Chiba area. See the ChiBUG web site for more details.
The Daibou East *BSD Users Group (DEBUG) is now forming for *BSD users in the Tsukuba area. For more information, including how to join their mailing list, see the DEBUG web site.
EBUG (Echigo BSD Users Group) is the user group for BSD users around Echigo (aka Niigata). For more information on our events and mailing lists, please check the EBUG web site.
Kansai *BSD Users Group (K*BUG), was
established on November 13, 1999. Its goal is to promote communication
between the BSD variants' users. Some of its activities are to hold
friendly parties of the members, and seminars covering a wide variety of
topics. More information can be acquired by mailing
NBUG (Nagoya *BSD Users' Group) is a *BSD users' group in Nagoya and Tokai area. Hold regular meeting on Saturday closest 23rd of month, participation in some events, and so on. Regular meeting is usually held at NPO plaza Nagoya.
NoBUG (Northern land BSD Users Group) is a *BSD users group based in the Hokkaido area, a Northern part of Japan.
S*BUG (Shikoku BSD User Group) is a *BSD users group based in the Shikoku area, a Southern part of Japan.
The Dutch BSD User Group is a *BSD users group based in The Netherlands.
The Norwegian BSD User Group (NOBUG) is a usergroup for BSD users and enthusiasts in Norway. Meetings are currently held in Oslo and Bergen.
SBUG is a *BSD user group based in Rzeszow and targeting the Podkarpackie Voivodeship.
The Polish BSD User Group is a *BSD users group based in Warsaw created to promote systems from the BSD family.
Location in Amadora, Portugal.
<firstname.lastname@example.org>. Recent group. Includes Amiga and
SPARC/SPARC64 architectures. Please send email for
more details and information.
BSD User Group Slovenia connects BSD system users in Slovenia. Members group also gather around #bsd.si IRC channel on Freenode.
BSD Users Sweden (BUS) is a Swedish-language BSD user's group with a Swedish-language mailing list available at their web page.
EnderUNIX Software Development Team is a Turkish BSD group who write code for BSD and articles about BSD. Their site has an English and a Turkish version.
BSD Users of Los Angeles was created to fill a niche within the Los Angeles based UNIX community. This group is generally focused on BSD based UNIX operating systems such as BSDi, FreeBSD, NetBSD and OpenBSD. Although, users and administrators of other UNIX based operating systems are more than welcome.
San Diego BSD Users Group (SDBUG) was formed to accommodate the San Diego area's BSD community. The SDBUG web site has details on their mailing list and next meeting.
Silicon Valley BSD Users Group (SVBUG) is a forum for BSD and BSD embedded systems. They hold free meetings on the first Thursday of every month at 7 pm. For more information, including the current schedule and directions, check the SVBUG web site.
New England Area BSD Users Group (NEABUG) is a group for users in and around the Boston area (and other places in New England as well). For more information on their mailing lists and events, see the NEABUG web site.
Twin Cities BSD User
Group meets once a month to discuss issues important to the
BSD community. The
carries our major announcements, while you are encouraged to join
the mailing list
<email@example.com> to keep up with general group
discussion. Look at the site, join the mailing list, come to a
meeting. We look forward to learning from you and with you about
CDBUG draws its membership from New York's capital district and the surrounding communities. Our mailing list is graciously hosted by NYCBUG at http://lists.nycbug.org/mailman/listinfo/cdbug-talk/
We are a community of BSD users and developers from Knoxville TN and the surrounding area. Our community consists of people with varying skill levels including everyone from project leads to completely new end users. All are welcome. Our goal is to provide a productive and stimulating learning environment for anybody interested in the BSDs and relevant software. For more information please see the KnoxBUG web site.
Salt Lake BSD Users meet in conjunction with the Salt Lake Linux Users Group (SLLUG) to converse on topics of mutual interest.
Seattle BSD Users Group is a users group for Open Source Unix based in the Seattle, Washington area. The primary emphasis is on BSD but enthusiasts of other Open Source Unix, such as Linux, are welcome. Meetings are held one evening each month with presentations on advanced BSD topics. Visit the webpage for meeting topics, directions, and for mailing list information.
Free unix groups
Home Unix Machine Brisbane Users Group (HUMBUG) exists to get fellow Unix users in contact with each other, and to introduce people to Unix and Unix-like operating systems. The group meets fortnightly at the University of Queensland.
On the HUMBUG web site you'll find information on the next meeting, mailing lists, directions, and other details.
Unix Unanimous, founded 1986, still meets regularly on the second Wednesday of every month in Toronto.
Unix Unanimous is an informal gathering of people interested in Unix and related topics. There are no fees or membership requirements, and the meeting is open to all. Participants typically include Unix professionals, students, and hobbyists.
More information can be found at http://www.unixunanimous.org/
A mailing list for announcements and discussion can be subscribed to via that page.
The Finnish UNIX Users Group is the oldest Unix related users group in Finland.
Germany - Bergische Linux- und Unix-Enthusiasten & Freunde offener, gemeinnütziger Software (bluefrogs) e.V.This user group is located in Bergisch Gladbach (near Cologne) and meets twice a month. Activities include workshops, lectures & talks and organized trips to well-known events (Linuxtag, Linuxkonferenz, LUG-Camp, etc.). Members of the non-profit association pay 1 EUR/month but non-members are also welcome to attend the meetings. There's also a website and contact address (info at bluefrogs.de).
This german language list is for coordinating BSD booths at
non-BSD specific events (e.g. Linux centric conferences), or for coordinating
BSD related events. To subscribe, send mail with "subscribe bsd-events"
NUUG is the Norwegian UNIX User Group, established in 1984. Meetings are held monthly in Oslo area.
Tucson Free Unix Group (TFUG) is an active Free Unix Group in Tucson, Arizona. NetBSD users are welcomed.
The Boston Linux & Unix User Group is a Boston-area users' group that welcomes folks using any sort of Unix. BLU has mailing lists available at their web site.
Unigroup is the oldest and largest Unix User's Group serving the Greater New York City Regional Area since the early 1980s.
Unigroup is a not-for-profit, vendor and platform neutral, member funded, volunteer organization. Unigroup holds regular and special event meetings throughout the year on technical topics relating to Unix and the Unix User Community.
Central Oregon Unix User Group (Bendug) has a mailing list and is seeking to grow and expand. The group is open to all users of free Unix-like software.
Regional NetBSD mailing lists
The following regional mailing lists are currently available:
A Swedish and English NetBSD forum
NetBSD Italia is a community about NetBSD and pkgsrc. They provide a wiki in Italian language and translations of the official documentation. It's the rendez vous for Italian users.