"Nate Smith and I created The Connecticut Free Unix Group in
late 1996. At the time, there were no Unix users' groups in the
area, much less any dedicated to the free Unix variants. Thinking
up the name was one of the most interesting parts of creating the
group. Both Nate and myself were decidedly against calling it a LUG
(Linux Users' Group) because we knew doing so would alienate BSD
folk, and that was the absolute last thing we wanted to do, both
being avid BSD fans ourselves. Nate has since moved to the west
coast, but I am still flying the BSD flag whenever possible.
Despite my best efforts, there is a constant and nagging slide in
the group's focus... toward Linux."