Yesterday the largest Linux user group Skåne
Sjælland Linux User Group (SSLUG) said welcome to member
number 1500 and almost at the same time 1500 free Red Hat 5.2
CD-ROM’s were “sold out”.
Thursday December 10th SSLUG got 1500 free Red Hat 5.2 CD-ROMs
sponsored by Dansk Data Elektronik (DDE) and Dansk UNIX-system
Bruger Gruppe (DKUUG) to distribute too new and current members.
DDE is one of the largest Danish IT companies (http://www.dde.dk) and DKUUG is the Danish
UNIX user group (http://www.dkuug.dk).
Even before the story of the free CD-ROMs was printed in the
news they were sold out in only 4 days. The CD-ROM was distributed
by 12 Danish and 2 Swedish members. The distributors received
envelopes with the right postage by users who want a free CD-ROM.
This is the third time SSLUG distributes free CD-ROMs but this time
was absolutely the fastest.
Member number 1500 appeared late Monday night and shows that
SSLUG has grown by 50% in just 41 days (since November 3rd). If the
group keeps expanding with that rate SSLUG will have over 65,000
members New Year’s Eve 1999 🙂