About the Linux Expo of Southern California Inc

The Linux Expo of Southern California Inc is a non-profit organization currently comprised, but not limited to, members of the USCLUG, UCLALUG, and SCLUG. Our mission statement is as follows:

The mission of SCALE is outreach - our goal is to evangelize the advantages of Open Source software. Open Source software is any software that meets the litmus test of the OSI (Open Source Initiative)1. Examples of OSS are Linux and the various BSD operating systems, and applications such as OpenOffice.org and Mozilla.

Our target audiences are both current and potential users of OSS2. Those users can be individual computer users, educational institutions, or businesses.

Those outreach efforts consist mainly of, but are not limited to, the Southern California Linux Expo. The Expo's educational focus is composed of (but not limited to) technical seminars and booths where, among other things, both commercial software and hardware vendors, and local non-profit groups (for example, Linux Users Groups), participate in product display, and software demonstrations and tutorials, respectively.

SCALE may host, or participate in, other activities that align with its mission statement.

We are a non-profit volunteer organization, and are vendor- and distribution neutral in our outreach efforts.

About This Website

Web hosting and email for SCALE is provided by ACTUSA. Web design was donated by Varien and ongoing web programming is provided by Notix Technical Solutions. done by the UCLA LUG with contributions by many people.

This website should be viewable with any browser. If you have any questions or problems, please let us know.

Privacy Policy

The Linux Expo of Southern California gathers personal information from people who register to attend the So Cal Linux Expo. This information is ONLY used by SCALE to improve future Expos. If other groups that participate in SCALE ask for information about attendees to improve their offering at SCALE, and we agree to share it, it will be only those demographics that are not identifiable to any individual.

We'll treat your personal information like your other valuable possessions; with great care.

Note that you can give your badge information to vendors if you're interested in getting more information about their products. That's voluntary, and SCALE does not participate in that information exchange.