LINUS TORVALDSFounder of linux
Linux Campus Club (LCC) is an organization under the department of Computer Science SJCE, Mysore. It is headed by Dr.C.N.Ravikumar and supported by principal of SJCE Dr.Syed Shakeeb Ur Rehman. Its primary goal is fostering the use of free and open source software among the students.
At the beginning of every academic year, registrations are opened for LCC-SJCE and students across all the departments are encouraged to join the club. The first step we take towards fostering the use of free and open source software among the students is to distribute customized DVDs of Linux distros to all the members soon after the membership drive. An installation session is conducted to guide the members through the installation step by step.
To familiarize the students with Linux, sessions are conducted regularly by the members themselves on basic linux features, various languages such as python and tools like lex and yacc. We are ever ready to help students in any topic related to their curriculum as well by conducting sessions on demand. We also conduct talks by members of the Open Source community and workshops to facilitate hands on experience to supplement the sessions conducted.
Richard Matthew Stallman , a software freedom activist and a renowned computer programmer who campaigns for software to be distributed in a manner such that its users receive the freedoms to use and study the software , visited SJCE during FOSS Camp 2008.
Linux Campus Club was voted the most popular student organization in SJCE.
LCC reached the mark of 700 student members in 2014 - which is the largest number of students enrolling in any student body in SJCE.
Sir Richards Stallman even contributed an article to LCC's official magazine CONNECT-2014 titled, "India, fight Aadhar".
LCC celebrated its decennial year in 2014.