Started as Puduvai Linux Users Group in 2011, we set out to be learn and practice the free & open source software in GNU/Linux ecosystem. It created a community of people who didn't want to stop with just FOSS, they went ahead with Free Software Hardware Movement Puducherry, which has in its aims
- Help bring critical consciousness among the masses on how technology exists, works and its impacts in government and society in areas of privacy, access to knowledge, policy implementation, surveillance and more.
- Help empower the masses to achieve economic sustenance using Free & Open Source technologies.
Days of PuduvaiGLUG marked its strong basement and pillars to support further its evolutions and actions. Being democratic and striving for gender equality the community has engaged in organizing GNU/Linux Users Groups (GLUG) in colleges, universities in and around Puducherry. This has enriched the participation diversity making it more inclusive and innovative in its actions all these years.
The community now is a registered civil society organization in India, advocating the use and practice of Free Software and Hardware tools, technologies in academia, research, and all other possible institutions of the country. It has stood for Open Access, Document Freedom, Software & Hardware Freedom, Net Neutrality, Open data, growth of Scientific temper by participating in social demonstrations and policy interventions wherever and whenever possible.