Meeting Minutes

Austin Linux Group Meeting Minutes Date: August 10, 2006

Austin Linux Group Meeting Minutes
Date: August 10, 2006
Location: Walnut Creek

Meeting convened at 7:30pm. Joe Barr Presentation Defcon, Blackhat

Ubuntu a Swahili word meaning “user too stupid to install Debian”.

Defcon fees $100. t shirt $25.

BlackHat $2500. t shirt $30.

BlackHat government, types.

Defcon hackers.

Security is big business.

Question: What is the difference between full disclosure
and faux disclosure?

8:22 pm questions.

Question: windows dual boot setup.

Question: How to install cyclic fonts?

Austin Linux Group Meeting Minutes Date: August 3, 2006

Austin Linux Group Meeting Minutes
Date: August 3, 2006
Location: Walnut Creek

Carl Perry's responses to questions.

Comments on gimp.

biezel selection tool.
sodipodi
gimp tutorial

problem with flash on LINUX.
gnash is open source flash.

(comment by Newton Hammet 10.1 install kits for suse will be sent
to alg by Novell.)

ftpd discussion.

linux – windoze emulation discussion.

ATI working with Linux again.

discussion of the meaning of tainting your kernel.

Debian v. Ubuntu
somewhat behind the curve.

comments on: windows development methodology

Austin Linux Group Meeting Minutes Date: July 27, 2006

Austin Linux Group Meeting Minutes
Date: July 27, 2006
Location: Walnut Creek

called to order 7:27pm by Newton Hammet.

Paul Elliott gave a presentation on Miscellaneous Linux Tricks.

GNU Partition editor.

Find and recover data from lost partitions.

Create boot floppy.

Create boot CD with K3b.

Use openssl with fetchmail.

Austin Linux Group Meeting Minutes Date: July 20, 2006

Austin Linux Group Meeting Minutes
Date: July 20, 2006
Location: Walnut Creek

7:23 pm
Newton Hammett led a discussion about password management.

The Joe Barr is going to Brazil.

Austin Linux Group Meeting Minutes Date: July 13, 2006

Austin Linux Group Meeting Minutes
Date: July 13, 2006
Location: Walnut Creek

7:20 Informal discussion:

eCryptfs: An Enterprise-class Cryptographic
Filesystem for Linux

http://halcrow.us/ecryptfs.pdf
mhalcrow@us.ibm.com

is GPLed.

7:28 Presentation:

stacked filesystems.

Interns are introduced.

Maybe enforced via trusted computing.

dmcrypt to protect swap partition.

kernel keyring.

no hard numbers on performance penalty.

Wait for integration on distros.

GUI.
./configure; make; make install

Future:
world domination

presentation ends 8:50pm.

Austin Linux Group Meeting Minutes; Date: July 6, 2006

Austin Linux Group Meeting Minutes
Date: July 6, 2006
Location: Walnut Creek

Called to order 7:30 pm.

General discussion:
backups
video
laptop
free bsd ndis chipset

Austin Linux Group Meeting Minutes; Date: June 29, 2006

Austin Linux Group Meeting Minutes
Date: June 29, 2006
Location: Walnut Creek

called to order 7:30pm

2 impromptu presentations:

Newton Hammet on simulating Texas holdem.

Paul Elliott on using pgp/gpg.

General Discussion.

Austin Linux Group Meeting Minutes; Date: June 22, 2006

Austin Linux Group Meeting Minutes
Date: June 22, 2006
Location: Walnut Creek

Presentation Cris Almond IBM, IBM Redbooks free(beer)

Desktop LINUX

Linux Client Migration Cookbook
recent slashdot story. Redbooks home page. http://www.redbooks.ibm.com/

BlueWiki IBM internal wiki for content management.

8:45 end presentation.

Austin Linux Group Meeting Minutes ;Date: June 15, 2006

Austin Linux Group Meeting Minutes
Date: June 15, 2006
Location: Walnut Creek

7:30 Presentation The Joe Barr: Report on Red Hat summit

Recording Eben Morgan keynote:

Revolution protecting users rights.

American Nature of OSS. Yankee ingenuity.

trapped in organization. Struggle one organization cannot solve.

Its about Freedom.

GPL3 will be applied to Linux.

GPL3 must be minimal. minimalism in restriction.

ordered liberty.

Patent system is a headache. Patent system is

a real estate entitlement. keep freedom save.

Negroponte: one laptop per child.

Cris Almond presentation on RH summit. Migrating to Linux IBM redbook.

Austin Linux Group Meeting Minutes Date: June 8, 2006

Austin Linux Group Meeting Minutes
Date: June 8, 2006
Location: Walnut Creek

7:30 presentation Kissing Penguins Tod Finch, not technical guy.

selling Linux sever as a service. rent thin clients.

1 server 80 thing clients. ¼ space, ¼ electricity.

99$/ thin server / month. use of windoze programs extra.

San Antonio ISD proof of concept.

Diskless workstation, competition Mwave

adjourn 9:00.

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