Meeting Minutes

Austin Linux Group Meeting Minutes Date: May 25, 2006

Austin Linux Group Meeting Minutes
Date: May 25, 2006
Location: Walnut Creek

7:30 Silona Bonewald Presentation Open Source & Non Profits.

Executive director of Solar Austin, EFF Austin, ALCU
Legislative lobbyist talks to republicans
League of Technical Voters. uses Drupple.

Open source classes Austin Freenet.

Geek meet & greet.

General discussion

leagueoftechvoters.org

teach a lobbying class.

EFF Austin power over broadband discussed.

EFF was for, some ALG geeks against because of QRM.

Net neutrality.

Austin Linux Group Meeting Minutes Date: May 18, 2006

Austin Linux Group Meeting Minutes
Date: May 18, 2006
Location: Walnut Creek

7:30 presentation Cris Nystrom on NEWIO.

Internet Application System (separate from WEB)
Portable, available anywhere
easy data backup
easy to update
no viruses

Problems with existing Systems
applications are downloaded.
(not client / server )
limitations to programmers
remote desktop solutions
Web based.

Design Goals
Powerful enough
easy to use (consumer friendly)
easy to program for. Secure.

Parts of New I/O
application browser (Dreadnought)
Daemon
library (CAPI)

How it works.
user types URL

Austin Linux Group Meeting Minutes Date: May 11, 2006

Austin Linux Group Meeting Minutes
Date: May 11, 2006
Location: Walnut Creek

7:30pm unfettered discussion. Zen=vmware.

7:45pm presentation by Jim Parkhurst “My Toys and Why”

check the plug.
power supply tester 25$ discount electronics.
Tech Aid bus analyzer. 49$ discount electronics.
Knoppix 4.2. Dec of cards.
Extendable screwdriver.
Power tester. Patch cords.
118-120 Austin
Hand Drive data recovery.
Adjourn 8:35pm

Austin Linux Group Meeting Minutes Date: May 4, 2006

Austin Linux Group Meeting Minutes
Date: May 4, 2006
Location: Walnut Creek

7:24pm
Dennis Oxford Made a presentation of Free Dos
GPLed implementation of the MS dos program loader.
Can use Ms works, Unit Level Logistics Systems.
Dos commander, Gems, desktop2, seal.
Dos emulator under Linux.

Other discussion:

ubuntu security model. No root access, first user can do anything via sudo bash with only first users password. Agreed stupid. 2nd user cannot sudo everything. So first user is effective superuser.

Paul Elliott question: any point and clicky way to rewrite the MBR under FC5 and other common distros?

Austin Linux Group Meeting Minutes Date: April 27, 2006

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

new person: Todd Finch

7:30 presentation by “the Joe Barr”

“The World is Flat”

Desktop Linux Summit

keynote about position of Linux in various market segments.
1 laptop per child.
Nat Freedman SuSE.
Ubuntu Jeff Waugh : Geek.
Linux Journal
Intelligent rant on Software patents.
“The Joe Bar”
Rob Enderlie MS apologist.
Why OEM's don't preload Linux.

Young visitor, Alen fixed his X problem.
“The Joe Barr” wants to interview him!
Newton Hammet spoke on gaming!
Adjourn 9:0

Austin Linux Group Meeting Minutes Date: April 20, 2006

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

called to order by Newton Hammett at 7:20 pm.

Joe Barr gave a presentation on journalist's investigation of Proof of concept virus and how
Linus fixed the virus! Will Joe Barr be Knighted?

Austin Linux Group Meeting Minutes April 13, 2006

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

Attending: Dennis Oxford
Newton Hammet
Jim Parkhurst

Discussion:

Sendmail, power supplies.

What period do dues cover?

discussion of telephone company corporate maneuvering.

What is scsi low level format speed?

Internet banking and SS#.

Austin Linux Group Meeting Minutes April 6, 2006

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

Called to order by Newton Hammet at: 7:30

Carl showed us how to post content, meeting minutes, ect to the
Web Page!

Paul Elliott gave a Presentation on LINUX startup shutdown.

Adjourned at: 9:00 pm.

Austin Linux Group Meeting Minutes March 30, 2006

Austin Linux Group Meeting Minutes
Date: March 30, 2006
Location: Walnut Creek

Called to order Newton Hammet 7:30pm.
Discussion on ALG web page. Will be in drupal.
Saturday will be in production!
Discussion of best laptop for LINUX. Video card
is limiting factor. Drupal demonstration by Carl.

Austin Linux Group Meeting Minutes March 23, 2006

Austin Linux Group Meeting Minutes
Date: March 23, 2006
Location: Walnut Creek

Called to order Newton Hammet 7:20 pm.
Discussion of limiting meeting schedule.
New Web Site will be drupal.
Newton Hammet presentation on mkbkup version 3.2.

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