Archive for June, 2006

Linux 2006 – UKUUG Linux Conference & Tutorials

Thu, Jun 29th 2006 09:30 Posted by markelkins

A wide cross-section of the Linux community will gather in Brighton for the annual UKUUG Linux Technical Conference. from Thursday 29th June – Sunday 2nd July 2006. It’s a great way to broaden your knowledge and keep up-to-date with what’s happening in the world of linux. This low-cost event is for anyone with a serious interest in linux including systems administrators, linux professionals, developers and enthusiasts from companies and linux user groups throughout the UK and beyond.

For more information, visit http://www.ukuug.org/events/linux2006/

What
Meeting
When
2006-06-29 09:30 AM to
2006-07-02 03:00 PM
Where
The University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QU
Name
UKUUG Secretariat
Contact Email
office@ukuug.org
Contact Phone
01763 273475

Issues Content Imported

Fri, Jun 23rd 2006 17:49 Posted by David Nutter

In addition to converting the old “issues” forums into MBOX format as described in a previous post, we have also imported the content into the blog as a collection of posts and comments.

The Zen of Free: Why Open Source is not a passing fad

Thu, Jun 22nd 2006 18:30 Posted by markelkins

The BCS Open Source Specialist Group (OSSG) annouce a combined event with BCS Hants. A presentation by Simon Phipps, Chief Open Source Officer, Sun Microsystems, Inc: “The Zen of Free: Why open source is not a passing fad” Talk abstract: “With companies like Sun, Novell and IBM switching to Open Source, it’s clearly about more than just “free stuff”. Hear about “social production”, how software gets written, where the money comes from and why this is just the first wave of a series of revolutions that will change society profoundly and permanently.” Simon Phipps is the Chief Open Source Officer for Sun Microsystems, with global responsibility for Sun’s Free/Open Source software strategy including OpenOffice.org, OpenSolaris and more. He has a deep interest in the nature and impact of networks and the social change they produce. Prior to his current role, he helped create blogs.sun.com and get Sun’s President blogging, worked at IBM Hursley where he helped introduce Java and XML, and has worked on video conferencing, X.25, run a Windows software business and programmed everything from PDAs to mainframes. Find out more at http://www.webmink.net/ This event, as usual, is open to non-members (although non-BCS Hants members cannot vote at the BCS Hants AGM being held prior to the combined event), is CPD assessed, free and requires no booking. Time: 7pm (Finger Buffet 6.30pm) Venue: Chilworth Manor Hotel, Chilworth, Southampton, Hampshire SO16 7PT. Location details http://www.chilworth-manor.co.uk

For more information, visit http://ossg.bcs.org/2006/06/13/the-zen-of-free-why-open-source-is-not-a-passing-fad/

What
Meeting
When
2006-06-22 from 18:30 to 21:00
Where
Chilworth Manor Hotel, Chilworth, Southampton, Hampshire SO16 7PT
Name
Mark Elkins
Contact Email
mark_elkins@bcs.org
Contact Phone
023 80 319560

New site goes live!

Mon, Jun 19th 2006 10:12 Posted by David Nutter

The new WordPress site set up to replace the Plone site is now available. There will be period of transition from the Plone-based site to this new WordPress instance. As you can see all the important content has already been migrated, but there are still some tasks left to do. The important dates are listed below:

Friday 23rd June
  • Committee forum shut down, committee discussion moved to ossg-committee@ossg.bcs.org
  • ossg-announcements@ossg.bcs.org and ossg-members@ossg.bcs.org lists repopulated
  • Warning sent out to the announcements lists outlining this migration plan
Friday 30th June
Remaining forums closed to new posts. Discussion moved to ossg-members@ossg.bcs.org
Friday 7th July
Monday 10th July
Ability to register new WordPress accounts enabled.

User Accounts Imported

Fri, Jun 16th 2006 16:38 Posted by David Nutter

User accounts have been imported from the Plone site. However, this necessitated resetting the password. When this new site goes live, a mass mailing of users will be performed to distribute the new passwords. If you wish to recover your password in the meantime, please visit the login page and click Forgotten Password

You will then be prompted for the username and email address you used on the old Plone site. Enter these, and your password will be reset and emailed to you.  You can then ignore the mass-mailing when it arrives.

Disclaimer: Comments and posts are owned by their authors and the views therein are not necessarily those of the Open Source Specialist Group or the BCS.