Yearly Archives: 2005


own licence 5

if i have developed an open source software; am i allowed to write my own licence(one in which i have my own conditions). for instance, i might not agree with the wording of the various available formats of licences and would prefer to impose my own conditions on the users.
roohbir


own licence

if i have developed an open source software; am i allowed to write my own licence(one in which i have my own conditions). for instance, i might not agree with the wording of the various available formats of licences and would prefer to impose my own conditions on the users.
roohbir


An Introduction to Open Source

This meeting introduces the key concepts of open source development to those who would like to participate in development and to those who feel they could benefit from using open source. Mark Taylor, CEO of Sirius Corporation Ltd., will give a presentation on how open source software an work within our business. Barry Cornelius, Sebastian Rahtz and Stuart Yeates of OSS Watch will introduce open source from the developers’ standpoint. Please check the “Events” section for registration details.

For more information, visit http:/ossg.bcs.org/events/calendar

What
Meeting
When
2005-12-12 from 18:00 to 20:15
Where
BCS Central London Branch, Southampton St., London
Name
Paul Adams
Contact Email
padams@ossg.bcs.org

Introduction 4

Hi,

I have just joined BCS and now this Open Source group. I thought I would introduce myself, but after looking at the members list I know quite a few names, so it would probably be best off to say look at my info page.

I think I will mainly be staying in this forum as it’s my ‘chosen subject’, so to speak, but may venture out sometimes if I feel brave.

It seems a bit quiet on these forums, and I was wondering what it was that people were hoping to do, we have a lot of knowledgable people in one place but noone is talking

Thats all from me,

Jo


Open Source Technology Stack: turn on the LAMP

Alan Lenton – Chief Technology Officer and Game Designer, ibgames will talk about the “Open Source Technology Stack” that has been in wide use for many years. This has relatively recently gained an acronym known as LAMP, which stands for Linux Operating System, Apache the most popular web server in the world, MySQL DBMS, and PHP scripting language or Perl or Python. Variations on LAMP include LAPP, where PostgreSQL is the database component rather than MySQL. Alan will also discuss Linux distributions and some of the strengths and weaknesses of Open Source software, and strategies for deploying it in business. The talk will also attempt to strip away some of the myths surrounding Open Source software – myths pushed both by fanatical supporters, and by equally fanatical opponents. This is a combined OSSG/BCS Oxfordshire Branch event.

For more information, visit http://ossg.bcs.org/2005/11/01/open-source-technology-stack-turn-on-the-lamp/

What
Meeting
When
2005-11-10 from 19:00 to 20:30
Where
Computing Lab, Wolfson Building, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QG
Name
Graham Oakes or Mark Elkins
Contact Email
info@grahamoakes.co.uk, mark_elkins@bcs.org
Contact Phone
023 80 319560

Open Source Technology Stack: turn on the LAMP 1

The British Computer Society (BCS) Open Source Specialist Group (OSSG) announces its first meeting in conjunction with BCS Oxfordshire Branch to be held at Oxford University, Computing Lab, Wolfson Building, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QG on Thursday, 10th November 2005 from 7:30pm (Tea and Coffee from 7pm). Alan Lenton – Chief Technology Officer and Game Designer, ibgames will talk about the “Open Source Technology Stack” that has been in wide use for many years. This has relatively recently gained an acronym known as LAMP, which stands for Linux Operating System, Apache the most popular web server in the world, MySQL DBMS, and PHP scripting language or Perl or Python. Variations on LAMP include LAPP, where PostgreSQL is the database component rather than MySQL.

Alan will also discuss Linux distributions and some of the strengths and weaknesses of Open Source software, and strategies for deploying it in business. The talk will also attempt to strip away some of the myths surrounding Open Source software – myths pushed both by fanatical supporters, and by equally fanatical opponents.

OSSG Contacts: Graham Oakes, info@grahamoakes.co.uk or Mark Elkins, mark_elkins@bcs.org Phone 023 80 319560

Please also see:

http://ossg.bcs.org/category/ossg/ossg-events//calendar

and

http://www.oxon.bcs.org/program2005-6.htm#Nov


Open Source Software Quality in Practice

The main speakers at the event will be Mark Taylor, Executive Director of the Open Source Consortium, which is currently at the centre of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM) sponsored Open Source Academy; and Dr Graham Oakes, a Systems Engineer with over 20 years worldwide private and public sector experience. Professor Margaret Ross will say a few introductory words on behalf of BCS Hants Branch and the Quality Specialist Group whose support at this event includes a free prize draw available to all those attending to win a free book. There will also be free demonstrations available of VMware running on Southampton Solent University PC’s, which allows multiple operating systems including Linux and Windows to run simultaneously on the same PC. A buffet and refreshments will be available during the evening. A signed certificate awarding BCS Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Points for attending this event will be made available at the venue. See News page for more details……

What
Meeting
When
2005-10-27 from 18:00 to 21:00
Where
Southampton Solent University formerly Southampton Institute, East Park Terrace, Southampton SO14 OYN (Main Event 6.30pm)
Name
Mark Elkins
Contact Email
mark_elkins@bcs.org
Contact Phone
023 80 319560