Monthly Archives: November 2005


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