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[Debian-NYC] Wednesday 16 September 2009 NYLUG: Jimmy Kaplowitz and Richard Darst on Debian GNU/Linux, DebConf, and DebConf10 NYC

  what="official NYLUG announcement"
  and-coming-up="Software Freedom Day, Saturday 19 September 2009"
  SFD-NYC-place="148 Lafayette St, 12th Floor, Island of the Manahattoes"
  more-exactly="the roof of 148 Lafayette St"

 From: NYLUG Announcements <info@nylug.org>
 To: NYLUG Announcements <nylug-announce@nylug.org>
 Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2009 09:30:02 -0400 (EDT)
 Subject: [nylug-announce] TOMORROW! NYLUG 9/16 Meeting: Jimmy Kaplowitz & Richard Darst on Debian GNU/Linux, DebConf, and DebConf10 NYC
 Reply-To: Announcements from NYLUG <nylug-announce@nylug.org>

 REMINDER: This meeting is tomorrow, RSVP closes TOMORROW
 Visit http://rsvp.nylug.org to see if RSVP is still open.

 Wednesday, September 16, 2009
 6:30pm-8:00 PM
 590 Madison Ave, 12th Floor
 corner of 57th Street

 ** RSVP Closes at 4:30pm the day of the meeting (sharp!) ***
 Please RSVP for EVERY meeting at this time.
 Register at http://rsvp.nylug.org/
 Check in with photo ID at the lobby for badge.

                    Jimmy Kaplowitz & Richard Darst
                                - on  -
             Debian GNU/Linux, DebConf, and DebConf10 NYC

 Please join us Wednesday, September 16th 2009 at 6:30 PM for a discussion
 about the Debian GNU/Linux operating system, DebConf, and the upcoming
 DebConf 10 in New York City.

 Debian is a fully integrated Free Software operating system (OS) based on
 the Linux kernel and tools from the GNU project, among other sources. It is
 the basis of a large number of other Linux-based operating systems, ranging
 from Ubuntu and Knoppix to the upcoming Nokia N900 Maemo smartphone and the
 Linux-based versions of the Eee PC.  NYLUG also runs Debian on its server.

 The talk will start with a review of the what makes Debian unique, both
 from a technical perspective and its grassroots, community-based model of
 development.  After that we will cover the status of the latest release,
 Debian 5 (codenamed "Lenny"), and the goals for the next release of Debian.

 Finally, we will introduce Debian's annual international developer
 conference, DebConf, and talk about the process of bringing DebConf to
 New York City next summer, its first time ever in the United States.

 More Information:
   * Debian

   * DebConf

   * DebConf10 NYC

 About Jimmy Kaplowitz:
   Jimmy Kaplowitz is an advocate of Free Software and has been active in
   many aspects of the Free Software world, including at his alma mater of
   Brown University, in NYC, and online.  Jimmy is a Debian Developer and
   helps run Software in the Public Interest (SPI), a legal umbrella
   non-profit used by many Free Software projects including Debian,
   PostgreSQL, and OpenOffice.org among others.

   Jimmy currently makes a living as a systems administrator, managing
   Linux and other machines for the Freelancers Union, a non-profit
   organization based in DUMBO, Brooklyn.  He is leading the local team for
   the DebConf10, the NYC DebConf, and helped organize DebConf7 in
   Edinburgh, Scotland and DebConf9 in Cáceres, Spain.

 About Richard Darst:
   Richard Darst is also an advocate of Free Software, a longtime Debian
   user, and recently became involved in the Debian project by helping to
   secure DebConf10 for New York City.  Since that start, he has become a
   contributor to a number of Free Software projects and communities in and
   outside of the New York area.  Richard is currently a graduate student
   in chemical physics at Columbia University, and remains heavily
   involved in planning next year's DebConf. 

 Meeting Location:
   Please note that this meeting will be held at IBM, 590 Madison Ave,
   12th floor, corner of 57th Street, and not at Google.  This is
   the building with the IBM logo on the front of the building.


   Our friends at Prentice-Hall kindly provide us with review copies
   of various new titles.  One of these could be yours, all you have
   to do is agree to review the book within a reasonable period of

 Swag (Give Away):
   During/after the meeting... unusually terrific swag may be given

   After the meeting ... You may wish to join up with other NYLUGgers
   over at TGI Fridays located at 677 Lexington Avenue and 56th
   Street, second floor. Northeast corner.

 Python Workshops:
   We are rounding up a group that wants to learn about Python.
   This would be a great time to attend our workshop, whether you
   are just starting with Python or use it professionally.

   The workshops meet every other Tuesday, at the NY Public Library,
   Hudson Park Branch.  66 Leroy St. NY NY from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
   Next meeting is August 19, expected to be followed by September 2.
   See the calendar at: http://nylug.org/pythoncalendar

 Please see our home page at http://www.nylug.org for the HTMLized
 version of this announcement, our archives, and a lot of other good
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Jay Sulzberger <secretary@lxny.org>
Corresponding Secretary LXNY
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