The weekend is shaping up to be geeky busy:
Thursday: Planetwork Monthly Networking Meeting is Thursday,
November 18 6-10 pm, at the McBean Theater in the Exploriorium in San Francisco. It's a really nice setting with lots of good interactions.
Friday 19th 6-9pm: Future Salon with Doug Engelbart Theme: Large-Scale Collective IQ: Facilitating its Evolution. I know I am biased, but you shouldn't miss that one if you want to get the big picture from someone who has worked on the big picture all his life. (SAP Labs,Building D; Room Southern Cross; 3410 Hillview Avenue; Palo Alto, CA 94304
Finally Sunday: Our Cybersalon Friends in Berkeley are haveing one about Open Source Software with really interesting participants. Details further down.
Swing by, geek out, see you there.
(Disclaimer: Not sure if I will make it to all three events)
BERKELEY CYBERSALON, 6-8 p.m., Sunday, November 21, 6 - 8 PM. The
Hillside Club, 2280 Cedar (at Spruce), Berkeley. $10 donation at the
door for light refreshments.
Open Source Software
Open source software provides the foundation for the Internet, and
approaches to managing large-scale, distributed open source projects
are now being applied to an enormous number of software projects, and
even to other issues, such as publishing.
On Sunday, November 21, we'll
be discussing open source development as a process, open source values,
and why some open source efforts have been so long lasting with some of
the people who have led the large-scale development efforts, including:
Eric Allman, the author of the Sendmail program. In addition to writing
sendmail, he also authored syslog, tse, the troff -me macros, and trek. Allman is a former member of the Board of Directors of USENIX and currently serves as the CTO of Sendmail, Inc. Allman holds an MS degree
in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley.
Brian Behlendorf, co-founder and CTO of CollabNet, started in 1999. Prior to that he was CTO at Organic Online, as well as the founding engineer at Wired Magazine and Hotwired. He was also a founder of the
Apache Group, which later became the Apache Software Foundation, where he serves as board member and previously as president.
Kirk McKusick. Marshall Kirk McKusick was responsible for the development and release of 4.3BSD and 4.4BSD, has written numerous
articles and books, has contributed to textbooks, developed the Soft Updates feature used in BSD filesystems, and teaches technical classes on BSD internals and the history of Unix. McKusick is a past president of the Usenix Association and holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from
Marten Mickos, CEO, MySQL AB (invited). Mårten Mickos brings a strong track record of leadership in global high-tech companies to MySQL AB. Prior to joining MySQL in 2001, Marten was CEO at MatchON Sports, which he grew to become the twenty-fourth "hottest e-business" in Europe
within nine months of its inception. Marten was also previously the CEO at Intellitel Communications, where he was instrumental in transitioning the company from a development lab to a commercial
Doors open at 6:00 and a $10 donation is requested for light refreshments. The panel discussion starts at 7:00 p.m.; thoughtful
audience participation is encouraged.
The Hillside Club is an easy walk from the Downtown Berkeley BART: walk north on Shattuck, and then east on Cedar St. If you’re driving from Oakland or the Bay Bridge, get off at the University Ave. exit in Berkeley and make a quick RIGHT under the freeway and onto the frontage
road; turn RIGHT at the 4RENT sign, which is Cedar Street, and drive up
2 miles past Shattuck. Park. If driving from the Richmond Bridge on Highway 80, get off at Gilman St., exit east, turn RIGHT on San Pablo for a few blocks; and LEFT on Cedar, up 1.5 miles past Shattuck, and