[clug] July Canberra Linux Users Group meeting
chris at kororaa.org
Mon Jul 14 09:46:15 GMT 2008
Canberra Linux Users Group Meeting - 24th July 2008
Date: 24th July 2008 (Fourth Thursday of the month)
Time: 19:00 - 21:00 (or when it finishes)
Speaker: Dale Baldwin & Daniel Black
This month sees the return of not one, but two talks!
(We will [aim to] start right on time this month.)
Firstly, Dale will be looking critically at the
challenges facing Linux users and developers in
preparing the Linux to comply with professional audio
standards and practices. The talk will look at user
requirements for Linux to become a viable option in the
studio and the challenges it will face convincing
professional musicians, producers and audio engineers to
switch to a Linux environment.
Then, in a world where there is so much passion and
economics associated with SSL (certificates and
encryption generally) Daniel will try to bring it back
to a more sensible level. Bruce Schneier described it as
"Digital certificates prove no actual security for
electronic commerce; it's a complete sham" (Secrets
and Lies) and we'll explore why that is and maybe why
To compete with the economics of that major CAs CAcert
was formed, Daniel will talk about CAcerts community
free certificates, its history, current status, and that
all elusive question "when it will be in a browser?".
Aspects of how CAcert may be useful to you will be
presented along with how you are useful to CAcert.
NOTE: Another email will follow with information on
how you can prepare for the CAcert talk.
Venue: Room N101
Computer Science and Information Technology Building
The Australian National University
See http://clug.org.au/ for more directions and a map
Food/drink: Pizza and soft drink/juice. Come hungry, and bring
about $6 to cover the cost of your share if you
If you would like to give a talk at a future meeting, please email me.
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