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BaySug '05 The bay Area Super User Group meeting. November 12, 2005, Mountain View, CA

Sponsored by USENIX, The Advanced Computing Systems Association, in cooperation with BayLISA
 About BaySUG '05


Participating Groups
 Important Dates
Pre-registration deadline:
November 11, 2005,
noon PST

BaySUG '05:
November 12, 2005,
1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Registration for BaySUG '05 is free. Register on-site on November 12, noon–1:00 p.m.
 Venue Information
Computer History Museum

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BaySUG '05 Program

12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.  
Attendee Check-In and Meet & Greet
1:00 p.m.–2:15 p.m.  
Opening Remarks and Invited Talk
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Samba (But Were Afraid to Ask)

Jeremy Allison, Novell Corp.

Jeremy Allison, one of the co-founders of the Samba project, will talk about Samba past, present, and future, and discuss any topics the audience wishes to raise.

Where did Samba come from?
What's the deal with Samba and Microsoft anyway?
How is the EU anti-trust case going?
What's the current state of the Samba project?
What does the future of Samba look like?
How does CIFS compare to NFSv4?
Why are there no women involved in Samba?
What's the status of the Samba bug where [long, involved, off-topic explanation :-) ]...?

Jeremy Allison is one of the lead developers on the Samba Team, a group of programmers developing an open source Windows-compatible file and print server product for UNIX systems. Developed over the Internet in a distributed manner similar to the Linux system, Samba is used by multinational corporations and educational establishments worldwide. Jeremy handles the coordination of Samba development efforts worldwide and acts as a corporate liaison to companies using the Samba code commercially.

He works for Novell, which funds him to work full-time on improving Samba and solving the problems of Windows and Linux interoperability.

2:15 p.m.–2:45 p.m.   Break  
2:45 p.m.–3:30 p.m.  
Invited Talk
Chris DiBona, Open Source Programs Manager, Google, Inc.

In this talk, Chris DiBona will discuss briefly Google's open source initiatives and specifically the Google Summer of Code program. The Summer of Code in 2005 consisted of 419 students in 49 countries working with 40 open source software organizations to create new, innovative source code. Google provided the funding and management of the program.

Chris is the Open Source Programs Manager for Mountain View, CA–based Google, Inc. His job includes releasing open source software on Google's code Web site. Before joining Google, Mr. DiBona was an editor/author for the popular Web site He is an internationally known advocate of open source software and related methodologies. He co-edited the award-winning essay compilations Open Sources and Open Sources 2.0 and writes for a great number of publications. He was briefly the Linux guy on TechTV and speaks on a variety of open source issues internationally.

3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.  
Reception, Museum Tour, and Group Leader Discussion
Join us for the reception, sponsored by Google, and take a tour of the museum. User Group leaders may also use this time to meet for further discussions.

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