The UKUUG's annual Large Installation Systems Administration (LISA)
conference will take place in Durham from Tuesday 21st to Thursday
23rd March 2006:
This is the UK's only conference aimed specifically at systems and
network administrators. It attracts a large number of professionals from
sites of all shapes and sizes. As well as the technical talks, the
conference provides a friendly environment for delegates to meet, learn,
and enjoy lively debate on a host of subjects.
The conference itself will be preceded by a full-day tutorial on
"Managing Samba 3.0", with core Samba developer Gerald Carter joining us
from the US. Delegates then have a choice of two workshops on the first
morning of the main conference: "LDAP in depth", or "Firewalling with
OpenBSD's PF packet filter".
The main conference stream will focus on systems administration: the
nuts and bolts of running large computer installations. The keynote
will be given by James Youngman, now of Google Inc, who will be giving
us the low down on how Google's systems are put together.
This year, for the first time, we have almost an entire stream dedicated
to a BSD MiniCon, and are pleased to welcome Dru Lavigne who will be
joining us from Canada, as well as a number of speakers from the UK BSD
We hope you will be able to join us in Durham for what is set to be one
of our biggest and best conferences of recent years.
Ray Miller, UKUUG - the UK's Unix and Open Systems User Group
The purpose of this email is to invite you to attend the 6th FOSDEM
on the weekend of 25th and 26th of February 2006 in Brussels.
Previous events were hugely successful with more than 3000 developers
coming from all over the world to attend talks given by famous figures
of the Free Software and Open Source community.
See http://www.fosdem.org/ for more information.
This year's speakers include:
Alex Russell, Project Leader of the Dojo Toolkit
Axel Hecht, Member of Mozilla Europe's Board of Directors.
Crispin Cowan, Architect of the AppArmor Project
David Roundy, Lead Developer of the Darcs Project
Geert Bevin, Lead Developer of RIFE
Greg Stein, One of the Early Designers of the Subversion Project
Ian Pratt, Leader and Chief Architect of the Xen Project
Jan Janak, Core Team Member of SER (The SIP Express Router)
Jason Huggins, Original Author and Core Team Member of Selenium
Jean-Marc Valin, Main Author and Maintainer of Speex
Jeff Waugh, The Challenge of the GNU/Linux Desktop
Jon Haslam, DTrace Project
Jon Trowbridge, Maintainer of Beagle
Julian Seward, valgrind Founder and Project Lead
Mark Spencer, Founder of Asterisk
Massimiliano Pala, OpenCA Project Manager and Chief Designer
Michael Meeks, OpenOffice.org
Richard M Stallman, Leader of the FSF
Tomasz Kojm, Original Author and Project Leader of ClamAV
Uriel M. Pereira, Plan 9 Hacker
And many others who will be giving talks and tutorials...
Several Free or Open Source Software projects have decided to hold a
meeting during FOSDEM. It is a great occasion to meet core developers
in the following developers' rooms: Ada, Calibre, GNU Classpath,
Debian, Embedded softwares, Gentoo, GNOME, GNUStep, Jabber, KDE,
Linux on Laptops, Mozilla, Opengroupware, openSUSE, Tcl/Tk, X.org.
All those rooms have an internal schedule, including
talks and presentations from lead developers.
Don't miss other FOSDEM initiatives like the Key
Signing Party, or the LPI exams.
FOSDEM's goal is to provide Free Software and Open Source developers
and communities the opportunity to learn and discuss the latest
developments in the Free and Open Source arena and to promote the
development and the benefits of Free and Open Source solutions.
The speakers mainly talk about technologies and make technical
The event is totally free.
This is a non-commercial event organised by people from the
community. So we would like to thank our sponsors who have understood
this and helped us making FOSDEM possible to happen this year again
in the same spirit. Those include: O'Reilly, Google, Argon7, Canonical,
ESCAUX, GNU/Linux Magazine France, Linux Magazine, Misc, Nokia, Novell,
SUN Microsystems, Think Wize, Freshmeat.net, Linux Magazin, Sourceforge.net
and all of our donators without who organizing such an event wouldn't be
We encourage you to support FOSDEM if you appreciate the event and
want it to continue in the same spirit. More information about the
FOSDEM 2006 support operation at:
We hope to see you there.
The FOSDEM team