February: Chronicles of GNU Linux, Fediverse, & AGM

Date
Wednesday 13 February 2019

The Chronicles of GNU Linux
Speaker: Tom Ryder
Tom will give us the story of how we got Linux from Unix and it’s unlikely marriage to GNU libraries and user space tools. He will cover the tension between Linus Torvald’s pragmatism and Richard Stallman’s idealism and Linux’s expansion in the 90’s.

The Fediverse Alternative: Distributed and Federated Social Networks
Speaker: Giovanni Moretti
Google has decided to shut down Google+ leaving its two million+ users looking for another home. This decision illustrates how vulnerable users of centralised social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr and Twitter are to arbitrary changes by those running the site. Giovanni will discuss alternative distributed social networking options such as the Fediverse and the IndieWeb that free users from centralised control.

Annual General Meeting
Nominations for club officers are:-
– President – Nick Skarott
– Vice President – John Flower
– Treasurer – Joseph Calkin
– Secretary – Tom Ryder
– Sgt-at-Arms – Richard Barlow
– General Committee Member – Don Esslemont

Venue
Milson Community Centre

Cost
$2 gold coin donation.

  • Agenda
    • Welcome
      Chair: John Flower
      7pm
    • The Chronicles of GNU Linux
      Speaker: Tom Ryder
      7:10pm
    • Break
      7:50pm
      Tea & coffee
      Donations collected
    • Annual General Meeting
      8:05pm

      • President’s report – John Flower
      • Treasurers report – Joseph Calkin
      • Elect a new committee. Nominations for the next committee are:-
        President – Nick Skarott
        Vice President – John Flower
        Treasurer – Joseph Calkin
        Secretary – Tom Ryder
        Sgt-at-Arms – Richard Barlow
        General Committee Member – Don Esslemont
      • Induction speech by new President
    • General Business
      8:20pm
    • Fediverse
      Speaker: Giovanni Moretti
      8:25pm
    • Doors close
      9pm

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