20th April 2007
By Julian H.
Stacey & Associates
The lecture targets professional engineers' requirements, as
well as more general office personal work- station usage for
non technical staff & corporate server requirements.
Using Free Software enables more cost effective engineering
& business. "Don't Panic!"
Technicalities for `gurus/ geeks/ freaks/ hackers' are
omitted from this talk.
- Where & Why it's very cost effective to adopt free
- Extra Benefits (beyond Nothing to pay!) : Source Code -
What benefit ? ...
- Drawbacks - Just a few, & how to avoid them.
- Free Software Systems : Linux & BSD Unix etc.
- Free Supplementary Packages: Sixteen thousand - pre
- Case Studies: Governmental & Commercial users.
- Support available: Free & Professional consultancy.
Various local co.s
- How to start saving money, & reducing risk, &
Format & Schedule
Lecture with four assistant speakers
to briefly outline some sub topics. Questions during talks
should be kept brief please, as timescale is tight for all speakers
. Question session to panel of
all speakers at end in the lecture room. Speakers
will be available over dinner for
more questions. Lecture in English, More complex/ specialist
questions over dinner in English or German.
Schedule (subject to change)
||EVENT / TALK TOPIC
||Equipment arrival: Projector
(Beamer), main Laptop, KVM, cable & wireless
presenters, connection, configuration
||Alan & Julian
||Arrival of extra Speakers. Reservation of top adjacent
seats for question panel & Faraday organisers.
Copying presentations to/ from main laptop with USB
sticks. Extra laptop resolution compatability check with
||Doors Open. Audience
find seats, order drinks from waiter, & inspect
literature & media the speakers have laid out.
||Faraday e.V. Announcements/ Intro.
||Main Talk Starts
Introduction & Overview
||Topic: Text Processing : Open
Office & other tools
||Topic: NetBSD. More CPUs than
Linux. + BSD ports/packages.
||Topic: VOIP - Internet integrated
telephony + BSD V. Linux
||Topic: 15 Years Windows-Free
+ Distribution of various media & leaflets.
||Questions to Panel
||Pay waiter for Drinks
||Announcement of room reserved for food
||Depart to new room (taking clothing
media & equipment).
||No Smoking during talk & meal after
please. Main Speaker is allergic,
All topic speakers are non
smokers, Faraday Stammtisch regulars don't seem to smoke:
either people do not like it, are non smoker, or refrain
if they are smokers. The venue offers other rooms for any
who may want to pollute. (Part of the public rooms there
are now also smoke free).
Do exchange business cards. speakers
will be happy to hear if later you personally or your company
adopts free open source software: There's local Linux &
user groups to
help you, & we can put you in touch with various
specialists & open source oriented companies.
Main Speaker: Julian H. Stacey
Topic Speakers :
||Internet security company.
commiter. Banking Software.
Prince Albert room, (1st floor, East), Unions Bräu,
Einstein-Str 42, Haidhausen, 81675 Munich/ München,
Germany. (Venue will later be added to IET / Faraday
Directions: Right by exit of U Bahn U 4 & 5, Max Weber
Platz (East end, furthest from city centre, South side of
FREE Seat Booking / Registration
- Please book your seats for lecture &
optional dinner (or drinks) after. You do Not need to
be a member to book a free seat, but DO book as soon as
- The lecture is free, both for members of Faraday
& others, but IET /
Faraday members may get preference over late
- Pay waiter direct for drink & food you order off
- Please tell your colleagues & associates & book
as soon as possible. (Much time will be spent
preparing the lecture, so nice if maximum audience benefit
- If seats are all gone by the time you book, email the
Speaker direct, & he may arrange
a repeat later.
After the lecture, presentation "slides" will be archived
here , for audience & free source software groups.
A review was kindly written by Derek, to appear in Faraday
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