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Date: 1997/02/05
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Announcing Linux Expo 97
http://www.linuxexpo.org

Expo news since last post:
New Sponsors!
New Speakers!
New Events!

Linux Expo is pleased to announce that Applix, Caldera, and Linux
International and Red Hat Software have signed on as sponsors!
Thanks to these fine organizations for supporting Linux and the
Linux Expo!

We've added 2 new speakers to our roster, bringing the number of
technical talks up to 18 (for complete speaker list see below, and our
web site). Dave Taylor of crack.com will be presenting a talk on
Linux Game Development, including a sneak peak of crack.com's
forthcoming title, Golgotha, the first officially supported commercial
Linux game. And Dan Quinlan will be speaking on the future of the
Linux Filesystem Standard: the FHS.

We will be holding the First Annual Linux Bowl at the end of the Expo
on Saturday. The Linux Bowl is patterned after the familiar quiz-show
type games, including the famous Computer Bowl held every year at the
Computer Museum. Two teams of panelists will put their Linux
knowledge to the test answering Linux Trivia questions. Best of all
you can participate by submitting questions on our web site, and from
the audience just before the show!

Also on Saturday, throughout the day, we will hold a Linux Install
Fest. For those that have never been to such an event, there will be
CD-ROMs and NFS servers available for you to install your machines
from, and volunteers on hand to help you through process. These
events are always great fun and draw lots of people. If you would
like to bring in a machine, or volunteer to help out, please register
your interest on our web site. Doing so will help us plan for proper
room size and equipment.

This year's Linux Expo is better than ever! Sign up now at
http://www.linuxexpo.org !!

Linux Expo
PO Box 4325
Chapel Hill, NC, 27515
http://www.linuxexpo.org
i...@linuxexpo.org
(919) 361-5841
(919) 361-9288 (fax)

[ Press release and Speaker List Attached ]

======================================================================

The Third annual Linux Expo Technical Conference will be held on
Friday and Saturday, April 4th and 5th at the North Carolina
Biotechnology Center in Research Triangle Park, NC.

The Expo has expanded dramatically this year. It will be even more
valuable and entertaining than last year. We have over a dozen
leading Linux developers who will be giving two full days of technical
talks on various Linux topics. See the schedule below.

We'll have an expanded vendor exhibition area, installation-fest,
birds-of-a-feather sessions, food, and entertainment, including the
first annual world famous Linux Bowl! On Saturday juggling tutorials,
magic tricks and other valuable stress relieving skills will be
demonstrated, and there will be a Linux "install-fest" where you can
get help installing the latest distributions of Linux.

All of this will be at no cost: yes like Linux itself the Expo is
"Free". Of course you are going to have to figure out how to get to
Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina and arrange your accommodations once
here, but entry to the Expo itself will not cost you a penny. The
event will be funded by the generous contributions of the sponsors,
commercial exhibitors, and those on corporate expense accounts who can
afford the limited reserved seating in the auditorium from which the
technical talks will be broadcast.

The technical talks, which run all day Friday and Saturday, will be
broadcast throughout the Expo area. The talks will be held in the
Biotechnology Center's 170 seat auditorium. The limited seating in
the auditorium is available on a first come, first served basis so
reserve your seat today! The cost is $199, which covers both days.
The exhibition area with the vendors, demos, food, entertainment, and
the install-fest is free for all.

Much more information on the Expo including info about traveling to,
reserving seats at, or exhibiting at Linux Expo, is available at:

http://www.linuxexpo.org

This site will be updated regularly as we add events, exhibitors, and
more to the Expo between now and April. This show is going to be
extremely useful to anyone using Linux for professional or commercial
applications as well as to casual users. It should be a cross between
UNIX Expo (tm) and Woodstock. ;-)

If you or your group would like to become involved with sponsoring an
activity, presenting a demonstration, or teaching your favorite Linux
trick, please contact us at: i...@linuxexpo.org

Linux Expo
PO Box 4325
Chapel Hill, NC, 27515
http://www.linuxexpo.org
(919) 361-5841
(919) 361-9288 (fax)

======================================================================

* "MkLinux - Microkernel Linux"
by Brett R. Halle <br...@apple.com>
Apple Computer

Discuss benefits and technology related to Linux hosted on the Mach
microkernel.

* "Next Generation SparcLinux, and the Free Software Development Model"
by David S. Miller <da...@caip.rutgers.edu>

What tomorrow will bring for the SparcLinux port, and why the current
development model has taken us to where we are now and will take us to
where we are going.

* "Network File Locking: An Introduction"
by Jeff Uphoff <juph...@nrao.edu>
Scientific Programming Analyst, National Radio Astronomy Observatory

The basics of the NLM and NSM protocols and the current implementation
effort for Linux.

After abortive careers as a chicken egg gatherer, a naval aviation
electronics technician, a Naval Academy Midshipman, and a college
student known for erratic class attendance, Jeff found Linux in early
'93 and NRAO in late '93. He's been pretending to work for NRAO while
secretly tinkering with Linux ever since.

* "The Debian Linux Distribution"
by Bruce Perens <br...@pixar.com>

An overview, explaining what is unique about the distribution.

* "The Computer Graphics of Toy Story"
by Bruce Perens <br...@pixar.com>

Trace how the first 100% computer-animated film was made, from story
concept to animation. Learn about the 19 computer languages used in
the production, and the extensive use of Unix.

* "Linux and Amateur Radio"
by Bruce Perens <br...@pixar.com>

How Radio Hams use Linux to communicate, design circuits, etc.

* "Debugging malloc() problems with Electric Fence"
by Bruce Perens <br...@pixar.com>

The author of Electric Fence explains how to debug malloc() problems.

* "Linux/Alpha---or How to Make Your Programs Fly"
by David Mosberger-Tang <dav...@AZStarNet.COM>

This talk focuses on how to optimize code for platforms running Linux
on DEC Alpha processors. While the focus is on the Alpha
architecture, many of the topics covered are applicable to any RISC
processor and even to modern CISC CPUs that employ implementation
techniques pioneered by RISCs. The first part of the talk covers
performance analysis tools that are available under Linux. The second
part covers specific techniques that often improve performance by an
order of magnitude or more. The talk assumes some basic knowledge of
computer architecture and programming in C.

* "The Coda Filesystem"
by Peter Braam <br...@cs.cmu.edu>

Coda is a state of the art, freely available networked filesystem
developed at CMU by the group of Satyanarayanan. It has advances
features such as client side write-back caching, server replication,
disconnected operation (laptops), bandwith adaptation, and solid
security models. The Linux port is nearly complete (Nov 1996) and CMU
is making further ports, and improving the performance of the system.

* "The Linux Network File System"
by Olaf Kirch <o...@monad.swb.de>
Daveg Gmbh (soon Linux Support Team, Erlangen)

The talk will cover some new development in the NFS area that will
improve performance and add several new features, including support
for NFS over TCP and alternative authentication flavors.

I'm age 29, and have studied mathematics (aka chewing pencils) before
becoming a full-time programmer. I've been working (playing?) with
Linux since the days of Owen's MCC Interim Releases back in 1992, and
I'm happy that I've finally found an employer who actually pays me for
playing with my favorite toy.

* "A Tour of the Linux Networking Stack"
by Alan Cox <a...@cymru.net>, Techincal Director, CymruNet

* "The ext2 Filesystem --- Design, Implementation, and the Future"
by Theodore Ts'o <ty...@mit.edu>, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
http://web.mit.edu/tytso/www/home.html

Theodore Ts'o has been involved with Linux since almost the very
beginning. ``Be a Linux hacker, and you too can see the world and get
free hardware.''

* "Linux and Legacy LANs"
by Michael Callahan <m...@stelias.com>

The talk will survey Linux's capabilities as a server for Mac and PC
networks using legacy protocols.

* "General Linux Security"
by Alexander O. Yuriev <a...@bach.cis.temple.edu>

This talk will discuss some threats to Linux security and how to deal with
them. It will include information about real break-ins, the loopholes that
were utilized by intruders, how the system administrators could have closed
the loopholes and how the intruders were discovered. The topics covered will
include Security Policies vs. Security Mechanisms, password security, UNIX
security model, basics of cryptographic protection, management of
priviledges and security of systems connected to networks.

* "Networks 101 : IPv4 Family of Protocols and Infrastructure"
by Alexander O. Yuriev <a...@bach.cis.temple.edu>

The IPv4 protocol family is the foundation on which the other network
technologies are built. Understanding what really happens at that
level is mandatory for being able to make correct decisions on issues
that system and network administrators face today, whether it is
tuning the network to get an extra Kbit of a bandwidth, creating a
better filter for a screening router or verifing a claim of a vendor
that says "Only mail can go across our SuperGuardian/Deluxe
firewall. Only port 25 is open to the outside world." This class is
intended for the system or network administrators that are either
responsible for configuring and running networks in the organization,
or who may want to gain better understanding of nuts-and-bolts of the
networking.

* "Working and Playing Well With Others: Linux Grows Up"
by Dr. Greg Wettstein <g...@wind.enjellic.com>,
Chief Techology Officer - Velocity, LLC
http://www.enjellic.com

With the Linux development team using a paradigm of 'You Snooze You
Loose' to direct kernel releases it can become difficult to find time
for entertainment. Don't miss this opportunity to hear a speaker who
is world-renowned for bringing humor and a business world perspective
to Linux and the free software movement. Dr. Wettstein will discuss
strategies for enabling Linux to compete in heterogenous environments
composed of legacy mainframe systems, dilapidated mini-computers and
the ever present shadow of Windows and Novell Netware. So take a
break from kernel patches and enjoy an hour of entertainment while the
master of metaphor recants how he developed the bravery to stake his
professional career on free software.

* "The New Linux RAID Code"
by Miguel de Icaza <mig...@nuclecu.unam.mx>
Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares

This talk is about the new Multiple Devices (MD) personalities
written by Gadi Oxman, Ingo Molnar and Miguel de Icaza that adds
RAID-1, RAID-4 and RAID-5 capabilities to the Linux kernel.

* "Beyond ELF"
by Eric Youngdale <e...@sub2317.jic.com>
Senior Software Engineer. Platinum technology Inc.

The ELF file format has become the defacto standard executable format
for linux on all of the different architectures, and while it serves
us well and offers a lot of flexibility, there are some shortcomings
that were not anticipated by the original design committee.
Discussions are currently underway about potential extensions which
will serve to solve the problems in a backwards compatible manner. In
the talk,I will discuss the nature of the problems, and the solutions
that are being considered.

Eric has been working with Linux since back in the 0.95b days, and
over the years has worked in a number of different areas of the
kernel. He doesn't have as much time for Linux as he used to, but he
still manages to get a few things done inbetween extended bouts of
goofing off.

* "Linux Game Development"
by Dave Taylor <d...@crack.com>
crack.com

This talk will offer a technical look at Linux's special features
leveraged in game development so far and where Linux needs to go to
continue its status as the most cost-effective advanced solution to
stable game development. The talk will feature a sneak peak of Crack
dot Com's forthcoming title, Golgotha, the first officially supported
commercial Linux game.


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From: Linux Expo <i...@linuxexpo.org>
Subject: CONFERENCE: The 3rd Annual Linux Expo
Date: 1997/01/06
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Announcing Linux Expo '97
http://www.linuxexpo.org

The Third annual Linux Expo Technical Conference will be held on
Friday and Saturday, April 4th and 5th at the North Carolina
Biotechnology Center in Research Triangle Park, NC.

The Expo has expanded dramatically this year. It will be even more
valuable and entertaining than last year. We have over a dozen
leading Linux developers who will be giving two full days of technical
talks on various Linux topics. See the schedule below.

We'll have an expanded vendor exhibition area, installation-fest,
birds-of-a-feather sessions, food, and entertainment, including the
first annual world famous Linux Bowl! On Saturday juggling tutorials,
magic tricks and other valuable stress relieving skills will be
demonstrated, and there will be a Linux "install-fest" where you can
get help installing the latest distributions of Linux.

All of this will be at no cost: yes like Linux itself the Expo is
"Free". Of course you are going to have to figure out how to get to
Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina and arrange your accommodations once
here, but entry to the Expo itself will not cost you a penny. The
event will be funded by the generous contributions of the sponsors,
commercial exhibitors, and those on corporate expense accounts who can
afford the limited reserved seating in the auditorium from which the
technical talks will be broadcast.

The technical talks, which run all day Friday and Saturday, will be
broadcast throughout the Expo area. The talks will be held in the
Biotechnology Center's 170 seat auditorium. The limited seating in
the auditorium is available on a first come, first served basis so
reserve your seat today! The cost is $199, which covers both days.
The exhibition area with the vendors, demos, food, entertainment, and
the install-fest is free for all.

Much more information on the Expo including info about traveling to,
reserving seats at, or exhibiting at Linux Expo, is available at:

http://www.linuxexpo.org

This site will be updated regularly as we add events, exhibitors, and
more to the Expo between now and April. This show is going to be
extremely useful to anyone using Linux for professional or commercial
applications as well as to casual users. It should be a cross between
UNIX Expo (tm) and Woodstock. ;-)

If you or your group would like to become involved with sponsoring an
activity, presenting a demonstration, or teaching your favorite Linux
trick, please contact us at: i...@linuxexpo.org

Linux Expo
PO Box 4325
Chapel Hill, NC, 27515
http://www.linuxexpo.org
(919) 361-5841
(919) 361-9288 (fax)

=======================================================================

Technical Talks

* "MkLinux - Microkernel Linux"
by Brett R. Halle <br...@apple.com>
Apple Computer

Discuss benefits and technology related to Linux hosted on the Mach
microkernel.

* "Next Generation SparcLinux, and the Free Software Development Model"
by David S. Miller <da...@caip.rutgers.edu>

What tomorrow will bring for the SparcLinux port, and why the current
development model has taken us to where we are now and will take us to
where we are going.

* "The Debian Linux Distribution"
by Bruce Perens <br...@pixar.com>

An overview, explaining what is unique about the distribution.

* "The Computer Graphics of Toy Story"
by Bruce Perens <br...@pixar.com>

Trace how the first 100% computer-animated film was made, from story
concept to animation. Learn about the 19 computer languages used in
the production, and the extensive use of Unix.

* "Linux and Amateur Radio"
by Bruce Perens <br...@pixar.com>

How Radio Hams use Linux to communicate, design circuits, etc.

* "Debugging malloc() problems with Electric Fence"
by Bruce Perens <br...@pixar.com>

The author of Electric Fence explains how to debug malloc() problems.

* "Linux/Alpha---or How to Make Your Programs Fly"
by David Mosberger-Tang <dav...@AZStarNet.COM>

This talk focuses on how to optimize code for platforms running Linux
on DEC Alpha processors. While the focus is on the Alpha
architecture, many of the topics covered are applicable to any RISC
processor and even to modern CISC CPUs that employ implementation
techniques pioneered by RISCs. The first part of the talk covers
performance analysis tools that are available under Linux. The second
part covers specific techniques that often improve performance by an
order of magnitude or more. The talk assumes some basic knowledge of
computer architecture and programming in C.

* "The Coda Filesystem"
by Peter Braam <br...@cs.cmu.edu>

Coda is a state of the art, freely available networked filesystem
developed at CMU by the group of Satyanarayanan. It has advances
features such as client side write-back caching, server replication,
disconnected operation (laptops), bandwith adaptation, and solid
security models. The Linux port is nearly complete (Nov 1996) and CMU
is making further ports, and improving the performance of the system.

* "The Linux Network File System"
by Olaf Kirch <o...@monad.swb.de>
Daveg Gmbh (soon Linux Support Team, Erlangen)

The talk will cover some new development in the NFS area that will
improve performance and add several new features, including support
for NFS over TCP and alternative authentication flavors.

I'm age 29, and have studied mathematics (aka chewing pencils) before
becoming a full-time programmer. I've been working (playing?) with
Linux since the days of Owen's MCC Interim Releases back in 1992, and
I'm happy that I've finally found an employer who actually pays me for
playing with my favorite toy.

* "A Tour of the Linux Networking Stack"
by Alan Cox <a...@cymru.net>, Techincal Director, CymruNet

* "The ext2 Filesystem --- Design, Implementation, and the Future"
by Theodore Ts'o <ty...@mit.edu>, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
http://web.mit.edu/tytso/www/home.html

Theodore Ts'o has been involved with Linux since almost the very
beginning. ``Be a Linux hacker, and you too can see the world and get
free hardware.''

* "Linux and Legacy LANs"
by Michael Callahan <m...@stelias.com>

The talk will survey Linux's capabilities as a server for Mac and PC
networks using legacy protocols.

* "General Linux Security"
by Alexander O. Yuriev <a...@bach.cis.temple.edu>

This talk will discuss some threats to Linux security and how to deal with
them. It will include information about real break-ins, the loopholes that
were utilized by intruders, how the system administrators could have closed
the loopholes and how the intruders were discovered. The topics covered will
include Security Policies vs. Security Mechanisms, password security, UNIX
security model, basics of cryptographic protection, management of
priviledges and security of systems connected to networks.

* "Networks 101 : IPv4 Family of Protocols and Infrastructure"
by Alexander O. Yuriev <a...@bach.cis.temple.edu>

The IPv4 protocol family is the foundation on which the other network
technologies are built. Understanding what really happens at that
level is mandatory for being able to make correct decisions on issues
that system and network administrators face today, whether it is
tuning the network to get an extra Kbit of a bandwidth, creating a
better filter for a screening router or verifing a claim of a vendor
that says "Only mail can go across our SuperGuardian/Deluxe
firewall. Only port 25 is open to the outside world." This class is
intended for the system or network administrators that are either
responsible for configuring and running networks in the organization,
or who may want to gain better understanding of nuts-and-bolts of the
networking.

* "Working and Playing Well With Others: Linux Grows Up"
by Dr. Greg Wettstein <g...@wind.enjellic.com>,
Chief Techology Officer - Velocity, LLC
http://www.enjellic.com

With the Linux development team using a paradigm of 'You Snooze You
Loose' to direct kernel releases it can become difficult to find time
for entertainment. Don't miss this opportunity to hear a speaker who
is world-renowned for bringing humor and a business world perspective
to Linux and the free software movement. Dr. Wettstein will discuss
strategies for enabling Linux to compete in heterogenous environments
composed of legacy mainframe systems, dilapidated mini-computers and
the ever present shadow of Windows and Novell Netware. So take a
break from kernel patches and enjoy an hour of entertainment while the
master of metaphor recants how he developed the bravery to stake his
professional career on free software.

* "The Linux Kernel Memory Management"
by Miguel de Icaza <mig...@nuclecu.unam.mx>
Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares

A talk on how the Linux kernel manages the system memory, the
interface available to kernel code and how this is used trough the
system as well as it's interface to the underlying hardware.

* "Beyond ELF"
by Eric Youngdale <e...@sub2317.jic.com>
Senior Software Engineer. Platinum technology Inc.

The ELF file format has become the defacto standard executable format
for linux on all of the different architectures, and while it serves
us well and offers a lot of flexibility, there are some shortcomings
that were not anticipated by the original design committee.
Discussions are currently underway about potential extensions which
will serve to solve the problems in a backwards compatible manner. In
the talk,I will discuss the nature of the problems, and the solutions
that are being considered.

Eric has been working with Linux since back in the 0.95b days, and
over the years has worked in a number of different areas of the
kernel. He doesn't have as much time for Linux as he used to, but he
still manages to get a few things done inbetween extended bouts of
goofing off.

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