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Subject: [nylug-talk] Ted T'so at NYLUG, 8/18 @ 6:30pm 
From: Jim Gleason <jgleason@nylug.org> 
Date: Wed, 11 Aug 1999 15:13:37 -0400 (EWT) 
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            New York Linux Users Group August Meeting 


 ********  THEODORE T'SO -- PROLIFIC LINUX KERNEL HACKER  ********


Wed. 8/18/99
6:30-9pm
IBM Building
590 Madison Avenue (at 57th St.)
check in at lobby for badge and room number


Theodore is one of the core Linux kernel developers, having started using
Linux back in 1991, during the days of the 0.10 kernel. Theodore Ts'o has
over the years written, rewritten, or supported Posix Job Control, the   
high level tty driver, the serial driver, the ramdisk support,
e2fsck/e2fsprogs, and other bits and pieces of code in and near the
kernel. 

This is how LINUS refers to Ted in the CREDITS FILE:

	N: Theodore Ts'o
	E: tytso@mit.edu
	D: Random Linux hacker
	D: Maintainer of tsx-11.mit.edu ftp archive     
	D: Maintainer of c.o.l.* Usenet<->mail gateway
	D: Author of serial driver 
	D: Author of the new e2fsck
	D: Author of job control and system call restart code
	D: Author of ramdisk device driver 
	D: Author of loopback device driver

Ted is currently leading the development team at MIT working on Kerberos,
a distributed network security protocol used on the Internet. He is also
responsible for the tty drivers and the serial layer _and_ the maintainer
of the e2fsprogs utilities package for the ext2 filesystem _and_ the
maintainer of the tsx-11.mit.edu ftp server. AND he's also the author and
maintainer of the Rocketport intelligent serial board. Ted  also works at
VA Linux Systems on technical stuff.      

Ted is a member of the Internet Engineering Task Force, where currently
serves on the Security Area Directorate, helping to shape the security
architecture for the Internet. He also serves as a working group co-
-chair for the ONC RPC and IP Security working groups and is a member of
the Common Authentication Technology working group. Ted is also currently
a member of the Technical Board of Linux International. Ted also works at
VA Linux Systems on some technical stuff.


... and then I learned how he reversed engineered the Palm Pilot...

	"An application for the Pilot is simply a Pilot resource database 
	with a number of mandatory resources (CODE0, CODE1, DATA0, PREFO
	etc.) The PRC file, then, is simply the flat file representation
	of a Pilot resource database."

	"Up until now, there really hasn't been a public documentation 
	of the PRC format. This was was frustrating for me since I wanted
	to write a BFD backend for PRC executables."

	"This document is my attempt to rectify this situation."

http://www.mit.edu/afs/athena.mit.edu/user/t/y/tytso/www/pilot/index.html


OH MAN... I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT HE WANTS TO TALK ABOUT! It's probably
a safe bet that it will be rather technical. Please join us!

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With the generous support of IBM, all regular NY-LUG meetings are held at
the main IBM building at 590 Madison Avenue at 57th Street in mid-town
Manhattan every third Wednesday of the month starting at 6:30pm sharp.

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