Open Source - AUUG'99
September 8-10, 1999
Carlton Crest Hotel
65 Queens Rd
Melbourne, Victoria, 3004
|Wednesday, 8-sep-1999||Thursday, 9-sep-1999||Friday, 10-sep-1999|
|0900 - 0915||Welcome
Conference Chair and AUUG President
OpenBSD: Learning To Rely On System Software
Theo de Raadt
UNIX: The State of the Union
|0915 - 0945||Conference Opening
Nathan Cochrane, The Age and Sydney Morning Herald
|0945 - 1030||Keynote
Anthropology of Open Source
Dancing the Samba
|1030 - 1100||Morning Tea Break|
|1100 - 1230||101: Embedded Systems
Building Low Cost Embedded Network Appliances with Linux
Embedding UNIX - Booting PicoBSD on a PC104 Board
Linux as an Embedded OS for a Storage Appliance
|102: Commercial Interests
Business Attitudes to Open Source
Considering Sort in the Open Systems Environment
Jocelyn D. Carptenter
Supercomputing on a Shoestring - Practical Experience with the Monash PPME Linux Cluster
|201: Managing Open Source Projects
Aegis and Distributed Development
Panel: Experiences Managing Open Source Projects
Andrew Tridgell, Theo de Raadt, Peter Miller, Eric Raymond
|301: Meta Issues
Saving UNIX from /dev/null
Software Engineering in the New Millenium
The Rise and Rise of Scripting: Tcl, Tk and Scriptics
|302: SAGE-AU session
Building a Large, Scalable Hosting Environment Under UNIX
Preparing for an External Security Audit
Systems Management - The Bigger Picture
|1230 - 1400||Lunch|
|1400 - 1530||103: Open Source Projects
rsync in http
Diary of an Open Source Project
Use of open source code for Enterprise Management at Compaq's Operations Management Centre (OMC)
Tony Parsons & Jarra Voleynik
|104: New Technologies
Introduction to Jini and the Sun Community Source Licence
Combining Jini and Mindstorms - The Robot From The Lamp?
strlcpy and strlcat - Consistent, Safe, String Copy and Concatenation
Theo de Raadt
|202: Security Issues
An Implementation of Secure FTP
Authentication and Privacy in Wireless Phones: Today and Tomorrow
BINMAIL - a fast, reliable and flexible email delivery agent
|203: ISOC-AU Session
High Speed Packet Classification
Indecent Obsession - Internet Censorship in Australia
VOICE/IP != IP/VOICE - A Second Look at Multi-service IP Networks
Workload Analysis for System Consolidation
Affordable Supercomputing - Parallel Processing With Linux
Experiences Auditing IT Systems
|304: Language Issues
Erlang - An Open Source Language for Robust Distributed Applications
Dr Lawrie Brown
Eddie - A Framework for High Availability, Load Balancing Servers
Offensive material and the Internet - SO what is offensive anyway?
|1530 - 1615||Afternoon Tea Break|
|1615 - 1700||Footnote
Open Source, Cooperation, and Communities
High End Unix Directions
John "maddog" Hall
|1700 - 1800||AUUG Incorporated Annual General Meeting|
|1800 - 2000||NETWORKING RECEPTION|
|1900 - 2330||CONFERENCE DINNER|
WELCOME MESSAGE FROM THE CONFERENCE CHAIR
It is my pleasure to invite you to Open Source AUUG99.
Over the years the annual AUUG Conference has proved to be a valuable learning experience for those who have attended, and has provided an excellent forum in which to share information with peers.
Greg Rose, a previous AUUG President and longstanding member summed it up, "In addition to the interpersonal networking, I always learn something which I can use to do my job better."
This year's conference, once again promises to do just that, through thought provoking presentations by local and international speakers, with a lively exchange of ideas based on the most critical IT issues facing us today. The social events will give you the opportunity to interact directly with your fellow delegates and presenters, where ideas, issues and problems can be freely exchanged.
I would like to thank you all for taking the time to join us, and also to thank the presenters and our sponsors. I look forward to meeting with you in Melbourne.
Conference Chair, Open Source - AUUG'99
WELCOME MESSAGE FROM THE PROGRAMME CHAIR
Open Source software is causing a revolution in the computing landscape. Endless arguments rage about whether the open software process leads to better quality software or not. Companies are re-evaluating business models to see how a profit can be made from a product that is given away. Other corporations are questioning if it is safe to rely of a couple of hundred programmers on the Internet for software support, even if they have an impressive track record. Can commercial software exist in an open source world? Can open source software exist without commercial software?
Unix professionals will recognise that Open Source software is nothing new. In 1971 Unix was an open source product, given away in source form for the price of media. In addition, almost every Internet connected organisation delivers email using Sendmail - guess what: open source!
For this year's AUUG conference we have tried to put together a programme that looks at open source from a variety of angles, from individual open source projects, to experiences with managing an open source project, to open source philosophy.
Of course, the conference is not all open source, and we are glad of the broad reach of expertise in the open systems world represented by our speakers. Topics such as performance management, history of Unix and Internet censorship are covered. We wish to thank the Internet Society of Australia (ISOC-AU) and the Systems Administrators Guild of Australia (SAGE-AU) for their input to this programme.
Please take a moment to peruse our programme, to see for yourself the important and varied topics we are covering and the superb range of Australian and overseas speakers who will be presenting. I'm sure you will agree that this is a conference you can't afford to miss.
Programme Chair, Open Source - AUUG'99