Open Source - AUUG'99

September 8-10, 1999
Carlton Crest Hotel
65 Queens Rd
Melbourne, Victoria, 3004

Conference Programme

  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
Mark White
0915 - 0945 Conference Opening
Nathan Cochrane, The Age and Sydney Morning Herald
0945 - 1030 Keynote
Anthropology of Open Source
Eric Raymond
Dancing the Samba
Andrew Tridgell
Computing Fallacies
Michi Henning
1030 - 1100 Morning Tea Break
1100 - 1230 101: Embedded Systems

Building Low Cost Embedded Network Appliances with Linux
Greg Ungerer

Embedding UNIX - Booting PicoBSD on a PC104 Board
Enno Davids

Linux as an Embedded OS for a Storage Appliance
Alex Miroshnichenko

102: Commercial Interests

Business Attitudes to Open Source
Don Griffiths

Considering Sort in the Open Systems Environment
Jocelyn D. Carptenter

Supercomputing on a Shoestring - Practical Experience with the Monash PPME Linux Cluster
Carlo Kopp

201: Managing Open Source Projects

Aegis and Distributed Development
Peter Miller

Panel: Experiences Managing Open Source Projects
Andrew Tridgell, Theo de Raadt, Peter Miller, Eric Raymond

301: Meta Issues

Saving UNIX from /dev/null
Warren Toomey

Software Engineering in the New Millenium
Robi Karp

The Rise and Rise of Scripting: Tcl, Tk and Scriptics
Steve Ball

302: SAGE-AU session

Building a Large, Scalable Hosting Environment Under UNIX
Duane Schultz

Preparing for an External Security Audit
Catherine Allen

Systems Management - The Bigger Picture
Geoff Halprin

1230 - 1400 Lunch
1400 - 1530 103: Open Source Projects

rsync in http
Andrew Tridgell

Diary of an Open Source Project
Con Zymaris

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
Michael Geisler

Combining Jini and Mindstorms - The Robot From The Lamp?
Jan Newmarch

strlcpy and strlcat - Consistent, Safe, String Copy and Concatenation
Theo de Raadt

202: Security Issues

An Implementation of Secure FTP
David Ross

Authentication and Privacy in Wireless Phones: Today and Tomorrow
Greg Rose

BINMAIL - a fast, reliable and flexible email delivery agent
Peter Gray

203: ISOC-AU Session

High Speed Packet Classification
Andrew McRae

Indecent Obsession - Internet Censorship in Australia
Jan Whitaker

VOICE/IP != IP/VOICE - A Second Look at Multi-service IP Networks
Geoff Huston

303: Performance

Workload Analysis for System Consolidation
Adrian Cockcroft

Affordable Supercomputing - Parallel Processing With Linux
Rajkumar Buyya

Experiences Auditing IT Systems
Paul Ashley

304: Language Issues

Erlang - An Open Source Language for Robust Distributed Applications
Dr Lawrie Brown

Eddie - A Framework for High Availability, Load Balancing Servers
Geoff Wong

Offensive material and the Internet - SO what is offensive anyway?
Terja Lange

1530 - 1615 Afternoon Tea Break
1615 - 1700 Footnote
Open Source, Cooperation, and Communities
Greg Rose
High End Unix Directions
Adrian Cockcroft
Linux International
John "maddog" Hall
1700 - 1800 AUUG Incorporated Annual General Meeting    


Dear Delegate,

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.

Liz Carroll
Conference Chair, Open Source - AUUG'99


Dear Delegate,

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.

David Purdue
Programme Chair, Open Source - AUUG'99

Copyright 1999