[NBLUG/Announce] Upcoming NBLUG Events: LNX-BBC and RevolutionOS

Eric Eisenhart eric at nblug.org
Fri Feb 28 21:31:02 PST 2003

March 11th, regular meeting: Linux Bootable Business Card Project
March 15th, special event: RevolutionOS

Details on both follow:

Linux Bootable Business Card:
WHAT:    NBLUG General Meeting
TOPIC:   LNX-BBX (Linux Bootable Business Card)
SPEAKER: Nick Moffitt & ??
WHERE:   O'Reilly and Associates, Sebastopol
WHEN:    Tuesday, March 11th, 2003 @ 7:30PM

This is our normal monthly meeting at the normal scheduled time and place. 

    The LNX-BBC is a mini Linux-distribution, small enough to fit on a
    CD-ROM that has been cut, pressed, or molded to the size and shape of a
    business card.  LNX-BBCs can be used to rescue ailing machines, perform
    intrusion post-mortems, act as a temporary workstation, and perform many
    other tasks that we haven't yet imagined.

    Nick Moffitt, of the BBC project, will be talking about the build system
    they use to create the images. He'll be bringing along another person
    from the project that will be talking about the BBC itself from a user


REVOLUTION OS screening:

WHAT: NBLUG Special Event
WHERE: Sonoma State Campus Schulz Info Center, Room 2015
WHEN: Saturday, March 15th, 2003 @ 2:00PM

This is a Special Event in an unusual location.  This is the same building
as our InstallFests, but in a room on the second floor.  Sorry, but no food

The movie runs for about an hour and a half, and we plan to start it right
at 2:00PM, so plan to show up around 1:40PM.

We'll be showing this on a large projection television; we were hoping to
show the special edition DVD, but it's not shipping until a week after our

    REVOLUTION OS tells the inside story of the hackers who rebelled against
    the proprietary software model and Microsoft to create GNU/Linux and the
    Open Source movement.

    On June 1, 2001, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said "Linux is a cancer
    that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it

    Microsoft fears GNU/Linux, and rightly so.  GNU/Linux and the Open
    Source & Free Software movements arguably represent the greatest threat
    to Microsoft's way of life.  Shot in cinemascope on 35mm film in Silicon
    Valley, REVOLUTION OS tracks down the key movers and shakers behind
    Linux, and finds out how and why Linux became such a potent threat.

    REVOLUTION OS features interviews with Linus Torvalds, Richard Stallman,
    Bruce Perens, Eric Raymond, Brian Behlendorf, Michael Tiemann, Larry
    Augustin, Frank Hecker, and Rob Malda.  To view the trailer or the first
    eight minutes go to the ifilm website for REVOLUTION OS.

Eric Eisenhart
NBLUG Co-Founder & President Pro Tempore for Life
The North Bay Linux Users Group
eric at nblug.org, IRC: Freiheit at freenode, AIM: falschfreiheit, ICQ: 48217244
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