October 16, 2001

Wednesday 17 October 2001 NYLUG meeting

Author: JT Smith

"Have you wondered where that billion dollars IBM is spending on
Linux
in 2001 has gone? It's not all going into "Peace. Love. Linux."
advertising."
Subject: Wednesday 17 October 2001 NYLUG Meeting: Peggy McKeon of
IBM's GNU/Linux Technology Center and Alan Robertson of the Linux High
Availability Project
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2001 02:50:47 -0400
From: secretary@lxny.org
To:   editors@newsforge.com




*** New York Linux Users Group October 2001 Meeting ***
- NYLUG.org -

IBM's Linux Technology Center
Presented by Peggy McKeon

With a special appearance by
Alan Robertson of the Linux High Availability Project

10/17/2001
Wednesday
6:30pm-8:00pm
IBM Headquarters Building
590 Madison Avenue at 57th Street

!! YOU MUST RSVP!!
IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND, YOU MUST RSVP BEFOREHAND BY EMAILING

jgleason@nylug.org

Photo ID and rsvp beforehand is required at the lobby to get a
badge.

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Have you wondered where that billion dollars IBM is spending on
Linux
in 2001 has gone? It's not all going into "Peace. Love. Linux."
advertising.

Do you think you've already heard everything IBM has to say about
Linux? Think again.

This month's speaker is Peggy McKeon, of IBM's Linux Technology
Center
(LTC). Peggy will give us an update on IBM's current Linux strategy,
followed by an overview of projects underway at the LTC. She will
be
presenting information about the Linux System Installation Suite
(SIS), a GPLed joint project of IBM and VA Linux Systems. SIS is a
combination of the IBM (GPL) Linux Utility for cluster Installation
(LUI), and Brian Finley's System Imager project.

http://www.ibm.com/linux/ltc
http://sourceforge.net/projects/sisuite
http://www-124.ibm.com/developerworks/projects/lui
http://systemimager.org

BONUS!
Alan Robertson of the Linux High Availability Project will be
attending the meeting, and will give a quick update about
linux-ha.
http://linux-ha.org

Free Stuff!

Swag of undetermined value and quantity will be distributed on a
first-come, first-served basis. Arrive early for the best
pickins!

About our speaker:

Peggy McKeon is the past president of the Hudson Valley chapter
of the
Project Management Institute. Her credits include:
* 20 year IBM veteran, worked in the VM, MVS, and now the Linux
Technology Center (LTC) groups
* Manager of the LTC Systems Management and Clustering team
* Masters Certificate in Project Management from George
Washington
University

Stammtisch:

And then after the meeting... Join us around 8:15pm or so at the
Typhoon Brewery & Restaurant located at 22 East 54th Street
between
Madison and 5th Aves.

http://www.typhoonbrewery.com

Next Month Eric Raymond speaks!

On Monday November 11th, Eric S. Raymond, the author of The
Cathedral
and The Bazaar, will present his thoughts to The New York Linux
Users
Group. In the aftermath of the World Trade Center atrocity, Eric
has
produced a new essay entitled "Decentralism Against Terrorism:"

http://www.tuxedo.org/~esr/writings/against-terrorism.html

He will expound on that, and of course, open the session up to
questions. Note that this meeting is being held on Monday Nov.
12th,
instead of the usual third Wed. of the month because of the
proximity
to Thanksgiving.

Please see our home page at http://www.nylug.org for the HTMLized
version of this announcement, our archives, and a lot of other
good stuff.

October 2001 - The New York Linux Users Group, NYLUG.org

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Jim Gleason VA Linux Systems
email: jim@valinux.com http://www.valinux.com
phone: 212-858-7684 Pres. New York Linux Users Group
fax: 212-858-7685 http://www.nylug.org
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Jay Sulzberger
Corresponding Secretary LXNY
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