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From: Ron Guerin
To: NYLUG Announcements
Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2007 09:45:01 -0500 (EST)
Subject: [nylug-announce] NY Linux Users Grp. 1/17 Mtg: Robert "r0ml"
Lefkowitz on "Does Linux Make Software Frameworks Obsolete?"

Wednesday, January 17th, 2007
76 9th Ave., b/w 15th and 16th St.
4th Floor, enter near 16th Street

** RSVP Closes at 2:30pm the day BEFORE meeting (sharp!) ***
You must R.S.V.P. for EVERY meeting at this time.
Register at http://rsvp.nylug.org/
Check in with photo ID at the lobby for badge.
Latecomers can sign in, but it means having to wait.

Robert "r0ml" Lefkowitz
- on -
"Does Linux Make Software Frameworks Obsolete?"
Google, 76 9th Ave., 4th Floor, enter near 16th Street. Between 15th and 16th Streets

** Please note important information about this meeting below **
******* This meeting is being held at Google, not at IBM *******

In a world where software is sold as a black box, it makes sense
that the stand-alone frameworks would evolve to allow developers
to more easily assemble larger systems by building with those
closed frameworks. This leads to software bloat as each
application includes numerous general frameworks with large
amounts of functionality un-needed by that particular
application. More frameworks = more bloat.

In a world where all the source code is available, is it not
easier and better to start from a "reference implementation"
of an application in a particular (or most closely related)
domain, and modify to suit?

In the Object-Oriented revolution of the late 80's / early 90's
this debate was framed as "white-box reuse" vs. "black-box
reuse". Now that Linux and Free Software are threatening world
domination, how does that change the structure of arguments on
both sides?

About r0ml
r0ml is an software architect and systems designer with over
thirty years of experience. For two decades, r0ml worked on
Wall Street, developing market data, trading, risk management,
and quantitative analysis systems. More recently, as chief
technical architect at AT&T Wireless, he drove the improvement
of their CRM, ERP, commission, and data warehousing systems.
Over the last several years, r0ml has become increasingly
interested in open source software strategy at large
enterprises, and is a frequent speaker on the topic.

Meeting Location
Please note that this meeting will be held at Google, 76 9th Ave,
4th floor, between 15th and 16th Streets, and not at IBM. This is
the old Port Authority Building, and takes up the entire block.
You want the entrance nearest 16th Ave.


Free Refreshments!
Google is also graciously providing refreshments before the
meeting begins. For those of us here in the east who aren't used
to a "Google spread", you're in for quite a treat. "New Google
Cafeteria Crushes Competitors" Cafeterias" (New York Magazine)

Our friends at Prentice-Hall kindly provide us with review copies
of various new titles. One of these could be yours, all you have
to do is agree to review the book within a reasonable period of

Swag (Give Away)
During/after the meeting... unusually terrific swag may be given

After the meeting ... Join us after the meeting around 8:15pm-9pm
for drinks and conversation at a location to be determined.

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

Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2007 10:23:45 -0500
From: Ron Guerin
To: NYLUG-Announcements
Subject: [nylug-announce] NYLUG Meeting: Bonus Features (keysigning)

This week's meeting has two super-bonus features.

1. The return of Jim Gleason
2. Keysigning

Our keysigning page is at: http://nylug.org/keys/index.shtml

There is a script called gpg-key2ps that prints out strips with your
fingerprint to bring to the keysigning. Your distro may have it in a
package named something like signing-party

NYLUG Jan 2007 Meeting @ 6:30-8:00pm
Robert "r0ml" Lefkowitz
"Does Linux Make Software Frameworks Obsolete?"
Google, 76 9th Ave, near 16th St, 4th Floor

RSVP closes tomorrow at 2:30pm, you'll have to go through a sign-in
process at both the security desk and Google upstairs if you're not on
the list.

- Ron
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