SVC OVC Pow Wow: Time & Place

From: JamBoi <jamboi_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: Fri Apr 29 2005 - 15:54:47 CDT

Okay we have a reservation for the (oh so appropriately named)

Where: Martin Luther King Jr. Library, (San Jose, 4th and San Fernando
-- please note that this is the NEW LIBRARY LOCATION, NOT THE OLD)
Study Room 326
When: 2pm Sunday May First (May Day!!!).

If possible we plan to move it to a Loby Level room which is larger and
less restrictive, but those don't allow for reservations so we'll just
have to try to get their early and "reserve" it in person. At least we
have some space and its free.

The rooms have ethernet connections but no wireless so bring your
ethernet cables. We'll have to work on the phone situation. Its so
much better if you can be there in person, so if there's any way,
please just come.

For the future with more planning the Library will make an awesome
place to hold public meetings. There is a whole application procedure
that has to be followed, so it couldn't happen for Sunday, but they
have some wonderful conference rooms!

JamBoi

--- JamBoi <jamboi@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Your attendance and all other Tek-types who can make it would be
> extremely welcome! We know the SVC OVC Tek Pow Wow time will be
> Sunday
> 2pm, place TBD but somewhere in Santa Clara Valley. Can you make it?
>
> The more that can make it in person the better. Conference calls are
> a
> pain in the back side, but we'll try to accommodate it. We'll also
> try
> to find a location with wifi or at least a net to plug into.
>
> JamBoi
>
>
> --- Ron Crane <voting@lastland.net> wrote:
> > This all looks like real progress. I am especially happy about the
> > decision to take security seriously.
> >
> > Can you expand on the item about RSS feeds and cracking?
> >
> > Lastly, I'd like to attend the pow-wow. When/where is it being
> held?
> >
> > -R
> >
> > On Apr 28, 2005, at 7:54 AM, JamBoi wrote:
> >
> > > In our SV OVC Tek meeting last night we:
> > >
> > > 1) Agreed that the project(s) could take place much more rapidly
> if
> > > done by non-volunteer effort. In fact FROM THE TIME THE
> > REQUIREMENTS
> > > WERE COMPLETED (we've been unable to locate a Requirements
> document
> > let
> > > alone Specs or Open Standards documentation) A SYSTEM COULD
> > > REALISTICALLY BE COMPLETED IN 6 MONTHS. That is assuming a
> small,
> > > funded team of professionals working full-time (or more than
> > full-time
> > > as we do things in Silicon Valley ;-) ). From there maintenance
> > and
> > > rev.s could be done by a larger volunteer effort as previously
> > > described. We had some ideas on funding such a project also....
> > >
> > > 2) Agreed that a GPLed codebase could be used by many companies
> and
> > > entities on many platforms so as to cut down dramatically on the
> > > variables involved providing a "seal of approval"/certification.
> > >
> > > 3) Agreed that as Ron Crane pointed out, to really protect the
> > system
> > > from cracking we need to be mindful of every single piece of
> > software,
> > > firmware and hardware on the system and guard against
> sereptitious
> > > wireless connections. We agreed a system with no hard drive
> > booting
> > > from a diskless system CDROM is the way to go.
> > >
> > > 4) We talked briefly about how some researchers suspect XML/RSS
> > > "aggregation" feeds were used to crack the system on a massive
> > scale
> > > this last time around and how we must guard against that.
> > > ...
> > > 10) Agreed on a basic system vision/proposal (more on this in
> > Sunday's
> > > Tek Pow Wow).
> > >
> > > To answer the earlier question, re: SV OVC Tek leadership people,
> > > please come to the Sunday Tek Pow Wow meeting we are hosting and
> we
> > > will introduce our leadership team "in person" (or if you are on
> > the
> > > conference call I guess it'll have to be "in audio" :-) )....
> >
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> JamBoi
>
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