Re: SVC OVC Pow Wow: Time

From: Alan Dechert <dechert_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Fri Apr 29 2005 - 20:54:07 CDT

Okay, Drew, I plan to be there and will be bringing Jim March. Let's make
it good.

Alan

> 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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> http://dailyJam.blogspot.com
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