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NYC LOCAL: Wednesday 17 January 2007 NYLUG: Robert "r0ml" Lefkowitz on "

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Subject: NYC LOCAL: Wednesday 17 January 2007 NYLUG: Robert "r0ml" Lefkowitz on "Does Linux Make Software Frameworks Obsolete?"
Date: 16 Jan 2007 02:55:21 -0500

  what="official NYLUG announcement, in two parts">

 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
 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 for the HTMLized
 version of this announcement, our archives, and a lot of other good

<end part 1; start part 2/>

 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:

 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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