[ANNOUNCE] GLLUG Meeting this Saturday 22nd April - FSFE & Asterisk

Simon Morris simon.morris at cmtww.com
Thu Apr 20 23:54:14 BST 2006

This Saturday 22nd April we have GLLUG meeting starting at 13:30....

We will be meeting in the New Cavendish Street campus of Westminster
University. This is in the shadow of the BT Tower, the nearest tube
stations are Great Portland Street, Warren Street and Goodge Street.
You will find a map at:


NOTE: you will need to sign in at the front desk to gain access to the

This event is FREE to members and non-members alike


We have two speakers arranged for this meeting

Shane Coughlan

Shane is a political scientist by study, though he has been meddling
with technology since programming stuff on a Sinclair Z80 when he was
eight years old. This conflict of interest eventually lead him to write
an MA thesis on the subject of cybernetic warfare. Shane is involved in
numerous projects, including FreeDOS, Enigmail OpenPGP, WinPT, OpenGEM
and Mobility. He is an associate of the Free Software Foundation, a
fellow of the Free Software Foundation Europe, and a member of New Labour.

The talk:

The talk is a general introduction to Free Software as a concept, and
the Free Software Foundation Europe as a body. We will answer questions
people have about the purpose of this particular movements, clarify the
relationship between the various Free Software Foundations around the
world, and explore why politics and technology have become intertwined.
The talk with touch on issues like intellectual property, DRM, and the
way business needs to be encouraged rather than rejected in Free
Software models. We will also have a look at how governments and legal
systems are changing to cope with the new paradigm of digital
technology, and we'll look at where we ? as hobbiests and users ? fit
into this picture.

Charles Sibbald

Charles works for Inventigo who specialise in VoIP deployments on Asterisk.

The talk:

Asterisk PBX Manager is a web interface to configuring the Asterisk
system from creating extensions, trunk lines and telephony

There is a possibility of a small lab being built with Asterisk at Home
and a couple of Cisco 7940 SIP phones


Jabber: mozrat at gmail.com
www: http://beerandspeech.org

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