Open Source Saturday

Trick.... Or Treat? The same reason you xray candy and apples is to know what is inside. Same idea for software.... because otherwise you don't know what you are really biting into. So let's look!

Current events roundtable, which we haven't done in a while. Bring your favorite peeve or project news and we will discuss! Like..

France's National Police going all Linux! http://www.zdnet.com/french-police-move-from-windows-to-ubuntu-linux-7000021479/

Chromebooks in 22% of US school districts? Really? Apparently Google is sneaking into Apple's "sewn up" market.
http://www.businessinsider.com/22-percent-us-school-districts-use-chromebooks-2013-10

Ubuntu Touch Almost ready for prime time, although no Edge custom hardware though. I guess 13 million dollars isn't enough to get production done.

Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander is one month away. I for one am really looking forward to it, even without Mir. Fully baked code is safer, no feature salmonella..
http://omgubuntu.co.UK

food The Wild Turkey by the bowling alley on Walnut is a North Dallas institution, burgers and beers.

Next month Syed is planning on demoing Metasploit, an intrusion verification tool.

Cya there!

---- Caution: Generic Meetup description follows ---

We are a group of some serious, and some not-so-serious, geeks that want to see the Open Source Ethos spread and help as many people as will let it. During the meetings, which are pretty much an excuse to get together and have fun, we catch up on topical and industry news, projects, code releases, recent technical problems and solutions...

There are sometimes presentations - anything open source but if it is software then running on more than 1 platform is preferred (Linux, Mac, Win, etc.). Mobile is an exception due to Apple's refusal to let FOSS code onto their IOS platform - so we talk about Android a lot more.

I you have an itch to scratch that can be solved by technology, bring it on in! You well always get an educated opinion and sometimes a useful answer too. The group is not homogeneous around one specific technology, or industry, or language or nationality. What we have in common is our desire to make our lives better, and the set of people in "our" is everyone, everywhere.

Join us afterwards at Mother's Daughter's Diner for lunch! Yes, you want to save room for the pie. Hope you have a hunger for adventure. ;)

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John Fields

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