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A Decade of Linux

Theodore ‘Ted’ Ts’o

[This talk replaces that to have been given by Tim O'Reilly]

Thursday, 9 August 2001

6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.

Cruciform Building Lecture Theatre 1
(opposite main College entrance!)
University College London
Gower Street
London WC1

UKUUG holds occasional, open (and free) talks for leading lights in the IT world to give a topical talk to IT professionals (both UKUUG members and non-members). Speakers over the last year or so have included Vint Cerf, James Gosling, Eric Raymond and Richard Stallman. We are pleased to announce another such event ...

Ted Ts'o

Linux Kernel Developer

We are very fortunate to have Ted, Principal Engineer with VA Linux Systems, offer to come along at very short notice and speak on the first decade of Linux. This talk is an update of the the keynote Ted gave at the recent Ottawa Linux Symposium.

Ted has a very long involvement with Linux; he has been a kernel developer since version 0.10 and is the author of the Ext2 filesystem. Anyone running Linux is using code that Ted wrote. He is one of the world's leading minds with respect to Kerberos security and one of the TSX-11 maintainers. Among other things, he is also noted for his work on the serial port/tty layer, POSIX job control, and the /dev/random entropy driver.

Ted is a MIT graduate and still maintains residence in Boston. He holds the title of Chair of the Linux International Technical Board. Ted also co-chairs IETF's IP Security Protocol Working Group (IPSEC) working group and a fan of fine Single Malt Whisky. He is currently in London attending the 51st IETF.

A Decade of Linux


The talk will be followed by a question and answer session on any of Ted's interests.

Tim O'Reilly Cancellation

Sadly, O'Reilly's editor-in-chief, Frank Willison, died on 30 July 2001 and so Tim O'Reilly is unable to come over to the UK and speak to us. On http://www.oreilly.com/frank/, Tim writes about the huge impact Frank had on everyone who knew him. He also shares some of Frank's famous wit, wisdom, humor, and humanity. For example,

On Lending Books

Thanks also for not lending others your O'Reilly books. Let others buy them. Buyers respect their books. You seem to recognize that 'lend' and 'lose' are synonyms where books are concerned. If I had been prudent like you, I would still have Volume 3 (Cats - Dorc) of the Encyclopedia Britannica.

On Alliteration in Titles

We are not working on a Programming Perl for the Palm Pilot book: too many initial Ps. It would make for an unsanitary cover over time.


N.B. The meeting is in Lecture Theatre 1 of the Cruciform Building which is opposite UCL's main College, i.e. it is on the west side of Gower Street. Web maps: Multimap or StreetMap.

Getting to UCL by public transport.

This event is open to all; entrance is free of charge. Advance booking is not required, but please arrive in plenty of time as entry will be on a 'first come' basis.
Doors open at 6.00 p.m.

Text version of meeting information: http://www.ukuug.org/events/TYT_20010809_PR.txt
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