The SLUUG Cronicle
|March 4||Monday||SILUG - Carbondale||7:00pm - 9:00pm|
|March 5||Tuesday||MOSLUG||7:00pm -11:00pm|
|March 7||Thursday||SLACC||7:00pm - 9:00pm|
|March 7||Thursday||SILUG - O'Fallon||7:00pm - 9:00pm|
|March 12||Tuesday||LUCI - Newbie Night||7:00pm - 9:00pm|
CCSL - Dinner Meeting
Topic: Management Investments
SLUUG - General Meeting
Topic: Intellectual Property
|6:30pm - 9:00pm|
|March 14||Thursday||St. Louis Java Users Group||6:30pm - 8:00pm|
|March 17||Sunday||St. Patrick's Day|
|March 17||Sunday||CWE-LUG||12:00pm- 4:00pm|
|March 18||Monday||SLUUG - Steering Committee||6:15pm - 8:30pm|
||6:30pm - 9:00pm|
|March 19||Tuesday||XML SIG||6:00pm - 7:00pm|
St. Louis Linux Users Group
Topic: Open Source Licensing
|7:00pm - 9:00pm|
|March 26||Tuesday||Hazelwood LUG||6:30pm - 9:00pm|
|March 26||Tuesday||LUCI||7:00pm - 9:00pm|
|March 26||Tuesday||Wireless SIG||6:30pm - 9:00pm|
|April 10||Wednesday||SLUUG - General Meeting||6:30pm|
|April 15||Monday||SLUUG - Steering Committee||6:15pm|
|April 13||Saturday||Linux InstallFest||12:00pm- 5:00pm|
|April 18||Thursday||St. Louis Linux Users Group||NO MEETING!|
|April 23||Tuesday||Hazelwood LUG||6:30pm|
NOTE: More information on these groups, including locations and web sites,
can be found in the "Meeting Locations" section below.
|6:30 pm||Tutorial||Ethical Challenges by Christine Wanta|
|7:00 pm||Announcements||Standard Introductions & Procedures|
|7:05 pm||Q & A||An opportunity to ask technical questions|
|7:15 pm||Break||Social, off-line conversations, book sales|
|7:20 pm||Admittance to building may not be possible after 7:20.|
|7:30 pm||Presentation||Intellectual Property Issues by Kevin Klug|
Christine will talk about ethics, and how it relates to every one of us in our daily routines. She will specifically address how ethics relates to the IT industry.
Christine Wanta is an active member of SLUUG. She heads up our
efforts at ITEC, organizing members to perform various duties --
staffing a booth to spread the word about UNIX, Linux, and SLUUG;
giving presentations; selling books; and putting out PR. This year
she has gotten Miquel de Icaza to come speak at the ITEC show as
a keynote speaker.
A Techie-Turned-Lawyer talks about Intellectual Property Related to IT.
Kevin Klug will give an overview of intellectual property relating to technical patents, licensing, domain name registration, and trademarks. He will address these topics with specific areas in today's environment in mind.
Kevin Klug's law firm, Klug Law Office (http://firms.findlaw.com/klugk/), was founded in 1993. Mr. Klug is licensed to practice law in the state of Missouri, the U.S. District Courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit and also before the U.S. Patent and Trademark office.
Before entering law school, Mr. Klug was employed in R&D with Storz Instuments where he was using UNIX while working on ultrasonic intstrumentation. At Emerson Electric, he worked on embedded computing for airborne radar systems. He then became an Assistant Professor of Avionics at Parks College of Engineering at St. Louis University. Mr. Klug personally holds patents in the medical electronics field.
Mr. Klug specializes in the prosecution and litigation of patents, trademarks, and copyrights. He is able to offer legal guidance in a midwest location for those persons or organizations which are seeking an attorney who is scientifically and technically strong.
Mr. Klug holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Missouri at Rolla, an MS degree, also in Electrical Engineering, from Washington University, and his Juris Doctorate from St. Louis University.
Ideas, questions and suggestions are welcome; please contact Christine
Books that are not available at the meetings may be ordered to be picked up at the next SLUUG general meeting. Contact Sue Hurst (firstname.lastname@example.org).
It's been said one of the best decisions that Linus made when creating his operating system was the choice of the GNU GPL license. But how can the choice of a license play such an important role? The answer lies in the freedoms that the GPL license guarantees.
In this presentation, we will explain how the GPL license works, and why it is important. We will discuss other similar licenses, including the LGPL and the BSD-derived licenses. We will discuss the terms Open Source and Free Software, as well as the Open Source Definition and Debian Free Software Guidelines.
Comments, questions, and ideas for the St. Louis Linux Users Group
are welcome; please send email to
Meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month, 6:30pm to 9:00pm. Free and open to the public.Sunnen ProductsDirections: Take I-64 (US 40) to the Hanley exit south. Turn left at Manchester, then an immediate right into Sunnen driveway.
7910 Manchester (at Hanley)
St. Louis, MO
(NOTE: A security guard from Sunnen is scheduled to be at the door from 6:20pm to 7:20pm to allow entry. After 7:20, the door will be unattended and you may not be able to enter.)
SLUUG - St. Louis UNIX Users Group
Meets the Monday following the 2nd Wednesday of the month, 6:15pm to 8:30pm. Open to the public. This is where we make decisions on what topics to cover and other administration of the group. If you want to get involved, this is a good place to start.Daugherty Systems
One City Place, 2nd floor
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
St. Louis Linux Users Group (STLLUG) (http://www.stllinux.org)
Meets the 3rd Thursday of each month, 7:00pm to 9:00pm. [NOTE: There is no meeting scheduled for April.] The room is reserved starting at 6:00pm. (Ask a librarian to let you in if it is locked.) Members are encouraged to come early to mingle and/or give informal demos or presentations. Free and open to the public. (Formerly known as the Linux SIG.)Indian Trails LibraryDirections: Take I-170 to Page east. Turn left at North-South. Turn left at Midland. Drive 2 blocks and turn left on Delport. The library is on your left.
8400 Delport Drive (at Midland)
St. Louis, MO
Hazelwood LUG (http://www.sluug.org/~hzlug)
Generally meets the 4th Tuesday of each month, 6:30pm to 9:00pm. (NOTE: Start time is now 6:30.) Free and open to the public. This is a SIG of SLUUG, intended for Linux newbies.Prairie Commons Library
915 Utz Lane (between Howdershell and Dunn)
CWE-LUG - Central West End LUG (http://www.sluug.org/~rwcitek/cwe-lug/)
Generally meets on Sundays -- no set schedule yet -- check the web site. Meetings are usually at the Saint Louis Public Library - Schlafly branch, but the March meeting will be at the Culpepper's restaurant a half block north.Culpepper's Restaurant
300 N Euclid Ave (Euclid and Maryland)
St Louis, MO 63108
MOSLUG - MO Open Source LUG (http://www.nbtsc.org/~iguanacog)
Meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month, from 7:00pm to 11:00pm. Meetings are free and open to everyone. This is a Linux Users Group (LUG) for all levels, from new beginners to the more advanced users.Culpeppers Restaurant (basement)
312 S. Kirkwood Road
Kirkwood, MO 63122
STLBSD - St. Louis BSD Users (http://www.stlbsd.org)
Does not have any official meetings, but they often gather informally at SLUUG meetings. Look for guys with little red daemons on their shirts.
SLACC - St. Louis Area Computer Club (http://www.galilei.com/bbs.htm)
Meets the 1st Thursday of every month, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.Thornhill Library
12863 Willowyk Drive (off Fee Fee)
Creve Coeur, MO
Meets the 1st Thursday of the month, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. (NOTE: They did not have a meeting in January, and their web site is not current. No word whether they are still meeting.)CAIT
5 North Jackson at Forsyth
St. Louis Java Users Group (http://www.ociweb.com/javasig/)
Meets the 2nd Thursday of every month, 6:30pm to 8:00pm.CityPlace One Auditorium
One City Place
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
STLWEBDEV - St. Louis Web Developers (http://www.stlwebdev.org)
Meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 6:30pm to 9:00pm. Meetings are free and open to everyone. This is an open group to facilitate communications between diverse professions involved in Internet/Intranet design and development. STLWEBDEV is also the St. Louis chapter of the International Webmasters Association and the HTML Writers Guild (IWA-HWG).CityPlace One Auditorium
One City Place
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
XML SIG (http://22.214.171.124/xml/)
This is a SIG of STLWEBDEV. The first meeting will be before the STLWEBDEV meeting, at the same location. It will start at 6:00pm. Meetings are free and open to everyone.
Wireless SIG (http://www.stlwebdev.org/sigs/wireless)
Meets the 4th Tuesday of the month, from 6:30pm to 9:00pm. Meetings are free and open to everyone. Refreshments at 6:30, program begins at 7:00. This group is a cooperative effort of both the St. Louis Web Developers and the St. Louis Java Users Group.CityPlace One Auditorium
One City Place
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
CCSL - Computer Consultants of St. Louis
Monthly Dinner Meeting
Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at Cheshire Inn. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Cost is $20 per member, $25 per non-member. Call Susan Pope, 314-995-4652. Social hour starts at 5:30pm, meeting starts at 6:30pm.Cheshire Inn
6306 Clayton Rd.
St. Louis, MO
SILUG - Southern Illinois LUG
The SILUG O'Fallon meeting is generally on the first Thursday of the month. It runs from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.O'Fallon Public Library
120 Civic Plaza
SILUG - Southern Illinois LUG
The SILUG Carbondale meeting is the 1st Monday of the month, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.Life Sciences III
LUCI - Linux Users of Central Illinois (http://www.luci.org)
All LUCI meetings are held at the same location, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. General meetings are on the 4th Tuesday of the month, and Newbie night is held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.Illinois State Museum Research & Collections Center
1011 East Ash St.
Springfield, IL 62703
Mizzou LUG (http://mlug.missouri.edu)
The Mizzou LUG has an active web site, but does not appear to hold regular meetings. For information, check their web site.Columbia, MO
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The winners of the 2002 SLUUG elections are as follows: Board members: Robert Citek (3-year seat) Stan Reichardt (1-year seat) President: Ed Wehner Vice-president: Scott Granneman Secretary: Buck Pyland Treasurer: Mike Kriz LUG Chair: Craig Buchek Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you to all who ran. It's the volunteers who make this organization work.
Event Date: Saturday, April 13, 2002 at 12 noon to 5 PM Event Location: Advanced Technology Center 118 N. 2nd Street St. Charles, MO 63301 Admission: Free The St. Louis Linux Users Group announces their 4th Linux InstallFest. At this event, experienced Linux users will assist those who wish to install and learn about Linux. Anyone who wants to know more about Linux is welcome to attend. Over 40 people attended the previous InstallFest (October 2001). In most cases, all you will need to bring is the computer itself. We will provide the Super VGA monitors, PS/2 keyboards, and PS/2 mice. If you have older or non-standard hardware, you should bring it along. If you're not sure, bring everything to be safe. Free copies of popular Linux distributions will be provided on CD. If you have a specific distribution that you want to install, you can bring it along as well. Be sure to back up your system before you bring it in, as the installation process may overwrite existing data. The InstallFest is sponsored by the Economic Development Center of St. Charles County. The EDC will be providing space for the installations, food and beverages. They have a high-speed Internet connection that you will be able to connect to if you have an Ethernet card. Several members of the St. Louis Linux Users Group and other local groups will be present to assist with installations and configuration. For more information on the Linux InstallFest, please contact Fred Smith (email@example.com).
Well its that time of the year again, ITEC 2002 planning is well under way. Show days: May 22, 23 Location: America's Center, downtown There is more details posted daily on http://www.sluug.org/ITEC/ A few highlights this year are: --Miguel de Icaza, SLUUG sponsored keynote, Thursday, May 23, 1:30pm --Two day, two rooms of seminars --In booth demos of various open systems --Book sales during the show --Association collaborations Your help is sorely needed. Whether its a few hours in the booth, helping with the move in or out, taking on the tasks of Team Leader for a specific area (we still need team leaders for areas such as Staffing, Publicity Coordinator, Corporate Partnership, Print to mention a few.) With your help, we can accomplish even more this year than last (those who were around last year know that ITEC should have been called the SLUUG/SLLUG Open Source Show!) For more information on how you can help out, please contact Christine Wanta, firstname.lastname@example.org, or drop a note to the Team Leaders distribution list, email@example.com. For ongoing information about what is being planned and what is needed, join the itec mailing list, firstname.lastname@example.org as well. This should be another great year for our organizations! Christine Wanta Project Coordinator
For more information about sponsoring the St. Louis UNIX Users Group,
contact Dave Mills (email@example.com).
We hope we get the bronze too so we have the entire collection. -- David Pelletier, Canadian skater, on receiving a gold medal after first receiving a silver. Q: What's the difference between ignorance and indifference? A: I don't know, and I don't care. Focusing only on preventing a repetition of the unlawful actions Microsoft took in 1995-98 is like negotiating an end to World War II by letting the Germans keep Paris as long as they promise to rebuild the Maginot Line. -- Software and Information Industry Association comment on MS-DOJ settlement. http://www.usdoj.gov/atr/cases/ms_tuncom/major/mtc-00030614.htm There has grown up in the minds of certain groups in this country the notion that because a man or corporation has made a profit out of the public for a number of years, the government and the courts are charged with the duty of guaranteeing such profit in the future, even in the face of changing circumstances and contrary to public interest. This strange doctrine is not supported by statute or common law. Neither individuals nor corporations have any right to come into court and ask that the clock of history be stopped, or turned back. -- Robert Heinlein, Life-Line A fool and his money are soon venture capital. -- Shoten on Slashdot ACRONYM - Alphabetic Collection for Reducing Or Numbing Your Memory Ubi dubium ibi libertas: Where there is doubt, there is freedom. Dating -- that awkward interval between the moment two people realize they might take their clothes off for each other and the moment that they actually do it. -- ESR, http://tuxedo.org/~esr/writings/sextips/dating.html
|Linux Users Group Chairfirstname.lastname@example.org||
|Board of Directorsemail@example.com||
|Corporate Sponsorsfirstname.lastname@example.org||Dave Mills|
|O'Reilly Book Salesemail@example.com||
|Steering Committee Infofirstname.lastname@example.org||
|BBS Questionsemail@example.com||Gary Meyer|
|Official Correspondence||SLUUG Mailing Address||
PO Box 411302
St. Louis, MO 63141