Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Boston Linux VIRTUAL Meeting , reminder, tomorrow, Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - Round-Table Discussion on App Package Systems

When: June 15, 2022 7:00PM EDT (6:30PM for Q&A)

Topic:  Private Google Docs at Home using SeaFile and LibreOffice Online
Moderator: Brendan Kidwell
Location: Online:https://meet.jit.si/blu.org

Live stream:https://youtu.be/HYmsZNgsosI

Summary:

SeaFile and LibreOffice Online together provide most of the
functionality of Google Docs

Abstract

SeaFile and LibreOffice Online together provide most of the
functionality you get in Google Docs, except that you can own and
install the software on a server in your private home.

Brendan will demonstrate setting up a home file server using the following:
Ubuntu 22.04 Server OS
SeaFile
Apache web server, Python 3, MySQL
Collabora LibreOffice Online
Afraid.org free dynamic DNS
Let's Encrypt free TLS certificate service
GoCryptfs for encrypting all of your data and databases at rest on the
server

No need to take notes. A complete write-up will be posted on www.glump.net .

Bio:
Brendan is a web developer and computer nerd in New York City.
Originally from Boston. Has a B.S. degree in Mathematics with a minor in
Computer Science from Bridgewater State University (Massachusetts). Day
job is building IT stuff for a big government policy research company.
On the side, Brendan hacks on open source projects, writes, and tells
people they should ditch proprietary software.


Attachments:
1.https://freedns.afraid.org/
2.https://github.com/rfjakob/gocryptfs
3.https://letsencrypt.org/
4.https://ubuntu.com/download/server
5.https://www.collaboraoffice.com/code/
6.https://www.seafile.com/en/home/


For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site:
http://www.blu.org


--
Jerry Feldman <gaf.linux@gmail.com <mailto:gaf.linux@gmail.com>>
Boston Linux and Unix http://www.blu.org
PGP key id: 6F6BB6E7
PGP Key fingerprint: 0EDC 2FF5 53A6 8EED 84D1  3050 5715 B88D 6F6
B B6E7


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Thursday, June 9, 2022

Boston Linux VIRTUAL Meeting , Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - Private Google Docs at Home using SeaFile and LibreOffice Online

When: June 15, 2022 7:00PM EDT (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic:  Private Google Docs at Home using SeaFile and LibreOffice Online
Moderator: Brendan Kidwell
Location: Online: https://meet.jit.si/blu.org

Live stream: https://youtu.be/HYmsZNgsosI

Summary:

SeaFile and LibreOffice Online together provide most of the
functionality of Google Docs

Abstract

SeaFile and LibreOffice Online together provide most of the
functionality you get in Google Docs, except that you can own and
install the software on a server in your private home.

Brendan will demonstrate setting up a home file server using the following:
Ubuntu 22.04 Server OS
SeaFile
Apache web server, Python 3, MySQL
Collabora LibreOffice Online
Afraid.org free dynamic DNS
Let's Encrypt free TLS certificate service
GoCryptfs for encrypting all of your data and databases at rest on the
server

No need to take notes. A complete write-up will be posted on www.glump.net .

Bio:
Brendan is a web developer and computer nerd in New York City.
Originally from Boston. Has a B.S. degree in Mathematics with a minor in
Computer Science from Bridgewater State University (Massachusetts). Day
job is building IT stuff for a big government policy research company.
On the side, Brendan hacks on open source projects, writes, and tells
people they should ditch proprietary software.


Attachments:
1. https://freedns.afraid.org/
2. https://github.com/rfjakob/gocryptfs
3. https://letsencrypt.org/
4. https://ubuntu.com/download/server
5. https://www.collaboraoffice.com/code/
6. https://www.seafile.com/en/home/


For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site:
http://www.blu.org

--
Jerry Feldman <gaf.linux@gmail.com <mailto:gaf.linux@gmail.com>>
Boston Linux and Unix http://www.blu.org
PGP key id: 6F6BB6E7
PGP Key fingerprint: 0EDC 2FF5 53A6 8EED 84D1  3050 5715 B88D 6F6
B B6E7


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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Boston Linux VIRTUAL Meeting , reminder, tomorrow, Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - Round-Table Discussion on App Package Systems

When: May 18, 2022 7:00PM EDT (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Round-Table Discussion on App Package Systems
Moderator: BLU Members and Guests
Location: Online: https://meet.jit.si/blu.org

Live stream: https://youtu.be/oXWbmqQrCG4

Summary:

Running apps anywhere using Flatpak, AppImage, or Snap

Abstract:

We will have a round-table discussion on various Linux app
packaging systems, such as Snaps, AppImage, and Flatpak


For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site:
http://www.blu.org


--
Jerry Feldman <gaf.linux@gmail.com <mailto:gaf.linux@gmail.com>>
Boston Linux and Unix http://www.blu.org
PGP key id: 6F6BB6E7
PGP Key fingerprint: 0EDC 2FF5 53A6 8EED 84D1  3050 5715 B88D 6F6
B B6E7

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Thursday, May 12, 2022

Boston Linux VIRTUAL Meeting , Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - Round-Table Discussion on App Package Systems

When: May 18, 2022 7:00PM EDT (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Round-Table Discussion on App Package Systems
Moderator: BLU Members and Guests
Location: Online: https://meet.jit.si/blu.org

Live stream: https://youtu.be/oXWbmqQrCG4

Summary:

Running apps anywhere using Flatpak, AppImage, or Snap

Abstract:

Jerry Feldman leads a round-table discussion on various Linux app
packaging systems, such as Snaps, AppImage, and Flatpak


For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site:
http://www.blu.org

--
Jerry Feldman <gaf.linux@gmail.com <mailto:gaf.linux@gmail.com>>
Boston Linux and Unix http://www.blu.org
PGP key id: 6F6BB6E7
PGP Key fingerprint: 0EDC 2FF5 53A6 8EED 84D1  3050 5715 B88D 6F6
B B6E7

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Passing of David Kramer

It is with a heavy heart that I have to announce that our long time friend
and BLU supporter and chef at our annual barbeques has passed. I was not
able locate the obituary, but the memorial service will be held as follows:
Tomorrow
Friday, May 13, 10:30 am

BETH EL TEMPLE CENTER
2 Concord Ave.
Belmont, MA 02478


Parking and entrance is behind the building.
There will be a reception afterward in the social hall.

--
Jerry Feldman <gaf.linux@gmail.com>
Boston Linux and Unix http://www.blu.org
PGP key id: 6F6BB6E7
PGP Key fingerprint: 0EDC 2FF5 53A6 8EED 84D1 3050 5715 B88D 6F6
B B6E7
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Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Boston Linux VIRTUAL Meeting , reminder, tomorrow, Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - Free Software Game Restoration

When: April 20, 2022 7:00PM EDT (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Free Software Game Restoration
Moderator: Dennis Payne
Location: Online: https://meet.jit.si/blu.org

Live stream: https://youtu.be/ZCAoE6aigcE

Summary:

An update to a talk Dennis gave at LibrePlanet 2019 and BLU Januay 2019

Abstract:
Games are part of our culture, like books and movies. While we have
access to some older games via emulators, we are failing to save our
free software history.

Many developers try to develop a game, and then the game reaches a
satisfactory state or the developer just moves on. Finding these games
can be hard. Eventually libraries or languages change, and the game no
longer runs.

This talk will discuss restoring games for future players to enjoy.

Bio
Dennis Payne is a senior software engineer at Skillsoft. He has worked
on the commercial game Devil's Whiskey. He maintains several open source
games like Bt Builder and Ostrich Riders. He contributes to packaging in
the Fedora distribution.


Attachments

Dennis' 2019 LibrePlanet talk:
https://media.libreplanet.org/u/libreplanet/m/free-software-game-restoration/


For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site:
http://www.blu.org

--
Jerry Feldman <gaf.linux@gmail.com <mailto:gaf.linux@gmail.com>>
Boston Linux and Unix http://www.blu.org
PGP key id: 6F6BB6E7
PGP Key fingerprint: 0EDC 2FF5 53A6 8EED 84D1  3050 5715 B88D 6F6
B B6E7


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Friday, April 15, 2022

Boston Linux VIRTUAL Meeting , Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - Free Software Game Restoration

When: April 20, 2022 7:00PM EDT (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Free Software Game Restoration
Moderator: Dennis Payne
Location: Online: https://meet.jit.si/blu.org

Live stream: https://youtu.be/ZCAoE6aigcE

Summary:

An update to a talk Dennis gave at LibrePlanet 2019 and BLU Januay 2019

Abstract:
Games are part of our culture, like books and movies. While we have
access to some older games via emulators, we are failing to save our
free software history.

Many developers try to develop a game, and then the game reaches a
satisfactory state or the developer just moves on. Finding these games
can be hard. Eventually libraries or languages change, and the game no
longer runs.

This talk will discuss restoring games for future players to enjoy.

Bio
Dennis Payne is a senior software engineer at Skillsoft. He has worked
on the commercial game Devil's Whiskey. He maintains several open source
games like Bt Builder and Ostrich Riders. He contributes to packaging in
the Fedora distribution.


Attachments

Dennis' 2019 LibrePlanet talk:
https://media.libreplanet.org/u/libreplanet/m/free-software-game-restoration/


For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site:
http://www.blu.org

--
Jerry Feldman <gaf.linux@gmail.com <mailto:gaf.linux@gmail.com>>
Boston Linux and Unix http://www.blu.org
PGP key id: 6F6BB6E7
PGP Key fingerprint: 0EDC 2FF5 53A6 8EED 84D1  3050 5715 B88D 6F6
B B6E7

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