Saturday, July 30, 2016

Boston Linux and Unix Annual Summer BBQ XXII Saturday, August 6, 2016 1:00 PM

Boston Linux and Unix Annual Summer BBQ XXII
When: Saturday, August 6, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Where: John and Shelley Chambers' home
33 Cedarwood Avenue, Waltham, MA.
BYOF - Bring Your Own Food

Boston Linux & Unix is holding its twenty-second annual summer BBQ on
Saturday, August 6, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Everyone
is welcome.
Guests are encouraged to bring along something for the grill and the
snack table. We're holding the barbecue at the same location as the past
few years, John and Shelley Chambers' home at 33 Cedarwood Avenue,

Please refer to the BLU website for further details and directions.
Long range weather forecast calls for mid-80s and dry.

Jerry Feldman <>
Boston Linux and Unix
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Thursday, July 28, 2016

BLU Desktop GNU/Linux SIG Meeting - Platform Cooperativism - Weds, Aug 3, 2016

When: Wednesday, August 3, 6:30 - 8:30PM

Akamai, 150 Broadway (8 Cambridge Center), Cambridge, MA

Also easily accessibly by T.


1) Please note the location
is different from BLU's
standard MIT meeting location.

2) Akamai has generously
agreed to provide space and
'free as in food' for this
meeting. Thank you to our

3) RSVP is not required, but
helps me plan food. You can
RSVP by emailing me or
RSVP'ing on


The Platform Cooperativism movement calls for an Internet of Ownership.
It is a vision for online platforms that share democratic ownership and
governance with their stakeholders, especially those who contribute
their labor and personal data.

* What is the role of the millions of people who contribute to social
networks in governing their behavior?

* What role can free software play in Platform Cooperativism?

* What other movements does it intersect with?

Join us as Benjamin Melançon, leads us into a exploration of these
questions and the future of technology and cooperation, or as William
Gibson said:

"The future is already here— it's just not very evenly distributed."


* Platform Cooperativism:

* The Internet of Ownership:

About Our Speaker

Benjamin Melançon is a co-founder of Agaric, a web development and
strategy consultancy which helps people create and use powerful Internet
technology. The principals of Agaric, a worker-owned cooperative, live
and work to connect ideas, resources, and people.

Learn more about Agaric and Benjamin here:



Thank you to Akamai for providing space for this talk and pizza. To
learn more about Akamai, please visit

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Monday, July 18, 2016

Boston Linux Meeting Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - Before we called it a "Cloud"

When: July 20, 2016 7PM (6:30PM for Q&A)
Topic: Before we called it a "Cloud"
Moderators: Jerry Feldman & Chris Allen
Location: MIT Building E-51, Room 315 ***


An overview of cloud basics and cloud security


Jerry talks about the cloud from an end user's perspective, and Chris
discusses cloud security, hardening ssh, Fail2ban, etc.

What is a cloud
How do you use a cloud
Different types of clouds: hybrid vs pure, public vs private, etc.
How they affect you
Linux as a Cloud engine

For further information and directions please consult the BLU Web site
Please note that there is usually plenty of free parking in the E-51
parking lot at 2 Amherst St, or directly on Amherst St.

After the meeting we will adjourn to the official after meeting meeting
location at The Cambridge Brewing Company

Jerry Feldman <>
Boston Linux and Unix
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