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- Mailing Lists:
- [OpenSource] - General Discussion
- [OpenSource-Announce] - Announcements Only
- Available Online
- Club Officers:
- Benevolent Dictator - Jim Dinan
- Secretary - Andrew Lathrop
- Treasurer - Alex Lingo
- Technology Coordinator - Karen Manukyan
Meetings and Workshops for Spring quarter 2006 will be held on alternating Tuesdays/Thursdays at 7:00PM in Dreese Labs room 480 except
for our meetings on 04/27 and 05/02 which will be held in room 280. Meetings generally last about one and a half hours and are always
open to everyone including nonmembers and nonstudents.
For people arriving from off campus, pay parking is available in the Tuttle Park Place Parking Garage, located adjacent to Dreese Labs.
Please refer the OSU map for directions: http://www.osu.edu/map/
- Fall Quarter 2005:
- Thu. 11/18/05 -- Anthony Nedolast: Asterisk OpenPBX
- Tue. 11/22/05 -- Alex Lingo: "This Week in Slashdot"
- Thu. 12/01/05 -- Paul Betts: The Mono Project
- Winter Quarter 2006:
- Thu. 01/05/06 -- Jim Dinan: Welcome Back
- Tue. 01/10/06 -- Alex Lingo: Slashdot in Review
- Thu. 01/19/06 -- Jim Dinan: Sun UltraSparc T1, OpenSource Chip Multithreading slides
- Tue. 01/24/06 -- Paul Betts: AutoTools: From "Extremely Frightening" to
"Moderately Uncomfortable" in 637 Steps
- Thu. 02/02/06 -- Chillin with Alex and Andy
- Tue. 02/07/06 -- Peter Diets: Networking Squaretable
- Thu. 02/16/06 -- Tobias Gordon: SNMP Unleashed
- Tue. 02/21/06 -- Andrew Lathrop: CVS slides
- Mon. 02/27/06 -- Matt Curtin: The Fall of DES
- Thu. 03/02/06 -- Cancelled
- Tue. 03/07/06 -- Alex Lingo: Greasemonkey + Platypus
- Spring Quarter 2006:
- Thu. 03/30/06 -- Phani Kumar Arava: Drupal - OpenSource Web Content Management
Tue. 04/04/06 -- Workshop: OpenSource for Windows
The best software is free software! Open source applications are
free, community-driven computer programs that are created by a worldwide
community of computer enthusiasts. In this workshop, we will introduce
some of the amazing open source applications for Windows that Microsoft
doesn't want you to know about. Learn to write papers, surf the web,
talk to friends, or even explore our own galaxy with free, open source
applications for Windows.
Presented by Alex Lingo: 04/04/2006 7:00PM, DL480.
- Slides from the workshop presentation
- Download Open Source Programs from The Open CD project
- Stellarium - a free open source planetarium for your computer
- Thu. 04/13/06 -- Karen Manukyan: Crossplatform C++ development with the Qt Library (slides)
Tue. 04/18/06 -- Workshop: Linux on the Desktop
Interested in running Linux on your desktop? Come to this meeting to
discover the rich desktop experience and full-featured suite of
applications that GNU/Linux users have come to take for granted. Ready
to make the switch, but not sure how? We give you the tools you need
for a smooth transition and walk you through the process of converting
your computer into an open source sanctuary.
Presented by Michael Haig: 04/18/2006 7:00PM, DL480.
- Thu. 04/27/06 -- (DL280) Open Mic
Tue. 05/02/06 -- (DL280) Workshop: Getting around in UNiX
The Unix philosophy has revolutionized user interaction with
computers by providing a comprehensive and standardized system view
accompanied by a full complement of system utilities. This collection
of standard programs provides powerful tools for efficiently searching,
viewing, and manipulating a user's data. However, in spite of the
utility and flexibility of these tools, getting acquainted with them can
often be a confusing and frustrating experience for new users.
Through hands-on experience, attendees at this workshop will
gain a solid understanding of how to navigate the Unix shell and
discover why users are drawn to the command line despite the temptation
of modern graphical interfaces.
Presented by William Triest: 05/02/2006 7:00PM, DL280.
- Thu. 05/11/06 -- TBD ...
Tue. 05/16/06 -- Workshop: Programming the UNiX Shell
This workshop will build upon previous topics by discussing the art
of writing scripts to simplify and automate mundane or repetitive
tasks. We will introduce powerful tools such as 'grep' and 'sed' (among
others) and discuss how to use them to rapidly manipulate files and
extract data. Using these tools, we will demonstrate some of the cool
things scripts can do to make life with Unix a little more interesting
and a lot more fun.
Presented by Andrew Lathrop: 05/16/2006 7:00PM, DL480.
- Thu. 05/25/06 -- TBD ...
Tue. 05/30/06 -- Workshop: OpenSource Software Development Tools
Developing software with open source tools is like carving a statue
out of a giant log with a chain saw - it totally rocks. The FLOSS
(Free/Libre Open Source Software) Community has at its disposal some of
greatest software development tools of all time. Come and join us to
learn about some the amazing tools that have forever changed how
software is created. Expect to be wowed by KDevelop, mystified by the
GNU compiler suite and build environment, and taken aback by code
repositories and revision control.
Presented by Paul Betts: 05/30/2006 7:00PM, DL480.
- Workshop Flyer: Design by Drew Yates and Alex Lingo (Spring 2006)
- DES Talk Flyer: Design by Andrew Lathrop (02/2006)
- Tear-Off Poster: Design by Lena Alidib (11/2005)
The Open Source Club at the Ohio State University is a registered student
organization composed of members from all around campus and out into the
community who share a common enthusiasm for
open source software.
Our focus is on building a strong community of open source users and
developers in order to bring the benefits of open development, open standards,
and free software to
the university community.
Open Source is the notion that for any software project to be successful, how
it works need not be a secret. In fact, open source advocates believe that
users deserve free access to this information so that they can ensure that the
software they are using does what they want and so that they can use it in any
way they see fit. This means that users have the freedom to modify the
software to suit their needs. Because of this, most open source projects are
being worked on by teams of collaborators from all around the globe who share a
common desire to provide their fellow earthlings with free and open software.
Worldwide collaboration also means many languages, so it is not surprising that
open source software also enjoys some of the best internationalization support
ever seen! You may have heard of a couple of these projects: Firefox, Thunderbird, GAIM, Open Office, Linux ...
But open source doesn't stop here. The idea that information should be free is
contagious and has given rise to projects like the Wikipedia which is a free, open-content
encyclopedia. Wikipedia allows experts in anything and everything to
contribute to the repository of public knowledge in pretty much every language!
Wikibooks is a rapidly growing
collection of free online books. Likewise, other sites have sprung up around
the net which allow musicians to reach their fans directly, giving away free
music. All of these things share one thing in common: freedom. People are
discovering that giving away the freedom to interact with information how you, the
consumer sees fit, is a liberating and empowering experience.
Believe it or not, Open Source has also made an appearance on the global
political scene as well, addressing isses like: What format should digital
public records be stored in? Should we allow these documents to be stored in a
proprietary format that can only be viewed when people purchase a specific
piece of software? Should the web pages for public offices provide information
in a closed format that only a specific web browser or plugin can view? Or
even, should the inner workings of electronic voting machines be a trade secret
or should the design be subject to public scrutiny?
These are some hot topics in open source today. But the best part of open
source is you! We welcome anyone and everyone to all of our meetings and on
our mailing list. So come on and drop by some time - we look forward to
hearing from you!