Welcome to the TriLUG home page. We are a LUG dedicated to the Triangle area including Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, and Research Triangle Park. This site, along with our wiki, will enable you to keep abreast of TriLUG information (meetings, events, news), and to communicate with local Linux and FOSS (Free and Open Source) enthusiasts.

The primary modes of interacting with us: mailing list, IRC, or coming to the monthly meetings.

August 15, 2007 at 18:00 TriLUG Chapel Hill Meeting - Linux Video Editing w/ Joey Carr

The first TriLUG monthly Chapel Hill meeting will take place at 18:00 until 20:00 on Wednesday, August 15, 2007 in room 208 at Manning Hall on UNC Campus. The talk is on Linux video editing, given by Joey Carr.

The talk will introduce the capabilities of several of the most basic tools in linux video production (kino/dvgrab, cinelerra, ffmpeg, and mencoder). Other tools and multimedia-focused linux distributions will be discussed. A basic production workflow will be demonstrated for video capture via IEEE 1394 (i.e. Firewire), and editing in Kino. Finally, options for DVD authoring will be covered in brief.

Joey previously worked as a Java developer and later as a business analyst for a medical informatics application service provider. He recently returned to UNC to study film and video production in the department of Communication Studies. He is currently working for iBiblio on their video speaker and other projects.

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August 9, 2007 TriLUG Meeting - Fedora 7, lead by Max Spevack, Greg "Darlene" Dekoenigsberg and Key Signing Party w/ Paul Boyle

The August 2007 meeting of the Triangle Linux Users Group (Sponsored by Red Hat, Inc.) will be held at 7pm, August 9, at Red Hat on the Centennial Campus of North Carolina State University (directions) . Our speakers will be Max Spevack and Greg DeKoenigsberg of the Fedora Project and Red Hat, Inc.

There will be a special announcement for TriLUG members at the beginning of this meeting.

The talk is on Fedora 7 from the perspective of a free software contributor:

1) How packages get into Fedora. Who owns them, how they are built, etc.

2) The compose tools that actually create the distribution. How they work, how to contribute to them, and how to use them in order to spin a custom version of Fedora. A demonstration will be in order!

3) Fedora's community perspective. How we try to build community -- both technical and non-technical -- and how people can become involved in Fedora.

Max Spevack is the current Fedora Project Leader. He has been with Red Hat since 2004, previously as the QA team lead for Red Hat Network. He has a BS in Computer Science.

Greg DeKoenigsberg is the community development manager for Red Hat. He is a former leader and board member emeritus of the Fedora Project. He has been with Red Hat since 2001. Many of the members of TriLUG know him better as "Darlene".

There will also be a key signing arranged by Paul D. Boyle. You can find more information about signing parties here, and Gnu Privacy Guard here. Cristóbal M. Palmer has sent to the list some additional links that are distribution specific to Ubuntu (but may be helpful for others anyhow) for key signing parties and Gnu Privacy Guard here. If you want to get started with email security etc., but these aren't enough then email the list or join #trilug and ask for help.

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Linux 101 Class is full

Thanks everyone for your interest. The Linux 101 class for this Saturday, July 14, 2007, is officially full. We will let everyone know of the next class as soon as information is available.

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Linux 101 Class

Just a reminder - the Linux 101 class will be held at Raritan in Raleigh on July 14, 2007 from 9am to 12pm. As of this writing, the class is a little more than half full. This class is free, but space is limited so email Matt Frye mattfrye at gmail dot com to register or for more info.

Raritan is located at 801 Jones Franklin Road Suite 100.

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July 12 2007 TriLUG Meeting - Ken Coar on Communication in Distributed Open Source Development, Sponsored by Hosted Solutions

The July 2007 meeting of the Triangle Linux Users Group (Sponsored by Hosted Solutions) will be held at 7pm, July 12, at Red Hat on the Centennial Campus of North Carolina State University (directions) . Our speaker will be Ken Coar, Vice President of the Apache Software Foundation on the topic of "Communication in Distributed Open Source Development".

Dealing with people from afar is not a new issue, but the explosive growth of open software involvement has brought some of its aspects into high, and sometimes critical, relief. People are having to learn to perform common tasks in new ways, and frequently their only teachers are themselves.

Ken Coar is a member and Vice President of the Apache Software
Foundation, a director and VP of the Open Software Initiative, and a
Senior Software Engineer with IBM. He has over two decades of
experience with network software and applications, system
administration, system programming, process analysis, technical
support, and computer security. Ken knows more than a dozen
programming languages, but mostly writes in Perl, PHP, and C. He has
worked with the World-Wide Web since 1992, been involved with Apache
since 1996, has been a member of the Association for Computing
Machinery, and is one of the authors of the CGI 1.1 RFC (RFC 3875).
He is the author of 'Apache Server for Dummies' and co-author of
'Apache Server Unleashed' and 'Apache Cookbook'. He somewhat
spastically maintains a Web log, 'The Rodent's Burrow', at
http://Ken.Coar.Org/burrow/ .

Ken currently lives in North Carolina, USA, with a variable number of
cats, several computers, many many books and films, strange chemical
experiments, and has varieties of furry woodland and feathered
creatures frolicking at his (second-story) door. He is deliriously
happily married, and his significantly better half, who has blessed
his existence for more than two decades, is to blame for it. She is
also responsible for most of Ken's successes, and certainly for what
remains of his sanity.

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