Anti-Harassment Policy in Brief


In order to provide a space that is inclusive of all people interested in Linux and other Free and Open Source software, TriLUG is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, country of origin, or age. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Furthermore, sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any TriLUG-sponsored event or service. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from talks, events, mailing lists, IRC channel or other services at the discretion of the Steering Committee or its designate. Our complete anti-harassment policy can be found at:

Steering Committee Elections


The Steering Committee Elections will be held at the TriLUG May meeting.

Nominations are now open, please help your local Linux community by nominating yourself or some unsuspecting TriLUG member. There are five hotly contested positions on the Steering Committee, and you could be one of them. Contenders will be able to give a brief stump speech at the May meeting to drum up support, and then we vote.

To vote or serve on the committee, you will need to be a TriLUG "member". If you filled out a membership form at the April meeting or before, your covered. If you have lost your card, don't worry, we have a mysql database to look you up. Voting will be performed by paper ballot during the May meeting, and you must be present to vote.

The Steering Committee is responsible for planning meetings, finding speakers, ordering pizza, paying bills. This year they will need to secure a new meeting location, file the 501(c)3 paperwork, and Get Stuff Done™.

This post from a couple of years ago has a nice list of things to do:

May 9th meeting: FreeIPA


Topic: FreeIPA Presenter: Jeremy Agee & Chris Hudson When: Thursday, May 9, 7pm Where: Red Hat HQ, NCSU Centennial Campus, 1801 Varsity Dr, Raleigh, NC Map: Google Maps Video: G+ Hangout Live and on YouTube [live stream and then archived on youtube] Slides: Slides [ODP], Install Log [TXT], Demo Video [YouTube]

FreeIPA is an integrated Identity and Authentication solution for Linux/UNIX networked environments. A FreeIPA server provides centralized authentication, authorization and account information by storing data about user, groups, hosts and other objects necessary to manage the security aspects of a network of computers.

This talk will describe the different parts of IPA and what each one does:

  • What is an IdM system and why do i need one?
  • What do we need to manage?
  • overview of how do these parts work together NTP, LDAP, PKI, KDC, HTTPD, and DNS
  • client parts sssd, certmonger

The talk will then switch to a live demo of installing and configuring a FreeIPA server, and adding a client to the IPA infrastructure. The demo will cover CLI and Web UI for admins, dns management, krb5+nfs4 for file access, SSO for ssh + key management, and sssd caching for when IPA servers are unavailable (anyone use a laptop?).

If there is enough time after the demo, we can go into enterprise features like HBAC, sudo rules, Automount maps, selinux users, and AD cross-realm trusts.

Girl Develop It - Ladies Linux Day


Topic: Girl Develop It - Ladies Linux Day Presenter: Rachael Hobbs, Amber Graner, ... When: Saturday, May 4, 1pm - 5pm Where: A Small Orange, 131 W Orange St, Durham, NC Map: Google Maps

TriLUG (the Triangle Linux Users Group) and A Small Orange Hosting are co-sponsoring an event with Girl Develop It. Space is limited, and the signup is via the Meetup page. If you would like volunteer as a Speaker at this event, please contact the TriLUG Steering Committee or Rachael Hobbs.

April 11 meeting : Open source all the cities


Topic: Open source all the cities Presenter: Jason Hibbets When: Thursday, April 11, 7pm Where: Red Hat HQ, NCSU Centennial Campus, 1801 Varsity Dr, Raleigh, NC Map: Google Maps Video: G+ Hangout Live and on YouTube [live stream and then archived on youtube]

What are the elements of an open source city? Learn how open source is influencing the open government movement in Raleigh. We’ll take a brief look at policy, participation, culture, and apps in Raleigh. You might be surprised how much is happening in the Triangle region, even if you're not a civic geek. I'll also talk about my book, The Foundation of an Open Source, and my successful crowdfunding campaign. This will very much be both a presentation and a conversation.

Sponsors Pizza and drinks are sponsored by Fusion-io, and the room by Red Hat.

BarCampRDU 2013 - Sign Up


The venue date, May 18th, has been set for BarCampRDU 2013 and a sign up roster is now available. This is going to be a great event in the awesome new venue. You certainly do not want to miss it! To sign up visit

March 14 meeting : Pulp


Topic: Pulp Presenter: Michael Hrivnak When: Thursday, March 14, 7pm Where: Red Hat HQ, NCSU Centennial Campus, 1801 Varsity Dr, Raleigh, NC Map: Google Maps Video: YouTube

Pulp creates and manages repositories of content, such as software packages, and can push that content out to large numbers of machines. Today Pulp manages RPM content (including srpm, drpm, etc.) and Puppet modules, and many other types are on the road map. There is a community project well under-way to implement Debian support.

If you want to locally mirror all or part of a repository, host your own content in a new repository, manage content from multiple sources in one place, and push content you choose out to large numbers of clients, Pulp is for you!

Michael Hrivnak works for Red Hat on the Pulp Project. With strong experience in both software and systems engineering, he is excited to be writing software for systems engineers. Michael is passionate about open source software, live music, and reducing energy consumption.


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