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Tuesday March 4, 2008
Start: 18:00
End: 19:00

Hang out, eat pizza (or other food), chat about whatever, etc…

Show up by 6:10 (or contact steering@socosa.org the day before) to get in on a pizza order.

Start: 19:00
End: 20:30

Topic: “Trade-Offs in Building Entire Networks in Software”

Topic Summary:

Untangle, an open source software company, has developed a virtualization platform for packaging and delivering networking applications that make it easier for businesses to adopt open source software. In this presentation, Untangle’s Founder/CTO, Dirk Morris, will lay out a new model for deploying software at the network gateway to overcome the challenges of running multiple applications (firewall, IPS, VPN, Spam Blocker, Spyware Blocker, Web Filter, etc.) on standard x86 based hardware. Dirk will present an insider’s look at the tradeoffs Untangle made when designing a virtual network and tricks learned in
maintaining high performance between competing applications running on the same system.

About the Presenter:

Dirk Morris, Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer

Monday March 24, 2008
Start: 18:30
End: 19:30

Board meetings are on the 4th monday of every month; agenda will be put here.

Locations vary, but it’s generally at a restaurant in Santa Rosa or Rohnert Park/Cotati; email steering@socosa.org if you’re interested in attending.

Tuesday April 1, 2008
Start: 18:00
End: 19:00

Hang out, eat pizza (or other food), chat about whatever, etc…

Show up by 6:10 (or contact steering@socosa.org the day before) to get in on a pizza order.

Start: 19:00
End: 20:30

James Burgett, Alameda County Computer Resource Center (ACCRC):
“Free Software, The Environment, Social Welfare, and the Digital Divide”

James will recount the path ACCRC has taken as it’s grown in the last five years to reclaim and reuse computers, peripherals, and other electronic devices people donate. In general, ACCRC gives computers to individuals and worthy organizations without charge or strings. ACCRC uses Linux on the systems it gives away and has developed quite a bit of expertise in installing various Linux distros on various (old) hardware.

Monday April 28, 2008
Start: 18:30
End: 19:30

Board meetings are on the 4th monday of every month; agenda will be put here.

Locations vary, but it’s generally at a restaurant in Santa Rosa or Rohnert Park/Cotati; email steering@socosa.org if you’re interested in attending.

Tuesday May 6, 2008
Start: 18:00
End: 19:00

Hang out, eat pizza (or other food), chat about whatever, etc…

Show up by 6:10 (or contact steering@socosa.org the day before) to get in on a pizza order.

Monday May 26, 2008
Start: 18:30
End: 19:30

Board meetings are on the 4th monday of every month; agenda will be put here.

Locations vary, but it’s generally at a restaurant in Santa Rosa or Rohnert Park/Cotati; email steering@socosa.org if you’re interested in attending.

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