Meeting – June 12th, 2007

John Terpstra

For this meeting, we’re bringing in special guest John Terpstra.

John H Terpstra works with AMD in the cross platform group focusing on
digital media solutions. His key interest is to enable the delivery of delightful media entertainment on open source platforms.

John is a well known contributor and visionary in the open source community who has an active commercial focus. He is co-founder of the Samba-Team, and a member of the Open Source Software Institute Advisory Board. He has worked with the LSB, Li18nux (now !OpenI18N.Org), is a best selling author of “The Official Samba-3 HOWTO and Reference Guide”, “Samba-3 by Example”, “Hardening Linux” and has other books in production.

Prior to joining AMD John worked with The SCO Group (previously Caldera Inc.), and !TurboLinux Inc., in VP level positions.

John will be with us for the whole evening, and he’s agreed to give us 2 presentations:

Samba3 Update: Recent changes and their impact, reviewing the changes in 3.0.20 through 3.0.25. How to take advantage of recent developments.

Demonstration of an AMD multi-media concept platform. The machine that he will demonstrate is a concept model for future technology developments. John mentioned that this hardware was “rough around the edges”, so it should be loads of fun. A brief overview will be given of the challenges that are being addressed to create new entertainment experiences.

Jim’s note: I’ve known John for a long time, and I’ve seen him speak on numerous occasions. He’s really a great speaker. He’s extremely knowledgeable in both topics and he’s able to share with us his passion for the technology. You really shouldn’t miss this meeting.