KWLUG - The Kitchener-Waterloo Linux User Group is a monthly meeting of GNU/Linux, Free Software, Open Source and technology enthusiasts.

Where? When? We meet in Kitchener, Ontario, usually on the first (non-holiday) Monday of the month, beginning at 7pm. (Directions) (Subscribe to monthly meeting announcements)

How much? Our meetings are free of charge and open to anybody with an interest in Linux and/or free software.

What next?

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, August 10, 2020, 7pm

WireGuard, YAW-Hooks

Meeting Date

Update: The URL for this month's meeting is https://webconference.kwlug.org/room/kwlug . The access code is 507191 .

 

Colin Knapp will demonstrate how he installs the fast, small, and modern VPN WireGuard on his devices.

Mikalai Birukou will tell us about his YAW-Hooks project, which creates transient credentials for use in scripts. He writes:

There are times when you want a process on one machine to do something on another.


The simplest and POLA (Principle of Least Authority) compliant approach would be to define a script/command, give it a url that may even lock arguments (POLA) passed to script/command, and generate credentials applicable only this url (POLA). Use creds to do precise curl-ing.                                     
                                                                              
Repo is at https://github.com/3nsoft/yaw-hooks .

 

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, Sept 14, 2020, 7pm

GamerOS , Online Voting

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Alesh Slovak will introduce GamerOS, a Linux distro that provides an "out of the box couch gaming experience." Find out what GamerOS is, what makes it unique, and why Alesh committed the mortal sin of creating his own Linux distribution.

Mikalai Birukou will talk about some workshopping he has done around online voting. He writes:

Tech can change distribution of power. Online voting is usually developed onlyas a convenience for voters, but we can do more. I will present a design that shifts power to voters by letting every voter to count votes. My device counts votes, your device counts votes, and we the people come to consensus. 

KWLUG Meeting: Monday, October 5, 2020, 7pm

Ask Us Anything Roundtable

Meeting Date

This month we will hold a roundtable discussions around FLOSS-related questions and answers. Is there a free-software topic you would like to know more about? Are you struggling to solve a problem? Are you looking for software/hardware recommendations for a particular task? Bring your questions and we can see whether we can answer them collectively.