KWLUG meeting Monday 11 September 2006

A night with Dr. Peter H. Salus. UNIX and Linux: Anecdotes you haven't heard.

This meeting will be held at The Working Centre in Kitchener, Ontario. Our meetings are free and open to those with an interest in Linux.Doors open at 6pm for casual conversation and perhaps a Linux-related video.We're thrilled to have Dr. Peter Salus join us for this meeting. Peter has held many positions and roles in his distinguished career. He can be described as author, professor, historian, executive, pundit, journalist and raconteur. He is currently publishing his next book A History of Free and Open Source: The Daemon, The GNU & The Penguin on Groklaw.
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Dr. Peter H. Salus will amuse and inform us with anecdotes from the history of UNIX and Linux. And Peter experienced much of this history of UNIX and Linux first hand. He has suggested the following stories to whet our appetites:

  • Whose face was on the water tower and where's the stencil now?
  • How do you spell UNIX?
  • Who invented | [pipe]?
  • What happend to Bill Joy's car?
  • What is line 2240?

If you haven't heard Peter present before, you must, must, must see him. His speaking style is a delightful combination of Professor and Favourite Uncle. We'll be entertained and educated at the same time. We'll also have the pleasure of surprise topics, as Peter generally weaves surrounding stories in with the main issue.

[Peter is unwilling to toot his own horn like this, this abstract was written by -richard]