[AUUG-Talk]: spreading the AUUG 2005 message

Steve Landers steve at DigitalSmarties.com
Tue Sep 27 15:15:22 EST 2005

Dear Unix, Linux or Open Source Professional,

The AUUG 2005 Conference is rapidly approaching, and I'd like to
enlist your help in reaching a wider audience with information about
the conference.

This years conference is looking to be one of the best in recent
years - we've got a great program and already there are record levels
of overseas visitors registered.

Now we are trying to spread the message more widely within the  
ICT sector, beyond the traditional AUUG membership base. But given the
diversity of associations, groups and technical communities, and
AUUG's diverse relevance to each, it's clear that a one-size-fits
all approach to communicating just won't work.

If you are a member of a local or specialised community, such as a
user group or mailing list, and you want to keep them informed of
AUUG events and interests, we need your help!

We would like to send you occasional (say, weekly) informative
emails with information your group might like to read. We would
like your help to spread the message as an AUUG community  
disseminate AUUG information, keep it relevant to your groups'
special interests, translate it into your group's culture and

If you are interested in being that human bridge between AUUG and
*UG, *-dev-list or *.org, please email auug2005 at auug.org.au and we
can get the ball rolling.

FYI, I've attached an example that will be going out to several lists  

Many thanks!


Steve Landers, Vice President
AUUG - The Organisation for Unix, Linux and Open Source Professionals
Ph: +61 2 8824 9511;  Fax: +61 2 8824 9522;   
mailto:steve.landers at auug.org.au


This is the first in a series of previews of AUUG 2005 - The
Conference for Unix, Linux and Open Source Professionals.

This week we are highlighting guest speaker Peter Gutmann.  Peter is a
researcher in the Department of Computer Science at the University
of Auckland, where his research interests cover the design and
analysis of security techniques and systems.

A self-confessed professional paranoid, he helped write the popular
PGP encryption package, has authored a number of papers and RFC's
on security and encryption including the X.509 Style Guide for
certificates, and is the author of the open source Cryptlib security
toolkit. In his spare time he pokes holes in whatever security
systems and mechanisms catch his attention and grumbles about PKIs.

Peter will be presenting two papers at AUUG 2005 - one on the
Cryptlib security toolkit and another on Sustainable Open Source
Software Development.

For more details on AUUG 2005 visit http://www.auug.org.au

Please note that early-bird registration has been extended to this
coming Friday (September 30)

I look forward to seeing you at AUUG 2005!

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