[Announce] Ian Murdock to speak at Netheads

Michael Schultheiss schultmc at cinlug.org
Fri Oct 11 09:26:27 CDT 2002

Ian Murdock of Debian Linux fame will be speaking next Tuesday at 6:00pm. 
Food and drink are free.

The Indiana IT Association (INITA) invites you to the IT Professionals Peer 
Group at Netheads in Broad Ripple at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15th. 
Seating is limited so please RSVP. Food and beverages will be provided (Union 
Jack's Pizza!). Event is FREE to all IT professionals.

RSVP to oct at dotheq.com

This month's Topic: Open Source, Then and Now by Ian Murdock

Ian Murdock, the founder of the Debian project, Purdue Computer Science 
graduate, and co-founder and Chairman of Progeny Systems. Ian will be
speaking to us about the beginnings of Linux and his thoughts on the direction 
of Open Source.

Topic: Linux Then and Now
Who: IT Professionals
What: IT Professional Peer Group Meeting20
When: October 15, 6:00 p.m.20
Where: Netheads
1011 East Westfield Boulevard,
Indianapolis, IN 46220

RSVP to oct at dotheq.com


6:00-6:15 - Meet and greet/Drinks20
6:15-6:30 - Introductions - about the Group and the Speaker
6:30-7:30 - Presentation/Discussion and Q&A20
7:30-7:45 96 Closing remarks20
7:45-9:00 - Networking20

RSVP to oct at dotheq.com

We look forward to seeing you!

Rave Surya and Jay Qualls


Here's Ian's bio.

Ian Murdock is co-founder, Chairman, and Chief Technology Officer
of Progeny, the leading independent provider of Linux platform
technology. As Chairman and CTO, Ian is centrally involved in
defining Progeny's technology and business strategies, and in
establishing and maintaining key customer and partner relationships.
Ian served as the company's President and Chief Executive
Officer from the company's inception in November 1999 to August 2001.

Ian has more than 10 years of experience in the software industry.
He played an instrumental role in the transition of Linux from hobby
project to mainstream technology by creating Debian, one of the first
Linux-based operating systems, called distributions. Ian led Debian from
its inception in 1993 to 1996, building it from an idea to a
worldwide organization of more than 100 people in less than three years.

Today, Debian is one of the most popular Linux platforms in the world,
with millions of users worldwide. Debian is also widely considered
one of the most successful and influential open source projects ever
launched: More than 1,000 volunteers in all parts of the world are
currently involved in Debian development, and the founding document
of the open source movement itself was originally a Debian position

An Indiana native, Ian lives in Fishers with his wife, Debra, and
daughters Regan and Keely. He holds a B.S. in computer science
from Purdue University and was a founding
director of Linux International and the Open Source Initiative.

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