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Phoenix, AZ /

Phoenix Linux Users Group Meeting

Chandler PD Desert Breeze Substation 251 N Desert Breeze Blvd W , Chandler, AZ 85225 (map)

We'll be having 2 presentations this month from Ed Nicholson and der.hans.

Ed Nicholson - Technical Debts and Digital Assets


Exploring the analogy of debt and real world financial obligations, as

a context for a software's or system's life cycle.

Debt and Software are both fundamentally types of Intangible Assets.

This talk is an exploration of how the much older asset class, Debt,

may be usefully applied in understanding the relative newcomers,

Software and Systems.

About Ed:

I support Free Software and how people, organizations and populations use, create and experience information. I enjoy The Prescott National Forest as my "office" and The Valley of The Sun as a home away from home. Personal systems run either Fedora, Project Atomic, Android or OpenBSD.

der.hans - Introduction to /etc/alterntives


/etc/alternatives allows choosing among many programs to provide a certain functionality.

For instance, editor can point the locally preferred text editor. alternatives will also make sure man-pages also match.

Attendees will learn:

What is /etc/alternatives

Why is /etc/alternatives

How to configure /etc/alternatives

How to use helper scripts

About der.hans:

der.hans is a Free Software community veteran, presenter and author. He is the founder of the Free Software Stammtisch, BoF organizer for the Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE) and chairman of the Phoenix Linux User Group (PLUG).

As a technology and entrepreneurial veteran, roles have included director of engineering, engineering manager, IS manager, system administrator, community college instructor, developer and DBA.

He presents regularly at large community-led conferences (SCaLE, SeaGL, LibrePlanet, LFNW, Tübix) and many local groups.

More info about meeting:

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