@ -15,18 +15,27 @@ give examples of a few of the proposals such as concepts, generalized
initialization, being considered in the ISO C++ standards committee.
Since there are far more proposals than could be presented in an hour,
I'll take questions.
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<short >R MS </short>
<eventitem date= "2007-07-06" time= "4:30 PM"
room=" AL 116" title="Copyright vs Community in the Age of Computer Networks">
<short >R ichard Stallman </short>
<p >Copyright developed in the age of the printing press, and was designed to fit with
the system of centralized copying imposed by the printing press. But the copyright
system does not fit well with computer networks, and only draconian punishments can
enforce it. </p>
The global corporations that profit from copyright are lobbying for draconian punishments,
and to increase their copyright powers, while suppressing public access to technology. But
if we seriously hope to serve the only legitimate purpose of copyright--to promote progress,
for the benefit of the public--then we must make changes in the other direction. </p>
<a href= http://www.fsf.org/events/waterloo20070706 >FSF's description </a>
<a href= "http://www.fsf.org/events/waterloo20070706 " >FSFs description </a>
<eventitem date= "2007-06-11" time= "4:30 PM"
room="DC 1351" title="Usability in the wild">
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<eventitem date= "2007-06-22" time= "4:30 PM"
title="Email encryption for the masses">
<short >Ken Ho </short>
<p >E-mail transactions and confirmations have become commonplace
information therein can often be sensitive. We use email for purposes as
mundane as inbound marketing, to as sensitive as account passwords and
financial transactions. And nearly all our email is sent in clear text;
we trust only that others will not eavesdrop or modify our messages. But
why rely on the goodness or apathy of your fellow man when you can
ensure your message's confidentiality with encryption so strong not even
the NSA can break? Speaker (Kenneth Ho) will discuss email encryption,
and GNU Privacy Guard to ensure that your messages are sent, knowing
that only your intended recipient can receive it.
<p >An optional code-signing party will be held immediately
you already have a PGP or GPG key and wish to participate, please submit
the public key to <a
Laptop users are
also to participate in key-pair sharing on-site, though it is preferable
to send keys ahead of time. </p>
<eventitem date= "2007-06-18" time= "4:30 PM"
room="DC 4040" title="Fedspulse.ca, Web 3.0, Portals and the Metaverse">
<short >Peter Macdonald </short>
<p >The purpose of the talk is to address how students interact
internet, and possibilities for how they could do so more
efficiently. Information on events and happenings on UW campus is
currently hosted on a desperate, series of internet
applications. Interactions with WatSFIC is done over a Yahoo! mailing
list, GLOW is organized through a Facebook group, campus information
at large comes from <a href= "http://imprint.uwaterloo.ca" >imprint.uwaterloo.ca </a>. There has been
historical pressures from various bodies, including some thinkers in
feds and the administration, to centralize these issues. To create a
one stop shop for students on campus.
<p >It is not through confining data in cages that we will finally link
student activities together, instead it is by truly freeing it. When
can be anywhere, then it will be everywhere students need it. This is
underlying concept behind metadata, data that is freed from the confines
it's technical imprisonment. Metadata is the extension of people,
organizations, and activities onto the internet in a way that is above
traditional understanding of how people interact with their networks.
talk will explore how Metadata can exist freely on the internet, how
affects concepts like Web 3.0, and how the university and the federation
poised to take advantage of this burgeoning new technology through
of portals which will allow students to interact with a metaverse of
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