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GatorLUG Meeting | 2007-09-19 | 6-8pm | Helping The Dignity Project | OpenID Implications

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Clinton Collins <[log in to unmask]>

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Platform Independent Linux List! <[log in to unmask]>

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Mon, 17 Sep 2007 12:30:51 -0400

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Greetings All,

You are invited to join us at the next GatorLUG meeting in beautiful
Gainesville, Florida.

Virtually Cuban on 13th street runs drink specials for our meeting. Imported
stuff is $2, domestic stuff is less. Come early and eat some really great
Cuban food. Meetings are always free and open to the general public.

More information about the current meeting with a map link:

http://www.gatorlug.org/node/183

More information about GatorLUG: http://www.gatorlug.org/node/10

If you can't make it in person, listen to the audio stream here:

http://www.gatorlug.org:8000/
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GatorLUG Meeting Agenda for September 19, 2007

6:00 - 6:30 Announcements / General Discussion

Rsync.net | Free Your PC | OOXML voted down for ISO fast-track | SCO files for
Chapter 11

6:30 - 7:00: Computer Academy at the Dignity Project | Gene Tysowsky, Dignity
Project Executive Director

The Dignity Project needs volunteers who have computer skills to help bridge
the digital divide in our local community. Gene Tysowsky will speak about
what the Dignity Project is doing and how you can help.

Since its inception in 2003, the Computer Academy has given away more than 700
computer systems to local non-profits, individuals with disabilities, senior
citizens and low-income families. The non-profits receiving our computers
have allowed us to ‘bridge the digital divide’ for more people in our
community and beyond. The volunteers in this program bring their talents in
computer repair and instruction to the agency to assist our clients. They
also take part in developing computer classes for the After School Program.
Our newest computer service is to provide hands-on tutoring to adults in the
area that want to learn to use a computer.

More information about the Dignity Project here:
http://www.dignityproject.com/

More information about Computer Academy here:
http://www.dignityproject.com/computeracademy

7:00 - 7:50 Presentation - The Implications of OpenID | Simon Wilson (Video
Replay from a Google Presentation)

OpenID is a way for individuals to create identity online and use it anywhere
OpenID is supported. OpenID means the elimination of multiple user names and
passwords and a smoother, more secure, online experience. For businesses,
this means a lower cost of password or account management, the opportunity
for easier and higher numbers of new user registrations and the elimination
of missed transactions because of user frustration with lost and forgotten
passwords.

Main url: http://openid.net/
OpenId news aggregator: http://planet.openid.net/
OpenId Presentations: http://openid.net/presentations.bml

--
Clinton Collins, President
GatorLUG, Gainesville, Florida
http://www.gatorlug.org

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