[web-team] RE: [Speakers] proposed SVLUG speaker
russ.deveau at verizon.net
Fri Dec 31 05:21:09 PST 2004
Bill, thanks again for the note. My gut told me the LUGs in CA were well
connected to one another.
I have looked at SVLUG past meeting topics and believe we could put
together a program that meets the technical interests of your members.
It would be a matter of finding the right development team and
presenter, but the Liberty Alliance is made-up of organizations with a
wide and in-depth range of technical capabilities and specializations.
This will be an interesting project to work on early next year given
federated identity management and web services are projected to explode
in 2005 and Liberty Alliance is the only global organization addressing
the many issues of FIM from an open perspective. If cool with you, let's
pencil us in for July and I will begin investigating best possible
presenters and program development during mid-January.
Thanks for the offer of putting me in touch with other CA LUGs. Of
course I will take you up on this as I work to promote our event in Palo
Alto on the 24th of January. This event will features tracks from both a
developer and business perspective and if you could circulate the
following invite to SVLUG members, I would greatly appreciate it.
I will send a program outline directly to you as an attachment in a
separate e-mail. I don't want to clog up any inboxes included on this
e-mail distribution list unnecessarily.
Thanks, Bill. I look forward to working with you in 2005! Happy New Year
to you and yours. Russ.
On January 24th, at the Palo Alto Crowne Plaza Hotel, Liberty Alliance
will hold an informational event featuring tracks focusing on federated
identity management from both a developer (including Java and Linux) and
business perspective. The Liberty Alliance Project is the only global
organization working to advance federated identity management
specifications and identity-based Web services using open standards.
This free event will provide developers, system integrators and
businesses with information about how open federated identity management
solutions are helping enterprises address a wide range of B2B, B2E, B2C
and end-user identity management, privacy and security issues. There
will be interactive demonstrations of Liberty Alliance specifications at
work by many Liberty Alliance members including, AOL, General Motors,
Nokia, Vodafone, Neustar and Novell. These Liberty Alliance members, as
well as members of the Liberty Alliance board, will be available to
discuss how open federated identity management specifications are
benefiting developers and businesses today.
The event runs from 11:30am-4:30pm and begins with a buffet lunch and
key note address by Donal O'Shea, executive director of the Liberty
Alliance. Developers and businesses interested in attending can register
We hope to see SVLUG members on the 24th. Get in touch at any time if
you have questions. In the meantime, a one-page information sheet is
available to provide more details. Please let me know if I can send this
sheet to any interested members.
Who: Liberty Alliance Project
What: Developer and Business Informational Event and Demonstrations
Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel; Palo Alto
When: January 24, 11:30AM - 4:30 PM
The Liberty Alliance Project was formed in September 2001 to address the
technical and business issues associated with federated network
identity. The Alliance is moving to accomplish this goal through the
ongoing release of open technical specifications as well as business and
policy guidelines to help companies deploy federated identity services
across a broad range of products, systems and devices. More information
on the Liberty Alliance Project is available at www.projectliberty.org.
Liberty Alliance Project
From: Bill Kendrick [mailto:nbs at sonic.net]
Sent: Friday, December 31, 2004 6:26 AM
To: russ.deveau at verizon.net
Cc: speakers at lists.svlug.org; webmaster at svlug.org
Subject: Re: [Speakers] proposed SVLUG speaker
On Thu, Dec 30, 2004 at 12:55:44PM -0500, Russell DeVeau wrote:
> Hello SVLUG speakers committee members. Russ DeVeau for the Liberty
> Alliance Project here. I am proposing a Liberty Alliance Project board
> member or Liberty Alliance member organization to discuss the role of
> Linux in open federated identity management implementations. Looks
> you hold monthly meetings, so if this topic -- or something close --
> seems appropriate, perhaps we can look at a spring-time date to pursue
> if this works on your side.
Hi again Russell, it's Bill Kendrick. I happen to be SVLUG's speaker
coordinator, too. :^)
The project definitely sounds interesting, from what I've skimmed over
The device/platform agnosticity, open specifications, etc. will
be of interest to the kinds of people we get at SVLUG meetings.
I was wondering, though, how technical of a presentation do you think we
could get? (SVLUG definitely loves technical!)
We're currently booked through June, so the earliest date you could
wouldn't be until July. Would Wednesday, July 6th work?
In the meantime, if you'd like me to put you into contact with any of
other local LUGs, please don't hesitate to ask!
Thanks, good luck, and happy new year!
Silicon Valley Linux Users Group
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