Linux group to hold first meeting

BCS members have formed the Open Source Specialist Group, which will have its inaugural meeting on 14 March in London.

BCS members have formed the Open Source Specialist Group, which will have its inaugural meeting on 14 March in London.

At the meeting, Sarah Ewen, Linux evangelist in Sony Computer Entertainment's Technology Group, will describe the company's long-standing business use of Linux and other open source systems. She will also discuss the design of the Playstation 2 entertainment system.

"The strengths of open source software have played a crucial role behind the scenes in our organisation and continue to do so as we look towards the future," she said.

The meeting is at 4pm at the BCS London office in the Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street. Places are limited and must be booked via the website.

Details, discussion and booking www.ossg.bcs.org

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