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Lectures to Faraday e.V., inc.:
2007: Free Alternatives To Microsoft
+ Jan. 2013: Julian's New year Lecture

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Lecture to Michael Faraday Institution e.V.
( IET/ Germany/ Munich/ München)

20th April 2007

By Julian H. Stacey & Associates
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The lecture targets professional engineers' requirements, as well as more general office personal work- station usage for non technical staff & corporate server requirements. Using Free Software enables more cost effective engineering & business. "Don't Panic!" smiley face icon Technicalities for `gurus/ geeks/ freaks/ hackers' are omitted from this talk.
  • Where & Why it's very cost effective to adopt free software.
  • Extra Benefits (beyond Nothing to pay!) : Source Code - What benefit ? ...
  • Drawbacks - Just a few, & how to avoid them.
  • Free Software Systems : Linux & BSD Unix etc.
  • Free Supplementary Packages: Sixteen thousand - pre integrated !
  • Case Studies: Governmental & Commercial users.
  • Support available: Free & Professional consultancy. Various local co.s
  • How to start saving money, & reducing risk, & development time.

Format & Schedule

Lecture with four assistant speakers to briefly outline some sub topics. Questions during talks should be kept brief please, as timescale is tight for all speakers. Question session to panel of all speakers at end in the lecture room. Speakers will be available over dinner for more questions. Lecture in English, More complex/ specialist questions over dinner in English or German.

Schedule (subject to change)

18:30 Equipment arrival: Projector (Beamer), main Laptop, KVM, cable & wireless presenters, connection, configuration Alan & Julian
18:40 Arrival of extra Speakers. Reservation of top adjacent seats for question panel & Faraday organisers. Copying presentations to/ from main laptop with USB sticks. Extra laptop resolution compatability check with projector Speakers
19:00 Doors Open. Audience find seats, order drinks from waiter, & inspect literature & media the speakers have laid out.  
19:20 Faraday e.V. Announcements/ Intro. Gareth
19:30 Main Talk Starts Introduction & Overview Julian
19:50 Topic: Text Processing : Open Office & other tools Astrid
20:00 Topic: NetBSD. More CPUs than Linux. + BSD ports/packages. Marc
20:10 Topic: VOIP - Internet integrated telephony + BSD V. Linux Emil
20:20 Topic: 15 Years Windows-Free Zone Bernhard
20:30 Summary. + Distribution of various media & leaflets. Julian
20:35 Questions to Panel Speakers
20:50 Pay waiter for Drinks All
20:50 Announcement of room reserved for food &/or drink Gareth
21:00 Depart to new room (taking clothing media & equipment). All

No Smoking

No Smoking No Smoking during talk & meal after please. Main Speaker is allergic, All topic speakers are non smokers, Faraday Stammtisch regulars don't seem to smoke: either people do not like it, are non smoker, or refrain if they are smokers. The venue offers other rooms for any who may want to pollute. (Part of the public rooms there are now also smoke free).

Business Cards

Do exchange business cards. speakers will be happy to hear if later you personally or your company adopts free open source software: There's local Linux & BSD user groups to help you, & we can put you in touch with various specialists & open source oriented companies.


Main Speaker: Julian H. Stacey
A computer consultant, freelance in Munich since 1985. His company & associates provide consultancy, development & support for free software. Previously worked in London as a computer systems planning engineer with British Telecom International 1975-1985. He co founded a Munich free source software group, contributes to free software, & has a BSc Hons in Computers & Cybernetics (1980).
Topic Speakers :
Astrid Jekat Internet security company.
Bernhard Schneck Internet security company.
Emil Stoyanov VOIP Developer.
Marc Recht NetBSD commiter. Banking Software.


Prince Albert room, (1st floor, East), Unions Bräu, Einstein-Str 42, Haidhausen, 81675 Munich/ München, Germany. (Venue will later be added to IET / Faraday site.
Directions: Right by exit of U Bahn U 4 & 5, Max Weber Platz (East end, furthest from city centre, South side of road). Maps

FREE Seat Booking / Registration

  • Please book your seats for lecture & optional dinner (or drinks) after. You do Not need to be a member to book a free seat, but DO book as soon as possible.
  • The lecture is free, both for members of Faraday & others, but IET / Faraday members may get preference over late bookers.
  • Pay waiter direct for drink & food you order off normal menu.
  • Please tell your colleagues & associates & book as soon as possible. (Much time will be spent preparing the lecture, so nice if maximum audience benefit smiley face icon )
  • If seats are all gone by the time you book, email the Speaker direct, & he may arrange a repeat later.

"Slides" / Lecture Notes

After the lecture, presentation "slides" will be archived here , for audience & free source software groups.


A review was kindly written by Derek, to appear in Faraday quarterly.

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