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= Miniconfs/OpenGov =
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<pre>
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All information that intended for public consumption should be at least
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CC-BY (or lGPL for software). I would prefer CC-BY-SA and full GPL for
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software so changes are more visible. This is essential for software.
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Software disclosure is more important as software can be used to change
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data.
  
'''Append only - let's be polite!'''
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I am a member of an Australian Standards committee BD 58. This
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committee wanted to borrow just the electrical safety information from
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CPSISC Pocketbook V2 for an annex. As the Australian Standards and the
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process is closed it could not be a Share Alike style license like GPL,
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CC-BY-SA, etc., but the CC-BY attribution license was ideal. This
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licence was recommended by the Government 2.0 Taskforce.
  
== Hiring ==
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The document was a DRMed PeDoFile with just copyright and no mention of
=== Rackspace: Jakub Krajcovic 0403577544 ===
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a license. To crack it or use it in any way I needed to obtain written
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permission to supercede the secret and unknown DRM conditions.
  
I had a whole spiel prepared that I wanted to put here about how awesome Rackspace is, but though nah - let's save the koolaid for later... Rackspace has 2 positions open in our Sydney office - we're looking for a Cloud Architect and a kick-ass Linux sysadmin. If you'd like to know more, get in touch with Jakub Krajcovic on 0403577544 and we can go have a coffee and a chat. Alternatively just grab me when you see me.
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I obtained advice which also recommended that I seek to obtain the
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material under the CC-BY license. This was discussed with Standards
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Australia and BD 58. Then I had job of finding who to ask. I finally
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was able to contact DCCEE - Legal at climatechange.gov.au in Nov 2011.
  
=== Rackspace: Michael Still ===
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I finally got a reply in Jun 2012 which was CC-BY, but with additional
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restrictions.
  
Rackspace are also expecting to hire python devs to work on OpenStack from home. Talk to Michael Still (michael.still@rackspace.com) for more information.
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> (a) The material must be used in an appropriate context and reproduced
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> accurately without distortion of meaning.
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There were many factual errors and only some of the electrical safety
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section was useful. We had members of wiring committee EL 1 to assist.
  
=== Swift Networks: Adam Ashley 0418332801 ===
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Attribution (b) is reasonable and required by the CC-BY license. By
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attributing the original document any changes would be visible.
  
I'm looking for someone for my R&D team, mostly it's PHP with Symfony for the middleware but covers everything from multicast video distribution, GPON fibre networks, remote deployed high availability clusters to hacking around inside Android STBs. [https://lca2014.linux.org.au/schedule/30239/view_talk?day=wednesday Adam Harvey's talk] comes directly from some of the cool things we're doing so I'll be there Wednesday morning, else around.
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> (c) The material must not be used for commercial sale or profit.
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Australian Standards are not free or open. They cost money and
 +
discussions are confidential.
  
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This DRMed PeDoFile cost a bomb to produce and only had marginal
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entertainment value and was in conflict with the Australian Standard
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3999 used by competent established thermal insulation installers.
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However, inspectors off the dole queues were using this bad fiction.
  
=== Dolby Labs: Vinh Nguyen vinh.nguyen@dolby.com ===
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They then did another one. This was mentioned at BD 58, but no one else
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was interested. I have not reviewed it. We do not use it.
  
At Dolby Labs we are getting into Enterprise Conferencing space in a big way, leveraging our traditional expertise in entertainment technologies to make business communications better, unlike any thing before.
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> Australian Government agencies are required to release copyright public
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> sector information under Creative Commons by licence or other open
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> content licences, wherever possible. This is in line with
 +
> recommendations of Government 2.0 Taskforce Report.
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http://www.ag.gov.au/RightsAndProtections/IntellectualProperty/Pages/LicensinganduseofCommonwealthmaterial.aspx
  
For a glimpse of what's going on at Dolby, search for Dolby Voice, or check out these links
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I was asked to obtain some aerial photography from a WA state agency. I
 +
requested TIFFs as they come out of the camera as this had meta data
 +
that can be used to stitch the strips together. I had made this clear,
 +
but what I got was photoshopped Adobe "JPEGs". My intention was to
 +
make JFIF JPEGs with the size and balance that I wanted, but what I had
 +
got was already JPEGed!
  
http://www.dolby.com/voice/
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Some sources of data are plaintext. This is least obfuscated form of
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data. I was told that they will be helpful and paste it in Excel and
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then send you an XLS or worse still an XLSX of it!
  
http://www.btconferencing.com/meetme-with-dolby-voice/
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These are examples of undisclosed software being used to change data.
  
We are looking for kick ass C/C++ coders to join our server teams. Required skills are C/C++, multi threading and networking. If you are passionate about high performance code, highly scalable real time systems, and would like to build carrier grade products used by world class service providers, lets talk at the BoF, or contact me on email.
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Perhaps government agencies can not read my plaintext email as they are
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using Outlook?
  
=== Catalyst IT: Andrew Ruthven puck@catalyst.net.nz ===
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This is why I always discuss via telephone.
  
Largest OSS company in Australiasia.
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The plaintext version of text/plain media type is described in RFC 20,
 +
822, 2045, 2046 (4.1 Text Media Type), 2822 and 5322. The precedents
 +
for plainetxt go back to teleprinting. In the earliest form you cut
 +
ticker tape on space and that multiple spaces are paragraph breaks
 +
where you skip a line. This was done later with CRLF and CRLFCRLF by
 +
TTY operators. Similar plaintext is also the source code basis of
 +
software.
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</pre>
  
Offices in Wellington, Christchurch & Auckland NZ, Sydney, Melbourne AU and Brighton UK and staff working from home dotted around the rest of NZ and in Brisbane and Hobart.
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= Astronomy BoF =
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<pre>
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CMOS CPUs are clocked much faster than thermal limits permit so they
 +
must slow down as they heat up. When processes have yielded the CPU
 +
stops and cools down. This means that the CPU can run much faster in
 +
bursts than it could in continuous operation. This mode of operation
 +
was first used in CMOS mainframes where a valid process will yield for
 +
IO. Something similar was done in calculator key-press, get, process,
 +
update display and then sleep to save battery power.
  
Hiring in NZ and Australia.
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Linux has the ignore_nice_load feature which stops nice jobs breaking
 +
power management that must now be regarded as essential. Linux does not
 +
usually stop, but it does slow the CPU down. This cools the CPU and
 +
allows it to burst up to full speed when priority jobs become ready.
  
Roles to fill: PHP, Drupal, Moodle, Front end Dev, Sys Admin, Python, Web Designer, Security Analyst, general good people.
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When you are running stuff like https://boinc.berkeley.edu/ you may not
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want it to slow down your apps. Running it nice alone will not prevent
 +
your apps from being slowed down. You need to give your CPU a chance to
 +
cool down so that your apps can run faster.
  
http://catalyst.net.nz/company/jobs
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# echo 1 >/sys/devices/system/cpu/cpufreq/ondemand/ignore_nice_load
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</pre>
  
=== Google Australia: Any google employee ===
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= Contact =
 
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<pre>
Google is always hiring.
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.   !  .  !  .  !  .  !  .  !  .  !  .  !  .  !  .  !
 
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! I am the intended addressee of any email sent to me. Such email is my
Offices in Sydney.
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! property and I may send samples of unsolicited email or randomly
 
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! directed Outlook mail to network news or post on the www in order to
Hiring Software Developers and DevOps people.
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! expose and discourage such behaviour.
 
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! http://n50.bgcaus.com/~andrewb/public.key current or D3572FAE
http://www.google.com.au/jobs
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! Key fingerprint = D6F3 CE30 D359 8288 3C39  34B1 4CED ABD9 D357 2FAE
 
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! Andrew Buckeridge <andrewb@bgc.com.au>, Mob +61 4 29370306
=== Aconex: Hamish Coleman hamish@aconex.com ===
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! Work - Tel: +61 8 93344925, Fax: +61 8 93344660
 
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! Home - Tel: +61 8 92846018, Fax: +61 8 92846011
We are a construction industry document management company based in Melbourne.
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</pre>
 
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We are looking to hire multiple software engineers in the year ahead as we grow our team. Our challenges include balancing the race to deliver new features to market, the need to refactor and simplify our core platform, and to innovate and create new opportunities for our customers through new product ideas and platforms. We are building new products as well as extending our core platform as we evolve our offer into the future.
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We are also looking for a Infrastructure Technical Lead To provide technical leadership and proactive support for the continuous and efficient running, deployment and improvement of Aconex's global production platforms.
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(yes, these sound like HR speak - sorry, I cribbed from our official PDs)
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=== Muli: Ron Skeoch 0433 281 383 ===
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Muli needs new Blood! 32 Year old "Project Risk Accounts & Process Management" solution provider (500 business apps) requires applications development, customer Administration / support person, If you have the solid base we will assist your development. Wahroonga (Sydney)
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=== Booking.com: Devdas Bhagat ===
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We are in the online accomodation/ecommerce business, growing like crazy. We are looking for sysadmins in Singapore (and in Amsterdam), and developers for the website, and for mobile apps (Amsterdam, remote work may happen if you are exceptionally good). This is a Perl shop, but knowing Perl isn't necessary to start.
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See http://www.booking.com/jobs for more details.
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Revision as of 10:31, 8 January 2014

Miniconfs/OpenGov

All information that intended for public consumption should be at least
CC-BY (or lGPL for software). I would prefer CC-BY-SA and full GPL for
software so changes are more visible. This is essential for software.
Software disclosure is more important as software can be used to change
data.

I am a member of an Australian Standards committee BD 58. This
committee wanted to borrow just the electrical safety information from
CPSISC Pocketbook V2 for an annex. As the Australian Standards and the
process is closed it could not be a Share Alike style license like GPL,
CC-BY-SA, etc., but the CC-BY attribution license was ideal. This
licence was recommended by the Government 2.0 Taskforce.

The document was a DRMed PeDoFile with just copyright and no mention of
a license. To crack it or use it in any way I needed to obtain written
permission to supercede the secret and unknown DRM conditions.

I obtained advice which also recommended that I seek to obtain the
material under the CC-BY license. This was discussed with Standards
Australia and BD 58. Then I had job of finding who to ask. I finally
was able to contact DCCEE - Legal at climatechange.gov.au in Nov 2011.

I finally got a reply in Jun 2012 which was CC-BY, but with additional
restrictions.

> (a) The material must be used in an appropriate context and reproduced
> accurately without distortion of meaning.
There were many factual errors and only some of the electrical safety
section was useful. We had members of wiring committee EL 1 to assist.

Attribution (b) is reasonable and required by the CC-BY license. By
attributing the original document any changes would be visible.

> (c) The material must not be used for commercial sale or profit.
Australian Standards are not free or open. They cost money and
discussions are confidential.

This DRMed PeDoFile cost a bomb to produce and only had marginal
entertainment value and was in conflict with the Australian Standard
3999 used by competent established thermal insulation installers.
However, inspectors off the dole queues were using this bad fiction.

They then did another one. This was mentioned at BD 58, but no one else
was interested. I have not reviewed it. We do not use it.

> Australian Government agencies are required to release copyright public
> sector information under Creative Commons by licence or other open
> content licences, wherever possible. This is in line with
> recommendations of Government 2.0 Taskforce Report.
http://www.ag.gov.au/RightsAndProtections/IntellectualProperty/Pages/LicensinganduseofCommonwealthmaterial.aspx

I was asked to obtain some aerial photography from a WA state agency. I
requested TIFFs as they come out of the camera as this had meta data
that can be used to stitch the strips together. I had made this clear,
but what I got was photoshopped Adobe "JPEGs". My intention was to
make JFIF JPEGs with the size and balance that I wanted, but what I had
got was already JPEGed!

Some sources of data are plaintext. This is least obfuscated form of
data. I was told that they will be helpful and paste it in Excel and
then send you an XLS or worse still an XLSX of it!

These are examples of undisclosed software being used to change data.

Perhaps government agencies can not read my plaintext email as they are
using Outlook?

This is why I always discuss via telephone.

The plaintext version of text/plain media type is described in RFC 20,
822, 2045, 2046 (4.1 Text Media Type), 2822 and 5322. The precedents
for plainetxt go back to teleprinting. In the earliest form you cut
ticker tape on space and that multiple spaces are paragraph breaks
where you skip a line. This was done later with CRLF and CRLFCRLF by
TTY operators. Similar plaintext is also the source code basis of
software.

Astronomy BoF

CMOS CPUs are clocked much faster than thermal limits permit so they
must slow down as they heat up. When processes have yielded the CPU
stops and cools down. This means that the CPU can run much faster in
bursts than it could in continuous operation. This mode of operation
was first used in CMOS mainframes where a valid process will yield for
IO. Something similar was done in calculator key-press, get, process,
update display and then sleep to save battery power.

Linux has the ignore_nice_load feature which stops nice jobs breaking
power management that must now be regarded as essential. Linux does not
usually stop, but it does slow the CPU down. This cools the CPU and
allows it to burst up to full speed when priority jobs become ready.

When you are running stuff like https://boinc.berkeley.edu/ you may not
want it to slow down your apps. Running it nice alone will not prevent
your apps from being slowed down. You need to give your CPU a chance to
cool down so that your apps can run faster.

# echo 1 >/sys/devices/system/cpu/cpufreq/ondemand/ignore_nice_load

Contact

!   .   !   .   !   .   !   .   !   .   !   .   !   .   !   .   !   .   !
! I am the intended addressee of any email sent to me. Such email is my
! property and I may send samples of unsolicited email or randomly
! directed Outlook mail to network news or post on the www in order to
! expose and discourage such behaviour.
! http://n50.bgcaus.com/~andrewb/public.key current or D3572FAE
! Key fingerprint = D6F3 CE30 D359 8288 3C39  34B1 4CED ABD9 D357 2FAE
! Andrew Buckeridge <andrewb@bgc.com.au>, Mob +61 4 29370306
! Work - Tel: +61 8 93344925, Fax: +61 8 93344660
! Home - Tel: +61 8 92846018, Fax: +61 8 92846011