Linux users talk GlustersFS, Drupal

Users group of Victoria discusses open source file systems and humanities

Linux users of Victoria will hosts its monthly meeting on 2 March, featuring presentations on file system, GlustersFS, and the use of open source software in humanities.

The meeting is one of several among Linux user groups around the country. IT consultant and developer, Dave Hall, will discuss his experience testing GlustersFS, a distributed file system for storage, as an alternative to network file system (NFS) for replicating files across multiple web servers.

Claudine Chionh, developer for the Founders and Survival project, a humanities program that will follow the lives of Australian families from the convict transportation period to the First World War, will talk about the use of free software and the web for research, publication and collaboration. Entitled Humanities computing, Drupal and what I did on my holidays, Chionh used open source content management system, Drupal, to implement the data collection and presentation tasks. She will discuss the technical and social challenges of the project.

“This is a mashup of two presentations I gave at LCA and DrupalSouth in Wellington in January, now with added Drupal goodness thanks to the feedback I received,” she said on the user group websiteuser group website

The meeting will be held on the main campus of Melbourne University. The group will also hold a beginners workshop on 20 March for those looking to begin their open source journey with Linux

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