LUV Main June 2013 Meeting: GNU Screen and DRM in HTML5

Jun 4 2013 19:00
Jun 4 2013 21:00

The Buzzard Lecture Theatre. Evan Burge Building, Trinity College, Melbourne University Main Campus, Parkville.

* Malcolm Herbert, Introduction to GNU Screen

Malcolm has been hacking and playing with a range of Unix systems of different flavours since 1991 in a variety of environments. Over time he's encountered tools that manage to get the job done with a minimum of fuss and have incorporated these into the set that he use on a daily basis; screen is one such tool and is sometimes referred to as the Swiss Army chainsaw of the Unix world.

In a nutshell, screen is a terminal multiplexing tool. Rather than run multiple individual terminals on your local host (ie, PuTTY windows, Konsole tabs) for various tasks, screen allows a single local window to manage multiple instances of shells on the remote host. Configuration options allow maintenance of remote session state despite network interruption; multiple active heads; session logging; cut and paste; plus many others.

* Adam Bolte, DRM in HTML5

I thought I'd post a few links that I've found useful while looking into this topic, in case anyone else wants to do some light reading before the meet-up.

Slashdot: W3C Declares DRM In-Scope For HTML

W3C: Encrypted Media Extensions Working Draft

EEF: Defend the Open Web - Keep DRM Out of W3C Standards

Slashdot: Netflix Using HTML5 Video For ARM Chromebook

"Recently Google enabled the much controversial DRM support for HTML5 in Chrome OS to bring services like Netflix to Chromebooks using HTML5." The technology is already in use and is being heavily pushed by Google and Netflix (obviously) as well as apparently Apple and Microsoft. We need to ensure Mozilla does not cave (as they did with H.264).

Slashdot: Netflix wants to go HTML5 but not without DRM

W3C: Bugzilla - #20960 EME is not limited to video, reported by Fred Andrews This is particularly interesting (and scary) - definitely worth a look.

Defective by Design: No DRM in HTML5

W3C wiki: Digital Rights Management (also maintained by Fred Andrews)

Hacker News: Tell W3C: We don't want the Hollyweb See pyalot2's post near the top for more insight on why this is a bad idea.

The Buzzard Lecture Theatre, Evan Burge Building, Trinity College Main Campus Parkville Melways Map: 2B C5

Notes: Trinity College's Main Campus is located off Royal Parade. The Evan Burge Building is located near the Tennis Courts. See our Map of Trinity College. Additional maps of Trinity and the surrounding area (including its relation to the city) can be found at

Parking can be found along or near Royal Parade, Grattan Street, Swanston Street and College Crescent. Parking within Trinity College is unfortunately only available to staff.

For those coming via Public Transport, the number 19 tram (North Coburg - City) passes by the main entrance of Trinity College (Get off at Morrah St, Stop 12). This tram departs from the Elizabeth Street tram terminus (Flinders Street end) and goes past Melbourne Central Timetables can be found on-line at:

Before and/or after each meeting those who are interested are welcome to join other members for dinner. We are open to suggestions for a good place to eat near our venue. Maria's on Peel Street in North Melbourne is currently the most popular place to eat after meetings.

LUV would like to acknowledge Red Hat for their help in obtaining the Buzzard Lecture Theatre venue and VPAC for hosting, and BENK Open Systems for their financial support of the Beginners Workshops

Linux Users of Victoria Inc., is an incorporated association, registration number A0040056C.


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