[linux-elitists] LOCAL Mountain View: Seth Schoen to teach Trusted Computing class

Don Marti dmarti@zgp.org
Thu Jan 15 14:26:15 PST 2004

EFF Staff Technologist Seth Schoen to teach Trusted Computing class

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA -- Programmer/activist Seth Schoen will conduct a
free all-day technical tutorial on "trusted computing" technologies
at Mountain View's Freedom Technology Center on January 24, 2004.

So-called "trusted computing" technologies have raised a tremendous
amount of controversy. They have been condemned as "Orwellian"
and promoted as a means of stopping the ravages of computer viruses
and limiting the power of intruders.

The class will explain in depth how Trusted Computing technologies
actually work, drawing from published and proposed source code and
specifications.  Students will gain the ability both to interact and
interoperate with Trusted Computing technologies and to understand
the privacy and business threats that Trusted Computing poses.

Seth Schoen, Staff Technologist at the Electronic Frontier
Foundation, is uniquely qualified to conduct the tutorial.  He wrote
"Trusted Computing: Promise and Risk", EFF's report on trusted
computing, following briefings from industry and academic experts
on all sides of trusted computing.

To register, or for more information, visit the Freedom Technology
Center web site at http://freedomtechnologycenter.org/classes/tc/

This class is free of charge, but space is limited so
pre-registration is required.

About the Freedom Technology Center

The Freedom Technology Center is a new non-profit IT training
facility located in downtown Mountain View, California.  The center
was recently the site of the first public demonstration of the
first all-Open Source system on a chip from OpenCores developer
Damjan Lampret.

Starting on February 9, 2004, the Freedom Technology Center
will host a newly updated series of Linux certification classes
to prepare students for the Linux Professional Institute exams,
taught by noted author and consultant Jim Dennis.

Media contact:
Don Marti

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