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Joe Abley
Joe Abley works for Internet Systems Consortium, a non-profit, public-benefit company based in Redwood City, California. Joe has principal responsibility for the architecture and operation of ISC's networks in California and in the twenty F root nameserver nodes distributed around the world, many of which he helped install. As part of ISC's commitment to knowledge transfer Joe has also taught workshops and tutorials in many parts of the world on the Domain Name System and Internet routing.

Prior to working for ISC, Joe worked for a number of Internet companies and network operators both in the US and in New Zealand. He currently lives in Ontario, Canada with his wife and four-year-old son.

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Marcus Bornfreund
Marcus is currently acting as both the manager of the Law & Technology Program and managing editor of the University of Ottawa Law & Technology Journal, as well as sitting as a member of the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) internal advisory board. He is also a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, Electronic Frontier Canada. and the Free / Open Source Research Community at MIT. Marcus graduated from the inaugural class (2002) of the LL.M. concentration in Law & Technology at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Common Law Section.

Primary interests include both emerging legal issues stemming from technological innovation and the use of technology in effecting law/regulation. Recent research has examined the following areas of technology law: Free/Libre Open Source Software (F/LOSS), file-sharing, digital rights and information-based asset management, intelligent agents, e-commerce, and the delivery of online legal services

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Theo de Raadt
Theo is the leader of the OpenBSD team, and is the final authority for what is now widely renown as the most secure OS available - mainly due to the dedication and long history of experience of Theo and his core team of volunteers; who zealously, and intensely, hone the components and constantly refine them with security as a prime directive. While source code auditing and secure programming are common buzzwords now, Theo and his highly successful team have been following these principles from the project's beginning - since well before most of todays security professionals entered the industry.

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Allan Fields
Allan Fields <bsd@afields.ca> is an Ottawa software developer with interests in operating systems and open source software. As a long time FreeBSD user, he has tracked the development of BSD over the last 6 years. He has administered nix systems and employed Open Source solutions in multiple environments.

His experience managing servers and developing document management tools in a corporate Intranet environment furthered his interest in operating system facilities and architecture. Current interests include: the FreeBSD kernel, next generation filesystems, shells and interpreters, persistence, session management and security. His recent research includes investigation of pseudo and template filesystems. He has a number of works in progress including various filesystem projects.

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Vic Gedris
Vic Gedris has long had an interest in PGP and has run many key signing parties.

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Benoit Gregoire
Benoit Gregoire holds a B.S. in computer engineering and primarily works as a consultant to the public education sector. In early 2002 he started the LibOfx project and got heavily involved in the GnuCash project. He recently joined and currently coordinates the technical efforts of Ile sans fil, Montreal's wireless community group.

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Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino
Jun-ichiro itojun Hagino, PhD - is a Core Researcher at KAME project, former IETF v6ops working group chair and now a IETF Internet Architecture Board member, as well as the NetBSD security officer and WIDE project internet area director. He is widely recognized as one of the world's leading authorities on IPv6 and internet technology.

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Poul-Henning Kamp
Poul-Henning worked on FreeBSD before it was even called that. He tries to survive as self-employed FreeBSD contractor and spends far too much time on non-billable projects to ever become rich that way. He served six years on the core team for undue enthusiasm, and is one of the people who have moved the most junk in and out of the FreeBSD CVS tree. Amongst his creations are the FreeBSD release building framework, md5 based password scrambling, phkmalloc(3), DEVFS, GEOM, GBDE and a couple of thousand other CVS commits he can't quite remember what did.

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Dan Langille
Dan Langille is a software engineer with a passion for mountain biking. Over the years, he has recorded his experiences with FreeBSD in the hugely popular FreeBSD Diary <http://www.freebsddiary.org/>. He is also the driving force behind the place for ports, FreshPorts <http://www.freshports.org/>. In his spare time, he organizes technical BSD conferences. He runs a small contracting and consulting firm in Ottawa.

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Michael Lenczner
Michael Lenczner is an ex-support technician + trainer who recently returned from working in ICT's (Information and Communication Technologies) in West Africa. He is one of the founders of Ile Sans Fil and the current administration coordinator. He is a member of the www.gamecode.ca research project at Concordia and works at a pizza joint when he's not finishing up his sociology degree or working on volunteer projects.

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David Maxwell
David Maxwell is a NetBSD Developer and member of the NetBSD Security-Officer team. He has had the opportunity to enjoy using NetBSD to make life easier for Manufacturers, Distributors, Governments, Cable Companies, ISPs, Semiconductor companies, and end-users. He currently works full time as a Software Designer for Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT)

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Ryan McBride
Ryan McBride, CISSP - Information Security Consultant and OpenBSD Hacker. Ryan has 10 years of experience wearing a suit in the Information Systems industry. Over this period, he has worked with public, private, and non-profit organisations ranging in size from small office to "Fortune 50". His experience includes Security Policy development, Software Development, VPN design and deployment, firewall configuration, and IDS deployment and monitoring. When not wearing a suit, Ryan amuses himself by working on OpenBSD's packet filter code.

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Bosko Milekic
Bosko currently lives, works, and studies in Montreal, Canada. He is a FreeBSD developer who has worked on both low-level and high-level software issues, as well as developed hardware solutions for prior work and study. In his spare time, Bosko enjoys a variety of music and film, and is in particular interested in exploring various aspects of the human intellect through personal research and expression. For more information, please see http://www.unixdaemons.com/~bmilekic/ or Email bmilekic@technokratis.com

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Wayne Pascoe
Wayne Pascoe is a computer user with delusions of adequacy. He's worked as a cable installer, desktop support technician, system administrator and programmer in South Africa and England for the past 10 years.

He currently maintains servers for an advertising company and a small ISP, all running FreeBSD, and develops CRM applications for clothing companies. In his spare time he prods the Apache httpd project and pretends to study towards a degree.

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Wes Peters
Wes Peters is a Senior Software Engineer at St. Bernard Software, a leading security software vendor based in San Diego, California, USA. Wes is a member of the team that designs and implements software for St. Bernards award winning iPrism> web access management and ePrism email security appliances. Prior to joining St. Bernard, Wes worked on a wide variety of embedded and secure computing systems, including a dial-up router with the first DHCP/dynamic DNS server, one of the first commercial "internet security" applications, and a missile control system.

Wes currently serves as a member of the FreeBSD <http://www.freebsd.org> Core Team <http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/contributors/staff-core.html> , a columnist for Daemon News <http://www.daemonnews.org/>, and contributes to several open source software projects. His first open source contribution was a port of smail, the Usenet smart mail router, to the Microport UNIX System V/AT system in the 80s.

In his miniscule spare time, Wes designs small network systems, including trying to build open source sailing instrumentation and navigation systems. He spends far too little time actually sailing either of his two yachts, a J/22 <http://www.usaj22.com/> racing sloop and a Catalina 27 <http://www.catalina27.org/> coastal cruiser.

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Joseph Potvin
Joseph Potvin is a senior economist and IT architect, serving as a member of the Management Team, Enterprise Architecture, IT Services Branch, in Public Works and Government Services Canada. Prior to joining PWGSC, he worked internationally as a consulting economist in twenty countries, and on assignments for six divisions of the World Bank. His primary work for more than a decade has been on full cost accounting technical analysis and application for executives and managers. He led the business and technical architecture for the first open source business workflow application from Government of Canada, which was shared in 2000 under the GNU General Public License. OPA (Online Proposal Appraisal) is currently available at Version 2.0 in three different code streams, and collaboration is now under way towards Version 3.0. Outside of his official duties in the Federal Government, Mr. Potvin is Co-Coordinator of the GOSLING Community of Practice (Getting Open Source Logic INto Governments) <http://www.goslingcommunity.org/>.

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Michael Richardson
Michael Richardson has been involved with network security systems since 1988. Michael was a founding employee at Milkyway Networks in 1994, and Solidum Systems Corporation in 1998. While at Milkyway Networks, Michael was responsible for developing the VPN components of the BlackHole firewall, and later worked on several IPsec implementations. Solidum designed and sold hardware - IPsec being an important target. Michael is a system software designer and protocol designer. Michael is involved on a daily basis with at the IETF. He is an author on RFC3586, and numerous drafts "in progress".

Michael is the lead architect on the Linux FreeS/WAN project, a Linux IPsec stack that aims to bring Opportunistic Encryption to everyone. Michael received a B.Sc. Physics from Carleton University.

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Robert Watson
Robert Watson is a research scientist at Network Associates Laboratories, and a member of the Host Intrusion Protection (HIP) Research Group. His research interests include network and operating system security, and open source operating systems. Past work includes research into DNS security, tamper-resistant hardware, extensible operating system security including access control and audit, distributed denial of service attack resistance, network stack performance and hardening, integration of security measures into windowing systems, and operating system hardening approaches. Mr Watson is also a member of the FreeBSD Core Team, and founder of the TrustedBSD Project.

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Jan Wieck
Jan Wieck is a CORE member and long standing key developer of the PostgreSQL database project. Author of several features including PL/pgSQL, NUMERIC, TOAST, the ARC buffer cache replacement strategy and the background writer. Jan is working full time on PostgreSQL on behalf of Afilias. Jan has previously spoken at numerous venues including CeBIT, PostgreSQLCON 2000, and LinuxWorld.

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