This March, the Boulder OWASP chapter (what is OWASP?) will host its winter web application security conference, the 2009 SnowFROC.  The conference organizers have requested that volunteers submit graphics to potentially be used to represent the conference in Web and printed materials; they will select the best graphic(s) from the pool of submissions.  I used the GIMP (of course) to create a graphic for my submission; however, because I wanted to perform some custom illustrations to incorporate into the graphic, I needed to use a vector graphics illustration tool.  With my new Intrepid build, I kind of figured that Inkscape would have already been included in the default build, but when I went to the Graphics menu, there was no sign of the vector graphics tool.  My Terminator terminal emulator came to the rescue along with the simple command: sudo apt-get install inkscape.  Within a few moments, Inkscape had been downloaded and installed, and I was on my way to creating custom illustrations!  How easy was that???  This is a perfect example of how Linux and open source software just makes life easier.  Thank you to the world of open source software!  You make my life easier, and you are so much more fun to use over commercial software.  YES!  THANK YOU!

Here’s the BOWASP SnowFroc graphical header that I created:

2009 BOWASP SnowFroc Graphical Header Idea

The idea is that it would look something like this on a web page:
2009 BOWASP SnowFroc Graphical Header Idea