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Hacking Billy the Big Mouth Bass. For those who have not had the pleasure...Billy the Big Mouth Bass is an obnoxious toy in the form of a singing, moving fish. One of those things children use to drive parents nuts. Now there is a site dedicated to hacking Billy with Linux out there - worth a look. Billy can be made to say anything you might want. There is source available, of course...
The ACM Forum on Legal Regulation of Technology. The ACM Forum on Legal Regulation of Technology is a new mailing list for the discussion of the interaction between law and technology. "Legal scholars have been discussing these issues for some time, but computer scientists have not been nearly as active in the debate. The forum seeks to bring technologists into the debate. Although we welcome the contributions of legal scholars, the forum belongs to technologists and has a technology-centric view." The list is patterned after the (required reading) RISKS list, and is moderated by Edward Felten.
The third Real-Time Linux Workshop. The Third Real-Time Linux Workshop has been announced for November 26 to 29 in Milan, Italy. The list of participants includes a large cross-section of the real-time Linux community. See the announcement for details.
Conference: The Business of Open Source Software. A conference called "The Business of Open Source Software" has been announced for November 25 in Ottawa.. The keynote speaker will be Eric Raymond.
linux.conf.au final CFP. The final call for papers has gone out for linux.conf.au, to be held in Brisbane, Australia next February. Those who would like to present at the conference need to get their abstracts in by the end of October.
Events: October 25 - December 13, 2001.
Openinformatics.org. A new web site called Openinformatics.org is being developed. The operators state: "The purpose of this website is to help scientists to become more aware of Open Source Software: what it is and how it may help them in their scientific research, as well as what OSS tools are avaible to them; and to encourage software developers to release their code in an Open Source model to make the software better." The site also features a repository of open source scientific software.
User Group NewsDue to reduced staffing, LWN has discontinued the LUG table. We regret any inconvenience that this may cause.
Section Editor: Forrest Cook.
October 25, 2001
Here are this week's Freshmeat software announcements. Freshmeat now offers the announcements sorted in two different ways: