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UML Disaster of the Month Contest. Jeff Dike, creator of User-mode Linux, has announced a new 'Disaster of the Month' contest. The challenge: use UML to create a horribly damaged system, then figure out how to recover. User-mode Linux is, indeed, an ideal tool for this sort of exercise, since one need not vandalize an actual, working system. The first test is a zeroed-out superblock; roll up your sleeves and figure out how you're going to get out of this one...
FOSDEM 2002. The Free and Open Source Software Developers European Meeting (FOSDEM) has been announced for February 16 and 17 in Brussels. A number of speakers have already been scheduled, including Richard Stallman and Miguel de Icaza. More information is available on the FOSDEM web site. There will also be a chance to meet some KDE developers at FOSDEM.
Python 10 conference program. The program for the Tenth International Python Conference (February 4 to 7, Alexandria, Virginia) is now complete. The keynote speakers are Tim Berners-Lee and Andrew Koenig. The full program may be found on the Python10 web site.
Fourth German Perl Workshop 2002: Call for Participation (use Perl). There will be a Perl Workshop in Sankt Augustin, Germany from February 13 through 15, 2002.
Linux Charity Christmas Party. A Linux Charity Christmas Party will be held in Toronto, Canada on December 17, 2001. Toys are being collected for needy kids. A stuffed penguin would make an excellent gift.
linux.conf.au registration opens. Registration for linux.conf.au (Brisbane, Australia, February 6 to 9) is now open.
Linux Event 2002. The Linux Event 2002 will be held in Livorno, Italy on February 1 through 3. (If the web site turns up "under construction," try later on - they are still working on it).
Events: December 13, 2001 - February 7, 2002.
Perl Training Directory. Gabor Szabo has put together perltraining.org, a site that is dedicated to listing Perl language training courses.
Section Editor: Forrest Cook.
December 13, 2001
Here are this week's Freshmeat software announcements. Freshmeat now offers the announcements sorted in two different ways: