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DukeOfUrl closes. The DukeOfUrl site, source of many Linux reviews, has shut down. After four years, the effort and economics of running the site caught up to its creator. Good luck, Patrick, on your next venture, and thanks.
Counting potatoes: The size of Debian 2.2. Here's a paper describing research into the code that makes up Debian 2.2. The authors turned up over 55 million lines in the 2.2 distribution; the estimated cost of developing all that code would be, they say, just under $2 billion. The paper also contains a number of comparisons between Debian and Red Hat Linux 7.1. (Thanks to David A. Wheeler).
Guardian Digital Launches Online Career Center. Guardian Digital has announced an online career center that focuses on jobs in the Linux, open source, and security fields.
Interviews with FOSDEM speakers. The Free Software and Open Source Developers Meeting (FOSDEM) is running a series of interviews with speakers who will be at the event (Brussels, February 16 and 17). The first two are with David A. Wheeler and Miguel de Icaza.
O'Reilly Open Source Convention CFP. A Call for participation for the 2002 O'Reilly Open Source Convention has gone out. The Convention will happen in San Diego, California, on July 22 to 26. The proposal deadline is March 1.
linux.conf.au update. "What could make a better Christmas present for your loved one than tickets to linux.conf.au in February?" asks this update from the folks at linux.conf.au. Indeed, Brisbane in February will look good to many of us northern hemisphere dwellers. The list of speakers now includes Andrew Tridgell, Rasmus Lerdorf, Rusty Russell, Alan Modra, and Rasterman, and the early bird discount runs out at the end of the month. Time to sign up if you're going to do it.
Events: January 3 - February 21, 2002.
Section Editor: Forrest Cook.
January 3, 2002
Here are this week's Freshmeat software announcements. Freshmeat now offers the announcements sorted in two different ways: