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To be a Master, get certified in Linux and Unix (NewsForge). This NewsForge author advocates Caldera's certification offering. "The Master ACE is important for IT professionals because now they can show expertise both in Unix and Linux, according to Caldera. It makes sense because Caldera is a Unix company just as much as it is a Linux company. And with other businesses like Sun hinting at more integration between their Unix offerings and Linux, forward-thinking sysadmins will see the benefit of getting "legit" with a Master ACE certification."
Prepare for the Linux Professional Institute's 102 exam (IBM developerWorks). IBM's developerWorks has announced a new tutorial to help you prepare for the Linux Professional Institute's 102 exam.
New Metal and Fog tutorials for the Gimp. New tutorials that describe the use of Fog and Metal effects have been added to the Gimp tutorials collection.
Linuxwochen in Austria. Linuxwochen is a series of road show events that will be held throughout Austria from May 11 to June 30, 2002. (Thanks to August Hörandl.)
Monta Vista High Availability Seminars. Monta Vista will be presenting a series of seminars on building high availability solutions with Linux. The North American series will be held in California, Texas, North Carolina, and Boston. The European series will be held in Helsinki, Stockholm, Stuttgart, Reading, Milan, and Paris. The series will be held during May, 2002.
Damian Conway in Toronto (use Perl). Perl luminary Damian Conway will deliver three talks and four days of corporate training in Toronto, Canada from July 5 through 12, 2002.
Slashdot's Robin Miller is keynote speaker for the CTS show in Orlando. LWN received a note from Steve Litt of the Linux Enthusiasts and Professionals (a Florida LUG) with the news that Robin Miller will speak at the CTS show in Orlando on May 15, 2002, from 10:30am to 11:30am. The title of his talk is "Building Profitable Web Sites With Free Software".
Sun's Scott McNealy and Google's Sergey Brin to give linuxWorld SF Keynote. Here's a press release from IDG World Expo about the keynote speakers at LinuxWorld, coming to San Francisco next August.
Linux.conf.au 2003 | Call For Papers. Linux.conf.au has announced the call for papers for the 2003 conference, which will be held in Perth, Western Australia at the Crawley campus of The University of Western Australia, next to the Swan River.
LinuxTag: German Government Maintains their own Congress Track. The German Ministery of Interior will maintain their own track of talks about "Free Software in governmental agencies" at LinuxTag. This track will be part of the business congress, which aims at professionals in the IT business and governmental workers. The business congress is a one-day conference, hosted at LinuxTag, which will take place at June 6, 2002.
Debconf update. Here is some clarification on what to expect at Debconf2. "Debconf is not an expo or booth-based conference like Comdex or even ALS. Debconf is based around talks, demos and discussions, and will be highly technical in nature. Its target audience is Debian developers, though technical Debian users are welcome to attend as well." Debconf 2 will be held at York University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, from July 5 - 7, 2002.
Mark your calendars - DEFCON 10. The announcement has gone out: DEFCON 10, "largest hacker convention on the planet," will be held August 2 to 4 in Las Vegas.
UKUUG Linux Developers' Conference. Once again the UK Unix Users Group will hold its annual Linux Developers' conference, July 4 - 7, 2002 in Bristol. It looks like an interesting lineup with Marcelo Tosatti speaking on "The Linux Kernel" and Marcus Brinkmann on "The Hurd", and lots more.
INET 2002 Program Unites Array of Internet Visionaries. A number of Internet Visionaries will speak at the INET 2002 conference, which will be held from June 18-21, 2002 in Arlington, Virginia. "Featured speakers include famed science-fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke, Google CEO Eric Schmidt, Former FCC Chairman Reed Hundt, and Stanford Professor and The Future of Ideas author, Larry Lessig."
CD 2002 Call For Participation. A call for participation has been issued for the First International IFIP/ACM Working Conference on Component Deployment, to be held in Berlin, Germany on June 20-21, 2002.
Smalltalk Solutions 2002 conference review. John McIntosh has published his review of the Smalltalk Solutions 2002 conference.
Events: May 8 - July 3, 2002.
Sound & MIDI Software For Linux updated. Dave Philips has reorganized his Sound & MIDI Software For Linux page, which has been mostly idle for a few months.
KDE Events. A new web site known as KDE Events will contain current information on KDE conferences, talks, and meetings.
Section Editor: Forrest Cook.
May 9, 2002
Here are this week's Freshmeat software announcements. Freshmeat now offers the announcements sorted in two different ways: