Non-Commercial announcementsreports on the launch of new forums for ClearHealth. "ClearHealth is a next generation practice management system and EMR. This php based system takes DNA from the FreeMED and OpenEMR projects. It is based on the Smarty templating engine. ClearHealth uses the FreeB2 medical billing engine. The ClearHealth Project now has a discussion Forum." If you'd like to become a Fedora Extras developer, but the process of getting CVS access seemed too slow before, please visit https://admin.fedora.redhat.com/accounts/ to use the new automated system." 'This violation by Fortinet is especially egregious since the vendor not only violated the GPL, but actively tried to hide that violation,' said Harald Welte, Linux Kernel developer and founder of the gpl-violations.org project. 'We are not in any way opposed to the commercial use of Free and Open Source Software and there is no legal risk of using GPL licensed software in commercial products. But vendors have to comply with the license terms, just like they would have to with any other software license agreement.'" Click below for the announcement from the gpl-violations.org project. has announced that NLnet will be sponsoring development work on Parrot, the Perl 6 virtual machine. "Allison writes "NLnet, a non-profit organization supporting open source network technology research and development, announced on Friday that it will sponsor US $70,000 of Parrot development work. The funding will go to Leopold Tötsch who has been the pumpking for Parrot since 2003 and Chip Salzenberg who recently stepped into the role of chief architect for Parrot."
Commercial announcementsannounced support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. "Centrify Corporation today announced Red Hat Ready certification of DirectControl(TM) which integrates Red Hat(R) Enterprise Linux 4 environments into Microsoft's Active Directory. As a member of the Red Hat Ready Partner program, Centrify has added support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 to its existing product line, which already includes support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 and 3 as well as Fedora Core 3." has been announced. "Easy Software Products today announced the release of ESP Print Pro v4.5.4, a complete cross-platform printing solution. The product is based on the company's Common UNIX Printing System technology and is available for AIX, HP-UX, IRIX, Linux, MacOS X, and Solaris. A separate client printing package is available for Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, and 2003. ESP Print Pro 4.5.4 fixes two GUI crash bugs and problems with the German localization." In support of the ever-increasing number of Linux developers, PIKA Technologies announced today a program that will make available versions of their SDK (API and drivers) that run on an expanded number of Linux distributions/kernels (distros)." announced its new Prism systems, which are aimed at video processing applications. "By integrating industry standards-based, 64-bit Intel(R) Itanium(R) 2 processors, the 64-bit Linux(R) scalability found in SGI Altix high-performance server products, and scalable ATI(R) graphics processors (GPUs), SGI offers a system to solve the most demanding content creation and management at a dramatic new price point." SkypeIn provides an affordable, flexible alternative to costly mobile phone roaming charges with SkypeIn personal numbers. SkypeIn customers can receive inbound calls to their Skype client from fixed telephones or mobile phones while they travel worldwide, providing seamless interconnectivity without having to pay costly roaming charges. Skype Voicemail enables users to manage incoming voicemail messages, making their Skype usage more ubiquitous." announced a partnership with QuickFIX. "TransactTools, the leading provider of enterprise solutions for electronic trading connectivity, announced today a new partnership with QuickFIX, the freely-availableopen source FIX engine project. Under the terms of the partnership, TransactTools will contribute source code, resources, and support to QuickFIX." announced that it has proposed to lead a new Eclipse community project for standards-based, object-relational mapping. JSR220 is the specification defining the standard for object-relational mapping in Java.
New Booksannounced the publication of Firefox & Thunderbird Garage by Chris Hofmann and Marcia Knous.
ResourcesChapter 3 of the CUPS printing system Manual is online. Standard Printer Options are covered. With the upcoming merge of the current SCSI development branch (probably after the 2.6.12 release), Linux will have more advanced Fibre Channel support than any currently available operating system." introduces a new Patent page, a collection of patent resources around the web. a reading list for educational purposes. "Below is a reading list that you may find interesting and useful. Specifically, the HOWTO articles that describe using Samba as a primary domain controller (PDC) in a mixed Linux and Windows environment and using OpenLDAP for single sign-on should prove useful." Guru Labs has released a section of our courseware under a Creative Commons license that has very comprehensive coverage of building RPMs. It has treatment of the whole spectrum of issues including making proper patches, the freedesktop.org menu specification, and ancillary files like logrotate.d files, cron.*/ files, SysV init files along with chkconfig, etc."
Contests and Awardsawarded GNOME co-founder Miguel de Icaza and KDE creator Mattias Ettrich the Software Tools User Group (STUG) award for their accomplishments in developing user friendly graphical user interfaces for the open source desktop. several announcements concerning the development of KDE artwork. "The KDE artist community has been busy recently. The winners of the digiKam contest have been announced, kde-look.org has had a major update and the KDE logo is on a worldwide tour. Coming soon are The First Annual Icon Marathon, a completely new and improved KDE Artist website and introducing Kollaboration, where your art meets their code!"
SurveysAs Linux has matured and found an ever increasing foothold on developer and end user machines, there has been a noted preference for commercial versions of Linux over non-commercial versions. The main reason for the allegiance to commercial Linux has been support thats less available for the non-commercial versions. But, as the knowledge base of Linux and its own special set of installation and maintenance issues grows, the need to rely on support has diminished and the largest increase in responses to the question What is the biggest advantage of a commercial version of Linux? was None, which grew by my than 50% in the last six months."
Upcoming Eventsannounced AstriCon Europe 2005. "IPsando, an information technology company focusing on Internet Protocol (IP) communications consulting and Digium, the creator of open source telephony, today announced that AstriCon Europe 2005, the first of two annual Asterisk user conferences, will be held June 15-17, 2005 at the Auditorium Madrid Hotel in Madrid, Spain." call for papers has gone out for the Austrian Perl Workshop. "The Second Austrian Perl Workshop will take place on the 9th and 10th June in Vienna, Austria." The purpose of the hack.lu convention is to give an open and free playground where people can discuss the implication of new technologies in the society. hack.lu is a balanced mix convention where technical and non-technical people can meet each others and share freely all kind of information. The convention will be held in the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg on Friday/Saturday 14-15 octobre 2005."
|April 21 - 23, 2005||linux.conf.au 2005||(Australian National University)Canberra, Australia|
|April 21, 2005||MySQL Users Conference and Expo 2005||(Santa Clara Convention Center)Santa Clara, CA|
|April 21 - 24, 2005||3rd International Linux Audio Conference(LAC2005)||(Center for Art and Media (ZKM))Karlsruhe, Germany|
|April 21 - 23, 2005||ACCU Conference 2005||(Randolph Hotel)Oxford, England|
|April 21 - 23, 2005||WebTech 2005||Sofia, Bulgaria|
|April 23 - 24, 2005||LayerOne Technology Conference||(Pasadena Hilton)Pasadena, CA|
|April 25 - 30, 2005||UbuntuDownUnder||Sydney, Australia|
|April 30, 2005||Hurricane Electric Linux Security Seminar||Fremont, CA|
|May 2 - 7, 2005||DallasCon 2005||(Richardson Hotel)Dallas, TX|
|May 2 - 4, 2005||Samba eXPerience 2005||(Hotel Freizeit)Göttingen - Germany|
|May 2 - 5, 2005||International PHP Conference||(RAI Conference Center)Amsterdam, the Netherlands|
|May 4 - 6, 2005||CanSecWest/core05||Vancouver, B.C.|
|May 11 - 15, 2005||php|tropics 2005||(Moon Palace Resort)Cancun, Mexico|
|May 13 - 14, 2005||BSDCan 2005||(University of Ottawa)Ottawa, Canada|
|May 19 - 21, 2005||GUADEC-es 2005||A Coruña, Spain|
|May 22 - 25, 2005||Gelato Federation Meeting||(HP's Palo Alto and Cupertino campuses)San Jose, CA|
|May 23 - 26, 2005||PalmSource Worldwide Mobile Summit and DevCon||(Fairmont Hotel)San Jose, California|
|May 24 - 27, 2005||XTech 2005 Conference||(Amsterdam RAI Center)Amsterdam, the Netherlands|
|May 25 - 26, 2005||Linux World New York Summit 2005||(New York City Marriott Marquis)New York, NY|
|May 28 - 29, 2005||Linux Unix Group of Bulgaria Seminar||Stara Zagora, Bulgaria|
|May 29 - 31, 2005||GNOME Users and Developers European Conference(GUADEC 2005)||Stuttgart, Germany|
|June 1 - 3, 2005||The Red Hat Summit 2005||(Hilton New Orleans)New Orleans, LA|
|June 1 - 4, 2005||Fórum Internacional Software Livre(FISL)||Porto Alegre/RS, Brazil|
|June 9 - 10, 2005||Austrian Perl Workshop||(Kapsch CarrierCom)Vienna, Austria|
|June 11, 2005||PHP West||Vancouver, BC, Canada|
|June 15 - 17, 2005||AstriCon Europe 2005||(Auditorium Madrid Hotel)Madrid, Spain|
Web sitesan announcement for the newly reopened Mozilla Update site. ""In case you haven't noticed, the UMO Developer Control Panel has officially reopened! Also included with the site update are a new search engine (not Google!), real RDF parsing for install.rdf, security bug fixes, and the ability to post comments. UMO is also looking for volunteers to review extensions and soon more people to help do PHP coding.""
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