Non-Commercial announcementsa press release complaining about the plan in Massachusetts to standardize on open document formats. "'It is bad procurement policy for any state to unilaterally lock itself into one set of technologies,' CAGW President Tom Schatz said. 'Agencies should be able to accept bids from any company that can provide the desired product or service. Government earns the best value for taxpayer dollars through a competitive, transparent, and accountable bidding process.'" Presumably it is just fine for the state to lock itself into proprietary formats. For those who don't remember, these are the folks who have been accused of recruiting dead people to the anti-Linux cause in the past. joined the Eclipse Foundation. "Nokia and the Eclipse Foundation today announced that Nokia has joined the Eclipse Foundation as a Strategic Developer and Board member. Nokia will support the work of the Eclipse open source community by contributing software and developers to a proposed new Eclipse project. As a Strategic Developer in the Eclipse Foundation, Nokia will lead a project to create a framework for mobile Java developer tools, including complete tooling support for J2ME (Java 2 Micro Edition)." The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has announced the adoption of the OpenDocument XML file format as its preferred method for storing government documents. In doing so, Massachusetts joins the Australian Federal Government in adopting this format for long-term electronic document storage. Open Source Victoria calls on all remaining Australian states and government agencies to also adopt this format, as it is the only viable approach to ensuring guaranteed access to public sector documents and data in perpetuity."
Commercial announcementsannounced the availability of a Dell Laptop pre-loaded With Mandriva Linux. "Mandriva worked with Dell to certify this first consumer laptop, which is now being sold direct to students by Dell. The company ensured the optimum integration of its Mandriva Linux Limited Edition 2005 - a major hit in recent Linux downloads and reviews - with Dell's Latitude 110L. The certified computer is a WIFI 1,4 to 1,7 GHZ mobile Celeron or Pentium M, with 256 to 1280 MB of ram, and a DVD Drive." Thanks to the LRS, it is probably the first time ever a cloning software allows to create optimized images of systems including a LVM (Logical Volume Manager) 1 or 2 layer." introduced a revamped partner program. "With the new program, Mandriva looks to enhance the privileged relationship established with partners. "The biggest truth that we have learned from our experiences during the recent years is that close strategic partnerships are vital to optimize growth and long-term success. With our new partner program we want to provide more efficient services to our partners," explains Gaurav Parakh, Partner Business manager. The program is expected to help partners increase their business, penetrate new and emerging markets, as well as better adapt offerings to their customers' needs." announced its upcoming Netra ATCA (advanced telecom computing architecture) blade server powered with the multi-core AMD Opteron processor will be sold with a choice of Solaris 10 or MontaVista Linux.
Artesyn Communication Products has announced that its PICMG 2.16, AdvancedTCA, AdvancedMC, ProcessorPMC blades and modules, will come with MontaVista Carrier Grade Linux.free download. Red Hat GFS is the open source cluster file system designed for high-performance enterprise workloads, such as Oracle RAC, web and application server clusters. GFS makes it possible to manage a cluster of servers and shared storage as if it were a single system, by providing a common cluster-wide filesystem." Red Hat, Inc., the world's leading provider of open source solutions to the enterprise, announced today that Polycom has chosen Red Hat Global File System (GFS) and Red Hat Enterprise Linux to accelerate the software development cycles for two key product lines by as much as 40 times over legacy UNIX systems." The bundled software package includes Versora's Progression Desktop which automates the migration of data, application and system settings from Windows desktops to Linux as well as Win4Lin Pro, which runs Windows 2000/XP applications and OS on Linux." announced Zend Platform 2. "This new version of the first-ever management platform for PHP applications uniquely delivers the reliability, scalability and interoperability required for business critical applications. Zend Platform 2 brings enhanced application performance and simplified data synchronization."
New BooksAt long last, network professionals, internetworking educators, and students have a comprehensive and user-friendly desk reference for TCP/IP."
Resourcescovers the release of a Linux training course. "In 1995, Dr. Giovanni Orlando wrote FTLinuxCourse, a detailed training course written in HTML for some of his clients who were using Caldera OpenLinux. Last month, Orlando released the current version for free download at FTLinuxCourse.com" HOWTO on integrating a Samba/OpenLDAP environment with Kolab. "This article explains how to add Kolab Groupware functionality to your existing Samba/OpenLDAP setup."
Contests and Awardslooks at Clarkson University's success in the TuxMasters Invitational coding competition. "Clarkson University may not be the first institute of higher learning that comes up when you're discussing sports, science, or stature, but the Potsdam, New York-based university is at the top of its class for bringing Linux learning to real-world data centers. The 3,000-student university took top honors at the first-ever TuxMasters Invitational coding competition, which awarded Clarkson both first and second place in the intercollegiate contest."
Upcoming Eventsannounced a series of grid events this fall in Boston, New York, Chicago, Seattle, and Newton, Mass. "Univa Corporation, the leading provider of commercial software and professional services for open source Globus(R) software, will be presenting at several open source software and grid events this quarter. Steve Tuecke, Univa CEO and co-founder, will be discussing the benefits of using open source, standards-based grid infrastructure software to support the next-generation data center." The program for the Zend/PHP Conference and Expo 2005 has been announced. "The conference theme is "Power Your Business With PHP" and features keynote addresses from Marc Andreessen, Google VP Adam Bosworth, and executives from IBM, Oracle & Intel. Featured speakers include Michael Radwin of Yahoo!, Adam Trachtenberg of eBay, Joyce Park of Renkoo.com, George Schlossnagle & Wez Furlong of OmniTI, and, of course, Zeev Suraski & Andi Gutmans."
|September 22 - 23, 2005||New Security Paradigms Workshop(NSPW)||(UCLA Conference Center)Lake Arrowhead, California|
|September 23 - 24, 2005||Sixth Symposium on Trends in Functional Programming(TFP 2005)||Tallinn, Estonia|
|September 26 - 29, 2005||Hack in the Box Security Conference(HITBSecConf2005)||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
|September 26 - 30, 2005||IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing(Cluster 2005)||Boston, Massachusetts|
|September 28 - 30, 2005||OpenOffice.org Conference 2005(OO.oCon)||Koper (Capodistria), Slovenia|
|September 30 - October 2, 2005||Linucon||Austin, Texas|
|October 1, 2005||Ohio LinuxFest 2005||Columbus, OH|
|October 2 - 5, 2005||Gelato October 2005 Meeting for Linux on Itanium||Porto Alegre, Brazil|
|October 5 - 6, 2005||LinuxWorld London||Olympia, London, UK|
|October 5 - 7, 2005||Web 2.0 Conference||(Argent Hotel)San Francisco, CA|
|October 6, 2005||Fedora Users and Developers Conference(FUDCon London)||(LinuxWorld Conference and Expo UK)London, UK|
|October 7 - 9, 2005||Indie Games Con 2005(IGC)||Eugene, Oregon|
|October 8 - 10, 2005||GNOME Boston Summit||(Gates Building)Cambridge, MA|
|October 8, 2005||LinuxForum BOF-dag||Denmark|
|October 12 - 13, 2005||IT Underground(ITU)||Warsaw, Poland|
|October 13 - 14, 2005||Open Source Desktop Workshops||San Diego, CA|
|October 13, 2005||@System Security Conference||Pisa, Italy|
|October 14 - 15, 2005||HackLu 2005||(Chambre des Metiers)Kirchberg, Luxembourg|
|October 14 - 16, 2005||Blender Conference 2005||(De Waag)Amsterdam, the Netherland|
|October 16 - 23, 2005||piksel05||Bergen, Norway|
|October 17 - 20, 2005||O'Reilly European Open Source Convention(EuroOSCON)||(NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky)Amsterdam, the Netherlands|
|October 18 - 21, 2005||Zend/PHP Conference and Expo 2005||(Hyatt Regency SF Airport Hotel)Burlingame, CA|
|October 18, 2005||Dynamic Languages Symposium 2005(DLS05)||San Diego, CA|
|October 19 - 21, 2005||Australian Unix Users Group Conference 2005(AUUG)||Sydney, Australia|
|October 24 - 28, 2005||12th Annual Tcl/Tk Conference||(Red Lion Hotel)Portland, Oregon|
|October 30, 2005 |
October 31 - November 11, 2005
|Ubuntu Below Zero||(downtown Holiday Inn)Montreal, Canada|
|November 6 - 9, 2005||International PHP Conference 2005||Frankfurt, Germany|
|November 7 - 9, 2005||Open Source Database Conference 05||(NH-Hotel Frankfurt-Mörfelden)Frankfurt, Germany|
|November 8 - 9, 2005||Association Française des Utilisateurs de PHP(AFUP)||Paris, France|
|November 13 - 15, 2005||Firebird Conference 2005||(Hotel Olsanka)Prague, Czech Republic|
|November 15 - 18, 2005||Embedded Technology 2005(ET2005)||Yokohama, Japan|
|November 15 - 17, 2005||LinuxWorld Germany||Frankfurt, Germany|
Web sitesODBMS.ORG portal has been announced. "ODBMS.ORG, a vendor-independent, non-profit group of high-profile software experts lead by Prof. Roberto Zicari, today announced the launch of ODBMS.ORG (www.odbms.org), the Internet¹s most up-to-date educational and research portal on object database technology. This initiative is the first of its kind in nearly two decades, since first-generation object-oriented databases emerged in the early 1990s and subsequently fell dormant."
Audio and Video programshas launched a downloadable audio program. "In this pilot of O'Reilly's audio magazine program "Distributing the Future" Phil Torrone of Make magazine says you may not want to upgrade your PSP 2.0, Nat Torkington previews the upcoming debut of a new Open Source conference to be held in Amsterdam in mid October, David Smith and Doc Searls discuss issues of identity, Chris Adamson tells you how to get started with the game, the exercise, the cult: dance dance revolution, David Pogue has tips on using Spotlight on Mac OS X Tiger, and our featured "FOO Cast" is Richard Giles' Gadget show interview with John Batelle."
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