Non-Commercial announcementsThe Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) on Wednesday filed the legal briefs and evidence supporting its motion for a preliminary injunction in its class-action lawsuit against AT&T. After asking EFF to hold back the documents so that it could review them, the Department of Justice consented to EFF's filing them under seal -- a well-established procedure that prohibits public access and permits only the judge and the litigants to see the evidence."
Commercial announcementsMandriva, the publisher of the popular Mandriva Linux operating system, with the support of the French Department of Commerce and Finance, today announced its participation in the ENERGy project with a subsidy of 287,000 euros. This two-year ITEA (a European research and development program) project will contribute to the improvement of existing and emerging technologies to cope with the requirements of network management automation." announced a collaboration with Linksys in the wireless home market. "Nokia, the world leader in mobile communications and Linksys(R), a Division of Cisco Systems, Inc, the recognized leading provider of voice, wireless and networking hardware for the consumer and small business customer today announced a product bundle entitled, "Go wireless at home", which includes the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet bundled with either a Linksys high-speed wireless router or gateway. This convenient and secure wireless Internet bundle has been designed to provide freedom for home users who wish to access the Internet using the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet over Wi-Fi, together with the latest in wireless solutions from Linksys." announced the availability of an open-source version of its OpenLink Virtuoso Universal Server product. "The new product release provides a cross-platform workbench for exploiting recent technology advances in areas such as Web Services, RDF Data Management, XML Data Management, Object-Relational Data Management, and Unified Storage." announced that it will be acquiring JBoss for $350 million, plus some extra cash if things turn out well. "By acquiring JBoss, Red Hat expects to accelerate the shift to service-oriented architectures (SOA), by enabling the next generation of web-enabled applications running on a low-cost, open source platform." ..today announced the next generation of LinuxLink by TimeSys(TM) with an unprecedented content upgrade, web-based interface enhancements, and launch of new features that follow rapid growth of the service. LinuxLink has gained traction by delivering continuously updated resources to embedded developers via Web services." "IT decision-makers are increasingly turning to 64-bit platforms from AMD and Intel as default choices to build their next-generation computing infrastructure on. Today's announcement positions Win4Lin as the leader in providing virtual Windows sessions on 64-bit Linux-based hosts", said Jim Curtin, president and CEO of Win4Lin." Zenoss, an open source systems and network management project, announced today at LinuxWorld in Boston, Massachusetts, the availability of a new module that provides detailed monitoring of servers running Microsoft Windows using Microsoft's Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) management protocol."
New Bookshas published the book User Mode Linux by Jeff Dike.
ResourcesWeb Server Survey is out. "This month's survey brings one of the largest one-month swings in the history of the web server market, as Microsoft gains 4.7 percent share while Apache loses 5.9 percent. The shift is driven by changes at domain registrar Go Daddy, which has just migrated more than 3.5 million hostnames from Linux to Windows. Go Daddy, which had been the world's largest Linux host, is now the world's largest Windows Server 2003 host, as measured by hostnames. The company said it will shift a total of 4.4 million hostnames to Windows Server 2003."
Contests and AwardsFirefox Flicks - entries in a contest to create a 30-second video promoting Firefox - has been posted. They look like they could be interesting, though it is somewhat amusing that Firefox on your editor's system is unable to display the videos or even suggest a plugin which can. "The 40 Under 40 program gives us an opportunity to put a spotlight on some of the young and increasingly influential leaders in our region," said Bernard Dagenais, editor of the Philadelphia Business Journal. "These individuals have established themselves as leaders through their professional and volunteer achievements. They have made a difference and can be expected to continue to do so in the years to come."" SWsoft Virtuozzo was announced the winner of the Best Virtualization Solution at LinuxWorld Expo. Virtuozzo is operating system level server virtualization software that turns a single physical server into multiple virtual environments enabling maximum server performance and utilization."
Education and CertificationTimeSys(R) Corporation, the leading developer service provider for the embedded Linux market, will extend the complimentary, interactive, educational Webinar series to cover specific technical topics of interest in the embedded Linux market. Each session will target a particular focus area with the opportunity for attendees to interact with the technical area experts from TimeSys." Events will be held on April 13, April 18, April 25, and May 2.
Calls for Presentations
|April 15 - 16, 2006||LayerOne 2006||(Pasadena Hilton)Pasadena, California|
|April 19 - 22, 2006||Forum Internacional Software Livre 7.0(FISL)||Porto Alegre, Brazil|
|April 19 - 20, 2006||UK Python Conference||(Randolph Hotel)Oxford, England|
|April 20 - 22, 2006||International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security(AReS 2006)||Vienna, Austria|
|April 21 - 23, 2006||Penguicon 4.0||Livonia, Michigan|
|April 23 - 26, 2006||ItaniumR Conference and Expo 2006(Gelato ICE)||San Jose, CA|
|April 24 - 26, 2006||LinuxWorld & NetworkWorld Canada 2006 Conference & Expo||(Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Bldg.)Toronto, Canada|
|April 24 - 27, 2006||MySQL Users Conference||Santa Clara, CA|
|April 24 - 25, 2006||2006 Desktop Linux Summit||(Manchester Grand Hyatt)San Diego, CA|
|April 24 - 26, 2006||SambaXP 2006||(Clarion Parkhotel)Göttingen, Germany|
|April 26 - 28, 2006||php|tek 2006||(Orlando Airport Marriott Hotel)Orlando, FL|
|April 27 - 30, 2006||Linux Audio Conference(LAC2006)||(ZKM)Karlsruhe, Germany|
|April 29, 2006||Linuxfest Northwest 2006||Bellingham, WA|
|April 29 - 30, 2006||European Common Lisp Meeting 2006||Hamburg, Germany|
|May 1 - 6, 2006||DallasCon 2006||(Richardson Hotel)Dallas, TX|
|May 3 - 6, 2006||LinuxTag 2006||(Rhein-Main-Hallen)Wiesbaden, Germany|
|May 6 - 7, 2006||WebTech 2006||Sofia, Bulgaria|
|May 8 - 18, 2006||LinuxWorld on Tour Conference and Expo 2006(LOT2006)||Montreal Ottawa Calgary Vancouver|
|May 12 - 13, 2006||BSDCan 2006||(University of Ottawa)Ottawa Canada|
|May 13, 2006||DebianDay||Oaxtepec, Mexico|
|May 14 - 22, 2006||DebConf 6||Oaxtepec, Mexico|
|May 26 - 27, 2006||FreedomHEC||Seattle, WA|
|May 30 - June 3, 2006||2006 USENIX Annual Technical Conference||(Boston Marriott Copley Place)Boston, MA|
Web siteszope-cookbook.org site has been announced. "zope-cookbook.org is a website that starts to gather recipes and tutorials for Zope 3. The cookbook aims to provide a complete sight of Zope 3 through various recipes written by project participants, both in french and english."
Audio and Video programspresents some short videos from the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo. "These are short "impromptu" videos I shot at OSTG's Slashdot Lounge in the middle of the ORG pavilion at the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo. Their purpose is to help you put faces (and voices) to people whose names you often see on this site and others -- and one or two people who just happened to be in the vicinity and looked like they might have something to say, too."
Miscellaneoussuggests that competitions may be a good way to stimulate development of open-source software. "Indeed, I think the Open Source development does not deliver its best results when the customer is a large corporation at a financial distance from the developer. So banks, governments, corporations, consortia, vendors and so really have a vital interest in stimulating Open Source development that meets their needs. Rather than being passive bottom feeders."
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