Non-Commercial announcementsThe Free Standards Group (FSG), a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing and promoting open source software standards, today announced Linuxprinting.org, the de facto standard repository for printer drivers on Linux, is merging with the FSG's OpenPrinting workgroup and will be integrated and supported in the Linux Standard Base (LSB). The result will be easier and standardized printing functionality on Linux and an ease of support for Linux and printing vendors and makes the Free Standards Group the central organization for printing on Linux and open source Unix." has announced the first Season of KDE event, which takes place from July 10 - November 11, 2006. "The first Season of KDE has started. The Season of KDE is a follow-up project to Google's Summer of Code, giving all the applications that did not make it into the final selection a chance to be implemented anyway. We are happy to announce that 14 students have agreed to work on their projects even without the financial support from Google." a request for hardware funds. "It's hot and you're melting? The KDE.org hardware infrastructure owned by KDE e.V. is melting as well! Out of the desperate need to upgrade our current disk RAID, we need new hard drives. If you have visited bugs.kde.org any time the last couple of months, you've noticed that this site often responds extremely sluggish. To improve the situation, we need to employ a new server, but need some more money for the hard drives for this beast!"
Commercial announcementsannouncement about its Lustre File System. "(CFS), announced that its Lustre(R) File System has established a world leadership position in High Performance Computing (HPC) in the area of parallel, scalable cluster file systems. With the most recent release by the TOP500 Supercomputer Sites, it was confirmed that the highest-ranked supercomputers in North America, Europe and Asia rely on Lustre technology to meet their requirements for scalability and high performance." announced a partnership with XenSource Inc. "Microsoft Corp. and XenSource Inc. today announced they will cooperate on the development of technology to provide interoperability between Xen(TM)-enabled Linux and the new Microsoft(R) Windows(R) hypervisor technology-based Windows Server(R) virtualization. With the resulting technology, the next version of Windows Server, code-named "Longhorn," will provide customers with a flexible and powerful virtualization solution across their hardware infrastructure and operating system environments for cost-saving consolidation of Windows, Linux and Xen-enabled Linux distributions." announced the appointment of Colin Hope-Murray as its Linux User Advisory Council director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. "Hope-Murray will focus OSDL's EMEA efforts with a specific emphasis on the requirements of Linux and open source users. Europe is considered a spawning ground for Linux and open source projects. With projects such as Linux, Mandriva, MySQL, Trolltech and many others rooted in Europe, the region is in a position to drive new business opportunities around these technologies. Hope-Murray will help facilitate user discussions that bring potential obstacles to the surface and help drive solutions." "VMware, an independent subsidiary of EMC with separate sales, marketing and R&D, grew total Q2 revenues 73% year-over-year to $157 million, its highest growth rate in five quarters. VMware now has an annualized run rate of $630 million."
Contests and AwardsCLAM is an open-source C++ framework for doing research and application development in the audio and music domain. It offers a conceptual model for audio systems, a repository of processing algorithms, data types, and tools , as well as applications for analysis, synthesis and processing of audio signals. These features can be exploited to build cross-platform applications or to build rapid prototypes." has been announced. "OpenWengo Code Camp is a friendly, challenging and mind-stimulating contest aimed at pushing open source software projects forward. Students apply for proposed software development subjects for which they have a particular interest in. These subject proposals describe ways to bring enhancements to existing or new FOSS projects, generally by writing source code."
Education and CertificationTimeSys(R) Corporation, the leading developer service provider for the embedded Linux market, announces the next series of embedded Linux webinars, available beginning mid-July. The latest series will cover topics ranging from testing and validation features available for LinuxLink subscribers to advice on some great projects in the open source community targeted directly at embedded developers."
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Upcoming Eventsannounced the LinuxWorld Healthcare Day, which will take place at the upcoming LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in San Francisco, CA. "Linux World is hosting a Health Care day organized by OSDL.org on August 15. This is shaping up to be a key event on open source and health care -- a focused opportunity to absorb the latest info on this wave of the future, a less expensive and safer way to go." call for participation for the Siggraph 2006 graphics conference. The event will be held on August 1-3, 2006 in Boston, MA. "The Blender Foundation, the GNOME Foundation (including the GIMP) and the Uni-verse consortium have partnered together to organize a presentation of Free and Open Source software for the entire Computer Graphics creation pipeline. We will have a 30'x20' island stand in the main aisle of the Siggraph 2006 conference." announced the WebGUI Users Conference. The event will take place in Las Vegas, NV from September 13-15, 2006. WebGUI is an open-source content management system.
|July 20 - 22, 2006||Ottawa Linux Symposium 2006(OLS 2006)||Ottawa, Canada|
|July 22 - 23, 2006||LugRadio Live||(Wolverhampton University)Wolverhampton, UK|
|July 24 - 28, 2006||O'Reilly Open Source Convention(OSCON 2006)||Portland, Oregon|
|July 29 - August 3, 2006||Black Hat USA 2006 Briefings and Training||(Caesars Palace)Las Vegas, NV|
|July 30 - August 3, 2006||SigGraph 2006||(Boston Convention and Exposition Center)Boston, MA|
|August 4 - 6, 2006||DEF CON 14||(Riviera Hotel)Las Vegas, NV|
|August 4 - 6, 2006||Wikimania||(Harvard Law School)Cambridge, MA|
|August 4 - 6, 2006||Vancouver Python Workshop||Vancouver, BC, Canada|
|August 8 - 10, 2006||Flash Memory Summit||(Wyndham Hotel)San Jose, CA|
|August 14 - 17, 2006||LinuxWorld San Francisco 2006||(Moscone Center)San Francisco, CA|
|August 14 - 17, 2006||ApacheCon Asia||(Trans Asia Hotel)Colombo, Sri Lanka|
|August 17 - 18, 2006||Python for Scientific Computing(SciPy2006)||(Caltech)Pasadena, CA|
|August 18 - 19, 2006||The Ubucon Conference||(Google headquarters)Mountain View, CA|
|August 28 - 31, 2006||Bellua Cyber Security Asia 2006||(Jakarta Convention Center)Jakarta, Indonesia|
|September 11 - 13, 2006||OpenOffice.org Conference(OOoConf 2006)||Lyon, France|
|September 12 - 15, 2006||php|works/db|works 2006||Toronto, Canada|
|September 13 - 15, 2006||2006 WebGUI Users Conference||(The Vegas Club Hotel and Casino)Las Vegas, NV|
|September 14, 2006||NLUUG najaarsconferentie 2006||(De Reehorst)Gelderland, The Netherlands|
|September 14 - 16, 2006||Wizards of OS 4 - Information Freedom Rules||Berlin, Germany|
Web sitesJimmy Wales of wikipedia fame has started campaign.wiki http://campaigns.wikia.com/wiki/Campaigns_Wikia. While the overall site is still developing its primary goals (ie whether the site is for campaigners to develop better ways of getting to the public, or whether the publi[c] are discussing issues to add real content to [there] is the beginning of a DMCA discussion. The page has been trolled and vandalised already, and is locked. So I am posting to the discussion page to request that the information be updated."
Audio and Video programsare available. has announced the availability of new audio interviews. "At the recent KDE Four Core meeting Aaron Seigo interviewed a number of the developers. You can hear them now on the new KDE://radio (listing) site. Subscribe to the podcast feed in Ogg or MP3. The interviews cover the new liveui framework, Akonadi PIM Storage Service, the Human Interface Guidelines and many more."
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