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Free Standards Group Unites Linux Printing Initiatives

The Free Standards Group has announced the merging of and the OpenPrinting workgroup. "The Free Standards Group (FSG), a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing and promoting open source software standards, today announced, 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."

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Season of KDE 2006 (KDE.News)

KDE.News 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."

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KDE e.V. Hardware Fundraiser Week (KDE.News)

KDE.News has posted a request for hardware funds. "It's hot and you're melting? The 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 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!"

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Commercial announcements

Cluster File Systems Attains World Leadership Position

Cluster File Systems(TM), Inc. has sent out an announcement 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."

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Microsoft and XenSource to Develop Interoperability for Windows Server Virtualization

Microsoft Corp. has 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."

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Former Unilever CTO to Lead OSDL's Work With Linux Users in Europe

Open Source Development Labs has 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."

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VMware second quarter results

VMware has announced its second quarter financial results. "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."

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Contests and Awards

CLAM has won the 2006 ACM Open Source Multimedia Contest

CLAM has won the 2006 ACM Open Source Multimedia Contest. "CLAM 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."

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The OpenWengo Code Camp

The OpenWengo Code Camp 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."

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Education and Certification

TimeSys adds Embedded Training to Educational Webinar Series

TimeSys Corporation has announced a new Embedded Linux Webinar Series for LinuxLink Subscribers. "TimeSys(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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Calls for Presentations

23rd Chaos Communication Congress 2006: Call for Participation

A call for participation has gone out for the 23rd Chaos Communication Congress 2006. The event takes place in Berlin, Germany from December 27-30, 2006, submissions are due by September 15.

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OSDC Israel 2007, Call for Participation

A Call for Participation has gone out for OSDC Israel 2007. The event will be held in Netanya, Israel on February 20-22, 2007, submissions are due by September 10.

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RUXCON 2006 Final Call For Papers

The final call for papers has gone out for RuxCon 2006, a security conference. The event will take place at the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia on September 30 - October 1, 2006. Submissions are due by September 15.

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ToorCon 2006 Call for Papers

A call for papers has gone out for the ToorCon 2006 hacker convention. The event will take place at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA on September 29 - October 1, 2006. Submissions are due by August 18.

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Upcoming Events

Health Care Open Source Conference (LinuxMedNews)

LinuxMedNews has announced 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 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."

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Ohio LinuxFest registration now open

Registration is now open for the fourth annual Ohio LinuxFest, which is being held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus Ohio on September 30, 2006.

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Call for participation: Siggraph 2006 (GnomeDesktop) has posted a 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."

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Annual WebGUI Users Conference announced

Plain Black Corporation has 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.

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Events: July 20 - September 14, 2006

Date Event Location
July 20 - 22, 2006Ottawa Linux Symposium 2006(OLS 2006)Ottawa, Canada
July 22 - 23, 2006LugRadio Live(Wolverhampton University)Wolverhampton, UK
July 24 - 28, 2006O'Reilly Open Source Convention(OSCON 2006)Portland, Oregon
July 29 - August 3, 2006Black Hat USA 2006 Briefings and Training(Caesars Palace)Las Vegas, NV
July 30 - August 3, 2006SigGraph 2006(Boston Convention and Exposition Center)Boston, MA
August 4 - 6, 2006DEF CON 14(Riviera Hotel)Las Vegas, NV
August 4 - 6, 2006Wikimania(Harvard Law School)Cambridge, MA
August 4 - 6, 2006Vancouver Python WorkshopVancouver, BC, Canada
August 8 - 10, 2006Flash Memory Summit(Wyndham Hotel)San Jose, CA
August 14 - 17, 2006LinuxWorld San Francisco 2006(Moscone Center)San Francisco, CA
August 14 - 17, 2006ApacheCon Asia(Trans Asia Hotel)Colombo, Sri Lanka
August 17 - 18, 2006Python for Scientific Computing(SciPy2006)(Caltech)Pasadena, CA
August 18 - 19, 2006The Ubucon Conference(Google headquarters)Mountain View, CA
August 28 - 31, 2006Bellua Cyber Security Asia 2006(Jakarta Convention Center)Jakarta, Indonesia
September 11 - 13, Conference(OOoConf 2006)Lyon, France
September 12 - 15, 2006php|works/db|works 2006Toronto, Canada
September 13 - 15, 20062006 WebGUI Users Conference(The Vegas Club Hotel and Casino)Las Vegas, NV
September 14, 2006NLUUG najaarsconferentie 2006(De Reehorst)Gelderland, The Netherlands
September 14 - 16, 2006Wizards of OS 4 - Information Freedom RulesBerlin, Germany

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Web sites

The DMCA has started to be looked at on

Janet Hawtin has sent in an update on the campaigns.wikia DMCA discussion. "Jimmy Wales of wikipedia fame has started 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."

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Audio and Video programs

Videos online from 2-day GPLv3 event

Videos from the 3rd International GPLv3 Conference are available.

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Konqcast at KDE://radio (KDE.News)

KDE.News 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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