Non-Commercial announcementsFreenigma service. "Over last months I worked along with another company to setup a project to make email encryption easier for the non tech savvy users. The whole thing will go online in August but it is already possible to register for an invitation. The Freenigma service creates OpenPGP compliant messages much like hushmail does." In the first ruling of its kind, a federal magistrate judge has held that the government must obtain a search warrant to collect the content of a telephone call, even when that content is dialed digits like bank account numbers, social security numbers or prescription refills. The decision from Magistrate Judge Smith in Houston closely follows the reasoning outlined in an amicus brief from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT)." A federal judge today denied the government's motion to dismiss the Electronic Frontier Foundation's (EFF's) case against AT&T for collaborating with the NSA in illegal spying of millions of ordinary Americans. This allows the case to go forward in the courts." This final i-dotting and t-crossing at the standards level is one of the last steps in the formal standardization process. Users can now know that the OpenDocument 1.0 specification is quite stable, and can deploy OpenDocument with even more confidence."
Commercial announcementsOn-Disk.com Developers Portal first anniversary, Webpath Technologies, today announced it will mark the occasion by donating $1 to both the Free Software Foundation and the Open Source Initiative for every disc ordered on August 1." announced the newest member of its Mobile Linux Initiative, a la Mobile. "OSDL membership for a la Mobile comes on the heels of the company's recent launch announcement and introduction of an independent Linux systems platform for mobile phones. Designed to be readily adaptable to wireless handsets, a la Mobile's Convergent Linux Platform enables handset manufacturers to bring Linux-based smartphones and full-feature phones to market rapidly while reducing development, testing and deployment costs." announced the release of Panda DesktopSecure, a security suite for Linux workstations. "The new Panda Software solution includes signature-based detection of malicious code, the Genetic Heuristic Engine -- a new technology capable of detecting more unknown malware than traditional heuristics -- and, unlike similar solutions, it includes a powerful firewall. It also has the advantage that all these features can be controlled simply and intuitively through a single graphic interface." announced the release of the Socialtext Open wiki. "Available for immediate download, Socialtext Open is the first open source wiki with a commercial venture as its primary contributor. Over 2,000 businesses run Socialtext Wiki products today as a hosted service or appliance. Based on the same great product, Socialtext Open is released under a standard open source license, and contains all of Socialtext's enterprise grade code aside from enterprise management and enterprise integration tools. Socialtext also announced the availability of its Technical Professional Service, a new SOAP API and the Socialtext Open Roadmap for the next three months."
New Booksannounced the publication of the book C++ GUI Programming with Qt 4 by Jasmin Blanchette and Mark Summerfield.
Calls for Presentationshas been extended until July 31. The workshop takes place in Leipzig, Germany on September 8, 2006.
Upcoming EventsCall for Location and Organisation has gone out for Akademy 2007. "While preparations for Akademy 2006 are in full swing, next year's annual meeting of the KDE community, Akademy 2007, is sending out a Call for Location and Organisation. Akademy is made possible mainly because of financial contributions by corporations. These corporations prepare their buget for 2007 in autumn of 2006, in order to be able to secure funding for Akademy 2007 we need to start organising Akademy 2007 early to be able to apply for sponsorship soon." announced the OpenDocument Day at the Akademy conference. "This year at Akademy, Tuesday 26th September will be OpenDocument Day. The OpenDocument format (ODF) is a Free document file format for saving and exchanging office documents. KOffice was the first office suite to support OpenDocument and other programs have been following suit. OpenDocument Day at Akademy offers software developers interested in ODF to exchange ideas, build relations and collaborate on all things ODF in an informal setting." announced the next Embedded Systems Conference. The event takes place in Boston, MA at the Hynes Convention Center on September 25-28, 2006. a call for volunteers for the Essener Linuxtage. "On September the 9th and 10th (Saturday and Sunday) the Essener Linuxtage will take place in the University of Essen in Germany. KDE will have a stall there, but needs more representatives. If you are interested in helping us man a stall or giving a talk, then please contact us." The event is in response to an expected increase in healthcare IT spending in the near term and the growing role of open source software in the healthcare industry." Conference highlights include keynote speakers from Novell and Google, and a panel discussion with representatives from Sun Microsystems, IBM, and OpenOffice.org. Over the three days, the conference streams cover topics of interest to developers and users, newcomers and veterans alike. There will be a particular focus on this year on OpenOffice.org and Open Document Format (ODF), following ODF's ratification as the international standard for office documents (ISO/IEC 26300)" has been announced. "The next PyPy sprint will happen in the nice city of Limerick in Ireland from 21st till 27th August. The main focus of the sprint will be on JIT compiler works, various optimization works, porting extension modules, infrastructure works like a build tool for PyPy, or extended (distributed) testing."
|July 27 - 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 21 - 27, 2006||Ireland PyPy sprint||(University of Limerick)Limerick, Ireland|
|August 28 - 31, 2006||Bellua Cyber Security Asia 2006||(Jakarta Convention Center)Jakarta, Indonesia|
|September 8, 2006||Leipzig Python Workshop||Leipzig, Germany|
|September 9 - 10, 2006||Linuxtage in Essen||(University of Essen)Essen, Germany|
|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|
|September 18 - 21, 2006||2006 European Open Source Convention(EuroOSCON)||Brussels, Belgium|
|September 18 - 21, 2006||New Security Paradigms Workshop(NSPW)||Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany|
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