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Debian Linux Adopts OpenVZ Virtualization Software

The OpenVZ project has announced its operating system-level server virtualization software technology is incorporated into Debian GNU/Linux giving users full access to OpenVZ software, which helps increase server utilization rates.

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GWeather Locations DB major update

The GWeather developers are clearing out dead weather monitoring locations from their database. "People have noticed that at one point we accidentally added a lot of dead locations to the GWeather database. Frank Solensky has been monitoring the locations to count the number of reports from every location. I have then knocked together a quick Python script to remove all the locations that had zero reports over the last half a year. What we need you to do is QA our data through random sampling."

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Xandros Joins OSDL to Accelerate Adoption of Desktop Linux

OSDL has announced its newest member, Xandros. "Xandros will participate in OSDL's Desktop Linux (DTL) working group with a specific focus on advancing standards-based usability and consistency."

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Commercial announcements

Mozilla Corporation Signs Distribution Deal with RealNetworks (MozillaZine)

MozillaZine covers a new distribution deal between the Mozilla Corporation and RealNetworks. "The Mozilla Corporation and RealNetworks have entered into a multi-year agreement under which RealNetworks will distribute Mozilla Firefox with its products. During the installation of RealPlayer, users will be given the option to also install Firefox. In the near future, Firefox will also be an installation option with Real's Rhapsody music download service and RealArcade gaming platform."

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New Books

LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell, Second Edition - O'Reilly's Latest Release

O'Reilly has published the book LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell, Second Edition by Steven Pritchard, Bruno Gomes Pessanha, Nicolai Langfeldt, James Stanger, and Jeff Dean.

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Mastering Regular Expressions, Third Edition - O'Reilly's Latest Release

O'Reilly has published the book Mastering Regular Expressions, Third Edition by Jeffrey E. F. Friedl.

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Resources

FSF opinion papers published

The Free Software Foundation has published a set of opinion papers as a supplement to the rationale document for the GPLv3 second draft. They cover topics like patent retaliation, DRM, BitTorrent, and others. "Draft 1 did not address peer-to-peer transmission; it was an issue that had escaped our notice. The experts on the discussion committees we formed in January did not call this issue to our attention either. Rather, the issue was pointed out to us by two unaffiliated members of the free software user community."

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Contests and Awards

Amarok Live Calling for Artwork (KDE.News)

KDE.News has announced a new Amarok artwork contest. "The Amarok project has announced an artwork contest for their upcoming live CD, Amarok Live, for fancy new version 1.4. The contest includes among other things bootsplash screens, wallpapers and Amarok splash screens. Also the Amarok Live team would like to have a complete set with similar style for all the items listed in the Amarok wiki. This artwork contest will be opened for submission until midnight UTC ending September 1st."

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Call for nominations for the 2006 FSF Award for the Advancement of Free Software

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) and the GNU Project have announced the request for nominations for the 2006 Award for the Advancement of Free Software. "This annual award is presented to a person who has made a great contribution to the progress and development of free software, through activities that accord with the spirit of software freedom (as defined in the Free Software Definition)."

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PyWeek #3 in September!

The third PyWeek game programming challenge has been announced. The object of the challenge is to develop a Python-based game in one week. "PyWeek 3 is coming up. I've scheduled it for the first week of September. The exact dates are 00:00UTC Sunday 3rd September to 00:00UTC Sunday 10th September."

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Valgrind receives Google-O'Reilly Award (KDE.News)

KDE.news reports that Valgrind has won an award. "Julian Seward, father of the the famous Valgrind, an opensource tool for debugging and profiling your applications, won this years Google-O'Reilly Open Source Award for "Best Toolmaker". This years ceremony was the second of the annual event. Congratulations, Julian! In other news, Valgrind 3.2 has been released."

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Surveys

Volunteers Wanted for Mozilla Firefox User Panel (MozillaZine)

MozillaZine mentions an effort to collect user opinions on the User Panel. "Rachel Werner writes: "Mozilla is now recruiting for the Firefox User Panel, which is an initiative to learn more about how end-users interact with the Web. Firefox User Panel members will complete a series of short online surveys on a variety of Web-related topics, with the aggregate results made available to the Mozilla community."

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Education and Certification

LPI and FSG join forces in Latin America

The Linux Professional Institute and the Free Standards Group will provide professional certification in Latin America. "The two organizations will initiate this relationship through their key participation in a five city IT tour in Brazil beginning in August 2006 which includes such leading companies as IBM and Novell, local LPI training partners and other IT organizations."

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Calls for Presentations

ARES 2007: Call for workshop proposals

A call for workshop proposals has gone out for ARES 2007, The Second International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security. The event takes place from April 10–13th, 2007 in Vienna, Austria, proposals are due by September 10.

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Upcoming Events

Boston Summit 2006 announced

The GNOME Boston Summit will be held on October 7-9 in Boston, MA. "The annual GNOME Boston Summit is a three-day hackfest for GNOME developers and contributors. It is not primarily aimed at users or new contributors, but if you want to jump right into the deep end, it's a fantastic way to meet everyone and get involved. Unlike traditional conferences, the Boston Summit is all about getting developers together and getting things done. While there are some non-hacking sessions, they are geared heavily towards many-to-many, interactive discussion and planning, rather than one-to-many presentations."

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Help KDE at LinuxWorld London (KDE.News)

KDE.News has posted a call for help for the next London LinuxWorld Conference and Expo. "Today we received confirmation that we have been successful in obtaining a booth at LinuxWorld Conference and Expo. The two-day event is taking place on the 25th and 26th of October in London's Olympia 2 conference hall. Following last year's success we are hoping to have a bigger presence this year to demonstrate our efforts at Akademy 2006 as well as the progress that will have been made with KDE 4."

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Events: August 17, 2006 to October 16, 2006

The following event listing is taken from the LWN.net Calendar.

Date(s)EventLocation
August 14
August 17
ApacheCon Asia Colombo, Sri Lanka
August 14
August 17
LinuxWorld San Francisco 2006 San Francisco, CA
August 17
August 18
Python for Scientific Computing Pasadena, CA
August 18
August 19
The Ubucon Conference Mountain View, CA
August 19
August 20
Colombian Mini-DebConf Popayan, Cauca, Colombia
August 19 Linux Picnic 15 Sunnyvale, CA, USA
August 21
August 27
Ireland PyPy sprint Limerick, Ireland
August 23
August 24
Fourth International Conference on GPLv3 Bangalore, India
August 26 RubyConf*MI Grand Rapids, MI
August 28
August 31
Bellua Cyber Security Asia 2006 Jakarta, Indonesia
August 30
September 1
YAPC::EU 2006 - Yet Another Perl Conference - Birmingham Birmingham, UK
September 5
September 8
Linux Kongress 2006, 13th International Linux System Technology Conference Nürnburg, Germany
September 8 Leipzig Python Workshop Leipzig, Germany
September 9
September 10
Linuxtage in Essen Essen, Germany
September 11
September 13
OpenOffice.org Conference Lyon, France
September 12
September 15
php|works/db|works 2006 Toronto, Canada
September 13
September 15
2006 WebGUI Users Conference Las Vegas, NV
September 14 NLUUG najaarsconferentie 2006 Gelderland, The Netherlands
September 14
September 16
Wizards of OS 4 - Information Freedom Rules Berlin, Germany
September 14
September 15
RailsConf Europe 2006 London, UK
September 14 Open Source: New DoD Paradigm, or Business as Usual? Arlington, VA, USA
September 14
September 15
Software Tagging Workshop Portland, OR, USA
September 16
September 17
WineConf Reading, UK
September 16
September 17
Linux-Delhi (India Linux users group Delhi chapter) Freedel 2006 Delhi, India
September 17 KLDP 10 year Anniversary Free/Open Source Software Conference Seoul, Korea
September 18
September 21
2006 European Open Source Convention Brussels, Belgium
September 18
September 21
New Security Paradigms Workshop Schloss Dagstuhl, Germany
September 19
September 21
High Performance Embedded Computing Workshop Lexington, MA, USA
September 23
September 30
KDE World Summit 2006 Dublin, Ireland
September 25
September 28
Embedded Systems Conference Boston, MA
September 29
September 30
No cON Name 2006 Congress Palma de Mallorca, Spain
September 29
October 1
ToorCon 2006 San Diego, CA
September 29
October 1
Encuentro de Desarrolladores de GNOME Zaragoza Zaragoza, Spain
September 30
October 1
RuxCon 2006 Sydney, Australia
September 30 Ohio LinuxFest 2006 Columbus, Ohio
September 30 Defective by Design, 2pm-5pm, Apple Store, Regent Street, London, UK London, UK
October 1
October 4
Gelato ICE Itanium Conference and Expo Biopolis, Singapore
October 1
October 3
LinuxBIOS Symposium 2006 Hamburg, Germany
October 2
October 5
Security OPUS Infosec Conference San Francisco, CA, USA
October 7
October 9
GNOME Boston Summit Boston, MA, USA
October 9
October 13
ApacheCon US Austin, TX
October 9
October 13
13th Annual Tcl/Tk Conference Naperville, IL
October 11
October 12
Eclipse Summit Europe Esslingen, Germany
October 11
October 12
Linux World Conference and Expo Utrecht, The Netherlands
October 12
October 15
Eighth Real-Time Linux Workshop Lanzhou, Gansu, China

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Audio and Video programs

Linux Link Tech Show Interviews Amarok Developers (KDE.News)

KDE.News has announced the availability of an audio interview with Amarok developers. "The Linux Link Tech Show has interviewed Amarok developers Max Howell and Ian Monroe in their latest show. Max talks about Amarok's many features and what they plan for KDE 4, while Ian explains what the main goals of the Amarok project are. Start 12 minutes in to skip the technical problems and listen to the interview."

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