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John Backus dies

John Backus, the creator of the Fortran programming language, has passed on. There is an obituary in the New York Times. "In an interview several years ago, Ken Thompson, who developed the Unix operating system at Bell Labs in 1969, observed that '95 percent of the people who programmed in the early years would never have done it without Fortran.'"

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Ardour joins the Google Summer of Code

The Ardour multi-track audio workstation project has joined the 2007 Google Summer of Code. "Last year we had several great projects, a great time and both got some work done and brought some new developers onto the team. Let's repeat that this year!"

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Beagle participation in Summer of Code

The Beagle desktop search project will take place in the Google Summer of Code. "The application process has just begun, and students have until March 24th to submit their applications."

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CLAM at the 2007 Google Summer of Code

The CLAM audio project will be participating in the 2007 Google's Summer of Code. "We are very excited to offer a number of ideas that would benefit CLAM now that it is about to reach its 1.0 release. We also encourage you to propose new ideas if you feel none of the ones offered by the CLAM team suits your profile or interests."

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gEDA in the Google Summer of Code

The gEDA electronic design and analysis project will participate in the 2007 Google Summer of Code. "Now is the time for interested students to get their applications ready. Note that if you want to participate in the SoC, you must apply to Google, not to the gEDA Project. However, prior to making an application to Google, I suggest you contact one of us (Dan, Stuart) who can informally review your project proposal, and suggest a mentor for your project."

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GNOME in Google Summer of Code 2007 (GnomeDesktop)

GnomeDesktop.org has announced the GNOME participation in the 2007 Google Summer of Code. "If you are a student and you want to apply, you can submit your project before March 24th. You can find some ideas for projects on our wiki."

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KDE participating in Google Summer of Code 2007 (KDE.News)

KDE.News reminds KDE contributors to sign up for the 2007 Google Summer of Code. "As usual, we are looking for mentors and students to take us singing through the summer. Whether you have been part of the program in previous years or not, we need your help and fantastic ideas! If you're a developer: Make sure that your project ideas are listed on the ideas page. Consider applying as a mentor and guiding a student and help KDE budding programmers break into the development world. If you're a student: Get started on your ideas!"

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OpenMRS to Participate in Google Summer of Code (LinuxMedNews)

LinuxMedNews has announced participation by the OpenMRS project in the 2007 Google Summer of Code. "Computer science students, need a summer job? Have you ever imagined that writing code could save lives? Why not apply to OpenMRS for the Google Summer of Code 2007?"

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The PHP.net Google Summer of Code

The PHP project will join the Google Summer of Code. "The PHP team is once again proud to participate in the Google Summer of Code, and we are still looking for project ideas from interested students. In case you want to spend the summer with your favorite Open Source project, PHP, and get some money for adding an interesting project to it, you should contact us at internals@php.net. The deadline for submitting ideas is the 24th of March, 2007. Also, the current list of ideas includes suggested topics still looking for student participants."

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Scribus participating in Google Summer of Code 2007

The Scribus project has announced its participation in the 2007 Google Summer of Code. Student participation is being requested.

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Sparse participating in Google Summer of Code

The Sparse semantic parser project will participate in the 2007 Google Summer of Code. "Google has accepted Sparse as a mentoring organization for Summer of Code 2007. Interested students can propose work on Sparse-related projects, work on those projects over the summer, and receive a stipend from Google for their work. Student application deadline: March 24th".

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Zope Foundation participates in Google summer of code

The Zope Foundation has announced plans to participate in the Google Summer of Code. "We're very excited about this opportunity and we are looking for interested students who would like to participate."

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GNOME Foundation Retains Software Freedom Law Center

The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC) has announced the addition of a new client, the GNOME Foundation. "As a client of SFLC, the GNOME Foundation can receive advice regarding a variety of legal issues, including patent and trademark issues. "GNOME is one of the most important projects for everyday users of free software systems," said James Vasile, SFLC Counsel. "I am pleased to welcome the GNOME Foundation as SFLC's client.""

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Commercial announcements

Collax announces software development kit

Collax has announced the release of its Software Development Kit product. "The SDK offers a comprehensive collection of development tools, interfaces (Application Programming Interfaces; APIs) and documentation enabling software manufacturers to either develop their applications on top of the Collax Solution Platform, or to integrate existing applications into the platform via the graphical maintenance user interface, the Collax GUI. Saving both development effort and time, Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and software companies can now build and market their own Linux-based server solutions."

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Koders Professional Edition public beta program announced

Koders, Inc. has announced a public beta of Koders Professional Edition. "The beta program gives developers a free trial opportunity to experience the company's new code search tool firsthand. Koders Professional Edition allows developers to instantly search local source code to more efficiently create new applications. Participation in the public beta program, which includes a download of the newly-developed code search application, is free with registration at the Koders website."

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Linspire to Deliver CrossOver Linux 6.0 via CNR

Linspire, Inc. has announced the availability of CrossOver Linux 6.0 via the CNR one-click digital software delivery service. "CrossOver Linux has become an essential productivity utility for millions of Linux users around the world by supporting the seamless, dependable installation and operation of scores of top-name Windows applications natively within Linux."

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The Linux Foundation needs a new CTO

The Linux Foundation is looking for a new chief technology officer to replace the recently-departed Ian Murdock. "This is a hands-on role with high visibility in both the community of interest and the IT industry. The CTO is expected to not only lead the engineering teams , but also constructively contribute to resolving standards issues, including me diating between interested parties to broker widely accepted solutions." Click below for the full job description.

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Mandriva and Seanodes sign a partnership agreement

Mandriva has announced a partnership with Seanodes. "Mandriva has become a strategic partner for Seanodes, with two main areas of co-operation: - availability of Seanodes' Shared Internal Storage (SIS) solution in Mandriva Corporate Server 4; - global technical partnership between Mandriva and Seanodes on virtualization solutions. This new partnership will provide a low cost storage solution both for high performance computing and virtualized environments."

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Open Sound System 4.0 released

Version 4.0 of the Open Sound System (OSS) is out with a number of new features. "Open Sound System is a cross platform audio architecture that provides drivers for most consumer and professional audio devices and comes with an API that allows applications to be simply recompiled on any of the supported operating systems."

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Postbank Selects Novell

Novell, Inc. has announced a planned switch to Novell Open Enterprise Server by Deutsche Postbank AG. "Postbank will replace all of BHW Holding's Microsoft* Windows* 2000 servers with Novell Open Enterprise Server in 2007. In addition, 3,500 BHW office staff and 4,500 field staff will switch to Novell GroupWise(R) from Microsoft Exchange, joining 9,000 Postbank employees who are using GroupWise for secure e-mail and collaboration. Novell ZENworks(R) will also take over desktop management for BHW office staff, replacing CA* Unicenter*. Novell Consulting(R) will support Postbank through the entire migration."

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Novell launches ZENworks Configuration Management

Novell, Inc. has announced the launch of the Novell ZENworks Configuration Management system. "Novell today introduced a new solution to significantly ease desktop management of Windows operating systems, including Vista, for customers who need streamlined management in their Microsoft and Novell environments. With native integration for both Microsoft* Active Directory* and Novell(R) eDirectory(TM), Novell ZENworks(R) Configuration Management is the first product on the market to enable real-time, identity-based systems management that speeds service delivery and ensures accurate desktop configuration."

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SWsoft Virtuozzo Bundled with SUSE Linux

SWsoft will be packaging its virtualization solution with SUSE Linux Enterprise. "SWsoft will deliver Virtuozzo server virtualization software bundled with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 from Novell as an integrated solution and one place to turn for support."

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UndoDB gets smarter

Undo Ltd. has announced new features for the UndoDB smart debugger: "Reversible debugger for Linux gets support for threads and signals."

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Virtual Bridges announces major update of Win4Lin Pro

Virtual Bridges has announced the release of a major upgrade to Win4Lin Pro. Win4Lin Pro Desktop allows Linux users to run Windows applications from the security of the Linux desktop.

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Xandros News From Cebit Germany

Xandros has made two announcements at the CEBIT conference: "New Xandros Linux Server to Provide Enterprise-Grade O3Spaces OpenDocument Collaboration and Xandros and O3Spaces Team Up to Deliver OpenDocument Collaboration, Management and Retention".

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Resources

Quality Improvement in Free Software: Release Management

Martin Michlmayr is getting close to the completion of his PhD; his thesis, it seems, is on quality improvement in free software projects with an emphasis on release management. To that end, he studied seven projects to see what problems they encountered and how those problems have been addressed. Martin has now posted a summary of his findings for each project he studied: Debian, GCC, GNOME, the Linux kernel, OpenOffice.org, Plone, and X.org. "[GNOME's] six month schedule has been successful in the delivery of incremental updates. There are some concerns whether this release cycle makes the project less innovative and ambitious regarding major changes that would lead to GNOME 3.0."

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Surveys

Konsole Usage Survey (KDE.News)

KDE.News has announced the Konsole Usage Survey. "Robert Knight, lead maintainer of Konsole has launched a Konsole Usage Survey. 28 questions are waiting for your answers. Use this chance to give useful feedback about a vital and often-used base application of KDE to enable Robert to make Konsole the best console application for KDE 4."

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Event Reports

Report from the 2007 O'Reilly Emerging Telephony Conference

O'Reilly has sent out a wrapup from the 2007 O'Reilly Emerging Telephony Conference (ETel). "A number of events took place during the conference including ETel Launch Pad, where seven companies demonstrated their groundbreaking start-ups and innovative technologies to the telephony community. Participating companies were GrandCentral Communications, Peerant, Flat Planet Phone Co., Cellcrypt, mySay, Jive Software, and Mig33. ETel Launch Pad was co-sponsored by GigaOm, Covad, and GrandCentral and hosted by Om Malik and Surj Patel. Another event of interest was the telephony mashup contest, co-sponsored by StrikeIron, Tellme, Sylantro, and O'Reilly."

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Novell's BrainShare 2007 announcements

Novell's BrainShare 2007 conference is in full swing, bringing with it a stack of press releases. This press release contains an overview of the announcements, which can be found here.

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KDE at CeBIT 2007 This Week (KDE.News)

KDE.News covers the KDE project at CeBIT. "The KDE Project will present itself at CeBIT, the world's largest computer trade show, taking place in Hannover, Germany, from March 16th to March 21th. KDE will be presenting the latest release KDE 3.5 and give a preview of current developments for KDE 4, the next major KDE-version."

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Calls for Presentations

Call For Papers - IT Underground Dublin

A call For papers has gone out for the IT Underground security conference. The event will take place in Dublin, Ireland on June 20-22, 2007, submissions are due by April 28.

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Upcoming Events

NLUUG springconference 2007

Registration has opened for the NLUUG springconference 2007. "On May 10th the NLUUG (formerly Unix Users Group the Netherlands) will organise a conference about virtualisation. The program has been finalised and is available at http://www.nluug.nl/events/vj07/. Some highlights of the program are Joanna Rutkowska (Blue Pill), Anil Madhavapeddy (Xensource) and Avi Kivity (Qumranet). Specifically for non-Dutch speakers there will always be at least one talk in English in each timeslot."

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Join EFF at 16th Annual Pioneer Awards at ETech

The Electronic Frontier Foundation will be involved with the presentation of the Pioneer Awards at the 2007 O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference. "Please join the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) for the 16th Annual Pioneer Awards, presented in conjunction with the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference in San Diego. The ceremony will be held at 7:30pm, March 27th, in the Douglas Room of the Manchester Grand Hyatt. The 2007 winners of EFF's Pioneer Awards are Professor Yochai Benkler of Yale Law School, writer and Boing Boing co-editor Cory Doctorow, and security technologist Bruce Schneier."

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Spanish GUADEC to be held in Granada (GnomeDesktop)

GnomeDesktop.org has announced the Spanish GUADEC conference, it will take place on July 12-13, 2007 in Granada, Spain. "Next GUADEC-ES (Spanish GUADEC) will be held in Granada, the most beautiful city I've ever visited, with one of the wonders of the world, the palace of La Alhambra. And not only that, but going around Granada for tapas is one of the best (and cheapest) experience, since you just have to pay for the drinks, the food is for free (a tradition unfortunately lost in other cities of Spain)."

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Events: March 29, 2007 to May 28, 2007

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

Date(s)EventLocation
March 26
March 29
Emerging Technology Conference San Diego, CA, USA
April 1
April 4
International Lisp Conference 2007 Cambridge, England
April 1
April 5
Embedded Systems Conference San Jose, CA, USA
April 1 GPLv3: Improving a Great Licence (discussion draft 3) Brussels, Belgium
April 2
April 6
DJango Bootcamp Atlanta, Georgia, USA
April 2
April 5
Hack in The Box Security Conference 2007 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
April 3
April 8
Make Art 2007 Poitiers, France
April 12
April 14
International Free Software Forum (Forum Internacional Software Livre) Porto Alegre, Brazil
April 14
April 15
Ruby and Python Conference 2007 Poznan, Poland
April 15
April 18
Gelato ICE: Itanium® Conference & Expo San Jose, California, USA
April 17
April 19
Embedded Linux Conference San Jose, USA
April 18
April 20
CanSecWest Applied Security Conference 2007 Vancouver, Canada
April 19 Linux 2007 Lisbon, Portugal
April 19 Power Architecture Software Summit Austin, TX, USA
April 20
April 22
International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security Vienna, Austria
April 20
April 22
Penguicon 5.0 Open Source Software & Science Fiction Convention Troy, Michigan, USA
April 21 Romanian Open Source Development Meeting Bucharest, Romania
April 23
April 25
Samba eXPerience 2007 Göttingen, Germany
April 23
April 27
PostgreSQL Bootcamp at the Big Nerd Ranch Atlanta, USA
April 23
April 26
MySQL Conference and Expo Santa Clara, CA, USA
April 28
April 29
Linuxfest Northwest Bellingham, WA, USA
May 3
May 4
Ubuntu Education Summit Sevilla, Spain
May 3
May 5
SugarCRM Global Developer Conference San Jose, CA, USA
May 4
May 6
Libre Graphics Meeting 2007 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
May 5
May 6
LayerOne Security Conference Pasadena, CA, USA
May 5 Ubucon - Sevilla Sevilla, Spain
May 6
May 11
Ubuntu Developer Summit Sevilla, Spain
May 7 CommunityOne San Francisco, CA, USA
May 8
May 9
World Summit on Intrusion Prevention Baltimore, MD, USA
May 8
May 11
Annual Java Technology Conference San Francisco, CA, USA
May 8
May 11
OSHCA 2007 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
May 9
May 11
Red Hat Summit San Diego, CA, USA
May 10
May 11
IEEE International Workshop on Open Source Test Technology Tools Berkeley, CA, USA
May 10 NLUUG Spring Conference 2007 Ede, The Netherlands
May 11
May 13
Conferenze Italiana sul Software Libero Cosenza, Italy
May 12
May 13
KOffice ODF Weekend Berlin, Germany
May 14
May 25
The Pure Data Spring School 2007 Glasgow, Scotland
May 16
May 18
php|tek Chicago, IL, USA
May 17
May 20
RailsConf 2007 Portland, Oregon
May 18
May 19
eLiberatica Open Source and Free Software Conference Brasov, Romania
May 18
May 19
FreedomHEC Los Angeles, CA
May 18
May 19
BSDCan 2007 Ottawa, Canada
May 19
May 20
The 3rd International Workshop on Software Engineering for Secure Systems Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
May 19
May 20
Rockbox International Developers Conference 2007 Stockholm, Sweden
May 19 Grazer LinuxDays 2007 Graz, Austria
May 19
May 20
Make Magazine Maker Faire 2007 San Mateo, CA, USA
May 19 Linuxwochen Austria - Graz Graz, Austria
May 21
May 23
International PHP 2007 Conference Stuttgart, Germany
May 21
May 25
Python Bootcamp with David Beazley Atlanta, USA
May 22
May 23
Open Source Business Conference San Francisco, USA
May 22
May 24
Linux Days 2007, Geneva Geneva, Switzerland
May 23
May 24
PGCon 2007 Ottawa, ON, Canada
May 25 Linuxwochen Austria - Krems Krems, Austria
May 26 PAKCON III Karachi, Pakistan

If your event does not appear here, please tell us about it.

Audio and Video programs

Video: What's Wrong With My iPod?

Benjamin Mako Hill has put up an announcement of an 8-minute video called "What's Wrong With My iPod?" It discusses the problems with DRM and covers the "iRony" party held last year in Cambridge where iPods were liberated through the installation of iPodLinux or Rockbox. It's available in Ogg Theora format.

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