Non-Commercial announcementsThe SQLite Consortium, a new membership association dedicated to maintaining SQLite as a fully open and independent product, was formally announced today. Mozilla and Symbian Ltd. have joined the SQLite Consortium as charter members. SQLite is a compact, high efficiency, high reliability, embeddable SQL database engine."
Commercial announcementsannounced a new mobile phone initiative. "ACCESS CO., LTD., a global provider of advanced software technologies to the mobile and beyond-PC markets, today announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding with NTT DoCoMo, Inc., NEC Corp., Panasonic Mobile Communications Co., Ltd., and ESTEEMO Co., Ltd. under which the companies will study the use of ACCESS Linux Platform(TM) as the basis for developing a shared Linux(R) platform for mobile phones and an operator pack for NTT DoCoMo." announced the selection of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server by Office Depot for use in its global servers. "With customers in 43 countries, Office Depot has grown its global business both organically and through acquisitions. As a result, the company runs applications on a variety of platforms including Solaris*, Windows*, Linux*, z/OS and i5/OS*. To reduce complexity and control costs, the company selected SUSE Linux Enterprise Server to standardize its IT environment as much as possible." announced a scheme for performing a global census of open source software use. "Using the new OSS Discovery tool, enterprises will be able to scan any of their computers and contribute the scan results back into The Open Source Census database -- anonymously and free of charge. Once they have contributed scans, enterprises will have access to reports that summarize their own open source usage and provide comparisons to other similar companies." The tool, itself, is open source; an early version is available at CollabNet. How the anonymity and the reporting features go together is not entirely clear. SourceForge.net® (part of SourceForge, Inc., NASDAQ: LNUX), the world's largest web site for open source development and distribution, today launched an online marketplace for technology professionals to buy and sell service and support for open source software. SourceForge.net Marketplace launches with more than 600 service listings. Some major projects offering service and support include: OpenBravo, JasperSoft, Zenoss, Compiere, Firebird, Nagios and Spring Framework."
ResourcesThe TuxMobil project covers all aspects concerning Linux on laptops and notebooks. The number of free guides and how-to's has more than doubled in less than three years, and more than 7,000 links to Linux laptop and notebook installation and configuration guides are now listed at TuxMobil."
Contests and Awardsannounced the winning of a top application security-specific tool award at AppSec 2007 for its ModSecurity web application firewall. "Additionally, ModSecurity was selected as the number two open source security tool from the results of an AppSec 2007 conference attendee survey. ModSecurity is the most widely deployed web application firewall in the world with over 10,000 deployments." announced the collection of nominations for of its 2008 Mellon Awards for Technology Collaboration. "The Mellon Awards honor not-for-profit organizations for leadership in the collaborative development of open source software tools with particular application to higher education and not-for-profit activities. The 2008 MATC awards are now accepting nominations at http://matc.mellon.org. Nominations will close at 5:00pm Eastern time on Monday, 14 April 2008."
Calls for Presentationscall for participation has gone out for the 2008 AFS & Kerberos Best Practices Workshop. The event takes place on May 19-23, 2008 in Newark, New Jersey, submissions are due by March 3. Black Hat is always looking for new and unique research, demonstrations and tools. If you have something you or your team would like to present please keep the following dates in mind. D.C. 2008 Briefings CfP closes January 4 Europe 2008 Briefings CfP closes February 1 USA 2008 Briefings CfP will open February 1 Japan 2008 Briefings CfP will open May 1".
Upcoming Eventslinux.conf.au 2008 will run from January 28th to February 2nd 2008 and the first two days are dedicated to Miniconfs, which are community-organised streams for specific areas of interest. The Debian Miniconf is the oldest and has been one of the biggest Miniconfs at LCA and has always attracted great speakers and an enthusiastic crowd of Debianistas." The final touches are being added to the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, taking place March 3-6 in San Diego, California. Now in its seventh year, ETech hones in on the ideas, projects, and technologies that the alpha geeks are thinking about, hacking on, and inventing right now, creating a space for all participants to connect and be inspired. ETech is expected to draw more than 1,200 technologists, CxOs, IT managers, hackers, product developers, researchers, academics, thought leaders, business managers, strategists, artists, fringe technologists, entrepreneurs, business developers, and venture capitalists." The next FUDCon (Fedora User and Developer Conference) will be in Raleigh, NC from January 11-13, 2008. The event is 100% free to attend." The OpenOffice.org Community eagerly awaits its next annual international conference, OOoCon. We are looking for engaged and interested groups to host next year's conference and welcome your proposals. Since the first conference in 2003, OOoCon has been held in Germany, Slovenia, France, and Spain - could your local OpenOffice.org community rise to the challenge in 2008?"
|Unix Meeting 2007||IRC, Worldwide|
|24th Chaos Communication Congress||Berlin, Germany|
|December 31||Israeli Perl Workshop||Ramat Efal, Israel|
|FUDCon Raleigh 2008||Raleigh, NC, USA|
|QualiPSo Conference 2008||Rome, Italy|
|KDE 4 release event||Mountain View, CA, USA|
|January 24||Federal DBA Day||Washington DC, USA|
|Linux.conf.au 2008||Melbourne, Australia|
|Ruby on Rails Bootcamp with Charles B. Quinn||Atlanta, Georgia, USA|
|Solution Linux 2008||Paris, France|
|February 1||Open Island||Belfast, United Kingdom|
|O'Reilly Money:Tech Conference||New York, NY, USA|
|February 7||Frozen Perl 2009||Minneapolis, United States|
|Southern California Linux Expo||Los Angeles, USA|
|NDSS Symposium 2008||San Diego, CA, USA|
|February 11||Florida Linux Show 2008||Jacksonville, Florida, USA|
|February 11||Open Source Software (OSS) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)||Alexandria, VA, USA|
|German Perl-Workshop||Regionales Rechenzentrum Erlangen, Germany|
|February 16||Frozen Perl 2008 Workshop||Minneapolis, USA|
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Audio and Video programsVideos from the Hack In The Box Security Conference are available online. "The files were created in Quicktime, however if you're having trouble playing them on your platform, please ensure you have the latest 3IVX codec installed." announced the availability of some Perl conference videos. "Over the last year I've managed to video a notable amount of talks from conferences, workshops and technical meetings. After getting permission from the presenters I'm pleased to be able to finally launch most of them." interview with Ted Ts'o. "In this podcast, Ted Ts'o, the Linux Foundation's newly appointed Chief Platform Strategist, takes a few minutes to talk to Linux Magazine about his new role with the Linux Foundation, the status of Ext4, the Linux Standard Base, and more."
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