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Non-Commercial announcements

OpenSAF Foundation to Support High Availability Project

The OpenSAF Foundation has been formed by telecommunications and enterprise computing companies to promote the development and adoption of an open source implementation of a high availability base platform middleware based on Service Availability Forum(TM) (SA Forum) Specifications. This project uses the LGPLv2.1 license.

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Commercial announcements

Cluster Resources announces Moab Workload Manager 5.2

Cluster Resources, Inc. has announced the release of its Moab Workload Manager 5.2 HPC resource management and scheduling software. "Running one Linux cluster and one Windows cluster, each with different peak usage and idle times is expensive and inefficient; running Windows on a Linux cluster yields maximum hardware utilization and ROI. Moab 5.2 removes the barrier of a node's operating system by maximizing workload throughput with a single self-optimizing system that balances the number of nodes running a particular OS against user/group and workload service levels."

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Announcing the Indamixx Portable Studio

Indamixx Portable Studio is a bundle of open-source audio software on a portable tablet computer which was recently announced with a price tag of $999.99. "The hardware is the Samsung Q1 Ultra. It comes with a 90 day manufacturers warranty. Online technical support is provided by 64studio.com for 90 days and we have included 90 days of icecast2 server access for those who enjoy streaming audio with IDJC". Currently, the Indamixx site only contains a photo of the device.

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Linspire announces $199 Linux PC

Linspire, Inc. has announced that it is partnering with Mirus Innovations to sell a $199 PC through Sears. "Value-priced - after $100 mail-in rebate - Linux PC features an Intel Celeron 1.6GHz Intel Celeron processor, 1GB memory, 80GB hard drive, Freespire 2.0, free CNR software delivery service and more".

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Openads Closes $15.5 Million Series B Funding

Openads has announced the receipt of 15.5 Million dollars in funding. "Openads, the developer of the free, open source ad server now used by more than 30,000 publishers worldwide, today announced the completion of its Series B financing. The $15.5 million investment was led by Accel Partners, with participation from existing investors Index Ventures, First Round Capital, Mangrove Capital Partners and O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures. The company will use the funds to accelerate product development and expand its team to support its large publisher community, which is now using Openads to deliver billions of ads daily in over 100 countries around the world."

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Timesys announces Linux support for Xilinx Virtex devices

Timesys Corporation has announced that it will provide Linux support for the Xilinx high-performance Virtex FPGA platform. "Starting today, Timesys is offering LinuxLink subscriptions for the Xilinx Virtex-4 FX platform, which provides up to two PowerPC(R) 405, 32-bit RISC processor cores in a single device. Additional support for other Xilinx FPGAs will be available in the coming months."

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Resources

FSFE Newsletter

The January 16, 2008 edition of the FSFE Newsletter is online with the latest Free Software Foundation Europe news. Topics include: MS vs EU - Microsoft Releases Interoperability Information To SAMBA, FSFE Supports New Antitrust Case, Google Contributes To The FTF, Free Software Story In Berlin, FScons, Privatsphaere.org Meeting On Privacy, STACS Session In Belgrade and Serbian Ministry For Information Society Undertakes Localisation Efforts.

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The state of Linux according to Google

Peter Alguacil takes a look at Google search trends. Comparisons include Ubuntu, Red Hat, SUSE, Fedora and Debian. KDE and GNOME, and more. "Though looking at search statistics can never give a complete picture, this gives an interesting perspective to how things are going for Linux, especially when viewed through the eyes of such a dominant and pervasive search engine as Google."

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Event Reports

The First Day of the KDE 4.0 Release Event (KDE.News)

KDE.News has a report from the KDE 4.0 Release Event in Mountain View, California. "The Plasma gathering was probably the busiest, drawing a large crowd. Aaron Seigo, lead Plasma developer, initiated the session with an introduction of Plasma concepts, explanations of fundamental design decisions, and how Plasma enables new interaction possibilities over the KDE 4 cycle."

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Meeting Minutes

GNOME Foundation Meeting Minutes

The minutes from the January 2, 2008 GNOME Foundation Meeting have been published.

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LF Desktop Linux Workgroup Conference Call

The minutes from the January 16, 2008 Linux Foundation Desktop Linux Workgroup Conference Call have been published.

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Calls for Presentations

CFP: Operating Systems Review special issue on the Linux kernel

A call for papers has gone out for a Special Issue of the SIGOPS Operating Systems Review on the topic of Research and Developments in the Linux Kernel. "For this OSR special issue, we welcome technical papers covering the latest advances that have been or will soon be merged into the Linux kernel, as well as wild idea papers discussing promising experimental work. In recognition of the current chasm that we wish to bridge, we encourage papers from both the Linux kernel community and the research community." The submission deadline is March 14, 2008.

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Samba eXPerience 2008 - Call for Papers

A call for papers has gone out for the 2008 Samba eXPerience. "From April 17th to 18th 2008 developers and users will meet again in Goettingen, Germany at the seventh international Samba conference, the "samba eXPerience 2008"." The submission deadline is January 28.

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Troopers 08 Security Conference: Call for Papers

A call for papers has gone out for the Troopers 08 Security Conference. "Troopers 08 - get skilled or get owned" is a new two-day conference that brings together some of the brightest minds of the international infosec community. The event will be held on 23rd and 24th april 2008 in Munich/Germany. Keynotes will be given by Dan Bernstein and Christofer Hoff. There will be two tracks, a kind-of-classical one that we call the "Attack Track" (covering cutting-edge hacktechniques and security discussions) and another one we call the "Defend Track" which mainly addresses ISOs from large organizations and their specific needs and concerns." The submission deadline is February 15.

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Upcoming Events

Django at PyCon

David Cramer's blog notes the presence of the Django web platform team at PyCon in March. "Of course, Django will be very well represented at PyCon, with activities for Djangonauts of all skill levels: I'll be teaching a Beginning Django tutorial aimed at folks just getting started with Django. In past years this tutorial has filled up rapidly, so if you'd like to attend I recommend signing up soon. Also on the tutorial day will be a Django "Code Lab" designed for people with some Django projects already under their belts. We've got a great panel of experts lined up to critique and improve your code: Adrian Holovaty, James Bennett, and yours truly."

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Spring 08 Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit

The 2nd Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit will be held on April 8-10, 2008 at the UT Austin Supercomputing Center in Austin, TX. "This unique, invitation-only event brings together the brightest minds in the Linux ecosystem from the kernel, end user, desktop, legal and vendor communities to collaborate on the advancement of the Linux platform. Attendees can expect purposive discussion, examination and debate through engaging plenary session content and workgroup meetings. Breakout sessions contain all the domain expertise and key players necessary to make immediate contributions to the platform."

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UKUUG Spring 2008 Conference

The UKUUG Spring 2008 Conference has been announced. "UKUUG is the UK's open systems organisation, promoting the use of open systems, standards and software everywhere, UKUUG holds two annual conferences as well as seminars and tutorials throughout the year. UKUUG's Spring conference is aimed at people with responsibility for large systems; 2007's conference targetted virtual systems and this interest is being maintained for 2008."

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Events: January 31, 2008 to March 31, 2008

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

Date(s)EventLocation
January 28
February 2
Linux.conf.au 2008 Melbourne, Australia
January 28
February 1
Ruby on Rails Bootcamp with Charles B. Quinn Atlanta, Georgia, USA
January 29
January 31
Solution Linux 2008 Paris, France
February 1 Open Island Belfast, United Kingdom
February 6
February 10
O'Reilly Money:Tech Conference New York, NY, USA
February 7 Frozen Perl 2009 Minneapolis, United States
February 8
February 10
Southern California Linux Expo Los Angeles, USA
February 10
February 13
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
February 13
February 15
German Perl-Workshop Regionales Rechenzentrum Erlangen, Germany
February 16 Frozen Perl 2008 Workshop Minneapolis, USA
February 19
February 20
Linux Developer Symposium Beijing, China
February 19
February 20
Files and Backup London, UK
February 22
February 24
freed.in/2008 Delhi, India
February 23
February 24
Free/Open Source Developers' European Meeting 2008 Brussels, Belgium
February 23
February 26
Linux World Mexico Mexico City, Mexico
February 25
February 26
2008 Linux Storage and Filesystem Workshop San Jose, CA, USA
February 25
February 29
NEW PHP 5 and PostgreSQL Bootcamp with Mark Fenoglio Atlanta, Georgia, USA
February 25
February 27
German Perl Workshop Frankfurt, Germany
February 28
March 1
Linux Audio Conference Cologne, Germany
March 1
March 2
Chemnitzer Linux-Tage 2008 Chemnitz, Germany
March 3
March 6
O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference San Diego, CA, USA
March 3
March 6
Drupalcon Boston 2008 Boston, MA, USA
March 4
March 9
CeBIT Germany Hannover, Germany
March 8
March 14
Asia OSS Conference & Showcase 2008 Guangzhou, China
March 11
March 12
4th AustralAsian Cleantech Forum Melbourne, Australia
March 14
March 16
PyCon 2008 Chicago, IL, USA
March 15 FSF Associate Members Meeting Cambridge, MA, USA
March 16
March 19
BossaConference 2008 - International Conference on Open Source Software for Mobile Embedded Platforms Pernambuco, Brazil
March 16
March 21
Novell BrainShare 2008 Salt Lake City, UT, USA
March 16
March 20
Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa Dakar, Senegal
March 17
March 20
Eclipse Community Conference Santa Clara, CA, USA
March 17
March 20
Spring VON.x Conference San Jose, CA, USA
March 19
March 20
LinuxWorld Expo 2008 Brussels Brussels, Belgium
March 24 SDForum Global Open Source Conference San Francisco, CA, USA
March 26
March 28
CanSecWest 2008 Vancouver, BC, Canada
March 26 Document Freedom Day Everywhere, Worldwide
March 29
March 30
PostgreSQL Conference East 2008 College Park, MD, USA

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Audio and Video programs

Embedded Linux Conference Europe 2007 videos

Free Electrons has released free Ogg/Theora videos from the first edition of the European Edition of CELF's Embedded Linux Conference, which happened in Linz, Austria last November, together with the 9th Real-Time Linux Workshop organized by the Real-Time Linux Foundation.

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