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Non-Commercial announcements

GPL-Violations.org and FSFE's Freedom Task Force to work more closely together

Coordinators of the FSFE Freedom Task Force (FTF) and GPL-Violations.org recently met in Berlin to discuss future cooperation. "GPL-Violations.org will be pro-actively working on cases and seeking resolutions where violations occur. The FTF will continue and expand its educational and networking activities to ensure awareness of best practice and help support people with their use of the licences."

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Open Graphics Project PCI card pre-orders are open

Pre-orders are being accepted for an open-designed PCI graphics card project. "Traversal Technology is taking pre-orders for a PCI card developed in collaboration with the Open Graphics Project. It is not a graphics card, it is an FPGA card that can be used to develop and test designs for a free graphics card. Still, it's progress! They're looking to raise enough funds to produce a small batch of them."

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Commercial announcements

Chesspark Congratulates Facebook for Integrating XMPP

Chesspark congratulates Facebook for supporting XMPP, the eXtensible Messaging and Presence Protocol. ""We've built the best stack for allowing companies to connect their applications to XMPP, allowing anyone wishing their web or desktop application to communicate over XMPP to do so seamlessly," states CEO Jack Moffitt, who is also on the board of directors of both the XMPP Standards Foundation, the organization that manages the XMPP specifications, and the Xiph.org Foundation, known for its Open Source and royalty free multimedia standards such as Ogg Vorbis."

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Gentoo Foundation reinstated

The Gentoo site announces that, according to the state of New Mexico, the Gentoo Foundation has returned to good corporate standing and can, once again, do business.

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Synopsys releases VMM methodology standard library under Apache license

Synopsys, Inc. has announced the release of its VMM methodology implementation. "Synopsys, Inc., a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design and manufacturing, today announced it has released the source code for its complete implementation of the proven VMM verification methodology for SystemVerilog, including the VMM Standard Library and VMM Applications, under the popular Apache 2.0 open source license."

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TigerLogic Corporation announces Omnis Studio 4.3.1

TigerLogic Corporation has announced the release of the Omnis Studio 4.3.1 rapid application development tool. "Omnis Studio 4.3.1 greatly extends the ability of Omnis to provide fast and easy-to-use tools for Windows, Mac and Linux application developers. New features offer an overall improved Web application developer and Web user experience."

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Resources

FSFE Newsletter

The May 21, 2008 edition of the FSFE Newsletter is online with the latest Free Software Foundation Europe news. Topics include: 1. FTF workshop leads to broad agreement on European licensing infrastructure 2. Lack of quality in standardisation a serious problem 3. Licensing as a strategic imperative, speech at FISL 4. Fellowship Group at Ubuntu Release Party in Berlin 5. Italian team: new mailing list and renewed blog.

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Meeting Minutes

Perl 6 Design Meeting Minutes (use Perl)

The minutes from the May 21, 2008 Perl 6 Design Meeting have been published. "The Perl 6 design team met by phone on 21 May 2008. Larry, Allison, Patrick, Jerry, Will, and chromatic attended."

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Calls for Presentations

Embedded Linux Conference Europe 2008 - Call for Proposals

A Call for Proposals has gone out for the Embedded Linux Conference Europe. The event will take place on November 6-7, 2008 in Ede, the Netherlands. The submission deadline is June 29. "Presentations should be of a technical nature, covering topics related to use of Linux in embedded systems. The CE Linux Forum is focused on the use of Linux in consumer electronics products, but presentations may cover use of Linux in other embedded areas, as long as the topic is of general relevance to most embedded users. Presentations that are commercial advertisements or sales pitches are not appropriate for this conference."

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NLUUG fall conference call for papers

A call for papers has gone out for the NLUUG fall conference. The event takes place on November 6, 2008 in Ede, The Netherlands. Abstracts are due by June 29.

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Upcoming Events

Second Annual LLVM Developers' Meeting

The Second Annual LLVM (Low Level Virtual Machine) Developers' Meeting has been announced, it will take place on August 1, 2008 at the Apple Inc. Campus in Cupertino, California.

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Events: June 5, 2008 to August 4, 2008

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

Date(s)EventLocation
June 2
June 5
VON.x Europe Amsterdam, the Netherlands
June 6
June 7
Portuguese Perl Workshop Braga, Portugal
June 6
June 7
European Tcl/Tk User Meeting 2008 Strasbourg, France
June 9
June 13
Python Bootcamp with David Beazley Atlanta, Georgia, USA
June 10
June 15
REcon 2008 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
June 11
June 13
kvm developer's forum 2008 Napa, CA, USA
June 16
June 18
YAPC::NA 2008 Chicago, IL, USA
June 17
June 22
Liverpool Open Source City Liverpool, England
June 18
June 20
Red Hat Summit 2008 Boston, MA, USA
June 18
June 20
National Computer and Information Security Conference ACIS 2008 Bogota, Columbia
June 19
June 21
Fedora Users and Developers Conference Boston, MA, USA
June 22
June 27
2008 USENIX Annual Technical Conference Boston, MA, USA
June 23
June 24
O'Reilly Velocity Conference San Francisco, CA, USA
June 28
June 29
Rockbox Euro Devcon 2008 Berlin, Germany
July 1
July 5
Libre Software Meeting 2008 Mont-de-Marsan, France
July 3
July 4
SyScan’08 Singapore Novotel Clarke Quay, Singapore
July 3 Penguin in a Box 2008: Embedded Linux Seminar Herzelia, Israel
July 5 Open Tech 2008 London, England
July 7
July 12
EuroPython 2008 Vilnius, Lithuania
July 7
July 12
GUADEC 2008 Istanbul, Turkey
July 14
July 18
PHP 5 & PostgreSQL Bootcamp at the Big Nerd Ranch Atlanta, USA
July 18
July 20
RubyFringe Canada, Toronto
July 19 Firebird Developers Day Piracicaba-SP, Brazil
July 19
July 25
Ruby & Ruby on Rails Bootcamp at the Big Nerd Ranch Atlanta, USA
July 19
July 20
LugRadio Live 2008 - UK Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
July 20 OSCON PDXPUG Day Portland, OR, USA
July 21
July 25
O'Reilly Open Source Convention Portland, OR, USA
July 21
July 22
Ubuntu Live - cancelled Portland, Oregon, USA
July 23
July 26
Ottawa Linux Symposium Ottawa, Canada
July 26 PyOhio 2008 Columbus, OH, USA
July 26
July 27
EuroSciPy2008 Leipzig, Germany
August 1 LLVM Developers' Meeting Cupertino, CA, USA
August 3
August 9
DebCamp 2008 Mar del Plata, Argentina

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