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Non-Commercial announcements

EFF: Court affirms 4th Amendment protects location information

Electronic Frontier Foundation reports that a US court has decided that a warrant is required before accessing cell phone location records. "San Francisco - In an unprecedented victory for cell phone privacy, a federal court has affirmed that cell phone location information stored by a mobile phone provider is protected by the Fourth Amendment and that the government must obtain a warrant based on probable cause before seizing such records."

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Openmoko OpenLab Opens the Path for Open Learning

National Tsing Hua University of Taiwan has decided that Openmoko will be used as a major teaching and researching platform in its curriculum. "Starting this coming semester students at the university will have the opportunity to work at Openmoko's OpenLab on campus at Tsing Hua. The full lesson plans take students from powering on the device to writing complete mobile applications. All content developed during the course as well as the course content itself is released under a creative commons share-alike license."

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Commercial announcements

Azingo To Offer Adobe Flash Lite on Linux Mobile Phones

Azingo has announced the availability of Adobe Flash Lite support on its mobile Linux platform. "Mobile Linux company Azingo continues to deliver on its promise of providing a complete Internet experience on mobile devices with its announcement today of Adobe® Flash Lite™ 3.1 support on Azingo Mobile. Azingo has integrated Adobe Flash Lite into its advanced mobile browser enabling the display of animated web content and videos and making Adobe Flash available on a Linux mobile platform."

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Microsoft and Novell deliver Joint Virtualization Solution

Microsoft Corp. has announced a Linux/Windows virtualization system. "Microsoft Corp. and Novell Inc. are announcing the availability of a joint virtualization solution optimized for customers running mixed-source environments. The joint offering includes SUSE(R) Linux Enterprise Server from Novell(R) configured and tested as an optimized guest operating system running on Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, and is fully supported by both companies' channel partners, including Dell Inc., which will test and validate this offering at the Microsoft and Novell joint Interoperability Lab in Cambridge, Mass."

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Sun's Project Kenai

Sun Microsystems has launched Project Kenai, a hosting system for free software projects. This announcement talks about why the company felt the need to create another hosting service. "Kenai is a recognition by Sun that, as the largest open source company in the world, we need to take control of our own destiny. We need a place to nurture and grow our open source communities that we ourselves can control; we need to demonstrate credibility in building on top of more traditional LAMP/SAMP web stacks (not just Java EE); and we need to show viability of Sun technologies and hardware for next-generation web applications."

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Wyse and Novell announce first enterprise-class Linux thin client

Wyse Technology and Novell have announced the availability of Wyse Enhanced SUSE(R) Linux Enterprise. "Wyse Technology, the global leader in thin computing, and Novell today announced the joint delivery of Wyse Enhanced SUSE(R) Linux Enterprise, the next-generation of Linux* operating system designed for thin computing environments and available only on Wyse desktop and mobile thin client devices. Wyse Enhanced SUSE Linux Enterprise is a powerful combination of Wyse's extensive experience in thin computing and the ease of use, flexibility and security of SUSE Linux Enterprise."

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Contests and Awards

Plat'Home unveils winners of "Will Linux Work?" contest

Plat'Home has announced the winners of the "Will Linux Work?" contest. "For five weeks, Plat'Home challenged the Linux community to propose interesting and challenging scenarios to run Plat'Home OpenMicroServer. Participants were asked to push a normal server's limits and suggest ideas that would test and reveal if Linux really could work in any environment. OpenMicroServers will be awarded to the following four participants who will be given one month to test their scenarios and report their results back to Plat'Home".

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Education and Certification

Beginning Computer Programming with HLA and PYTHON

A free online Python course has been announced. "Beginning Computer Programming with HLA and PYTHON will provide the beginner with a tremendous jump start in understanding. The newbie will readily appreciate the benefits of the High Level instructions in Python and HLA and the benefits of Low Level instructions in Assembly after just a little 'hands on' use of each. The reason for these free online Google Docs is to provide a fun and user friendly, but solid and quickly productive foundation for new programmers."

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Event Reports

RailsConf Europe 2008 Spreads the Power of Rails

O'Reilly has published a report on the recently held RailsConf Europe 2008. "The third annual RailsConf Europe September 2-4 in Berlin gave the dynamic European Rails community exactly what it asked for: Technical tools to match its advancing skills. From the ambitious novice to the experienced programmer, Europe's Rails users said they wanted in-depth sessions and real-world solutions that would give them an edge in innovation and productivity. Co-presenters Ruby Central and O'Reilly Media gave them what they wanted."

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Meeting Minutes

Perl 6 Design Meeting Minutes (use Perl)

The minutes from the August 6, 2008 Perl 6 Design Meeting have been published. "The Perl 6 design team met by phone on 06 August 2008. Larry, Jerry, Nicholas, Jesse, and chromatic attended."

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Perl 6 Design Meeting Minutes (use Perl)

The minutes from the August 20, 2008 Perl 6 Design Meeting have been published. "The Perl 6 design team met by phone on 20 August 2008. Larry, Allison, Patrick, Jerry, and Jesse attended. "

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Calls for Presentations

German Perl-Workshop 2009 cfp

A call for papers has gone out for the 2009 German Perl-Workshop. "From February 25th 2009 to February 27th 2009 (Wednesday til Friday) the 11th German Perl Workshop will take place in Frankfurt am Main at the "House of the Youth" ("Haus der Jugend"). The Workshop targets all serious Perl users. Our Workshop is in need of your talk. Usually talks are 5, 20 or 40 minutes long. All topics which have to do with Perl or anything concerning Perl in any way could possibly be of interest for a talk at the Workshop."

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SCALE 7x Issues Call For Papers

SCALE 7x, the 7th Annual Southern California Linux Expo, has issued a call for papers. SCALE 7x will be held on February 20 - 22, 2009 at the Los Angeles Airport Westin. The deadline for submissions is November 30, 2008.

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Call for Papers: SCSS 2008

A call for papers has gone out for the Fourth International Conference on Systems, Computing Sciences and Software Engineering (SCSS 2008). The event takes place online on December 5-13, 2008, the submission deadline is October 15. "SCSS 2008 provides a virtual forum for presentation and discussion of the state-of the-art research on Systems, Computing Sciences and Software Engineering."

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TwinCity Perl Workshop cfp (use Perl)

use Perl has announced a call for papers for the "Vienna.pm has set aside a budget of 1000 Euro to invite speakers to the Twin City Perl Workshop." The event takes place in Vienna and Bratislava on November 7 and 8, 2008. The submission deadline is September 21.

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Upcoming Events

The OpenSAF Developer Days

The OpenSAF Developer Days event has been announced. "Responding to strong interest and feedback from the open source community, the OpenSAF Project today announced the final program for its upcoming open source "Developer Days 2008" conference. The event will be held in Munich, Germany, on October 15 and 16, 2008, and is free of charge. The conference is designed to gather all parties interested in high availability software and its development in an open source environment."

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Texas Regional Unconference

The Python Texas Regional Unconference will be held in Austin, TX on October 4-5, 2008. "Like last year, this Unconference is intended to be a FREE event for Pythoneers from all over the Texas region to gather and share experiences and developments. Again, the topics to be presented are purely up to the participants."

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Events: September 25, 2008 to November 24, 2008

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

Date(s)EventLocation
September 22
September 25
Storage Developer Conference 2008 Santa Clara, CA, USA
September 23
September 25
4th International Conference on IT Incident Management and IT Forensics Manheim, Germany
September 24
September 25
OpenExpo 2008 Zürich Winterthur, Switzerland
September 25
September 27
Firebird Conference 2008 Bergamo, Italy
September 26
September 27
PGCon Brazil 2008 Sao Paulo, Brazil
September 26 Far East Perl Workshop 2008 Vladivostok, Russia
September 26
September 28
ToorCon Information Security Conference San Diego, CA, USA
September 27
September 28
WineConf 2008 Bloomington, MN, USA
September 29
October 3
Netfilter Workshop 2008 Paris, France
September 29
September 30
Conference on Software Language Engineering Toulouse, France
September 30
October 1
BA-Con 2008 Buenos Aires, Argentina
October 1
October 3
Vision 2008 Embedded Linux Developers Conference San Francisco, USA
October 2
October 3
ekoparty Security Conference Buenos Aires, Argentina
October 3
October 4
Open Source Days 2008 Copenhagen, Denmark
October 4 PyArkansas 2008 Central Arkansas, USA
October 4
October 5
Texas Regional Python Unconference 2008 Austin, TX, USA
October 7
October 10
OWASP NYC AppSec 2008 Conference New York, NY, USA
October 7 Openmind 2008 Tampere, Finland
October 7
October 10
Linux-Kongress 2008 Hamburg, Germany
October 7 Red Hat Government Users and Developers Conference Washington, DC, United States
October 10
October 12
Ohio LinuxFest 2008 Columbus, Ohio, USA
October 10
October 12
PostgreSQL Conference West 08 Portland, OR, USA
October 10
October 12
Skolelinux Developer Gathering Oslo, Norway
October 11
October 12
Pittsburgh Perl Workshop Pittsburgh, PA, USA
October 11
October 12
MerbCamp San Diego, CA, USA
October 13
October 14
Linux Foundation End User Collaboration Summit New York, USA
October 13 Skolelinux User Conference Oslo, Norway
October 15
October 16
OpenSAF Developer Days Munich, Germany
October 17
October 18
European PGDay 2008 Prato, Italy
October 18
October 19
Maker Faire Austin Austin, TX, USA
October 19
October 24
Colorado Software Summit 2008 Keystone, CO, USA
October 20
October 24
15th Annual Tcl/Tk Conference Manassas, VA, USA
October 21
October 23
Web 2.0 Expo Europe Berlin, Germany
October 21
October 24
Systems Munich, Germany
October 22
October 24
Hack.lu 2008 Parc Hotel Alvisse, Luxembourg
October 22
October 24
Encuentro Linux Concepción, Chile
October 24
October 26
Free Society Conference and Nordic Summit Gothenburg, Sweden
October 25
October 26
T-DOSE 2008 Eindhoven, the Netherlands
October 25 Ontario Linux Fest 2008 Toronto, Canada
October 26
October 31
IBM Information On Demand 2008 Mandalay Bay - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
October 27
October 30
Embedded Systems Conference - Boston Boston, USA
October 29
November 1
10th Real-Time Linux Workshop Colotlán, Jalisco, Mexico
November 3
November 7
ApacheCon US 2008 New Orleans, LA, USA
November 5
November 7
OpenOffice.org Conference 2008 Beijing, China
November 6 NLUUG autumn conference: Mobile Applications Ede, Netherlands
November 6
November 7
Embedded Linux Conference Europe 2008 Ede, Netherlands
November 7
November 8
TwinCity Perl Workshop 2008 Vienna, Austria
November 7
November 9
UKUUG linux conference Manchester, UK
November 8
November 9
Hackers to Hackers Conference 05' Sao Paulo, Brazil
November 8
November 9
FOSS.my Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
November 10
November 14
Python Bootcamp with Dave Beazley Atlanta, GA, USA
November 11
November 14
DeepSec IDSC 2008 Vienna, Austria
November 12
November 14
php|works 2008 Atlanta, GA, USA
November 12
November 13
PacSec Applied Security Conference Tokyo, Japan
November 13
November 14
International Hacking and Security Conference Seoul, Korea
November 14
November 16
OpenSQL Camp 2008 Charlottesville, VA, USA
November 16
November 20
Middle East IT Security Conference Dubai, UAE
November 19
November 20
Linux Foundation Japan Symposium Tokyo, Japan
November 20
November 21
FreedomHEC Taipei 2008 Taipei, Taiwan
November 22 The phpnw08 conference Manchester, UK
November 22 PGDay Rio de la Plata Buenos Aires, Argentina
November 22 Mandriva 2009 Installfest Everywhere, World

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Web sites

O'Reilly launches StartWithXML

O'Reilly has announced the launch of the StartWithXML project. "The enormous success of the Kindle and the iPhone has undeniably fueled the XML revolution. Smart publishers are scrambling to make more of what they produce--books, magazines, newspapers, and more--readily available for reading on these popular devices. Indeed, without XML, delivering content across multiple channels, devices, and digital formats profitably would be impossible. To help publishers adjust to today's publishing environment, make better use of innovative, up-to-the-minute resources, and profit from the many new markets for their content, O'Reilly Media has teamed up with Idea Logical Company to launch "StartWithXML: Why and How.""

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Audio and Video programs

Two Django Workshop videos announced

Linux Magazine has announced the availability of two new Django web platform workshop videos. Topics include the Django Video Workshop with Douglas Napoleone and Programming with the Python Django Web Framework.

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