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KDE Community Forums celebrate their first birthday (KDEDot)

KDE.News has announced the first year anniversary of the KDE community forums. "Exactly one year ago, on October 12th, the KDE Community Forums were founded. It was about time to give users a place for discussion and support beside the mailing lists, which were mainly used by developers and other contributors. A lot of time has passed since then, and the forums have grown into a healthy community, contributing to the KDE landscape as a whole. Here people can ask KDE-related questions, help other users, find useful information, or just discuss whatever comes to mind."

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X.Org Foundation Board annual elections

The X.Org Foundation Board annual elections have been announced. "The next annual election of the X.Org Foundation Board of Directors will be in November---nominations start right away."

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Legal Announcements

EFF Warns Texas Instruments to Stop Harassing Calculator Hobbyists

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is warning TI to stop harassing its calculator customers over a DMCA issue. "The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) warned Texas Instruments (TI) today not to pursue its baseless legal threats against calculator hobbyists who blogged about potential modifications to the company's programmable graphing calculators. TI's calculators perform a "signature check" that allows only approved operating systems to be loaded onto the hardware. But researchers were able to reverse-engineer signing keys, allowing tinkers to install custom operating systems and unlock new functionality in the calculators' hardware."

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Articles of interest

Cisco becomes a major Linux server vendor overnight (cnet)

cnet reports on Cisco's entry into the Linux market. "In what might have looked like a publicity stunt around a $100,000 prize for Linux developers, Cisco's Linux development contest was actually a major clue as to just how serious it is about becoming a leading server vendor with a global development community--and soon. Today, Cisco announced the winners of its "Think Inside the Box" contest. The three winning applications are very interesting, but the bigger story here is what Cisco's contest just demonstrated: Most of Cisco's 7 million installed Integrated Services Routers (ISRs) are now servers, for all intents and purposes. The contest proved that server-side Linux developers who know C/C++, Java, or Python can now write applications to Cisco routers with little or no knowledge of routers."

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Hulu Desktop Brings Remote-Controlled Streaming to Linux (Lifehacker)

Lifehacker takes a look at Hulu's new Linux version. "Hulu has taken their designed-for-widescreen, remote-friendly Desktop viewer and released it for Linux-powered systems, giving anyone with an open-source media center or Linux laptop an easier way to watch streaming video clips and movies on their much bigger screen."

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Intel talks Linux, netbooks and rivalry with ARM (ZDNet Asia)

ZDNet Asia presents an interview with Intel's director of Intel's Open Source Technology Center, Imad Sousou. "You're about to release Moblin v2.0. Can you tell us more about that? [As a] release from an open source perspective, it's a milestone more than it is a product release--product releases come from OS vendors and OEMs [manufacturers]. Soon you will start to see OEMs shipping netbooks with Moblin. You will see an announcement over [time]. It's still in beta--right now we're in the very final phase. Very minor but critical bug fixes are being done based on input from OEMs and OS vendors. We don't want to call it a release until someone actually ships a product with it. The final version will be available for download over the next couple of weeks. Once that happens, we will go on a regular cadence of a release every six months… to make it easy for people to be able to have predictability in terms of time schedules."

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Linux Foundation woos with lifetime linux.com handle (The Register)

The Register reports that @linux.com mailing addresses are available from the Linux Foundation for a one-time fee. "Previously, members needed to keep up with their yearly membership payments in order to hold a @linux.com addy. But as Zemlin tells us, folks kept requesting a way to hold on to their "geek street cred" without being tied to their membership status. With the change, current members can now secure the email from a one-time fee of $150. New members will need to pay $250 for a one-year membership along with the lifetime benefit."

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Nokia ports Qt to Maemo 5 (the Inquirer)

The Inquirer covers Nokia's port of Qt to Maemo 5. "According to Nokia, there are currently community created ports available, which the company used to help create the official upcoming port. The port itself will be based on Qt's upcoming version 4.6, a beta version of which is expected to be launched next week at the Qt Developer Days conference in Munich."

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Next-gen Nokia Linux devices will get multitouch and Qt UI (ars technica)

Ars technica looks forward to Maemo 6 and the devices that will use it. "DRM enforcement and access to protected content will only be available on stock ROMs that can be validated with code signing. Users will still be completely free to hack their devices and install custom ROMs, but they won't be able to play protected content if they do so. The specific mechanism has not yet been described, but Nokia says that users will be able to switch between the DRM-mode and the open ROM mode (except, potentially, on carrier-locked devices)."

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New Books

The Book of Xen--New from No Starch Press

No Starch Press has published The Book of Xen by Chris Takemura and Luke S. Crawford.

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Resources

2020 FLOSS Roadmap announced

The 2009 version of the 2020 FLOSS Roadmap has been announced. "This Roadmap is a projection of the influences that will affect FLOSS until 2020, with descriptions of all FLOSS-related trends as anticipated by an international workgroup of 40 contributors over this period of time and highlights 7 predictions and 8 recommendations."

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FSFE Newsletter

The October 12, 2009 edition of the FSFE Newsletter is online with the latest Free Software Foundation Europe news. Topics include: "1. FSFE to EC: Don't waste an opportunity with a hasty deal 2. The Fellowship interviews: Andreas Tolf Tolfsen 3. The Second Fellowship Jabber meeting, 22 September 4. Celebrating the Software Freedom Day, 19 September 5. FSFE uses Free Software micro-blogging on Identi.ca 6. Welcome to Hugo Roy and Lena Simon: new Berlin interns".

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Updated R5xx 3D programming guide available

AMD has released an updated R5xx 3D programming guide. "The new version offers expanded coverage on texture memory layouts, some notes on implementing anti-aliased lines/points/polys, and some additional registers."

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WikiReader: OpenMoko's "Project B"

The mysterious new project being pursued by OpenMoko founder Sean Moss-Pultz has now been unveiled: it's a small gadget called "WikiReader," which appears to be a simple device containing a full copy of Wikipedia. "WikiReader takes our original ideas of openness and accessibility to an even greater realm. WikiReader is so amazingly simple. There really is no interface. You turn it on and instantly become immersed in the rich world of reading specific topics or the serendipitous pleasure of discovering something by chance." More information on the WikiReader site, but it's sparse. In particular, one might assume it's a Linux-based device, but there's no information on the operating software or how it might be extended.

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Interviews

Open source identity: PulseAudio creator Lennart Poettering (CIO)

CIO interviews Lennart Poettering. "One should never forget what we are doing here. We took an audio system that followed the low-level design that was current in the early '90s and brought it in one big step to what is current today. We inserted an entire new layer into our stack right in the middle, so that we can catch up with the more advanced audio stack that Mac OS X or Windows provide right now. Doing something like this, of course, will trigger problems at many places. Criticism hence must be expected."

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Contests and Awards

Robotic Submarine Running Debian Wins International Competition (debian-news.net)

A team of 35 students from Cornell University won the recent Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Competition with a submarine running Debian. In addition, Debian was used to design the electronics, and various other free software tools were used for image processing and video capture. "The competition takes place in a large acoustic testing pool operated by the US Navy SPAWAR Systems Center. It calls for entries to pass through a gate, follow a path, ram a submerged buoy, fire through a square target with small torpedoes, drop markers into bins containing simulated targets, recover a PVC target and surface through an octagon shape, all without human intervention."

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The Social Desktop Winners (KDEDot)

KDE.News has announced the winners of the Social Desktop Contest. "The Social Desktop Contest was launched in June with the goal to bring Web 2.0 ideas and our user and developer community closer to the desktop and foster community development and innovations around the OCS API." Winning projects include: "ExtendedAboutDialog for KDE apps" by Téo Mrnjavac, "Knowledge base widget" by Marco Martin, "libopengdesktop" by Guido Roberto and "PyContent" by Ni2c2k.

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Calls for Presentations

PyCon 2010 US - Call For Tutorials ending soon

The Call For Tutorials for PyCon 2010 ends October 18. "There is still time for you to get a proposal on your favorite Python topic and teach a 3-hour class (with breaks and refreshments) to your colleagues on the Wednesday or Thursday before the conference ("Tutorial Days")."

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Upcoming Events

MOSS 8 Seminar - Tokyo (LinuxMedNews)

The 8th Medical Open Source Software Seminar has been announced. "It is a pleasure for me to announce the 8th Medical Open Source Software Seminar (MOSS8) in Tokyo, Japan as follows:. * Date and Time: October 31, 2009, from 13:00 to 18:00 * Location: Waseda University, Building 19, Room 610".

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pyTexas: Regional Conference - Oct 24/25

pyTexas takes place in Ft. Worth, TX on October 24-25. "The format is scheduled talks on Saturday morning followed by open space talks driven by the attendees in the afternoon. On Sunday there will be sprints on various projects and, in parallel, a Python Lab that tests the attendees with interesting programming puzzles."

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Events: October 22, 2009 to December 21, 2009

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

Date(s)EventLocation
October 19
October 22
ZendCon 2009 San Jose, CA, USA
October 21
October 23
Japan Linux Symposium Tokyo, Japan
October 22
October 24
Décimo Encuentro Linux 2009 Valparaiso, Chile
October 23
October 24
Ontario GNU Linux Fest Toronto, Ontario, Canada
October 23
October 24
PGCon Brazil 2009 Sao Paulo, Brazil
October 24
October 25
PyTexas Fort Worth, TX, USA
October 24
October 25
FOSS.my 2009 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
October 24 Florida Linux Show 2009 Orlando, Florida, USA
October 24 LUG Radio Live Wolverhampton, UK
October 25 Linux Outlaws and Ubuntu UK Podcast OggCamp Wolverhampton, UK
October 26
October 28
Techno Forensics and Digital Investigations Conference Gaithersburg, MD, USA
October 26
October 28
GitTogether '09 Mountain View, CA, USA
October 26
October 28
Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference Portland, OR, USA
October 27
October 30
Linux-Kongress 2009 Dresden, Germany
October 28
October 30
Hack.lu 2009 Luxembourg
October 28
October 30
no:sql(east). Atlanta, USA
October 29 NLUUG autumn conference: The Open Web Ede, The Netherlands
October 30
November 1
YAPC::Brasil 2009 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
October 31 Linux theme day with ubuntu install party Ede, Netherlands
November 1
November 6
23rd Large Installation System Administration Conference Baltimore, MD, USA
November 2
November 6
ApacheCon 2009 Oakland, CA, USA
November 2
November 6
Ubuntu Open Week Internet, Internet
November 3
November 6
OpenOffice.org Conference Orvieto, Italy
November 4
November 5
Linux World NL Utrecht, The Netherlands
November 5 Government Open Source Conference Washington, DC, USA
November 6
November 8
WineConf 2009 Enschede, Netherlands
November 6
November 10
CHASE 2009 Lahore, Pakistan
November 6
November 7
PGDay.EU 2009 Paris, France
November 7
November 8
OpenFest 2009 - Biggest FOSS conference in Bulgaria Sofia, Bulgaria
November 7
November 8
OpenRheinRuhr Bottrop, Germany
November 7
November 8
Kiwi PyCon 2009 Christchurch, New Zealand
November 9
November 13
ACM CCS 2009 Chicago, IL, USA
November 10
November 11
Linux Foundation End User Summit Jersey City, New Jersey
November 12
November 13
European Conference on Computer Network Defence Milan, Italy
November 13
November 15
Free Society Conference and Nordic Summit Göteborg, Sweden
November 14 pyArkansas Conway, AR, USA
November 16
November 19
Web 2.0 Expo New York, NY, USA
November 16
November 20
INTEROP New York, NY, USA
November 16
November 20
Ubuntu Developer Summit for Lucid Lynx Dallas, TX, USA
November 17
November 20
DeepSec IDSC Vienna, Austria
November 19
November 22
Piksel 09 Bergen, Norway
November 19
November 21
Firebird Conference 2009 Munich, Germany
November 19
November 20
CONFIdence 2009 Warsaw, Poland
November 20
November 21
PostgreSQL Conference 2009 Japan Tokyo, Japan
November 21 Baltic Perl Workshop 2009 Riga, Latvia
November 25
November 27
Open Source Developers Conference 2009 Brisbane, Australia
November 27
November 29
Ninux Day 2009 Rome, Italy
December 1
December 5
FOSS.IN/2009 Bangalore, India
December 4 Italian PostgreSQL Day 2009 Pisa, Tuscany, Italy
December 5
December 7
Fedora Users and Developers Conference Toronto, Canada
December 7
December 11
Annual Computer Security Applications Conference Honolulu, HI, USA
December 7
December 13
Make Art 2009 Poitiers, France
December 12
December 13
Django Development Sprint Dallas, TX, USA
December 12
December 17
SciPy India 2009 Kerala, India
December 12 BSD community day Utrecht, The Netherlands
December 19 New Mexico Linux Fest Albuquerque, NM, USA

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Audio and Video programs

Watch the 2009 Linux Plumbers Conference (Linux.com)

Linux.com has announced that videos of many of the presentations from last month's Linux Plumbers Conference are now available for viewing. "A lot of LinuxCon attendees stuck around for the Plumbers Conference, to delve deep into the kernel, utility, and library programming that surrounds Linux. This is deep-topic stuff, and attendees I spoke with were not disappointed. [...] Now you can view for yourself, as we've just posted the first batch of videos from the Plumbers Conference on the LF Video site. This set of videos includes discussions on SELinux, networking, clustered filesystems, video processing, and more."

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