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It's Time for Obama to Come Out for FOSS (The Standards Blog)

Andy Updegrove has written an open letter to US president Obama, urging support for Free/Open Source Software. "It's time for the Obama Administration to publicly state that it whole heartedly supports FOSS procurement by the federal agencies. Not in preference to proprietary software, but on an equal basis. Only by doing so can it ensure that when it comes to getting the best deal for the American public, the best software will win."

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Commercial announcements

MontaVista Launches Next-Gen Carrier Grade Linux

MontaVista has announced Carrier Grade Linux 5.1. "CGE 5.1 adds support for next generation 4G wireless networks including LTE and WiMAX, and includes full integration of the OpenSAF high availability middleware consistent with Service Availability Forum specifications. In addition, MontaVista becomes the first commercial Linux vendor to offer virtual routing and forwarding (VRF) capabilities for secure wireless networks."

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Articles of interest

Darl McBride Out; SCO Looking to Sell 'Non-Core Assets' (Groklaw)

Groklaw has the news that Darl McBride is no longer with The SCO Group, because "the Company has eliminated the Chief Executive Officer and President positions and consequently terminated Darl McBride". The information comes from SCO's latest 8K filing with the SEC.

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Red Hat share price passes Microsoft's (The Inquirer)

The Inquirer notes that Red Hat's share price is now higher than Microsoft's. "Since 2001 Red Hat has experienced more than 600 per cent growth, while during the same period Microsoft has experienced negative growth in its share price. Actually 2001 was a darn good time to invest in Red Hat. In those days its stock was worth a piddling $3 per share. Now Red Hat stock is priced at over $28 per share."

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Resources

Kdenlive Meets Studio Dave (Linux Journal)

Dave Phillips takes a look at Kdenlive. "Over the past few months I've been drifting into the world of Linux video applications and development. I've already written a review of the LiVES video editor, and I've made occasional reference to the Kino editor. Recently a reader asked if I'd tried a recent version of Kdenlive. I started looking into it and I liked what I saw. The following article is an account of my continuing experience with the latest codebase from the project."

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Monomania (Tux Deluxe)

Here's a look at Mono by Jeremy Allison on the Tux Deluxe site. "But my basic issue with the Microsoft Community Promise is that Miguel doesn't have to depend on it like everyone else does. Miguel's employer, Novell, has a patent agreement with Microsoft that exempts Mono users from Microsoft patent aggression, so long as you get Mono from Novell. Miguel takes pains to point this out. This is not a level playing field, or software freedom for all. This is a preferred supplier trying to pretend there is no problem. Sure there isn't a problem, for them. If it isn't good enough for Miguel, why is it good enough for other developers?"

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Contests and Awards

Georgia Tech receives $12M NSF Track 2 award for HPC

Georgia Tech has received a $12M NSF award to build an experimental high performance computing system. "The Georgia Institute of Technology today announced its receipt of a five-year, $12 million Track 2 award from the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Office of Cyberinfrastructure to lead a partnership of academic, industry and government experts in the development and deployment of an innovative and experimental high-performance computing (HPC) system. The award provides for the creation of two heterogeneous, HPC systems that will expand the range of research projects that scientists and engineers can tackle, including computational biology, combustion, materials science, and massive visual analytics."

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Event Reports

Developer Days 2009: Qt Grows (KDEDot)

KDE.News covers Qt Developer Days. "Last week, Munich saw the 2009 Edition of the Qt Developer Days. Qt Developer Days is a Qt-focused software conference which is held yearly in Europe and the U.S. The American edition will be held at the start of November in San Francisco. 700 attendants and more than 70 Trolls made this edition the biggest Developer Days to date. Qt Development Frameworks had invited a group of KDE developers to the conference, more well-known heads from the KDE world were sent by their respective employers. The days brought training sessions around Qt and many interesting presentations ranging from higher level topics such as the future roadmap for Qt to topics related to Qt programming with techniques and technologies such as the Model/View Framework, QGraphicsView, WebKit, multithreading and many more."

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Calls for Presentations

CanSecWest 2010 cfp and PacSec selections

A call for papers has gone out for CanSecWest 2010. The event takes place on March 22-26, 2009 in Vancouver, BC, Canada on March 22-26, 2010. Submissions are due by November 30. Also, the PacSec conference paper selections have been announced.

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Salon Linux 2010 Paris announced

Salon Linux 2010 takes place in Paris, France on March 16-18, 2010. "This message is to inform the community that in the next edition of the the "Salon Linux 2010" in march 2010 in Paris, a french Linux event including a conference cycle, there will be a session around professional music and video creation with free software." Talk submissions are being accepted.

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Upcoming Events

Camp KDE registration opened

Registration has opened for Camp KDE 2010. "Camp KDE 2010 will be taking place in sunny San Diego at the University of California, San Diego from January 15th-22nd, 2010."

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GOSCON: federal keynotes announced

The GOSCON keynotes have been announced. "Government Open Source Conference November 5, 2009 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center Spotlighting Software Initiatives at HHS, NASA, OMB, DOD, CIA, NSA, EPA, NARA, DHS, and Dept of State".

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pyArkansas - November 14th

The 2009 pyArkansas conference has been announced. "The 2nd annual pyArkansas conference will be held on Saturday, November 14th, on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Arkansas. The conference is put on be the Python Artists of Arkansas (pyAR^2) and hosted by the UCA Department of Computer Science."

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pyTexas: Regional Conference - Oct 24/25

The 2009 pyTexas conference has been announced. "pyTexas, the 3rd annual regional Python conference, is coming up in only five days. It is being held Oct 24-25 Sat/Sun in Ft. Worth at the University of North Texas Health Science Center."

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Events: October 29, 2009 to December 28, 2009

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

Date(s)EventLocation
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
December 27
December 30
26th Chaos Communication Congress Berlin, Germany

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Miscellaneous

Brockmeier: Open Source marketing: Lead with Free or benefits?

Joe "Zonker" Brockmeier, openSUSE community manager, looks at open source marketing on his blog. The subject came up at two meetings he attended last week (a Novell strategy session and the GNOME Summit) and he suggests that the benefits of open source (including software freedom) be the lead message, rather than starting from software freedom and eventually getting around to the concrete user benefits. "One of the things we talked about in the marketing meetings in Waltham is this idea: Logic leads to conclusions, but emotions lead to actions. You can make the logical argument about Software Freedom until the proverbial cows (or gnus…) come home, but if people aren’t buying it emotionally, they’ll stick with their existing stuff."

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