Commercial announcementsthe Brightstar ADP2 page, but one has to go through the process of getting an Android Market publisher account first. Astaro Corporation, a leading network security vendor, today announced the launch of the Essential Firewall edition of its flagship security solution Astaro Security Gateway, available for free to all organizations worldwide. The Essential Firewall edition includes all the necessary functionality that all organizations need to secure their networks and operate a successful business." Produced by Chumby Industries for Maker Shed, and coined "Chumby Guts" by the store's staff, the kit includes everything a tech enthusiast needs to build their own Chumby--either in the classic Chumby form or a form factor of their own design." Built on the MontaVista Montabello MID platform, the software stack provides the advanced power management, fast startup, and connectivity management required by Latitude ON users." Visual Numerics, a Rogue Wave Software Company, is making PyIMSL Studio 1.5 available for download at no charge for non-commercial use or for commercial evaluation. PyIMSL Studio contains both open source and proprietary components that create a fully supported and documented platform for analytic prototyping and production development." Software development company Runtime Revolution Ltd introduced today Revolution 4.0 for application and Web development, available for the first time in a free version. Rev 4.0 brings the ability to deploy your application straight to the web, without recoding or writing a line of html. Just select "Build for Web" from the file menu and exactly the same application as you previously deployed on the desktop can run in any standard web browser. And on Mac, Windows and Linux."
Legal AnnouncementsThe documents include drafts of legislation and communications between Congress and the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) about amendments to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). They were released as a result of litigation that started back in 2007, when Congress first debated granting immunity to the telecommunications companies for taking part in massive, unchecked surveillance of Americans' telephone and Internet communications." announced the availability of the Open Web Foundation Agreement. This agreement is meant to cover web-related specifications, ensuring that developers can implement those specifications with minimal fear of copyright or patent suits. "This reusable agreement is designed to be easily adopted by a wide range of specification communities and organizations as an alternative to the challenging -- and costly -- process of negotiating new licensing agreements every time. Specifications made available under the Open Web Foundation Agreement may include everything from small ad-hoc formats sketched out among friends to large multi-corporation collaborations that ultimately grow into international recognized standards with the help of formal standards setting organizations."
Articles of interestreports on a new software patent issued to Microsoft. "Lordy, lordy, lordy. They have no shame. It appears that Microsoft has just patented sudo, a personalized version of it. Here it is, patent number7617530. Thanks, USPTO, for giving Microsoft, which is already a monopoly, a monopoly on something that's been in use since 1980 and wasn't invented by Microsoft." Computerworld's IT Blogwatch covers blog reactions to the issue. takes a look at the upcoming Lenovo smartbook. "Lenovo might not describe their return to the Linux desktop like that, but that's what they're doing. Yesterday, November 12th, Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs gave the world a sneak peak at the Lenovo ARM Snapdragon-powered smartbook, a cross between a smartphone and a netbook. Jacobs added that Lenovo Linux-based smartbook would make its debut at January's CES (Computer Electronics Show). looks at a Linux PC that is aimed at senior citizens. "A new computer called SimplicITy has been aimed at people over the age of 60 who have never before used PCs or the Internet, BBC News reported. The simplified desktop has just six buttons directing users to basic tasks such as e-mail and chat and each machine is pre-loaded with 17 video tutorials from television presenter Valerie Singleton. The SimplicITy computer has no login screen when started up, and contains no drop-down menus."
Resources1. FSFE suggests to make MySQL independent as solution for Oracle/Sun deal 2. Announcing FSFE's new Finnish country team 3. Fellowship meetings in Frankfurt, Berlin and Vienna 4. Windows 7 to hit consumers with known security problem 5. New Fellowship jabber server 6. Welcome to Alina Mierlus as intern". In this month's Linux Foundation newsletter: * Second Annual End User Summit Connects IT Leaders, Linux Developers * Japan Linux Symposium Videos Available * New Members Elected to Linux Foundation Technical Advisory Board * New Perks for Individual Members Very Popular * Linux Foundation in the News * From the Foundation: Cloud Computing Too Costly in the Long Term?"
SurveysPyPI recently got a rating system which includes the option of posting comments about a package release also. Several people have expressed a strong dislike of that system and want to see it changed or removed. In order to find out what the community thinks, we are now performing a poll, at http://pypi.python.org/pypi ".
Education and CertificationThe Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the world's premier Linux certification organization, announced that its affiliate, LPI-Middle East, had signed an agreement with Ma3bar initiative to promote the adoption of Free and Open Source software throughout the Arab world. Ma3bar is an Arab Support Centre for Free and Open Source Software established by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and the University of Balamand, Al-Kurah, Lebanon." 3rd February 2010, 'Practical Erlang Programming' - Tutor: Francesco Cesarini Venue: Imperial Hotel, Russell Square, London. also in our schedule: 27th January 2010 'Zenoss Introduction Workshop' by Jane Curry"
Upcoming EventsThe PyCon program committee has announced an unprecedented program of 95 talks for PyCon 2009. Talk abstracts can be browsed at http://us.pycon.org/2010/conference/talks/."
|Open Source Developers Conference 2009||Brisbane, Australia|
|Ninux Day 2009||Rome, Italy|
|December 4||Italian PostgreSQL Day 2009||Pisa, Tuscany, Italy|
|Fedora Users and Developers Conference||Toronto, Canada|
|Annual Computer Security Applications Conference||Honolulu, HI, USA|
|Make Art 2009||Poitiers, France|
|Django Development Sprint||Dallas, TX, USA|
|SciPy India 2009||Kerala, India|
|December 12||BSD community day||Utrecht, The Netherlands|
|December 19||New Mexico Linux Fest||Albuquerque, NM, USA|
|26th Chaos Communication Congress||Berlin, Germany|
|Foundations of Open Media Software||Wellington, New Zealand|
|Camp KDE 2010||San Diego, CA, USA|
|linux.conf.au||Wellington, New Zealand|
|January 23||Workshop on GCC Research Opportunities||Pisa, Italy|
|DrupalSouth Wellington 2010||Wellington, New Zealand|
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Web siteswww.copyright-watch.org. "Copyright Watch is the first comprehensive and up-to-date online repository of national copyright laws. To find links to national and regional copyright laws, users can choose a continent or search using a country name. The site will be updated over time to include proposed amendments to laws, as well as commentary and context from national copyright experts. Copyright Watch will help document how legislators around the world are coping with the challenges of new technology and new business models." planet LAD has been launched, check it out for the latest Linux Audio Development news. "..to make it easy to keep up on what people are up to in general and you can browse the planet to see who you'd like to follow..
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