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CodePlex.com donates $25,000 to Mercurial project

Microsoft's CodePlex foundation CodePlex.com has announced the donation of $25,000 to support the development of the Mercurial source code management system. "While Team Foundation Server is still the most used version control system on CodePlex, our users are clearly benefiting from having access to Mercurial for their open source projects. The CodePlex team is happy to be able to offer our community of more than 17,000 projects a choice. With Mercurial as an important feature of CodePlex, we are excited to be making this donation to help support the Mercurial project."

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Legal Announcements

Mozilla Public License Alpha 2

The second alpha version of the revised Mozilla Public License has been posted; the text has been annotated to make it relatively easy to see what has been changed. "The most significant change in this draft is the patent language. We have made it easier to read but also, we hope, better at protecting communities who choose to use the MPL. It should also have the side effect of making the license Apache-compatible, allowing projects licensed under the next MPL release to include Apache-licensed code in their code bases."

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Articles of interest

Morgan: Finding more women to speak at Ohio LinuxFest: success!

On her blog, Mackenzie Morgan reports on efforts to increase the number of women speakers at Ohio LinuxFest. Due to the outreach, the number of women speakers went from five of 31 last year to 14 of 38 this year. "Recognising the various concerns women speakers can face, we tried to specifically address potential issues in the email sent to women-focused mailing lists. Some of these known issues include lack of confidence in new speakers, not being clear what the intended audience is, or the "imposter syndrome," where someone doesn't recognize that they are qualified to speak on a topic. The woman to woman dialog made the difference.".

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Resources

FSFE - Newsletter September 2010

The September edition of the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) Newsletter is out. "In this edition we are covering Free Software in education, distributed Free Software solutions as alternative to centralised services, some ways to celebrate what we -- the Free Software community -- already achieved, and how you can participate in the European football championship even if you are not interested in football."

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LPI Launches Certified Solution Provider Program

The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) has announced a new partner program. "The Linux Professional Institute Certified Solution Provider program (LPI-CSP) will be offered to prospective partners this year in Latin America, North America and Spain and in 2011 within other regions around the world."

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LPI Launches "Community Corner" with Jon "maddog" Hall

The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) has announced an upcoming Community Corner blog. "The blog will feature commentary and regular contributions from Jon "maddog" Hall, a widely recognized mentor and leader in the programming community and a longtime and respected champion of Free and Open Source Software. Mr. Hall is also Executive Director of Linux International."

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Contests and Awards

Open Source and innovation: Demo Cup at Open World Forum

The Demo Cup is an international competition for Open Source projects, organized as part of the Open World Forum in Paris on October 1, 2010. The list of finalists has been announced. "These 13 finalists will compete against each other on 1 October 2010 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at the Open World Forum. Each will have exactly eight minutes to convince the Jury and the audience, by putting forward a practical demonstration of how their product might become a game-changer in their marketplace."

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3 finalists "Best Object Databases Lecture Notes"

ODBMS.ORG and a jury of members of the ODBMS.ORG Experts Board have selected three finalists for the "Best Object Databases Lecture Notes" Award 2010. "The Awards recognize the most complete and up to date lecture notes on Object Databases, that have been, or have strong potential to be, instrumental to the teaching of theory and practice in the field of objects and databases."

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Calls for Presentations

2010 LLVM Developers' Meeting Announcement and Call for Speakers

The fourth annual LLVM Developers' Meeting will be held on November 4, 2010 in San Jose, California, USA. "We are looking for speakers for this year's meeting. Topics can include the LLVM or Clang infrastructure or new uses of LLVM or Clang. If you are interested in presenting at this year's LLVM Developers' Meeting, please submit your talk proposal to us by September 22, 2010."

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Call for Papers for SCALE 9x opens

The call for papers for the 2011 Southern California Linux Expo is open until December 13, 2010. The conference is in Los Angeles, California, February 25-27, 2011. "With the continued growth of Open Source software in business, SCALE will address the need for system management knowledge by adding a speaker track focused on system administration. Combined with the two specialized tracks -- Beginners and Developers -- and the two general interest tracks, SCALE 9x will have content for every attendee."

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Upcoming Events

End User Summit Program announced

The Linux Foundation has announced the program for the 2010 End User Summit. "The Summit will take place October 12-13, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Jersey City in New Jersey and will provide end users and kernel developers a direct connection to one another for advancing the features most critical to using Linux in the enterprise. By bringing together sophisticated end users and senior Linux developers, The Linux Foundation hopes to accelerate innovation and adoption of Linux in the most cutting-edge environments. Companies from financial services, healthcare, energy and government, among other industries, will be attending the invitation-only event."

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Paris Mini-DebConf 2010

Debian France is organizing the first Paris Mini-DebConf. "This event will welcome everyone with an interest in the Debian project for a series of talks and workshops about Debian. Allowing users, contributors and developers to meet each other is also one of the main goals of this event. We are especially looking forward to meeting Debian developers from around the world :)" The conference takes place in Paris, October 30-31, 2010.

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Events: September 16, 2010 to November 15, 2010

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

Date(s)EventLocation
September 16
September 18
X Developers' Summit Toulouse, France
September 16
September 17
Magnolia-CMS Basel, Switzerland
September 16
September 17
3rd International Conference FOSS Sea 2010 Odessa, Ukraine
September 17
September 18
FrOSCamp Zürich, Switzerland
September 17
September 19
Italian Debian/Ubuntu Community Conference 2010 Perugia, Italy
September 18
September 19
WordCamp Portland Portland, OR, USA
September 18 Software Freedom Day 2010 Everywhere, Everywhere
September 21
September 24
Linux-Kongress Nürnberg, Germany
September 23 Open Hardware Summit New York, NY, USA
September 24
September 25
BruCON Security Conference 2010 Brussels, Belgium
September 25
September 26
PyCon India 2010 Bangalore, India
September 27
September 29
Japan Linux Symposium Tokyo, Japan
September 27
September 28
Workshop on Self-sustaining Systems Tokyo, Japan
September 29 3rd Firebird Conference - Moscow Moscow, Russia
September 30
October 1
Open World Forum Paris, France
October 1
October 2
Open Video Conference New York, NY, USA
October 1 Firebird Day Paris - La Cinémathèque Française Paris, France
October 3
October 4
Foundations of Open Media Software 2010 New York, NY, USA
October 4
October 5
IRILL days - where FOSS developers, researchers, and communities meet Paris, France
October 7
October 9
Utah Open Source Conference Salt Lake City, UT, USA
October 8
October 9
Free Culture Research Conference Berlin, Germany
October 11
October 15
17th Annual Tcl/Tk Conference Chicago/Oakbrook Terrace, IL, USA
October 12
October 13
Linux Foundation End User Summit Jersey City, NJ, USA
October 12 Eclipse Government Day Reston, VA, USA
October 16 FLOSS UK Unconference Autumn 2010 Birmingham, UK
October 16 Central PA Open Source Conference Harrisburg, PA, USA
October 18
October 21
7th Netfilter Workshop Seville, Spain
October 18
October 20
Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference Portland, OR, USA
October 19
October 20
Open Source in Mobile World London, United Kingdom
October 20
October 23
openSUSE Conference 2010 Nuremberg, Germany
October 22
October 24
OLPC Community Summit San Francisco, CA, USA
October 25
October 27
GitTogether '10 Mountain VIew, CA, USA
October 25
October 27
Real Time Linux Workshop Nairobi, Kenya
October 25
October 27
GCC & GNU Toolchain Developers’ Summit Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
October 25
October 29
Ubuntu Developer Summit Orlando, Florida, USA
October 26 GStreamer Conference 2010 Cambridge, UK
October 27 Open Source Health Informatics Conference London, UK
October 27
October 29
Hack.lu 2010 Parc Hotel Alvisse, Luxembourg
October 27
October 28
Embedded Linux Conference Europe 2010 Cambridge, UK
October 27
October 28
Government Open Source Conference 2010 Portland, OR, USA
October 28
October 29
European Conference on Computer Network Defense Berlin, Germany
October 28
October 29
Free Software Open Source Symposium Toronto, Canada
October 30
October 31
Debian MiniConf Paris 2010 Paris, France
November 1
November 2
Linux Kernel Summit Cambridge, MA, USA
November 1
November 5
ApacheCon North America 2010 Atlanta, GA, USA
November 3
November 5
Linux Plumbers Conference Cambridge, MA, USA
November 4 2010 LLVM Developers' Meeting San Jose, CA, USA
November 5
November 7
Free Society Conference and Nordic Summit Gorthenburg, Sweden
November 6
November 7
Technical Dutch Open Source Event Eindhoven, Netherlands
November 6
November 7
OpenOffice.org HackFest 2010 Hamburg, Germany
November 8
November 10
Free Open Source Academia Conference Grenoble, France
November 9
November 12
OpenStack Design Summit San Antonio, TX, USA
November 11 NLUUG Fall conference: Security Ede, Netherlands
November 11
November 13
8th International Firebird Conference 2010 Bremen, Germany
November 12
November 14
FOSSASIA Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam
November 12
November 13
Japan Linux Conference Tokyo, Japan
November 12
November 13
Mini-DebConf in Vietnam 2010 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
November 13
November 14
OpenRheinRuhr Oberhausen, Germany

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Audio and Video programs

Embedded Linux Conference videos available

Michael Opdenacker has announced the availability of videos from this year's Embedded Linux Conference, which was held in San Francisco in April. The slides and Theora video are available for most, if not all, of the talks. Opdenacker and the Free Electrons team do the community a great service by doing the work to record and transcode the videos. "If you are interested in such talks, what about joining the European edition of the conference? It will take place in Cambridge (UK), on October 27-28, and will be colocated with the GStreamer conference (October 26). See http://www.embeddedlinuxconference.com/elc_europe10/ and http://gstreamer.freedesktop.org/conference/ for details."

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