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Google Holds Honeycomb Tight (Business Week)

Business Week reports that Google will be holding back the source to the Android "Honeycomb" release until it's "ready." "Google says it will delay the distribution of its newest Android source code, dubbed Honeycomb, at least for the foreseeable future. The search giant says the software, which is tailored specifically for tablet computers that compete against Apple's iPad, is not yet ready to be altered by outside programmers and customized for other devices, such as phones."

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How Amazon could loosen Google's iron grip on Android (ars technica)

Ryan Paul speculates on the ramifications of the new Amazon Appstore for Android. "The Amazon Appstore for Android launched last week. Although the online retail giant's new software storefront still has some rough edges, it could eventually have significant ramifications for the entire Android ecosystem. If Amazon's Appstore proves to be a viable alternative to Google's own Android Market, it could weaken the search giant's control over the Android platform and shift the balance of power in a direction that favors hardware makers-opening the door for forks and deeper differentiation. This could prove to be especially significant right now, because Google's decision to withhold the Android 3.0 source code for the foreseeable future has created a need for Android hardware vendors to pursue more autonomy and insulate themselves from Google's increasingly dictatorial control over the operating system."

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New Books

Learn You a Haskell for Great Good!--New from No Starch Press

No Starch Press has released "Learn You a Haskell for Great Good!", by Miran Lipovaca.

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Two New Arduino Books from O'Reilly Media

O'Reilly Media has released "Arduino Cookbook" by Michael Margolis and "Arduino Bots and Gadgets" by Tero Karvinen and Kimmo Karvinen.

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Education and Certification

LPI Hosts Exam Labs at Flourish and Southeast LinuxFest

The Linux Professional Institute (LPI) has announced promotional exam labs for their Linux Professional Institute Certification (LPIC) at the Flourish Conference, April 1-3 in Chicago, Illinois, and the Southeast LinuxFest, June 10-12 in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

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Calls for Presentations

Linux Plumbers Conference Call For Working Sessions Submissions

The Planning Committee for the Linux Plumbers Conference (LPC) has announced that submissions to the "micro-conferences" portion of the conference is now open. You may also propose additional micro-conferences by selecting the "Microconference Proposals" track in the proposals form, but please also see the "responsibilities of a working session leader". The topics that will actually have working sessions scheduled at the LPC will depend on the submissions to the Microconference and on the ability of its respective community to organize a successful working session.

As noted earlier, the call for presentations (not associated with a micro-conference) is open through April 30.

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Call for Papers: Conference on Domain-Specific Languages (DSL 2011)

The Conference on Domain-Specific Languages will be held September 6-8, 2011, in Bordeaux, France. "Papers will be judged on the depth of their insight and the extent to which they translate specific experience into general lessons for software engineers and DSL designers and implementers. Where appropriate, papers should refer to actual languages, tools, and techniques, provide pointers to full definitions, proofs, and implementations, and include empirical results." Abstracts are due April 18.

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Upcoming Events

Camp KDE updates

Camp KDE 2011 will be held April 4-5, 2011 in San Francisco, CA. "The finalized speaker schedule has been released at http://camp.kde.org. This year's event features keynotes from Jim Zemlin, Executive Director of The Linux Foundation, and Carol Smith, the program administrator for Google Summer of Code."

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Events: April 7, 2011 to June 6, 2011

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

Date(s)EventLocation
April 6
April 8
5th Annual Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit San Francisco, CA, USA
April 8
April 9
Hack'n Rio Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
April 9 Linuxwochen Österreich - Graz Graz, Austria
April 9 Festival Latinoamericano de Instalación de Software Libre
April 11
April 14
O'Reilly MySQL Conference & Expo Santa Clara, CA, USA
April 11
April 13
2011 Embedded Linux Conference San Francisco, CA, USA
April 13
April 14
2011 Android Builders Summit San Francisco, CA, USA
April 16 Open Source Conference Kansai/Kobe 2011 Kobe, Japan
April 25
April 26
WebKit Contributors Meeting Cupertino, USA
April 26
April 29
OpenStack Conference and Design Summit Santa Clara, CA, USA
April 28
April 29
Puppet Camp EU 2011: Amsterdam Amsterdam, Netherlands
April 29 Ottawa IPv6 Summit 2011 Ottawa, Canada
April 29
April 30
Professional IT Community Conference 2011 New Brunswick, NJ, USA
April 30
May 1
LinuxFest Northwest Bellingham, Washington, USA
May 3
May 6
Red Hat Summit and JBoss World 2011 Boston, MA, USA
May 4
May 5
ASoC and Embedded ALSA Conference Edinburgh, United Kingdom
May 5
May 7
Linuxwochen Österreich - Wien Wien, Austria
May 6
May 8
Linux Audio Conference 2011 Maynooth, Ireland
May 9
May 11
SambaXP Göttingen, Germany
May 9
May 10
OpenCms Days 2011 Conference and Expo Cologne, Germany
May 9
May 13
Linaro Development Summit Budapest, Hungary
May 9
May 13
Ubuntu Developer Summit Budapest, Hungary
May 10
May 13
Libre Graphics Meeting Montreal, Canada
May 10
May 12
Solutions Linux Open Source 2011 Paris, France
May 11
May 14
LinuxTag - International conference on Free Software and Open Source Berlin, Germany
May 12 NLUUG Spring Conference 2011 ReeHorst, Ede, Netherlands
May 12
May 15
Pingwinaria 2011 - Polish Linux User Group Conference Spala, Poland
May 12
May 14
Linuxwochen Österreich - Linz Linz, Austria
May 16
May 19
PGCon - PostgreSQL Conference for Users and Developers Ottawa, Canada
May 16
May 19
RailsConf 2011 Baltimore, MD, USA
May 20
May 21
Linuxwochen Österreich - Eisenstadt Eisenstadt, Austria
May 21 UKUUG OpenTech 2011 London, United Kingdom
May 23
May 25
MeeGo Conference San Francisco 2011 San Francisco, USA
June 1
June 3
Workshop Python for High Performance and Scientific Computing Tsukuba, Japan
June 1 Informal meeting at IRILL on weaknesses of scripting languages Paris, France
June 1
June 3
LinuxCon Japan 2011 Yokohama, Japan
June 3
June 5
Open Help Conference Cincinnati, OH, USA

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Audio and Video programs

CeBIT Open Source Forum 2011 videos

Videos from the CeBIT Open Source Forum are available at LinuxProMagazine.

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