Brief itemsFor 2012, the objective of the partnership between Fluendo and Collabora is to ease GStreamer adoption by providing a full-featured, well tested and high quality multimedia sub-system for desktop, server and embedded systems." LibreOffice for Windows from SUSE is available in Intel AppUp(TM) Center as a special, five-language version featuring English, German, French, Spanish and Italian. As a validated Intel AppUp Center app, LibreOffice for Windows from SUSE features a new, smooth, silent installation flow and improved uninstallation cleanup." The "Decentralized SSL Observatory" is an optional feature that detects encryption weaknesses and notifies users when they are visiting a website with a security vulnerability – flagging potential risk for sites that are vulnerable to eavesdropping or "man in the middle" attacks." The lack of software freedom on smartphones and tablets is becoming increasingly problematic. Many apps spy on their users without their knowledge (Carrier IQ) and transmit personal data such as address books on the iPhone. Other devices are completely locked down, prevent users from uninstalling certain apps, or just do not receive updates. "Free Your Android!" promotes versions of Android optimised for user control, and an alternative market that only provides free-as-in- freedom apps. It also invites people to contribute to various initiatives and to identify essential apps that still have no free alternatives." a press release describing its announcements at Mobile World Congress. "In a joint press conference, Telefónica revealed their intention to work with us to deliver the very first open Web devices in 2012. These devices, architected entirely on the Web and built based on an HTML5 stack with powerful Web APIs, will mean significant advances in speed and cost reduction for mobile devices in the future. Attendees at the press conference were able to see a sneak preview of what is possible with HTML5 open Web technologies powering entire mobile device functions and experiences." There is also a teaser of sorts at openwebdevice.com.
Articles of interesthistory of touchscreen interfaces and phones to show that Apple (and Android) built on the shoulders of giants. In particular, prior art is shown for many of the "innovations" claimed by Apple, like slide-to-unlock and the pinch gesture. "By February 2006, [Jeff] Han brought a number of these ideas together to create a suite of multitouch applications that he presented in a now-famous TED talk. He showed off a photo-viewing application that used the "pinch" gesture to re-size and rotate photographs; it included an on-screen keyboard for labeling photos. He also demonstrated an interactive map that allowed the user to pan, rotate, and zoom with dragging and pinching gestures similar to those used on modern smartphones." look at Transparency Life Sciences, which is trying to apply the open source development model to drug development. "[Tomasz] Sablinski hopes the population of registered users will balloon in the coming weeks, when Transparency begins reaching out to patient advocacy groups in the disease areas it’s working in: multiple sclerosis, peripheral vascular disease, and inflammatory bowel disease. 'What we’re trying to do is channel this tremendous Web energy into helping us create experiments that will answer the right questions,' Sablinski says."
Calls for Presentationsare open. The CFP deadline is March 8. For the 2012 edition, GUADEC comes to A Coruña in Spain, a city that has already seen several successful GNOME-related hackfests in the past three years. The conference will be held from July 26th to 29th at the Faculty of Computer Science of the University of A Coruña, with additional extra days afterwards for hackfests and meetings." Linux Plumbers Conference will take place August 29-31, in San Diego, California. The call for microconferences is open. "These microconferences are working sessions that are roughly a half day in length, each focused on a specific aspect of the “plumbing” in the Linux system."
|ConFoo Web Techno Conference 2012||Montreal, Canada|
|BSP2012 - Moenchengladbach||Mönchengladbach, Germany|
|Debian BSP in Cambridge||Cambridge, UK|
|14. German Perl Workshop||Erlangen, Germany|
|CeBIT 2012||Hannover, Germany|
|PyCon 2012||Santa Clara, CA, USA|
|Debian BSP in Perth||Perth, Australia|
|Open Source Days 2012||Copenhagen, Denmark|
|Clojure/West||San Jose, CA, USA|
|Chemnitz Linux Days||Chemnitz, Germany|
|Cascadia IT Conference (LOPSA regional conference)||Seattle, WA, USA|
|LibrePlanet 2012||Boston, MA, USA|
|Wireless Battle of the Mesh (V5)||Athens, Greece|
|EclipseCon 2012||Washington D.C., USA|
|March 28||PGDay Austin 2012||Austin, TX, USA|
|Palmetto Open Source Software Conference 2012||Columbia, South Carolina, USA|
|March 29||Program your own open source system-on-a-chip (OpenRISC)||London, UK|
|March 30||PGDay DC 2012||Sterling, VA, USA|
|April 2||PGDay NYC 2012||New York, NY, USA|
|LF Collaboration Summit||San Francisco, CA, USA|
|Android Open||San Francisco, CA, USA|
|Percona Live: MySQL Conference and Expo 2012||Santa Clara, CA, United States|
|European LLVM Conference||London, UK|
|SuperCollider Symposium||London, UK|
|Linux Audio Conference 2012||Stanford, CA, USA|
|April 13||Drizzle Day||Santa Clara, CA, USA|
|OpenStack "Folsom" Design Summit||San Francisco, CA, USA|
|Workshop on Real-time, Embedded and Enterprise-Scale Time-Critical Systems||Paris, France|
|OpenStack Conference||San Francisco, CA, USA|
|April 21||international Openmobility conference 2012||Prague, Czech Republic|
|Luster User Group||Austin, Tx, USA|
|Evergreen International Conference 2012||Indianapolis, Indiana|
|Penguicon||Dearborn, MI, USA|
|April 28||Linuxdays Graz 2012||Graz, Austria|
|LinuxFest Northwest 2012||Bellingham, WA, USA|
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