Brief itemsOver 700 new software packages – including popular packages such as KVM, Git, OpenJDK, and WebKit – will now receive coverage. In addition, coverage for over 1,000 existing software packages has been updated." announced that Fluendo, Lineo Solutions, Mocana and NVIDIA have joined as members. "'NVIDIA is strongly committed to enabling world-class experiences and innovation with our GPU and mobile products. Membership in The Linux Foundation will accelerate our collaboration with the organizations and individuals instrumental in shaping the future of Linux, enabling a great experience for users and developers of Linux,' said Scott Pritchett, VP of Linux Platform Software at NVIDIA."
Articles of interestinterview with Raspberry Pi co-founder Eben Upton. In it he talks about the design of the low-cost ARMv6-based board, the non-profit status of the company, and its competition. "It’s not entirely clear to me why the Beagleboard is so expensive. Somebody in that Beagleboard value chain has got to be making a pile of money – I mean, $175 for a Pandaboard or $100 for a Beagleboard? Somebody’s got to be amassing a pile of cash there, because that’s a $10 chip in that device. I don’t know why they’re so expensive. Raspberry Pi, in terms of multimedia, outperforms any other dev board in existence – which is nice. [...] In terms of general purpose computing, it’s got this 700MHz ARM11, and our benchmark shows it’s about 20 per cent slower than a Beagleboard for general purpose computing. But, you know, it’s a quarter of the price – somewhere between a sixth and a quarter of the price – so yeah, I expect that our first customers are going to be Beagleboard-type customers."
Education and CertificationTargeted at new technology users, the "Linux Essentials" program is set to be adopted by schools, educational authorities, training centers and others commencing June 2012."
Calls for PresentationsWe're looking for proposals on every aspect of Python: programming from novice to advanced levels, applications and frameworks, or how you have been involved in introducing Python into your organisation."
|CeBIT 2012||Hannover, Germany|
|PyCon 2012||Santa Clara, CA, USA|
|Open Source Days 2012||Copenhagen, Denmark|
|Debian BSP in Perth||Perth, Australia|
|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|
|Palmetto Open Source Software Conference 2012||Columbia, South Carolina, USA|
|March 28||PGDay Austin 2012||Austin, TX, 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|
|Linux Audio Conference 2012||Stanford, CA, USA|
|SuperCollider Symposium||London, UK|
|European LLVM Conference||London, UK|
|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|
|Libre Graphics Meeting 2012||Vienna, Austria|
|Utah Open Source Conference||Orem, Utah, USA|
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