Non-Commercial announcementsannounced that Mozilla contributors will receive an autographed T-shirt until the end of April. "The new Mozilla gear is now shipping, and to celebrate the availability of cool new T-shirts, polo shirts and stuffed firefoxes, we are sending autographed Mozilla or Firefox T-shirts to anyone who makes a contribution of $50 from the Mozilla store by the end of this month (Friday, April 30)." a press release stating that it has filed a request with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to have one of Microsoft's patents on the FAT filesystem revoked. "Last fall, Microsoft began to demand royalty bearing licenses for the entire portfolio of patents around the FAT File System. However, the fact that Microsoft has not offered licenses for use in Free and Open Source Software has led some to speculate that Microsoft intends to use its patents to fight the competitive threat posed by Free Software." wxWidgets GUI library project has come up with an interesting way to spur development of needed features, the wxWidgets Bounties program. "Need a particular feature or bug fix? Set a price here, giving a short description, your name and email address. Hopefully, one or more people will contact you and you can arrange the terms of this development work."
Commercial announcementsThe HP URS was built by researchers at HP Labs in Palo Alto using a 1,000-processor compute farm built on industry-standard systems, including HP ProLiant DL360 servers running Linux and HP ProCurve network switches. It is linked via a secure, high-speed network to DreamWorks Animation studios to provide an extension of DreamWorks' internal data center. This gives the studio a pooled set of resources that can be tapped as needed without having to make a major capital investment." announced the availability of a new version of its Quest Toad database tool. The new version will support the MySQL database. press release claiming that Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 is the first OS certified by the Free Standards Group to conform with the Linux Standard Base (LSB) Internationalized Runtime Environment.
Resourcesan announcement for a new GNOME Installation Guide for GNOME 2.6. "The GNOME Installation Guide was written to help unfamiliar users install a stable GNOME system that includes more than the default applications. It teaches readers how to compile GNOME on their own instead of installing precompiled packages. It also covers installation of extra GNOME programs, both those hosted by the GNOME project and those which are not." LinuxMusician.com site. New Additions page of Linux audio applications. During the last weeks we've prepared a completely new official slideset for OpenPKG which now replaces the old one."
Upcoming EventsGridToday'04 (Gt'04), the premiere enterprise Grid computing conference, has developed multiple panels focused on the most critical and timely information in Grid technology deployment. Each panel will be presented as a plenary session in Philadelphia this May 24-26, allowing Gt'04 attendees to participate in all sessions." list of speakers for this year's Ottawa Linux Symposium (July 21 to 24) has been posted. If anything, it looks like an even more solid technical program than usual. This year's keynote will be given by Andrew Morton. links to the schedules for the YAPC::NA 2004 conference. The event will take place in Buffalo, NY on June 16-18, 2004.
|April 22 - 23, 2004||2004 Desktop Linux Summit||(Del Mar Fairgrounds)San Diego, California|
|April 26 - 27, 2004||Digital Media Project Traditional Rights and Usages Workshop||Los Angeles, CA|
|April 29 - May 2, 2004||2nd Linux Audio Developers Conference||(Institute for Music and Acoustics)Karlsruhe, Germany|
|May 3 - 5, 2004||International PHP Conference 2004 Spring Edition||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|May 6 - 8, 2004||TheServerSide Java Symposium||(The Venetian)Las Vegas, NV|
|May 6 - 8, 2004||Web.It 2004||Padova, Italy|
|May 11 - 12, 2004||LinuxWorld Conference & Expo||(Hotel Istana)Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
|May 16 - 18, 2004||European Firebird Conference 2004||Fulda, Germany|
|May 17 - 20, 2004||Fifth LCI International Conference on Linux Clusters||(University of Texas)Austin, TX|
|May 17 - 19, 2004||Enterprise Software Summit||(The Palace Hotel)San Francisco, CA|
|May 17 - 20, 2004||Black Hat Briefings Europe 2004||(Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky)Amsterdam, the Netherlands|
|May 17 - 21, 2004||Apache Boot Camp||Atlanta, GA|
|May 20 - 22, 2004||Austrian Perl Workshop||Vienna, Austria|
|May 24 - 26, 2004||GridToday 2004||(Philadelphia Convention Center)Philadelphia, PA|
|May 25 - 26, 2004||LinuxWorld Conference & Expo||(Suntec)Singapore|
|May 26 - June 6, 2004||DebConf4||Porto Alegre, Brazil|
|May 26 - 29, 2004||2nd International Symposium on Computer Music Modeling and Retrieval||Esbjerg, Denmark|
|June 2 - 4, 2004||2004 GCC and GNU Toolchain Developer's Summit||(Ottawa Congress Centre)Ottawa, Canada|
|June 3 - 4, 2004||Web.It 2004||Milano, Italy|
|June 6 - 7, 2004||French Perl Workshop||Paris, France|
|June 7 - 9, 2004||EuroPython||(Chalmers University of Technology)Göteborg, Sweden|
|June 13, 2004||1st European Lisp and Scheme Workshop||Oslo, Norway|
|June 14 - 18, 2004||18th European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming(ECOOP-2004)||(The University of Oslo)Oslo, Norway|
|June 16 - 18, 2004||Yet Another Perl Conference(YAPC::NA::2004)||(University at Buffalo)Buffalo, NY|
|June 16 - 18, 2004||YAPC::NA 2004||(University at Buffalo)Buffalo, NY|
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