Jornadas Regionales de Software Libre: Open Source conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina (20/8/2008 - 22/8/2008)
Paw Prints: Writings of the maddog
I am currently sitting in the main auditorium of the Jornadas Regionales de Software Libre (which I continuously abbreviate to "JRSL" in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Produced by a group of volunteers from various LUGs around Argentina, I was invited to participate by my very good friend, Daniel Coletti of CaFeLug. This conference will be going on during the days of August 20th to 22nd, 2008.
While DebConf and Debian Day were focused on the Debian distribution as well as Free Software, JRSL as a three-day event is about the breath and width of Free Software. CentOS, for example, is next on the list of talks that will be given.
The event is being held at a University, to keep down costs, with the side effect that no money can be paid, or even donated, for anything. Therefore not only are the talks gratis, but the CD-ROMs, banners and other things at the stands in the lobby are also gratis, and all this cost (and there are always costs) are borne by the sponsor companies.
Most of the talks are in Spanish, but the organizers have arranged for simultaneous translations (yet more costs) for the non-Spanish talks.
Finally, my old friend Rik Van Riel, from Red Hat, will be giving the final talk of JRSL on Friday. Rik was born in the Netherlands, worked for Connectiva in Brazil (where I met him) and is now living about ten miles from my house in New Hampshire....but we never seem to see each other except when we are at conferences. So almost half-way around the world Rik and I will be able to meet and share a good Argentinian beef dinner.....a truly small world.
maddogcomments powered by Disqus
But you can still be a non-voting “individual supporter” if you pay the money
Several current systems could fall victim to the attack
Latest Linux engine comes with better graphics and support for Intel's new power-saving chips.
Hackers send a message of beauty and liberation to server logs
Citrix gets excited about new Pi-Powered XenDesktop client system
Linux on Azure cert heralds a new era for Redmond.
Proposals for presentations at the CeBIT Open Source Forum will be accepted through 24 January 2016.
Adobe looks for a new start; renames its embattled Flash tool.
The Pi's popular Raspbian OS pursues secrecy without entropy.
VMware bids for a stake in the container industry with a bold effort to integrate containers with its classic virtualization system.