Jul 24, 2008 GMTOn Tuesday night, Drupal's Angela Byron won Best Contributor at the Google-O'Reilly Open Source Awards. Allison Randal presented the award and Angela hopped on stage to accept the award and thank her colleagues and the Drupal community. Congratulations goes out to Angela for winning this well-deserved award!
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Jul 22, 2008 GMTIf you make it to OSCON this week, be sure to swing by our booth to say "Hi!" and pick up a copy of Linux Pro. See you there!
Jul 22, 2008 GMTWITI announced this year's inductees for its Hall of Fame: Deborah Estrin, Director, Center for Embedded Networked Sensing, Professor, UCLA Susan P. Fisher-Hoch, M.D., Professor of Epidemiology, The University of Texas School of Public Health Mary Lou Jepsen (formerly co-founder and CTO of One Laptop Per Child), CEO, Pixel Qi Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University Jian (Jane) Xu, Ph.D., Distinguished Engineer, CTO, China Systems and Technology Labs, IBM
Jul 21, 2008 GMTCongratulations to Dorcas Muthoni, one of the winners of this year's Anita Borg Change Agent awards, which will fund her trip to the October Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference. According to a post on the Women in Science blog, Dorcas is a busy, busy woman. She is the founder and director of Openworld, which offers open source consulting, training, products, and support; co-founder of the African chapter of LinuxChix; and she encourages girls and women to get involved in computer sciences.
Jul 21, 2008 GMTWhen I started this women in open source-focused blog, I never imagined I'd have a reason to mention Kathie Lee Gifford. But I saw the opportunity, and I'm taking the leap. I start each morning with Matt and Meredith on The TODAY Show, but I'm at the office by the time Kathie Lee and Hoda take over, so I missed the "Nerd Girls" topic last week. Actually, I've been thinking about this topic a lot – it seems that there have been a series of articles about attractive, intelligent women lately, which I find rather irritating. I don't want to hear criticisms about what people wear in their non-fashion-industry careers, or that you can be "sexy" and intelligent (as if...
Jul 21, 2008 GMTAlthough I wanted to go to BlogHer this year – and last year, for that matter – it just didn't work out and I'm a little bit jealous when I hear about everything I'm missing. For example, I missed out on Angie Byron and Marianne Masculino's talk about how to get involved with WordPress and Drupal. The good news is that Angie posted her slides at: http://www.webchick.net/node/33. Also, you can read a live blogging version of their talk at: http://www.sparkplugging.com/marketing/blogher-2008-open-source/
Jul 16, 2008 GMTOver at the .51 site, Ubergeeke is calling for forum moderators and sponsors. She plans to have her forums up and running by September 1, so if you're interested in helping out, let her know.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced an even smaller version of the tiny computer that will fit into a DIMM slot.
A new class of problems lets a malicious app pre-configure an invisible privilege update.
New Hack language adds static typing and other conveniences.
New crypto policy system will offer easier configuration and more uniform security.
Ubuntu founder denounces insecurity in proprietary, close-source software blobs.
Vulnerability affects many Linux web servers
The Bavarian capital shuns Microsoft, Google, and other alternatives to implement an open source groupware solution.
Phone vendor partnerships bring Mark Shuttleworth's dream of Ubuntu on a phone a step closer to reality.
Donors will get to vote on new features for the free video editor.
Debian project puts init out to pasture and says no to Ubuntu's Upstart.