Jul 14, 2008 GMT
ROSE Blog: Rikki's Open Source Exchange
Jul 11, 2008 GMT
Don't forget: PHPWomen are sponsoring an article-writing contest. The winners will receive a free 1-year subscription to Linux Pro magazine and the option to have their articles posted on our site, too.
Check out the Linux Pro February 2008 PHP issue for these PHP articles:
PHP Scripting, by David Sklar
Tools and techniques for PHP with Linux
Jul 10, 2008 GMT
The NCWIT.org site provides a Talking Points page as a resource for parents and educators to help encourage girls to consider careers in IT. The page is a great starting point and touches on topics such as what kinds of jobs are available, how to get started, job security and salaries, and how to prepare for a career in IT. However, the link to read more about women in IT provides a rather short list of 22 women and brief... more »
Jul 10, 2008 GMT
LinuxChix-India, started in 2005 by Archana Raghupathy, got a nice write-up in The Economic Times. The article includes a quote by Vidya Ayer, which illustrates a cultural reason that it's harder for women in India to get involved with computing. Ayer says, "It's the lack of infrastructure, while the lack of computer access also plays some role. Most men who don't own computers would use a friend's machine; women in India would not have the freedom to stay late at a friend's place to hack away."
Jul 09, 2008 GMT
On July 1, Barbara Liskov was named an Institute Professor – the highest faculty rank – at MIT. In 1972, Liskov became the first woman hired as a professor of computer science at MIT. She's also actively worked on improving the hiring process so that more women will be considered for faculty roles, and as an associate head of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, she oversaw the hiring of five female faculty members.
According to the article in... more »
Jul 08, 2008 GMT
Our Linux Pro Magazine: Ubuntu 8.04 Special Edition is available on newsstands now. If you know someone who wants to get started with Ubuntu, point them to the nearest Borders or Barnes & Noble so they can pick up a copy. The special edition includes a 10GB double-sided DVD with 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Ubuntu.
Jul 08, 2008 GMT
Stormy Peters announced on her OpenLogic blog that she accepted the Executive Director position with the GNOME Foundation. Stormy has a long history with the GNOME community and was one of the founding members of the GNOME Foundation Advisory Board in 2000. On her blog, Stormy says, "I found the GNOME community extremely welcoming and passionate about their project. They got me hooked on open source and I've been spreading the word ever since." Stormy is continuing with OpenLogic in an advisory role.
Richard Stallman calls for the W3C to remain independent of vendor interests.
The new release supports nine architectures, 73 human languages, and zero non-Free components.
Fedora developers release the first alpha version of Fedora 19, known as Schrödinger’s Cat, for general testing. The final release is expected in July 2013.
ack is a grep-like, command-line tool that has been optimized for programmers to search large trees of source code.
New features in SUSE Studio 1.3 include enhanced cloud integration, VM platform support, and lifecycle management.
The Linux Foundation recently announced that the Xen Project is becoming a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project.
Open source version of LiveCode is now available for developing apps, games, and utilities for all major platforms.
OpenDaylight is an open source software-defined networking project committed to furthering adoption of SDN and accelerating innovation in a vendor-neutral and open environment.
The new Gnome release includes privacy and sharing settings, allowing more user control over access to personal information.
Mozilla is collaborating with Samsung on a new web browser engine called Servo.