Jul 08, 2008 GMTIf you are interested in getting involved with Women 2.0, check out their site to find out more about the Online Community Manager position and volunteer opportunities for Pitch Night 2009.
ROSE Blog: Rikki's Open Source Exchange
Jul 08, 2008 GMTMarcel Gagné sent me a link to a recent article in the Register. The article, "Nut launches death threats at Debian women," quotes project leader Steve McIntyre as saying, "It was some kook in the US who made quite a name for himself harassing women for supposedly destroying the free software movement." I suppose I could write a lot more about this topic, but I don't want to give the "nut" any more attention than necessary, and I'd like to focus on all the positive things happening with women in open source: http://women.debian.org/home/ http://www.linuxchix.org/ http://ubuntu-women.org/ http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Women ...
Jul 02, 2008 GMTElizabeth Bevilacqua posted a call for volunteers to help with the Ubuntu Classroom project. According to her blog, the Classroom Project is intended to provide a place for teams and individuals to host their classes and promote their classes. Volunteers can sign up on the Ubuntu wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Classroom/Volunteer
Jul 02, 2008 GMTThe 5th European Symposium on Gender & ICT is calling for contributions, and the deadline for abstract submissions is September 1, 2008. According to the announcement, "On the 5th European Gender and ICT Symposium we will take a closer look at the complex interdependences between gender and ICT. We will explore ways to increase appreciation of diversity in design and use and to strengthen empowerment and participation by means of ICT." More information is available at: http://www.informatik.uni-bremen.de/frautec/gict2009/page/contributions.html
Jul 02, 2008 GMTPHPWomen is sponsoring an article-writing contest, which is open to everyone (regardless of gender, etc.). Check out their Best Practices forum to read submissions or post an article of your own. PHPWomen will select the two best articles in the end of July, and the winners will receive fabulous prizes: Zend Studio for Eclipse perpetual license, donated by Zend A 1-year subscription to Linux Pro magazine The opportunity to have their article posted on the Linux Pro magazine website And, of course, bragging rights Spread the word, and don't procrastinate – July is going to fly by.
Jul 02, 2008 GMTJono Bacon recently announced that the LugRadio Live UK show will be the final show. In his announcement, Jono said, "I am massively proud of what we have managed to achieve. Over 100 shows, 7 full-time presenters and countless guest presenters, 200+ hours of audio, 100+ guests, 2million+ downloads, 1000+ forums members, 40000+ forums posts, 5 live events in two countries, 5000+ emails to the show and an incredible community." Jono explained that the LugRadio team wanted to end the show on a high note. He wrote, "In a nutshell, we have decided that LugRadio has had a good run for the last four years and five seasons, and a show such as ours has always faced the risk of...
Jun 20, 2008 GMTI'll be on vacation the week of June 23, but feel free to send me an email and let me know what I missed while basking on a beach.
New release comes with better semantic search and improvements to Kontact.
Annual code quality report shows FOSS is more secure at all project size levels.
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.