May 19, 2008 GMTThe Linux Plumbers Conference is September 17-19 in Portland, Oregon. According to the conference page: "The Linux Plumbers Conference was created to provide a forum for communication and problem- solving for issues which are system-wide and cross project boundaries. This community event includes both invited guests as well as open registration, gathering 300 stakeholders, decision makers and developers." Jen Redman, organizing committee member, would like to see a nice turnout of women. Jen says, "We've put together a great student program for Tuesday, September 16, 2008 that will cover basic Linux 'plumbing' development, how to become involved in the development...
ROSE Blog: Rikki's Open Source Exchange
May 13, 2008 GMTMany moons ago, before I started grad school, I embroidered almost every day. I look forward to embroidering again, starting right after my graduation party this weekend. So it's fitting that frequent Linux Magazine contributor Dmitri Popov sent me this fabulous link today to Open Source Embroidery. According to the site: "The same arguments about Open Source vs Free Software can be applied to embriodery. The needlework crafts also have to negotiate the principles of 'freedom' to create, modify and distribute, within the cultural and economic constraints of capitalism. The Open Source Embroidery project simply...
May 09, 2008 GMTFinalists were announced for the Women 2.0 Business Competition and the top 5 teams will be pitching live tomorrow. It's not too late to register for tomorrow's conference: Women 2.0 & Stanford Women in Business Conference on Entrepreneurship Saturday, May 10 10:00am - 4:30pm in Stanford, California
May 09, 2008 GMTIf you're curious about who's involved with Google's Summer of Code 2008, then check out Leslie Hawthorn's Top 10 statistics on her blog. This week you can see graphs of which schools the Summer of Coders are attending, and last week she posted the top 10 countries represented.
May 06, 2008 GMTMaria Odea "Deng" Ching was recently appointed vice president and project management committee chairperson of the Apache Archiva Project. "Apache Archiva is an extensible repository management software that helps taking care of your own personal or enterprise-wide build artifact repository."
May 06, 2008 GMTThe AussieChix site posted a call for papers for the December 2008 Open Source Developers Conference in Sydney. Proposals are due by June 30.
May 06, 2008 GMTWhat is MATRICULES? According to the press release, it's one of the world's largest online archives of women's digital art, and you can check it out in person when it launches Tuesday, May 13, 5:30-7:30 PM at Hexagram Concordia, 1515 Ste-Catherine West, in Montreal. The StudioXX.org site says that Studio XX is "committed to establishing women's access to technology by providing training and instruction with a strong focus on free and open source software. By facilitating the creation and promotion of digital art, the Studio works to ensure that women are a defining presence in cyberspace."
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.