Feb 22, 2008 GMTCarla Schroder has a new two-part series on Webcams in Linux over on LinuxPlanet. Part 1 is already posted.
ROSE Blog: Rikki's Open Source Exchange
Feb 21, 2008 GMTOne of the recipients of the 2008 Pioneer Award is Mitchell Baker and the Mozilla Foundation. Congratulations!
Feb 21, 2008 GMTIt's a party in Belgium and you're invited! If you can't attend The Free and Open Source Software Developers' European Meeting, a.k.a. FOSDEM, then kick back with a cup of coffee and tune in for the Linux Pro Magazine FREE Internet stream. What? FOSDEM '08 live on the Internet When? February 23 - 24 Where? Brussels, Belgium (via the live stream from the comfort of your computer) Linux Pro Magazine is broadcasting the main conference track of FOSDEM '08 live on the Internet. Streaming starts Saturday, February 23, 10:00 AM (CET). FOSDEM '08, the European Developer conference, is a free, non-commercial event organized by volunteers from the community. This annual event in Brussels is...
Feb 20, 2008 GMTIf you use WordPress, check out the list of 17 plugins Linuxchic recommends on the Alternageek site. Her recommendations include plugins to ward off spammers, put tweets into blogs, and a PDA-friendly interface for your blog.
Feb 20, 2008 GMTEmma Jane Hogbin wrote an interesting blog about a recent experience she had in the Ubuntu online chatroom. In short, Emma Jane was uncomfortable with the username "stupidgirl," and subsequently felt dismissed when she shared her thoughts with other members in the Ubuntu staff room. I probably wouldn't have given a second thought to the name "stupidgirl," especially considering it was a name someone chose. I certainly understand where Emma Jane is coming from, though – she will be talking about gender and technology at LugRadioLive this spring, so she's acutely aware of the representation of women in the open source community. I found a few things particularly...
Feb 18, 2008 GMTChrista, a.k.a. Linuxchic, attended PodCamp MidWest in Kansas City last weekend, and she posted highlights from the event at Alternageek.com. Sessions included "Podcasting Like Pro," "Social Networking," "Just Press Record," and "Video Podcasting Info."
Feb 13, 2008 GMTOne of the many cool people I met at SCALE last week is Selena Deckelmann, who is busily organizing the March 29-30 PostgreSQL Conference East. Thanks to Selena, there's now a Twitter page for the conference, too.
Kernel king admits his tone has alienated volunteers, but says the demands of the process require directness.
New flaw in an old encryption scheme leaves the experts scrambling to disable SSL 3
Lennart Poettering wants to change the way Linux developers talk to each other.
Enterprise giant frees itself from ink and home PCs (and visa versa).
Mozilla’s product think tank sinks silently into history.
TODO group will focus on open source tools in large-scale environments.
New tool will look like GParted but support a wider range of storage technologies.
New public key pinning feature will help prevent man-in-the-middle attacks.
Carnegie Mellon researchers say 3 million pages could fall down the phishing hole in the next year.
The US government rolls new best-practice rules for protecting SSH.