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.
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.