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Rikki Endsley
Linux Networking Cookbook

Jan 29, 2008 GMT

Our March issue hits newsstands in February, but you can read our review of Carla Schroder's Linux Networking Cookbook online (pdf). Carla didn't cover VLANs in the book, but she's running a three-part series called VLANs on Linux on her O'Reilly blog. The first two parts are already posted and part 3 runs next week.
Free as in Speech: The First Amendment, Anonymity, and the Internet

Jan 28, 2008 GMT

Groklaw's Pamela Jones is all too familiar with the concept of free speech and anonymity online. Jones enjoyed a brief period of anonymity when she started Groklaw, writing as “PJ” on the site, but soon her identity became a topic of speculation and controversy within the open source community. In this article, Jones answers questions about anonymity, free speech, and the Internet. “Originally, I wanted to [write anonymously] because I'm a private person, and I suppose because I was writing about tech stuff and women have a hard time, being badly treated sometimes or not taken seriously if they are writing in that area,” Jones says. “I wasn't thinking about danger at all or...
PHPWomen: donate to a good cause, and they'll throw in an elePHPant

Jan 25, 2008 GMT

PHPWomen added a new "Donate" button to their site. The first 10 folks to donate $50 or more get a PHP elePHPant.
Linux image editing, in plain English

Jan 25, 2008 GMT

I stumbled across Carla Schroder's review of image editing tools, Fie on Photoshop: Image Editing in Linux. Carla's first installment explains how Photoshop tackles the complexity of color (CMYK, RGB, and Pantone) for commercial printing, but she says it may be more than you actually need. Now that I think about it, I suspect I use only 5% of Photoshop's power both at work and home. Her next installment looks at the Krita image creation and editing program.
SCALE 6x Women in Open Source Conference

Jan 24, 2008 GMT

I'm looking forward to the Women in Open Source Conference at SCALE next month. We'll also have a Linux Pro Magazine booth at the expo (Feb. 9-10), so stop by to say "hi" and pick up a free sample copy. In other happy SCALE news, our readers can use the code LPRO to get a 35% discount on registration.Sign up is here:
Greetings and welcome to our Women in Open Source blog!

Jan 23, 2008 GMT

The idea for this blog actually started quite a few months ago when our publisher, editor in chief, and I were discussing new projects during a dinner meeting. At the time, I'd noticed an increase in online discussions about women in open source, and I'd been thinking about ways to participate that would also fit well with my role as Managing Editor of Linux Pro Magazine and Linux Magazine International. We agreed that a blog highlighting women in open source – the people, projects, organizations, events, articles, issues, and news – seemed like a great fit. During my 11 years in IT publishing, I've been fortunate to work closely with a nice mix of women and men and have been lucky...
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