A report from FOSDEM 2008
FOSDEM, Next Generation
Now into its eighth year, the FOSDEM developer conference in Brussels, Belgium, demonstrates that it is very much alive and kicking, and even celebrating records.
When Philip Paeps and Pascal Bleser from the FOSDEM team officially opened the 2008 conference , they happily announced that records had been broken: 228 talks by 268 speakers were scheduled for the February event. Approximately 4,500 visitors packed the corridors and lecture theaters at the Free University of Brussels.
To get things moving, the conference's founder, Raphael Bauduin, and the new team led the traditional FOSDEM dance and thus handed over the event to the next generation.
Linux in Hollywood
The first talk focused on Linux in Hollywood, and it started with an animated sequence from the movie Bee Movie, which was produced on Linux.
Vendor D-Wave scores big with a sale to NASA's Quantum Intelligence Lab.
Many package updates and Steam integration highlight the latest from the Mandriva-based community Linux.
Richard Stallman calls for the W3C to remain independent of vendor interests.
The new release supports nine architectures, 73 human languages, and zero non-Free components.
Fedora developers release the first alpha version of Fedora 19, known as Schrödinger’s Cat, for general testing. The final release is expected in July 2013.
ack is a grep-like, command-line tool that has been optimized for programmers to search large trees of source code.
New features in SUSE Studio 1.3 include enhanced cloud integration, VM platform support, and lifecycle management.
The Linux Foundation recently announced that the Xen Project is becoming a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project.
Open source version of LiveCode is now available for developing apps, games, and utilities for all major platforms.
OpenDaylight is an open source software-defined networking project committed to furthering adoption of SDN and accelerating innovation in a vendor-neutral and open environment.