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Webcams in Linux Tutorial

Feb 22, 2008 GMT

Carla Schroder has a new two-part series on Webcams in Linux over on LinuxPlanet. Part 1 is already posted.
EFF Announces 2008 Pioneer Award Winners

Feb 21, 2008 GMT

One of the recipients of the 2008 Pioneer Award is Mitchell Baker and the Mozilla Foundation. Congratulations!
Fabulously FOSDEM, for FREE

Feb 21, 2008 GMT

It'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...
Alternageek's List of WordPress Plugins

Feb 20, 2008 GMT

If 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.
More Than a Name

Feb 20, 2008 GMT

Emma 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...
PodCamp MidWest Highlights

Feb 18, 2008 GMT

Christa, 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."
PostgreSQL Conference East 2008 Gets Its Twitter On

Feb 13, 2008 GMT

One 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.

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