Aug 16, 2010 GMTOur news editor, Trevan McGee, posted his interview with Dawn Foster at LinuxCon. Check it out! (Then download MeeGo, install, test and submit your bug reports!)
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Aug 16, 2010 GMTMeeGo Community Manager Dawn Foster helps you catch up with the MeeGo project in her post on the Linux Foundation site: MeeGo: Where Are We Now? Her article provides background and explains what challenges have been overcome since the project was announced in February. Dawn also explains ways you can help contribute to the project with bug patches, documentation, application development, and more.
Aug 16, 2010 GMTWhen I grow up, I want to take notes as well as Máirín Duffy does. Check out her great writeup of the talks she attended at last week's LinuxCon event in Boston: http://mairin.wordpress.com/2010/08/16/mini-education-summit-linuxcon-boston-2010/
Aug 11, 2010 GMTI just stopped by the Intel booth at LinuxCon and got my first hands-on look at the MeeGo platform. While I was there, I also spoke with Intel's Amy Leeland and MeeGo Community Manager Dawn Foster. Amy told me that the call for proposals is open until August 23rd. According to the conference site, event organizers are looking for topics in the area of hardware support; platform development; app development; and MeeGo project, process, and progress. The site also says, "But we also welcome submissions on any other MeeGo related topics. Be creative, the program committee will look at each and every one to create a vibrant and...
Aug 06, 2010 GMTLisa Hoover wrote a cool piece over on OStatic about an open source project that's working toward bringing back the Holga camera. She writes, "Industrial designer and photographer Saikat Biswas plans to improve on the original Holga by upgrading it to a digital device while still retaining its original charm. His open source project, Holga D, aims to crowdsource the development of a second-generation Holga that uses today's digital technology to pick up where the old design left off."
Jul 28, 2010 GMTThis year's Community Leadership Summit seemed to have a lower turn-out and energy level, but that doesn't mean it wasn't a great event. I'm sure other attendees will tell you that they got a lot out of the unconference sessions at CLS, and last year I said the same thing. This year, however, I focused more on the hallway track because CLS is a nice calm before the storm of OSCON. I got to see some familiar faces, such as Google's Cat Allman and Ellen Ko, Prentice Hall's Debra Williams Cauley, and Open Source Bridge's Selena Deckelmann, and I'm fortunate to have made some new friends, such as Jennifer Redman, Sherri Montgomery, and Christie Koehler. At OSCON I saw more familiar faces,...
Jul 13, 2010 GMTLast week I read an article that suggested women are less likely to mentor other women in business. The article made me think about mentoring in Linux and open source. I emailed a few of my friends in open source, both male and female, and asked them: Which mentors/mentorships/programs/events in FLOSS have inspired you? Which ones do you think are great success stories (help inspire/encourage women)? (You can read more about their responses in our September issue of Linux Pro [#118], which goes to the printer today.)In short, I found that organized mentoring in our field is lacking. There are many smaller groups that help people network, such as LinuxChix and Systers.org, but few efforts...
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced an even smaller version of the tiny computer that will fit into a DIMM slot.
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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.
Donors will get to vote on new features for the free video editor.
Debian project puts init out to pasture and says no to Ubuntu's Upstart.