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DIN e.V., the German standards institute, has now posted the results of the meeting August 21 by the technical committee. It's a "yes" (or "yes, comments") decision on Microsoft's submission of OOXML as a proposed standard. It's in German, naturally.
"Setting up a new workstation is the easiest time to choose a new GNU/Linux distribution. Having just installed Fedora 7 on my laptop so I’d have an RPM-based system available for my work, I seriously considered ending my five-year endorsement of Debian on my workstation. Perhaps I should follow the crowd and go to Ubuntu? Some other DEB-based distribution?
"Today we announced some fantastic news.The proposal to see Wikimedia’s content adopt a new dual license system has been voted on and approved by the Wikimedia community [...] A huge thanks to the committee, to the folks at Creative Commons [...] to Richard Stallman and the Free Software Foundation ..." -- via
"The Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation invites the Wikimedia community to vote on this proposal to license Wikimedia material so it is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license (CC-BY-SA), while retaining dual licensing with the GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL) [...] A vote will be administered to the Wikimedia community in order to decide whether to impl
"Wikimedia Commons, the multilingual free-content media repository managed by the Wikimedia Foundation, reached the milestone of two million uploaded files on October 8, 2007, less than a year after it reached one million. This makes Wikimedia Commons the fastest growing large Wikimedia project.
Most of you, if following the latest development on Launchpad project area, might be aware of the big changes with Open ERP Web Client. We migrated the web client to CherryPy3 droping the TurboGears completely and migrated Kid templates by faster Mako templates as a major step to make the Web Client much more faster and easier to deploy.
The Wikimedia Foundation has launched a new, second prototype “visual editor” for Wikimedia projects. It is an environment that won’t require everyone to learn special markup language in order to contribute. This is part of the effort to turn more readers into editors. Jump in and help develop it!
"Every year, Wikipedia usage goes upward, and every year the technical folks working and volunteering with Wikimedia have to plan, purchase, and implement new servers to keep up to the growing popularity of Wikipedia and its sister projects. With the advances in computing, running 9 new application servers this year took the load of 36 application servers from 3 years ago..."