While the European Linux scene has been busy with KDE and Qt, a relatively unnoticed but important gathering occurred in the U.S. to determine the future of the GNOME desktop: the GNOME Boston Summit 2009.Read more »
"...When the heart is torn from the flax bush,
where will the bell bird sing?
You ask me, what is the most important thing on earth?
My reply is it is people, it is people, it is people ..."
Richard M. Stallman talk: «Christchurch, New Zealand - A1 Lecture Theatre (Arts block), University of Canterbury, Ilam. To make a digital society worthy of being included in, we must overcome six menaces to freedom: surveillance, censorship, restricted data formats, proprietary software, software as a service, and the War on Sharing.»Read more »
Last week Adriaan de Groot, Claudia Rauch and Kenny Duffus visited Tampere, Finland representing KDE. This gave a chance to meet face to face with members of the local team and talk about next summer's Akademy 2010 conference.Read more »
As recently announced, the fifth Italian Perl Workshop will take place in Pisa (Italy) on October 22nd and 23rd. 120 people subscribed already, and more are expected by the first day of the Workshop. A full list of the accepted talks is available.
"The Library of Alexandria, Egypt, is holding a three-day workshop to introduce judges, lawyers, and researchers from Egypt and the Arab world to new tools for the dissemination of knowledge.Read more »
The organisation that owns the linux.conf.au domain name is nonplussed at the possibility it could be killed off by the Australian Domain Name Administrator (AUDA).Read more »
"Les than two weeks left - the GuIT meeting 2009 will be held on October 17, 2009 at Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa, Italy. GuIT (Gruppo Utilizzatori Italiani di TeX) is the Italian TeX User Group, inviting to the 6th annual conference about TeX and LaTeX..."Read more »
"From 7 to 13 November 2009, the Free Software Week will be held in Bolzano, Italy. This event will consist of various conferences: the Gnome Hackfest, the Sugar Hackfest, the Geospatial free software conference, and the South Tyrol free software conference. The event will take place at the TIS Innovation Park..."Read more »
Much too much has happened with Linux in the last 10 years to do anything like a complete job of listing the important events and technological advances surrounding this operating system. But nevertheless here are 10 important Linux developments that have rocked the world of Linux. I'm sure you can add to this.Read more »
RMS Speech: « To make a digital society worthy of being included in, we must overcome six menaces to freedom: surveillance, censorship, restricted data formats, proprietary software, software as a service, and the War on Sharing. »Read more »
"Its time to celebrate the Software Freedom. The Software Freedom Day is on September 19th. I am also participating in the SFD2009 @ Kochi events. The event will be conducted at Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, Kalamasserry, Cochin on 17th September. Its a one day program..."Read more »
"The most important part of Software Freedom Day! Look for your closest team, or start a team in your town. All teams are most easily found on our interactive map. Go zooming around the planet and see which countries have the most SFD events! ..." —— via teams - Software Freedom Day Wiki ——Read more »
"Across the planet, people are recognizing the need for an international space to build and coordinate a global framework and common agenda for issues surrounding free culture and access to knowledge.Read more »