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Linux Advanced Routing & Traffic Control List.Announcing the creation of the Linux Advanced Routing & Traffic Control List: those who have been working on the Advanced Routing & Traffic Control HOWTO for a while have noted a marked increase in the number of people sending them mail with questions.

In response to this demand, there is now a list catering to the needs of people who want to discuss the application of advanced routing, traffic control and shaping on Linux.

Interested parties are invited to subscribe here.


Stump the Chump at Atlanta Linux Showcase. Tuxtops has announced the first annual 'Stump the Chump'. Their resident "chump", Chief Technical Officer, Mark Allen, has agreed to match wits with attendees who'd like to challenge his Linux laptop expertise. ALS runs from October 10 to 14, 2000.

Keynote speakers for ApacheCon Europe. ApacheCon Europe, happening in London starting October 23, has announced its keynote speakers. They will be Dr. Kristof Kloeckner of IBM, George Paolini from Sun, and Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.

Linux Expo brings Pengiun Power to Hogtown. The keynote sessions for Linux Expo Toronto (October 30 - November 1, 2000) have been announced.

You have just missed the Linux2000 congress. Linux2000 took place in "De Reehorst", Ede in the Netherlands, recently, but there is another conference of interest to Linux users, in the same area. Look for the autumn conference of the Unix User Group - the Netherlands, coming on November 9, 2000. (Thanks to Fred Mobach).

The New Entertainment Era. Scott Draeker, president and founder of Loki Software, Inc., will be joining Michael L. Robertson, chairman and CEO of MP3.com, Christie Hefner, chairman and CEO of Playboy (and Playboy.com) and other industry leaders for a conference that will address how Internet challenges of free speech, free trade, and intellectual property can coexist. Cato Institute and Forbes ASAP for Technology & Society 2000, November 9-10, 2000 in Reston, VA

Second Annual Event Honors the Best of Linux. Linux Journal and Key3Media Events, Inc. announced that Linux Journal will present the second annual Penguin Playoff Awards at LINUX Business Expo-Las Vegas. LBE is co-located with Comdex Fall, November 13-17, 2000.

October/November events.
Date Event Location
October 10 - October 14, 2000. Atlanta Linux Showcase Cobb Galleria, Atlanta, Georgia.
October 15 - October 19, 2000. 2nd Annual Linux Storage Management Workshop University of Miami, Miami, Florida.
October 16 - October 18, 2000. Wireless Developer Conference Santa Clara Conference Center, Santa Clara, CA.
October 21 - October 22, 2000. Alternative Computer Expo (ACE 2000) Albert Park, Victoria, Australia.
October 23 - October 25, 2000. ApacheCon Europe 2000 Olympia Centre, London, England.
October 27, 2000. Embedded Linux Expo & Conference Wyndham Westborough Hotel, Westborough, MA.
October 29 - November 2, 2000. Software Development Conference & Expo 2000 East Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.
October 30 - October 31, 2000. Open Source Database Summit Hayes Mansion Conference Center, San Jose, California.
October 30, 2000. First Annual Federal GNU and Linux Users' Conference And Awards Presentation Washington, D.C.
October 30 - November 1, 2000. Linux Expo Canada Metro Toronto Convention Center, Toronto, Ontario.
November 1 - November 5, 2000. IT.COM2000 Palace Grounds, Bangalore, India
November 4 - November 10, 2000. SC2000 - SuperComputing Dallas Convention Center, Dallas, TX.
November 7 - November 9, 2000. Embedded Systems Conference Europe Maastricht, Netherlands.
November 12 - November 15, 2000. XML DevCon Fall 2000 San Jose, California.
November 13 - November 17, 2000. LINUX Business Expo Sands Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada.
November 25, 2000. Australian Open Source Symposium Adelaide, Australia.
November 28 - December 1, 2000. IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing Technische Universitšt Chemnitz, Saxony, Germany.

Additional events can be found in the LWN Event Calendar. Event submissions should be sent to lwn@lwn.net in a plain text format.

Web sites

LuteLinux adopts ShowMeLinux. LuteLinux announced the addition of ShowMeLinux to their family of services. LuteLinux will be hosting future issues and will take over as publisher of ShowMeLinux, an on-line magazine.

eLance redesigns Web site. eLance, Inc. announced the release of its newly redesigned professional services marketplace site at www.elance.com.

User Group News

ILUG Bangalore. "The September 2000 meeting of the ILUG Bangalore was held in the midst of bandh's, postponements and pouring rain. The meeting began at 6:30pm on 30th September with an all-time low - only 46 attendees!" So begins this wrapup of ILUG Bangalore's last meeting. (Thanks to Atul Chitnis)

Geek Day Out. The Linux Users Group of Victoria is organizing a Geek Day Out. A festival gala for the Information Technology community, with an emphasis on open source software. In Victoria, Australia Friday October 20, 2000. This event kicks off ACE 2000 (see the events table above).

Linux Community pavilion at Bangalore IT.COM 2000. The Linux Community of India has announced that it will be hosting a Linux pavilion at Bangalore IT.COM 2000. This is a huge event, with 350,000 attendees; the Linux area is expected to be one of the largest at the event.

LUG Events: October 12 - October 26, 2000.
Date Event Location
October 12, 2000. Boulder Linux Users Group NIST Radio Building, Boulder, CO.
October 12, 2000. Phoenix Linux Users Group Sequoia Charter School, Phoenix, AZ.
October 12, 2000. Linux Introduction Delfzijl, Netherlands.
October 14, 2000. Route 66 Linux Users Group La Verne, California.
October 15, 2000. Omaha Linux User Group Omaha, Nebraska.
October 15, 2000. Beachside Linux User Group Conway, SC.
October 16, 2000. Linux Users' Group of Davis Z-World, Davis, CA.
October 17, 2000. Bay Area Linux Users Group Four Seas Restaurant, Chinatown, San Francisco, CA.
October 17, 2000. Kansas City Linux Users Group Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, MO.
October 18, 2000. Linux User Group of Groningen Groningen, Netherlands.
October 18, 2000. Arizona State University Linux Users Group Tempe, AZ.
October 19, 2000. Rice University Linux Users Group Rice University, Houston, TX.
October 21, 2000. Silicon Valley Linux Users Group Installfest Computer Literacy Bookshop, 2590 N. First Street, San Jose.
October 21, 2000. Eugene Unix and GNU/Linux User Group Eugene, Oregon.
October 25, 2000. Linux User Group of Assen Assen, Netherlands.

Additional events can be found in the LWN Event Calendar. Event submissions should be sent to lwn@lwn.net in a plain text format.

October 12, 2000



Software Announcements

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