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IBM launches developerWorks China. IBM announced the launch of the beta version of its developerWorks site for China.

IBM developerWorks Highlights Linux Usability. IBM developerWorks* announced a two-week discussion forum on Linux usability trends from October 31 through November 15 to help boost developers' Linux know-how.

LinuxPrinting.org now offers forums. For those of you who are dealing with printing under Linux, LinuxPrinting.org offers several new forums from the general to the specific.


Toronto Linux Expo. Stefane Fermigier sent in a detailed view of Linux Expo in Toronto. Day 1: "This first edition of Linux Expo Toronto is more a conference than an expo, with just 15 registered exhibitors, and none if the big names like Red Hat, MandrakeSoft, SuSE, Corel, Caldera, VA or Lineo. Fortunately, the conference program is rich [with] tutorials [and] keynotes [including] Bob Young - Red Hat [and] Jacques Lemarois - MandrakeSoft."

Day 2, keynotes from Bob Young and Jacques Lamarois: "Open source is not only sharing code, it is a development process. You have to behave accordingly: share information, release frequently, be close to your users to build a strong community. You also have to use the right tools (Web site, CVS, mailing lists).."

IFIP Namur Award. The International Federation for Information Processing has announced the acceptance of nominations for the IFIP Namur Award. This award will be "...for an outstanding contribution with international impact to the awareness of social implications of information technology." Past winners include Joseph Weizenbaum. It seems that there should be a place for a well-crafted nomination for one or more free software figures...

Netherlands Unix Users Group fall conference. NLUUG will have their fall conference on November 9, 2000. Talks include: JFS Journaling File System for Linux by Moshe Bar and Linux Failsafe by Lars Marowsky-Brée (SuSE).

XML DevCon 2000 Panel. Here's a press release on the speakers for XML DevCon Fall 2000, to be held in San Jose, California, from November 12 to 15, 2000.

LinuxCertified holds Linux for beginners. The Linux for beginners course is designed for busy professionals with no prior experience with Linux or any other flavor of UNIX. Attendees get a Linux laptop to take home. The course will be held in Cupertino, California, December 2 - 3, 2000.

November/December events.
Date Event Location
November 1 - November 5, 2000. Linux@IT.COM Palace Grounds, Bangalore, India
November 4 - November 10, 2000. SC2000 - SuperComputing Dallas Convention Center, Dallas, TX.
November 6, 2000. Second Annual EXTREME BEOWULF BASH Adam's Mark Hotel, Dallas, TX.
November 7 - November 9, 2000. Embedded Systems Conference Europe Maastricht, Netherlands.
November 10 - 11, 2000. Linux Meeting 2000 Rome, Italy.
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 Universität Chemnitz, Saxony, Germany.
December 3 - December 5, 2000. Wireless DevCon 2000 San Jose Doubletree Hotel, San Jose, CA.
December 3 - December 8, 2000. LISA 2000 New Orleans, LA.
December 5 - December 6, 2000. LinuxUser 2000 Conference Chelsea Village, London, England.

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

User Group News

LUG Events: November 2, 2000 - November 16, 2000.
Date Event Location
November 2, 2000. Edinburgh Linux Users Group Holyrood Tavern, Edinborough, Scotland.
November 6, 2000. Baton Rouge Linux User Group The Bluebonnet Library, Baton Rouge, LA.
November 6, 2000. Rice University Linux Users Group Rice University, Houston, TX.
November 7, 2000. Linux Users' Group of Davis Z-World, Davis, CA.
November 8, 2000. Columbia Area Linux Users Group Capita Technologies Training Center, Columbia, MD.
November 9, 2000. Boulder Linux Users Group NIST Radio Building, Boulder, CO.
November 9, 2000. Phoenix Linux Users Group Phoenix, AZ.
November 9, 2000. Linux Installation Delfzijl, Netherlands.
November 9, 2000. The autumn conference of the Unix User Group - the Netherlands "De Reehorst", Ede, Netherlands.
November 11, 2000. Route 66 Linux Users Group La Verne, California.
November 14, 2000. Long Island Linux Users Group SUNY Farmingdale, NY.
November 15, 2000. Arizona State University Linux Users Group Tempe, AZ.
November 15, 2000. Linux User Group of Groningen Groningen, 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.

November 2, 2000



Software Announcements

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Sorted by section and Sorted by license


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