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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.
User Group News
LUG Events: November 2, 2000 - November 16, 2000.
November 2, 2000
Here are this week's Freshmeat software announcements. Freshmeat now offers the announcements sorted in two different ways: