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A Quantitative Profile of a Community of Open Source Linux Developers. A paper has been posted on the ibiblio.org site which attempts to quantify some aspects of the open source development community. To that end, they looked over thousands of software map entries at the Metalab site. "Our results confirm a very broad participation at this level in the open source software associated with the Linux Archives. A strong bias towards European developers is revealed, reflecting the European roots of Linux perhaps, as well as a balance between .com and .edu contributors."

LinuxUser Issue 4 is available. The articles in LinuxUser Issue 4 can be downloaded at http://www.linuxuser.co.uk/articles/.


ApacheCon Europe 2000. Here is a wrap up report about ApacheCon Europe 2000 which ran last October in London, England. The report also contains some information on upcoming conferences.

Toronto Linux Expo, Day 3. Stefane Fermigier has sent in his day 3 report from the first Toronto Linux Expo. This report covers clustering and high availability. An interesting statistic shows up from the talk by Jim Reese of Google: "6000 servers. 500 TB storage. 1 Google day = 16.5 years. 33 machines die on average every day."

Reports from the LINUX.org pavillion at IT.COM, Bangalore. Atul Chitnis has sent in a couple of reports on the Linux.org pavillion at the IT.COM event in Bangalore, India. "Meanwhile, the 'powered-by-Linux' stalls at the Linux.Org pavilion at the IT.COM have been drawing a wide range of curious computer professionals, students, engineers and users. Special volunteers are demonstrating the various capabilities of Linux in home, development, multimedia, educational and other settings."

Hispalinux Conference in Madrid. The Hispalinux Conference will be held in Madrid, Spain from November 10th through the 12th. Hispalinux is the Spanish Linux Users Group. Speakers include Richard Stallman and Miguel de Icaza. Note: the web site is in Spanish. English speakers can contact congreso@hispalinux.es for more information. (Thanks to Alfonso Baciero)

LinuxUser Conference - London. The program for the LinuxUser Conference in London, December 5-6, is now online. Speakers will include Larry Augustin of VA Linux and Dirk Hohndel of SuSE and XFree86.

Applied Computing Conference 2001 Call for Papers. The Applied Computing Conference and Expo announced a call for papers. The conference will be held May 14 - 17, 2001 in Santa Clara, California.

November/December events.
Date Event Location
November 4 - November 10, 2000. SC2000 - SuperComputing Dallas Convention Center, Dallas, TX.
November 5 - November 11, 2000. LinuxPark at Systems 2000 Munich, Germany.
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 Universitšt Chemnitz, Saxony, Germany.
December 2 - December 3, 2000. LinuxCertified's Linux for beginners Cupertino, CA.
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 9 - November 23, 2000.
Date Event Location
November 9, 2000. Boulder Linux Users Group NIST Radio Building, Boulder, CO.
November 9, 2000. Phoenix Linux Users Group Sequoia Charter School, Mesa, 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.
November 17, 2000. Rice University Linux Users Group Rice University, Houston, TX.
November 18, 2000. Silicon Valley Linux Users Group Installfest Computer Literacy Bookshop, San Jose, CA.
November 18, 2000. Eugene Unix and GNU/Linux User Group Eugene, Oregon.
November 19, 2000. Beachside Linux User Group Conway, South Carolina.
November 20, 2000. Linux Users' Group of Davis Z-World, Davis, CA.
November 21, 2000. Bay Area Linux User Group Chinatown, San Francisco, California.
November 22, 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.

November 9, 2000



Software Announcements

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Sorted by section and Sorted by license


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