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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 email@example.com 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.
User Group News
LUG Events: November 9 - November 23, 2000.
November 9, 2000
Here are this week's Freshmeat software announcements. Freshmeat now offers the announcements sorted in two different ways: