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RMS Becomes CEO of FreeDevelopers.net. Richard Stallman, philosopher and founder of free software, has accepted the position of Chief Ethics Officer at FreeDevelopers.

Runaware and SlashTCO partner to bring Linux-based software to the workplace. Runaware, an "Evaluation Service Provider" for software vendors and consumers, announced a partnership with SlashTCO, a U.K.-based open source services provider, to promote Linux awareness and provide complete education of Linux products through online testing and supplementary resources to help research, evaluate and download Open Source products and applications, backed up by a range of training and support options.

LinuxInAfrica mailing list. Johan Hartzenberg has set up the LinuxInAfrica mailing list. This list is intended for anyone in Africa who is using or interested in using Linux.


Linuxcare Sponsers Australian Linux Conference. Linuxcare, Inc. has announced its sponsorship of linux.conf.au, coming to Sydney, Australia January 17 - 20, 2001.

International Linux Plug Fest. The First Annual International Linux Plug Fest has extended the registration deadline to January 12, 2001. The Plug Fest will be held in Burlingame, CA, January 21 - 23, 2001.

Linuxworld Conference & Expo. IDG World Expo released a preview of what attendees can expect at the upcoming LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, January 30 - February 2, 2001 in New York.

SGI Global Developer Conference. SGI is hosting a developer conference in March, 2001 on Linux and IRIX development. There will be a discussion of SGI's Linux efforts. March 19 to 22, 2001 in Burlingame, California, USA.

XML DevCon Spring 2001. Here's an announcement about the technical program at XML DevCon, coming April 8 - 11, 2001 at the Marriott Marquis, New York City.

1st annual PHP Conference. O'Reilly & Associates announced the 1st annual PHP Conference. The conference will be part of the O'Reilly Open Source Convention alongside the 5th annual Perl Conference at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina, San Diego, California, July 23-27, 2001.

January/February events.
Date Event Location
January 17 - January 20, 2001. linux.conf.au University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
January 21 - January 23, 2001. First Annual International Linux Plug Fest Embassy Suites Hotel, Burlingame, CA.
January 23 - January 24, 2001. Linux Expo - Amsterdam Amsterdam, Netherlands.
January 23 - January 24, 2001. EuroZopeCon Amsterdam at Linux Expo Amsterdam, Netherlands.
January 29, 2001. New York Mozilla Developer Meeting CollabNet office, New York, NY.
January 30 - February 2, 2001. LinuxWorld Conference & Expo Jacob Javits Convention Center, New York, NY.
January 31 - February 2, 2001. Linux Expo Paris Paris, France.
February 3 - February 4, 2001. Open Source and Free Software Developers' European Meeting Brussels.
February 6 - February 8, 2001. Real-time and Embedded Systems Forum Doubletree Hotel, San Jose, California.
February 14 - February 16, 2001. O'Reilly Peer-to-Peer Conference Westin St. Francis Hotel, San Francisco, California.

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

Mojolin employment database adds international support. The Open Source-centric job database, Mojolin, has added support for localizing listings of job positions and resumes. Searches can also be done by country, state, and province in the US and Canada.

User Group News

LUG email list looking for a home. David Hartley, Coord-Instigator of the Laurel MD USA Linux Users Group is looking for a sponsor to host the LUG email list (and/or web site). Email David at penguin@linuxweb.org if you can help, or know anyone who might be able to help.

New home for LUGs Resource Project. Kara Pritchard wrote in to announce that the Linux User Group (LUG) Resource Project has a new home. "The LUGs Resource Project began as a collaboration of efforts at Linux.com in early 1999. With focus of Linux.com changing to editorial, Kara Pritchard decided to start LinuxUsersGroups.org as an independent, non-vendor owned project dedicated to LUG services."

LUGOD Meeting: Jeremy Allison on Samba. LUGOD, The Linux Users' Group of Davis, will hold its next meeting on Monday, January 15, 2001.

St. Louis LUG meeting. At the next meeting Matthew Schillinger will discuss his experience setting up FreeS/WAN in a distributed corporate environment. January 18, 2001.

LUG Events: January 11 - January 25, 2001.
Date Event Location
January 11, 2001. Phoenix Linux Users Group (PLUG) Sequoia Charter School, Mesa, AZ.
January 11, 2001. Boulder Linux Users Group NIST Radio Building, Boulder, CO.
January 13, 2001. Route 66 Linux Users Group La Verne, California.
January 15, 2001. Linux Users' Group of Davis (LUGOD) Z-World, Davis, CA.
January 16, 2001. Kansas City Linux Users Group (KCLUG) Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, MO.
January 16, 2001. Bay Area Linux User Group Chinatown, San Francisco, California.
January 17, 2001. Linux User Group of Groningen Groningen, Netherlands.
January 17, 2001. Central Iowa Linux Users Group (CIALUG) West Des Moines, IA.
January 17, 2001. Arizona State University Linux Users Group (ASULUG) Tempe, AZ.
January 18, 2001. St. Louis Unix Users Group (SLUUG) - Linux SIG St. Louis County Library, Indian Trails Branch, St. Louis, Missouri.
January 18, 2001. Rice University Linux Users Group (RLUG) Rice University, Houston, TX.
January 20, 2000. North Texas Linux Users Group (NTLUG) Nokia Centre, Irving, Texas.
January 20, 2001. Eugene Unix and GNU/Linux User Group Eugene, Oregon.
January 20, 2001. Silicon Valley Linux Users Group Installfest Computer Literacy Bookshop, San Jose, CA.
January 21, 2001. Beachside Linux User Group Conway, South Carolina.
January 24, 2001. 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.

January 11, 2001



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