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Online Resource Features Linux Oriented Embedded Single Board Computers. LinuxDevices.com announced the addition of The Linux-friendly Embedded SBCs Quick Reference Guide to its growing list of guides.

LinuxDevices.com also launched a supported Embedded and Real-time Linux Technical Q&A Forum.

Full text to Australian/British/American hacker book. Suelette Dreyfus and Julian Assange, along with publisher Random House, have released the complete and unabridged electronic text to their book ``Underground: tales of hacking, madness and obsession on the electronic frontier''. The site for the book has been heavily loaded since the announcement, and mirrors are now available.

What's so good about open source and Linux -- in embedded? (LinuxDevices). Rick Lehrbaum takes a close look at some of the data gathered in last year's Embedded Linux Market Survey.

Embedded Linux Newsletter for Jan. 18, 2001 (LinuxDevices.com). The weekly Embedded Linux Newsletter for Jan. 18, 2001 has been published. This past week, LinuxDevices ran stories on their new single board computer (SBC) reference guide and a tutorial on installing Microwindows on the iPAQ.


Call for nominations: 2001 US Big Brother Awards. Privacy International has put out a call for nominations for its 2001 U.S. Big Brother Awards. They are looking for those who have done the most to invade privacy in the U.S. over the last year. Certainly a few of the people and groups that have crossed purposes with the free software community may be deserving of this honor. There will also be a set of "Brandeis" awards for those who have made an outstanding contribution to the protection of privacy. If you have a good idea for a recipient of either award, it's time to go put your nomination in.

LinuxWorld Conference & Expo. LinuxWorld takes place January 30 - February 2, 2001, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City.

OSDEM Schedule. The schedule for the Open Source Developers European Meeting has been posted. (Coming up Feb. 3 & 4.)

FOSE 2001 announces speakers. FOSE is a government information technology conference and showcase, held annually in Washington DC. This year's event will be at the Washington DC Convention Center on March 20 - 22, 2001 and Jon "maddog" Hall will be one of the speakers.

The GNOME Users And Developers European Conference 2001. GUADEC will take place in Copenhagen from April 6 - 8, 2001. Financial assistance may be available for GNOME hackers and all contributors who wish to attend but can't afford it are encouaged to apply.

LinuxTag 2001. This year's LinuxTag takes place July 5 - July 8, 2001 at the exhibition fair of Stuttgart, Germany.

European Conference Conflicts. Thierry Laronde wrote to LWN about the fact that LinuxTag in Germany and Libre Software Meeting in France (along with Debian Conference 1) are scheduled at about the same time. LSM runs July 4 through July 9, 2001.

ALS 2001. The name, city, and sponsoring group have changed, but the acronym remains the same. ALS 2001 has posted their new website and officially placed their call for papers. Formerly known as the Atlanta Linux Showcase, this event is the 5th Annual Linux Showcase & Conference. Sponsors this year are USENIX and the Atlanta Linux Showcase, Inc., in cooperation with Linux International. ALS 2001 will be held in Oakland, California, November 6 - November 10, 2001. Refereed paper abstracts and invited talk proposals are due June 5, 2001.

Call for Papers: 15th Systems Administration Conference (LISA 2001). LISA, the Systems Administration Conference sponsored by USENIX and SAGE, the Systems Adminstrations Guild, has published the first call for papers for their 2001 conference to be held in San Diego December 2nd through 7th.

January/February/March events.
Date Event Location
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.
February 21 - February 23, 2001. XML DevCon Europe 2001 Novotel London West Hotel and Convention Centre, London, England.
February 28 - March 2, 2001. 3rd German Perl Workshop Sankt Augustin, Germany.
March 3, 2001. LinuxForum 2001 Copenhagen, Denmark.
March 5 - March 8, 2001. The 9th International Python Conference Long Beach, California.
March 19 - March 22, 2001. SGI Global Developer Conference Burlingame, Califonia.
March 21 - March 24, 2001. Singapore Linux Conference / LinuxWorld 2001 Singapore.
March 22 - March 23, 2001. Linux Accessibility Conference Los Angeles, California.
March 22 - March 23, 2001. Linux Accessibility Conference Los Angeles, California.
March 22 - March 23, 2001. LinuxBazaar 2001 České republice.
March 29 - March 30, 2001. Colorado Linux Info Quest Denver Marriott Tech Center, Denver, Colorado.

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

Employment Oportunities

Kernel filesystem hacker needed. There is a job opening for a kernel hacker with distributed filesystem experience. The position is in Michigan, but "they will relocate or travel the right candidate." See the posting for details.

Web sites

New O'Reilly Site Covers the Fast-Moving World of Peer-to-Peer Technologies. O'Reilly Network's launched openp2p.com, with technical, analytical, and news coverage of Peer-to-Peer (P2P) technology.

Project Mayo becomes open source web site. Project Mayo, the international group of Internet and video technologists who are creating the next generation of the DivX(TM) video format, announced a new corporate identity called DivXNetworks. The Project Mayo site will become an open source DivX technology hosting site for Internet and video technology enthusiasts.

User Group News

LUG Events: January 25 - February 8, 2001.
Date Event Location
January 27, 2001. Central Ohio Linux User Group Columbus, Ohio.
January 27, 2001. CABAL & BALUG Installfest SF Cow Palace, Daly City, California.
January 30, 2001. Hazelwood Linux User Group (HZLUG) Prairie Commons Branch Library, Hazelwood, Missouri.
February 1, 2001. Edinburgh Linux Users Group (EDLUG) Holyrood Tavern, Edinburgh, Scotland.
February 5, 2001. Baton Rouge Linux User Group (BRLUG) The Bluebonnet Library, Baton Rouge, LA.
February 5, 2001. Rice University Linux Users Group (RLUG) Rice University, Houston, TX.
February 6, 2001. Kansas City Linux Users Group (KCLUG) Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, MO.
February 6, 2001. Linux Users' Group of Davis (LUGOD) Z-World, Davis, CA.
February 7, 2001. Southeastern Indiana Linux Users Group (SEILUG) Madison/Jefferson County Public Library, Madison, IN.
February 8, 2001. Phoenix Linux Users Group (PLUG) Sequoia Charter School, Mesa, AZ.
February 8, 2001. Boulder Linux Users Group (BLUG) NIST Radio Building, Boulder, CO.

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 25, 2001



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