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Bynari publishes series of white papers. Bynari has published a series of white papers in PDF format covering subjects from systems administration to cost analysis of using Linux for messaging platforms to setting up Outlook for use with Linux servers.

Iptables Basics (Linuxnewbie.org). An introduction to IPTables has been made available over at Linuxnewbie.org. "First you need to know how the firewall treats packets leaving, entering, or passing through your computer. Basically there is a chain for each of these. Any packet entering your computer goes through the INPUT chain. Any packet that your computer sends out to the network goes through the OUTPUT chain."

Linus biography. In what looks like a sort of unauthorized biography, the Softpanorama Open Source Educational Society has posted a biography of Linus and the evolution of Linux. While it carries a lot of interesting material, it could use a little editing. "After graduation Linux stayed with university for some time and as he admitted himself he actually spent most of his time working on Linux." Note: That's not a typo on our part. (Thanks to Ben De Rydt)

Tip Of The Week: Shell Looping (LinuxLookup). This week's tip is on shell looping. "Linux shells offer loop constructs that allow you to iterate over some specified values. In the shell, these values are frequently generated from the output of some other command."

LinuxUser issue 8. Articles from LinuxUser #8 are now available for download in PDF format.

Camelot Communications to Launch Camelot Media. The 'Threads' newsletter will focus on XML, Java, Web Services, Wireless and Open Source Software. Ken North will be the Editor-in-Chief.


IST programme actions on free / open source software development. On May 18, 2001 IST will present a conference on free/open source software development in Brussels. David Faure, KDE developer and official representative, will give the keynote.

Projeto Software Livre RS. II Forum Internacional do Software Livre presents Projeto Software Livre RS May 29 - May 31, 2001 in Brazil. Confirmed participants include Timothy Ney - president of the Free Software Foundation, Rasmus Lerdorf - creator of PHP, Kenneth Avery Coar - member of the Apache consortium, Bruce Perens and LinuxChix.

Linuxdays 2001. Linuxdays 2001 takes place in St. Pölten, Austria, June 20 - June 21, 2001.

Events: April 19 - June 14, 2001.
Date Event Location
April 20, 2001. 2nd Annual Symposium on Pliant Implementation and Concepts (ASPIC 2001) Paris, France.
April 23 - April 27, 2001. Linux Expo Road Show Eastern Europe.
April 24 - April 26, 2001. Linux Africa Kyalami Exhibition & Conference Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
April 25, 2001. Real-time and Embedded Systems Forum Conference Berlin, Germany
May 8 - May 10, 2001. LinuxWorld Auckland, NZ.
May 9, 2001. Linux@work Oslo, Norway.
May 9 - May 10, 2001. Linux Expo Brazil São Paulo - Anhembi - Palácio das Convenções.
May 10, 2001. Linux@work Stockholm, Sweden.
May 10 - May 12, 2001 LinuxWorld Taipei, Taiwan
May 11, 2001. Linux@work Helsinki, Finland.
May 13 - May 17, 2001. Spring 2001 Enterprise Linux Implementation Conference Doubletree Hotel, San Jose, CA.
May 14 - May 17, 2001. The 2001 Applied Computing Conference Santa Clara, CA.
May 15, 2001. Linux@work Frankfurt, Germany.
May 15 - May 18, 2001. Linux Expo China Shanghai Mart, Shanghai, China.
May 16, 2001. Linux@work Zurich, Switzerland.
May 17, 2001. Linux@work Milan, Italy.
May 18 - May 19, 2001. 2nd Magdeburger Linuxtag Magdeburg, Germany.
May 20 - May 23, 2001. eXtreme Programming - XP2001 Villasimius, Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy.
May 24 - May 26, 2001. LinuxWorld Korea.
June 6 - June 7, 2001. Linux Expo Crowne Plaza, Milan, Italy
June 7 - June 8, 2001. Second European Tcl/Tk User Meeting Hamburg-Harburg, Germany
June 12, 2001. Linux@work London.
June 13, 2001. Linux@work Paris.
June 14, 2001. Linux@work Brussels.

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

FRPythoneers Meeting Notes 2001-04-16. The meeting notes for the April Front Range Pythoneers meeting are available. There is quite a bit of detail which should be of interest to Python programmers everywhere.

2nd Magdeburger Linuxtag. On May 18 and May 19, 2001 the Magdeburger Linux User Group and their partners present the 2nd Magdeburger Linuxtag in Magdeburg, Germany.

Hot Springs Educational Technology Institute conference. The Hot Springs lug will be presenting 6 formal workshops over the 4 days of the conference, June 11 - June 14, 2001. You must be signed up in advance for the workshops, and space is going fast.

LUG Events: April 19 - May 3, 2001.
Date Event Location
April 19, 2001. Linux User Support Team, Taegu (LUST-T) Taegu, Korea.
April 19, 2001. St. Louis LUG (SLLUG) St. Louis County Library, Indian Trails Branch, St. Louis, Missouri.
April 19, 2001. South Mississippi Linux Users Group (SMLUG) Barnes & Noble, Gulfport, Mississippi.
April 19, 2001. Rice Linux User Group (RLUG) Rice University, Houston, TX
April 20, 2001. Rock River Linux Users Group (RRLUG) Rockford College, Rockford, Illinois.
April 21, 2001. LUGOD Demonstration Borders Books and Music, Davis, CA.
April 21, 2001. Eugene Unix and GNU/Linux User Group Eugene, Oregon.
April 21, 2001. Silicon Valley Linux Users Group Installfest Computer Literacy Bookshop, San Jose, CA.
April 21, 2001. North Texas Linux Users Group (NTLUG) Nokia Centre, Irving, Texas.
April 24, 2001. Hazelwood LUG Prairie Commons Branch Library, Hazelwood, Missouri.
April 24, 2001. West Side Phoenix Linux Users Group (PLUG) Glendale Community College, Glendale, AZ.
April 25, 2001 The Nashua Chapter of the Greater New Hampshire Linux Users Group Martha's Exchange, Nashua, NH.
April 25, 2000. Central Ohio Linux User Group (COLUG) Columbus, Ohio.
April 25, 2001. Linux User Group of Assen Assen, Netherlands.
April 26, 2001. Bergen Linux User Group (BLUG) Bergen, Norway.
April 28, 2001. Consortium of All Bay Area Linux (CABAL) Menlo Park, California.
May 1, 2001. Missouri Open Source LUG (MOSLUG) Culpeppers Restaurant, Kirkwood, Missouri.
May 1, 2001. Linux Users' Group of Davis (LUGOD) Z-World, Davis, CA.
May 1, 2001. NorthWest Chicagoland Linux User Group (NWCLUG) Harper College, Palatine, Illinois.
May 2, 2001. Kansas City LUG Installfest Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, MO.
May 2, 2001. Southeastern Indiana Linux Users Group (SEILUG) Madison/Jefferson County Public Library, Madison, IN.
May 2, 2001. Silicon Valley Linux Users Group (SVLUG) Cisco Building 9, San Jose, CA.
May 3, 2001. Edinburgh Linux Users Group (EDLUG) Holyrood Tavern, Edinburgh, Scotland.

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

April 19, 2001



Software Announcements

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