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How to Start Your Own User Group & MySQL Talk by Colin Charles

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Colin Charles is coming to Multimedia University, Cyberjaya. Colin Charles came to Malaysia for the MySQL Asia Pacific Tour, Open Source Alliance Cyberjaya collaborating with IT Society have invited him to come to Multimedia University to give his talks on “How to Start Your Own User Group” and MySQL for the MySQL and open source community in general. The talk will be 2 hours, held at the XR1001 theatre hall (beside Multipurpose Hall) or changes of venue will be announced at MMU Bulletin board http://online.mmu.edu.my .

Date: 11th July 2007 (Wednesday)
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Venue: XR1001 (TBA), Multimedia University, Cyberjaya

About Colin Charles:
Colin Charles is a Community Relations Manager at MySQL AB. He lives in Melbourne, Australia and has been with MySQL since 2005. Before joining MySQL, he worked actively on the Fedora and OpenOffice.org projects. He currently spends a lot of his time making community-based projects happy using the MySQL database.

http://www.bytebot.net
http://www.bytebot.net/talks
http://www.linkedin.com/in/colincharles

Open Source Alliance Cyberjaya advocacy website:
https://osacyber.wordpress.com

MMU Bulletin Board:
http://bulletin/v3/view/bulletin_main.mmu?s=46196&by=date

MMU Open Source:
http://opensource.mmu.edu.my

MMU OSS Public FTP:
ftp://oss.cyber.mmu.edu.my

Contact:
Syazli: +60 (17) 328 1840

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Written by syazli7

Tue, 10 Jul 2007 at 12:33:52 +0800

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Linux Kernel Update Includes Small Fixes, No Sign Of GPLv3

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Linux version 2.6.22 includes several fixes for driver and networking issues, as well as small architectural changes. 

Linux creator Linus Torvalds has released the latest update to his open source operating system.

Linux version 2.6.22 includes several fixes for driver and networking issues, as well as “small architectural changes,” according to a message Torvalds posted Saturday on the Linux kernel mailing list.

The update also covers “various random fixes for regressions and other buglets,” according to Torvalds.

The message did not provide any hints on whether Torvalds is considering distributing the Linux kernel under the latest version of the license that governs the bulk of free and open source software.

Version 3 of the so-called General Public License was released last month by open source governing body the Free Software Foundation.

A key addition to GPLv3 is a provision that prohibits companies or individuals that distribute software covered by the license from suing open source software users.

Microsoft, which clams that Linux and other open source software products violate its intellectual property, has said it won’t distribute GPLv3 software through its alliance with Novell. Observers believe Microsoft made the decision in order to preserve its right to sue Linux users if it so chooses.

Microsoft said it will continue to distribute the Linux kernel, which is licensed under GPLv2 and therefore does not contain the anti-lawsuit provision.

To date, Torvalds has indicated a strong distaste toward GPLv3, so it appears likely that the Linux kernel, including the new 2.6.22 update, will continue to be distributed under GPLv2 and available to customers of Microsoft’s Novell alliance

Read more: InformationWeek

Written by syazli7

Tue, 10 Jul 2007 at 01:22:36 +0800

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Ubuntu Receives Readers’ Choice Award for ‘Best Linux Distribution’

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Canonical, Ltd., the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, today announced that it won Enterprise Open Source Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Award for the “Best Linux Distribution,” voted on by members of the open source community. The award was announced at the 2007 Enterprise Open Source Conference in New York.

New York, NY (PRWEB) July 9, 2007 — Canonical, Ltd., the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, today announced that it won Enterprise Open Source Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Award for the “Best Linux Distribution,” voted on by members of the open source community.

The winners of the Readers’ Choice Awards were revealed by SYS-CON, the parent publishing company for Enterprise Open Source Magazine, at the second annual Enterprise Open Source Conference in New York last week. This year the Enterprise Open Source Conference was co-located with the SOA World Conference & Expo 2007.

“The Ubuntu community and our end-users strive to create and work with a version of Linux that is simple, elegant and easy to use,” said Jane Silber, director of Operations, Canonical Ltd. “The Readers’ Choice Award is another proof point that we are achieving our goals and meeting the needs of the greater computing community.”

Read more: eMediaWire 

Written by syazli7

Tue, 10 Jul 2007 at 01:21:32 +0800

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First Professional Open Source Email Marketing Software / Free Email Marketing Software OpenEMM Available as Native Windows Version

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MUNICH, Germany, July 9 /PRNewswire/ — OpenEMM, the first professional open source email marketing software worldwide is available for download for Windows users immediately.

With the release of OpenEMM for Windows alongside the Linux version, OpenEMM reaches out to a substantially elevated number of potential users as OpenEMM now also runs on Windows servers. New download records are expected in the next couple of days.

The functionality of the Windows version is identical to the familiar Linux version: OpenEMM facilitates setting up, implementing, managing and evaluating newsletters and email marketing campaigns for users. The power of the software is demonstrated by a target group specific approach, campaign management and advanced real-time tracking tools.

So far, Windows users had to access the so-called VMware version which simulates the Linux environment to install OpenEMM. This loop has now been eliminated with the release of OpenEMM for Windows. At the same time, installation was simplified so that the installation process just takes a few steps.

Naturally, Linux will continue to be fully supported even after the release of the Windows version.

OpenEMM 5.1 for Windows and Linux is available for immediate download at http://www.openemm.org.

Read more: Earthtimes.org

Written by syazli7

Tue, 10 Jul 2007 at 01:20:06 +0800

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OpenMoko Neo 1973 Open Source Linux Phone on Sale

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The OpenMoko based touchscreen mobile phones and developer kits go on sale.

The Neo Base kit contains everything the mobile application developer needs to enjoy the benefits of the first freed phone, the Neo 1973. The Neo Advanced Kit everything the mobile device hacker wants to get down and dirty with the first freed phone, the Neo 1973.

The Neo 1973 phone features a 2.8 inch VGA resolution touchscreen, 266Mhz Samsung ARM based CPU, GSM and GPRS support, Bluetooth, microSD card slot, and USB port. Wi-fi is prominently missing. The phone hardware is made by FIC.
OpenMoko uses software with a tireless history of success and stability, such as the Linux kernel, the GNU C library, the X window system, and the GTK+ toolkit, to name only a few. OpenMoko is Mobile FOSS.

With all the openess and developer support, there should be soon an iPhone user interface available for the Neo 1973 Linux phone.

The standard Neo 1973 kit sells for $300. The buy now button seem disabled though right now on the OpenMoko site.
More details on the OpenMoko site.

See also the Qtopia Greenphone, another Linux developer phone that is available since 2006.

Source: I4U News

Written by syazli7

Tue, 10 Jul 2007 at 01:17:44 +0800

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