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[News] SCALE 7x and FOSDEM 2009 Event Diaries; FSF Event Coming

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The FOSDEM Diary 2009

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| FOSDEM - a geek trip to Brussels. Going abroad to experience different 
| cultures. Or at least, a chance to eat chips, suffer rain, and watch American 
| TV in a different country.  


SCALE 7x - One Week Later

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| The seventh iteration of the Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE 7x) was 
| held the weekend of February 20th 2009 in Los Angeles. SCALE is an annual 
| conference that has several tracks and has special tracks on Friday. Along 
| with the program tracks, there is an extensive vendor Expo Floor, which 
| includes a Org Pavilion containing several free software organizations. The 
| special tracks on Friday were the Open Source Software in Education, Women in 
| Open Source, and SCALE University run by the League of Professional System 
| Administrators (LOPSA).       


FSF annual meeting -- Libre Planet 2009 conference

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| LibrePlanet will cover a range of free software activism topics, with an Open 
| Space style effort to make progress on engineering for Free Network Services 
| and the High Priority Software Projects.  The event will be held at the 
| Harvard Science Center, Cambridge, MA on March 21st and 22nd, 2009.   


"The number of developers working on improving Linux vastly exceeds the number
of Microsoft developers working on Windows NT."

                                                --Paul Maritz, Microsoft


Deploying [Debian+] KDE to 52 million young people

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| By the end of this year 29,000 labs serving some 32,000,000 students will be
| fully deployed and in active use.
| By the end of next year (2009) those numbers will have swelled to 53,000 labs
| serving some 52,000,000 students.

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