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[News] Centre of Linux Development Also a Likely "Open Source Mecca"

  • Subject: [News] Centre of Linux Development Also a Likely "Open Source Mecca"
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 02 Oct 2009 07:21:31 +0100
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Portland Plans to Become Open Source Mecca

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| In its ongoing effort to become the coolest city in the U.S., the 
| mayor of Portland, Oregon, is going to attempt tomorrow night to 
| make it an "open source city," making its data as open as 
| possible while respecting privacy, and buying open source 
| applications when possible.


The next wave of feminism crashes on the FOSS shores

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| A new wave of women's liberation is crashing on an unexpected 
| shore, the world of free and open source developers. The FOSS 
| communities might pride themselves with being the promoters of 
| free, open and transparant. It is a world where a meritocracy 
| rules, where you are judged by your skills and not by who you are 
| of who you know. Right? Wrong! In the wake of the Gran Canaria 
| Desktop Summit the grand master of free software, Richard 
| Stallman, received a lot of flack due a remark that was 
| considered sexist. This week Canonical's Mark Shuttleworth, by 
| most accounts the mr. Nice Guy in the FOSS world, found himself 
| in the firing line because of a remark in his LinuxCon keynote 
| which he no doubt considered to be funny but was condescending to 
| women. The responses to Stallman's and Shuttleworth's remarks are 
| no isolated incidents. The women in the FOSS community are making 
| themselves heard. And the men should pay attention.



Portland Oregon Hosts Lindependence Event

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| To the surprise of many, Lindependence 2008 did not end in Felton California.
| What many thought to be a publicity stunt has proven to be exactly what the
| founders planned for it to be...a template. So where do we go from here?
| Portland Oregon.
| While the initial founders of Lindependence could have looked back on Felton
| with rested satisfaction, neither of them decided that was what they wanted
| to do. When David Kaplan and Tyler Bearden approached Larry Cafiero about
| conducting the event in Portland, Larry and Ken were more than glad to help.
| With a bit of guidance from the founders, David and Tyler have worked hard to
| bring this next event into reality.

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