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[News] New Free Software Events: Open Source Bridge, TransferSummit, and More

  • Subject: [News] New Free Software Events: Open Source Bridge, TransferSummit, and More
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 05 Jun 2010 17:48:44 +0100
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Liberation must replace domination in digital world

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| IâM AT Open Source Bridge, a conference in 
| Portland, Oregon for those who donât only 
| write software thatâs free, but who care 
| about it enough to plan, organise, and 
| speak at an entirely volunteer-run 
| programming conference. Portland is the 
| second (and perhaps, the denizens here 
| would say, the first) city of free 
| software.
| Itâs a strange time for this community, 
| caught between their ideals and the 
| business world. Back in the early 1990s, 
| Linus Torvalds, then a post-graduate at 
| the University of Helsinki with a strange 
| hobby of building a competitor to Windows 
| in his spare time, would speak jokingly of 
| his plans for âWorld Domination. Fast!â
| Now, 20 years on, the world domination 
| phase of open source software has been and 
| perhaps gone.
| Free software is ubiquitous and invisible: 
| it powers Google and Yahoo!, a sizeable 
| chunk of Fortune 500, and most of the 
| internetâs infrastructure. Iâve seen it in 
| use from Beijing to Tajikistan (which has 
| volunteers who convert it to run in their 
| native Tajik language, which Microsoft and 
| Apple wonât deign to).


The Quintessence of Open Source

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| The second Innovators barcamp - a meet-up 
| organized by the Italian innovators group 
| to pass from talking about innovation to 
| do it in and for public administrations - 
| was the perfect venue to share some ideas 
| about âOpen Source & Multi-sided Marketsâ.


TransferSummit - The practical magic of open source

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| The event, says Gardler, is a salute to 
| "the spirit of traditional business-
| academia knowledge exchange" but he  
| emphasised the practical nature of 
| TransferSummit; "Unlike other events, our 
| reach goes beyond the theoretical: we're 
| focussing on the strategic solutions that 
| improve collaboration between commercial 
| and academic concerns". The aim is to 
| allow participants to understand, share 
| and discuss the strategic and tactical 
| mechanisms, such as community outreach, 
| academic / business partnerships, spin-
| outs, start-ups, applied research, 
| intellectual property licensing and 
| collaborative think tanks, so that they 
| can grow their organisations effectively 
| and in an open source way.


Presentations Now Available From Apache Lucene EuroCon Conference


Libre Graphics Meeting 2010

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| The fifth annual Libre Graphics Meeting 
| (LGM) took place May 27-30 in Brussels, 
| Belgium, bringing together the developers 
| of the open source creative application 
| suite: GIMP, Krita, Inkscape, Scribus, 
| Rawstudio, Blender, and a dozen other 
| related projects, such as the Open Font 
| Library and Open Clip Art Library. As is 
| tradition, most of the projects gave 
| update presentations, and both time and 
| meeting space was set aside for teams to 
| work and make plans.


Datacenter Barometer: The Next Generation of Open Source Development

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| No, this isn't egoism talking--it's all 
| about the 6th International Conference on 
| Open Source Systems, hosted at the 
| University of Notre Dame.

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