This is the first post in a three part series directed at restoring some of the civil liberties we’ve lost over the past eight years. Today’s post is about our privacy rights. We’ll follow this up early next week with our thoughts on intellectual property rights and government transparency.
News & Tutorials
The Xiph.Org Foundation has announced the release of Theora 1.0. “Theora is a video codec with a small CPU footprint that offers easy portability and requires no patent royalties.” This is the first major point release of Theora, and marks an “important milestone reflecting the maturity and stability of the Theora codebase”.
Git is an open source, distributed version control system written by Linus Torvalds, the creator of the Linux kernel, the core of the Linux operating system. Google recently hosted the first Git Developer Conference in their Mountain View headquarters. The three-day event featured talks by prominent Git developers.
The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today announced the release of version 1.3 of the GNU Free Documentation License (FDL). This version of the license allows public wikis to relicense their FDL-covered materials under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike (CC-BY-SA) 3.0 license.
Foresight is a Linux distribution built around the Conary package management system, with Gnome as the default desktop environment. Like most Linux distributions, Foresight is installed to hard disk using the traditional disk partition system. In this tutorial, we are going to provide a step-by-step guide (with screenshots) on how to configure Linux logical volume manager (LVM) in Foresight.
The European Commission’s IDABC unit responsible for the Open Source Software Observatory and Repository (OSOR) will publish it’s own derivative of Debian GNU/Linux to provide organisations with an easy way to create blogs and forums, the unit announced on Friday.
Qt Software has announced the release of a Technology Preview of Qt 4.5, the next major release of Qt, which is a C++, cross-platform framework for desktop and embedded applications development. Qt Software, formerly Trolltech (acquired by Nokia in June 2008), is now a unit of Nokia.
“The Elisa team is happy to announce the release of Elisa Media Center 0.5.15, code-named “Through Her Eyes”. The focus during this release cycle has been put on fixing bugs (16 closed, with an emphasis on reducing memory leaks and usability improvements), while a good part of the team was working on implementing new features with a mid-term target. These […]
Mandriva Free is one of the editions of desktop Linux distros published by Mandriva, the French Linux solutions provider. The others being Mandriva One and Mandriva Powerpack. In this tutorial, we are going to offer a step-by-step guide on how to configure Linux Logical Volume Manager (LVM) in Mandriva Linux Free 2009.
“The eBox development team proudly announces that you can already download our first release candidate (0.12.99) for eBox platform 1.0. This version will give you an accurate preview of the upcoming 1.0. Please note that it is a release candidate ready for testing. You can download the eBox installer CD from here”
The University of Perugia is offering a master course on Open Source. “Software developers and IT policy makers need to understand the importance and potential of this type of software and how to combine it with proprietary IT systems.” The ‘Master di I° Livello in Sistemi e Tecnologie Free Libre Open Source per la Società dell’Informazione e della Comunicazione’ (First […]