[News] Reports from Free Software Conferences in Scotland and India

[News] Reports from Free Software Conferences in Scotland and India

Post by Roy Schest » Tue, 02 Dec 2008 21:26:23


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Scottish Open Source Awards 2008: And The Winner Is... Everyone!

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| Open Source Software is at the heart of the School of Informatics' computing
| provision, from network infrastructure to the desktops used daily by students
| and staff alike.
|
| The School has been a long-term Linux user, originally deploying RedHat Linux
| in 1995, and rolling it out the desktop in 1997. This RedHat variant is now a
| core component of the school's computing environment, DICE.
|
| [...]
|
| Wolfson Microelectronics ( http://www.yqcomputer.com/ ) - Edinburgh-based,
| working on embedded frameworks for Linux
|
| [...]
|
| Being involved in the Scottish Open Source Awards has been something of an
| eye-opener for me. As a Linux enthusiast I am reasonably well-versed in Open
| Source as it impacts on the home user, but I had clearly under-estimated the
| impact that Open Source has had on the wider community, in business and in
| education.
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http://www.yqcomputer.com/

OSSCube Promotes OSScamp Delhi September 2008 - India's Biggest Open Source
Unconference

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| OSScamp is the one of the biggest community-driven unconference in our
| country. The camps are organized on the lines of bar camps and serves as a
| dais for Tech professionals, geeks and geeks-to-be to discuss, debate,
| comment and share their knowledge through demos, presentations and
| interactions among the campers. It's an endeavor to gather and collaborate on
| open source technologies and tools.
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http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Welcome to FOSS.IN 2008

http://www.yqcomputer.com/


Recent:

Scottish Software Awards 2008 launched

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| Innovative and pioneering software companies throughout Scotland are being
| invited to enter the sixth annual Scottish Software Awards.
|
| The awards, organised by Targeting Innovation in conjunction with
| Straightline Publishing, celebrate the talent and success of Scotland
| thriving software industry.
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http://www.yqcomputer.com/


Related:

Findings of the Open Rights Group Election Observation Mission in Scotland and
England

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| The Open Rights Group cannot express confidence in the results for
| areas observed.
|
| The Open Rights Group (ORG) believes that the problems observed at the
| English and Scottish elections in May 2007 raise serious concerns
| regarding the suitability of e-voting and e-counting technologies for
| statutory elections. E-voting is a lack box system where the
| mechanisms for recording and tabulating the vote are hidden from the
| voter. This makes public scrutiny impossible, and leaves statutory
| elections open to error and fraud.
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http://www.yqcomputer.com/
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