Community Digest: September 16, 2003
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Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
Iran's First GNU/Linux Seminar
[ Thanks to Aryan
Ameri for this link. ]
Iran's first GNU/Linux seminar will be held on Thursday
September 18 at the University of Tehran (UT). It is the result of
a joint collaboration between linuxiran.org! and LIGLUG, TalareWeb.Com, and University of Tehran.
It was first scheduled to be a simple installfest but very soon
it became apparent that there was space and need to do more. The
seminar will host two GNU/Linux installations (SuSE and Debian) and will also incorporate some
speeches about concepts and history of Open Source/Free Software
There will also be a speech (in English) about the importance of
open standards; and probably another speech about the philosophy
behind Open Source/Free Software.
An introduction to FarsiKDE (The localized version of
KDE in Farsi) and Shabdix,
Iran's first GNU/linux distribution (a customized and localized
version of Knoppix) will also be made.
Hopefully a practical demonstration of functions and some
applications of OpenOffice.org will also take
Entrance is free for the public, and attendants can bring their
own computers to install GNU/Linux on them. Interested individuals
can go here and
sign up for the event. The seminar will start at 14:00 in the
faculty of science of Tehran University, and will approximately
take 5 hours.
This event is sponsored by Chapar Shabdiz Ltd and Laico
Corporation. If everything goes well, it is planned that a similar
seminar take place every six months.
First Linux Install Fest - Salvador, Bahia (Brazil)
[ Thanks to Marcelo
Souza for this link. ]
On September 27, 2003 we are promoting the first Linux Install
Fest of Salvador, Bahia (Brazil). This event intends to show the
ideals of Free Software Foundation.
More information can be found in http://info.ucsal.br/linuxinstallfest.