Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
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techonia.com: Have you heard of Usenet? Maybe your father once mentioned something about his Usenet account in college. If you are unaware of what Usenet is, don’t worry. You are about to find out.
mageia.org: After a very long time the final Mageia wiki is going online today. As you all may know, we were using a temporary wiki since the announcement of Mageia last September.
royal.pingdom.com: Since it was Father’s Day here in Sweden yesterday – yes we know it varies around the world – we thought we’d pay homage to some of the people behind the Internet as we know it today.
pcworld.com: As more and more companies turn to Linux for mission-critical operations, making sure IT staff have the necessary skills is becoming more important than ever.
h-online.com: Google is a key ally for free software. And that means its growing series of mis-steps are extremely bad news, because they damage its credibility – and hence its ability to fight for things that are important for the free software world.
ostatic.com: The Gentoo project today announced the official Gentoo Wiki. This step has been a long time coming. When disaster took out most of the volunteer wiki several years ago, a big hole was left. This hole has now been filled by a "herd of proper Gentoo developers."
h-online.com: The recent Kernel Summit, LinuxCon Europe and Realtime Workshop events revealed lots of interesting developments from the kernel scene, including a few details of the hack at kernel.org.
ostatic.com: Have you heard about those great LibreOffice extensions but have had a problem locating them? Well, those extensions (and templates) are going to be easier to find now thanks to The Document Foundation's new online repository.
linuxinsider.com (blog safari): It's often the case that anticipating a thing is just as pleasurable as the thing itself, and that seemed to be more true than ever with the latest Ubuntu release.
zdnet.com: On networks, making sure that everyone is on the same millisecond is vital, so when the master time-zone database was shutdown due to a trivial lawsuit threat everyone on the Internet was facing a major problem. ICANN, though, is going to take care of the trouble.
h-online.com: Google has announced that it is closing Google Code Search – the search engine which specifically crawls open source software – on 15 January, 2012. Google says that the closure is part of its current programme to focus on products that people "use two or three times a day".
winehq.org: I am sad to say that there was a compromise of the WineHQ database system.
zdnet.com.au: The venerable time zone database, tz, which powers the majority of Unix-derived software across the globe, has been shut down following a civil suit filed by astrology software makers Astrolabe.
ostatic.com: The Free Software Foundation today announced the relaunch of The Free Software Directory. For years The Free Software Directory allowed users to search and browser for software that meets The Free Software Definition but an update was needed.
pcworld.com: The website for the open-source MySQL database was hacked and used to serve malware to visitors Monday.
Also: MySQL at the core of commercial open source