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The joy, excitement, and surprise of computing - !!Con 2017

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!!Con (pronounced “bang bang con”) is two days of ten-minute talks (with lots of breaks, of course!) to celebrate the joyous, exciting, and surprising moments in computing. Check out our speaker lineup!

!!Con will be held at the AppNexus headquarters at 28 West 23rd Street, 4th floor, Manhattan, NYC, on the weekend of May 6-7, 2017. Doors open at 9:15am both days. Learn more about our venue!

url: http://bangbangcon.com/

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WikiHouse

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WikiHouse is an open source project to reinvent the way we make homes.

It is being developed by architects, designers, engineers, inventors, manufacturers and builders, collaborating to develop the best, simplest, most sustainable, high-performance building technologies, which anyone can use and improve.

Our aim is for these technologies to become new industry standards; the bricks and mortar of the digital age.

url: https://wikihouse.cc/

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DemocracyOS - Change the Tool

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Create your DemocracyOS in a click. Build proposals and be the change you want to see.

Debate in a platform that rewards the best arguments and filters that noise that usually ends up calling the trolls.

With a clear deadline, get everyone on board to reach a voted decision and avoid endless debates.

Join a community that's hacking the future of democracy today. We are 100% open source with an GPLv3 license.

url: http://democracyos.org/

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Vector tiles from OpenStreetMap and OpenData – OpenMapTiles

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OpenMapTiles provides the fastest way how to setup custom styled world maps with open-source software. In a few minutes, you can have your own OpenStreetMap tileserver - ready for use in your websites or products.

Just download the pre-generated tiles and get started

The project turns the publicly available OpenStreetMap data into ready-to-use packages containing vector tiles for the whole planet, individual countries and major cities.

url: https://openmaptiles.org/

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LOCUS - DIY & OpenSource Drone by Lucía Doran —Kickstarter

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HHS and MSF Japan have partnered up to create the first 3D printed UAV drone to re-create maps in forgotten places for MissingMaps.org

Locus is an ongoing project that is still under construction. Now we need your help to continue prototyping and get closer to our final goal; creating and sharing the first 3D printed surveillance drone to anyone anywhere.

url: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1445938395/locus-open-source-drone-msf?ref=thanks_tweet

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Anti-innovation: EU excludes open source from new tech standards | Ars Technica UK

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As part of its Digital Single Market strategy, the European Commission has unveiled "plans to help European industry, SMEs, researchers and public authorities make the most of new technologies." In order to "boost innovation," the Commission wants to accelerate the creation of new standards for five buzzconcepts: 5G, cloud computing, internet of things, data technologies, and cybersecurity.

url: http://arstechnica.co.uk/tech-policy/2016/04/anti-innovation-eu-excludes-open-source-from-new-tech-standards/?utm_content=buffercdd54&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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Clay Shirky on Love, Internet Style - YouTube

"Now we can do big things for love."

Noted Internet thinker and author Clay Shirky delivered one of the opening "provocations" at Supernova 2007. Using a 1300-year-old Japanese shrine as a metaphor, Clay explained how the New Network changes the basic dynamics of business and collective creativity.

url: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xe1TZaElTAs

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Discourse

Discourse logo Civilized Discussion

url: http://www.discourse.org/

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David Walsh Blog - JavaScript Consultant

My name is David Walsh. I'm a 31-year old web developer and software engineer from Madison, Wisconsin. In the web world I'm:

My expertise and interest lies in front-end technologies, including HTML/5, CSS, JavaScript (as well as frameworks like jQuery, MooTools, and Dojo Toolkit). My server side skills revolve around PHP and Python. I enjoy dabbling in mobile development and edge devices and environments. I focus on open source contributing...

url: https://davidwalsh.name/

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14 Ways to Contribute to Open Source without Being a Programming Genius or a Rock Star

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Plenty of people want to get involved in open source, but don’t know where to start. Here are several ways to help out even if you lack confidence in your technical chops.

Open source software has changed computing and the world, and many of you would love to contribute. Unfortunately, many people are daunted by what they imagine is a high barrier to entry into a project.

url: http://blog.smartbear.com/programming/14-ways-to-contribute-to-open-source-without-being-a-programming-genius-or-a-rock-star/

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Netspoc

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Netspoc is free software to manage all the packet filter devices inside your network topology. Filter rules for each device are generated from one central ruleset, using a description of your network topology.

url: http://hknutzen.github.io/Netspoc/

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Modeify: Modern TDM Technology

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Modeify is an open-source platform for multimodal commuter engagement. Utilizing the latest advances in open transportation technology, Modeify uses personalized outreach to promote commuter behavior change and improve outcomes for travelers, employers, and transportation demand management (TDM) providers.

url: http://modeify.co/

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LinuxInsight | infinite loops in 5 seconds

Home

LinuxInsight is all about Linux and open source technologies. Here you will find lots of information about the Linux operating system, original articles, useful documentation, tips & tricks and even some genuine software. News feeds, blogs, search engine, etc... everything is at your disposal to find the information you are searching for. Or just participate in discussions and have some fun...

url: http://www.linuxinsight.com/

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OSGeo.org | Your Open Source Compass

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Created to support and build the highest-quality open source geospatial software. Our goal is to encourage the use and collaborative development of community-led projects. Join us by signing up to our mailing lists or check out the Getting Started page to become more involved.

url: http://www.osgeo.org/

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| Free and Open Source Software Events

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Aloha and welcome, Here you can find information about Free and Open Source Software events taking place near you (or further away if you enjoy traveling!) — we hope to collect all FOSS events that are taking place across the globe and create a easily search-able directory for finding events, big and small.

url: http://fossevents.org/

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Code - Open Blog - NYTimes.com

tags: open source, news
Open - All the Code That's Fit to Print A blog written by New York Times developers.

url: http://open.blogs.nytimes.com/

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FOSSCON - Free and Open Source Software Conference

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The people behind FOSSCON are free software enthusiasts, user group members, coders and users — just like you! Free software is all about community and this is a very grassroots event, organized by the community and for the community. Our common goal is to provide a space for us to all come together in the northeast. I hope you’ll join us as an attendee, a volunteer or an exhibitor. Register to attend, http://fosscon.org/register/, or email us ...

url: http://fosscon.org/

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Portal:Free software - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Free software is software that is distributed in a manner that allows its users to run the software for any purpose, to redistribute copies of, and to examine, study, and modify the source code. The term free software was coined in 1983, with free denoting the broad freedom given to users, rather than being available free of charge (i.e., freeware). Alternative terms for free software include software...

url: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Free_software

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brian_252 Contributors - Ohloh

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Ohloh is a free public directory of open source software and people.

Ohloh is a wiki, and anyone is welcome to join our community and add new projects to our directory, or to make corrections to existing directory pages. This public review makes Ohloh one of the largest, most accurate, and up-to-date software directories available.

url: http://www.ohloh.net/people?q=brian_252

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Open Source Mobile VPNs over Converged All-IP Networks

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Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are normally used for secured communications over the Internet. The VPNs have evolved significantly over the years, leading to a range of open-source and proprietary solutions. In Converged, all-IP networks terminal mobility introduces, however, new challenges that have so far been addressed only partially and via proprietary solutions. In this article we assess the level of maturity, the viability and performance achieved in mob...

url: http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=1380725

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Home - Software Freedom Day Wiki

software freedom day header Software Freedom Day (SFD) is a worldwide celebration of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). Our goal in this celebration is to educate the worldwide public about of the benefits of using high quality FOSS in education, in government, at home, and in business -- in short, everywhere! The non-profit company Software Freedom International coordinates SFD at a global level, providing support, giveaways and a point of collaboration, but volunteer teams around the world ...

url: http://softwarefreedomday.org/

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Linux® International | Linux International is an End-User Organization

Linux International logo Linux International, also known as LI, is a world-wide non-profit association of end users who are dedicated to furthering the acceptance and use of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS).

url: http://li.org/

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OSCON 2009 - O'Reilly Conferences, July 20 - 24, 2009, San Jose, CA

oscon logo Now more than ever, open source technology is the smart choice for navigating uncertain economic waters. In a competitive business environment, open source gives you the means to drive down costs while increasing system and staff efficiencies. OSCON 2009 is where you'll find the latest information and new ways to connect with the growing community that is open source.

url: http://en.oreilly.com/oscon2009

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TSP Solver for Google Maps

Travelling Salesman Problem on Google Maps. The javascript to do this is open source.

url: http://gebweb.net/optimap/

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Vow of Software Freedom

I have taken a vow around September 1999, and it is sometimes hard to explain to people, so I'll write it down here. I said to myself, "From this day on, I shall not use non-free software or secret file formats in my work, ever again."

url: https://www.fsfe.org/en/fellows/rca/from_out_there/vow_of_software_freedom

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3D Graphics hardware performance using Free Software drivers

This website was created for those of us who prefer to use only Free Software or Open Source software. It provides information about video cards with 3D acceleration support and benchmarks to give an idea of their performance. We also provide performance information for cards that rely solely on software emulation for 3D support.

url: http://free3d.org/

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Swish

Swish aims to provide access to files over SSH/SFTP from Windows Explorer in as seamless a manner as is currently possible for network drives.

url: http://swish.sourceforge.net

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FLOSS roadmap

Bringing together dozens of international experts working on future planning, scenarios and recommendations, the Open World Forum delivers the first ever 2020 FLOSS Roadmap. Covering 7 key themes (publics policies, innovation, ecosystems, cloud computing, IT governance, careers and FLOSS in an open world), it include 7 predictions for FLOSS in 2020, and 80 recommandations, including 8 key recommandations for success.

url: http://www.openworldobservatory.org/

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Blue Water Web Designs

High quality web design services at low affordable prices, PHP Scripting, Online Advertising, Oneway Unique Class C IP Backlinks Cheap!, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Site Submission, Partner Exchange, Google AdWords PPC Advertising, E-Commerce Solutions, Web Hosting, Affiliate Program and more!

url: http://www.bluewaterwebdesigns.com/

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Creating business cards with OpenOffice.org Writer | Linux Journal

OpenOffice.org Writer's tool for producing business cards does such a poor job of realizing both these goals that it is better avoided. However, if you know where to look, Writer also includes other tools that make designing business cards as easy as possible.

url: http://www.linuxjournal.com/node/1000428

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Roumen Petrov - secure shell(ssh)

a project to add x509 authentication to OpenSSH

url: http://roumenpetrov.info/openssh/

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Dynamic Systems

open source IT company who works with Sun

url: http://www.dynasys.com/

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How to Configure Sieve

This "article" is about how to configure Sieve. Sieve is a simple filter for email that's used on the client or server side. It's useful to configure it on the server side if you connect from multiple mail user agents (MUAs).

Cyrus IMAP comes with Sieve enabled by default, though distributors may disable it. Start by uncommenting the line in cyrus.conf:

sieve cmd="timsieved" listen="192.168.0.1:sieve" prefork=0 maxchild=100 Restart cyrus. Test that it works by running this on another machine telnet 192.168.0.1 sieve You should get something like this: "IMPLEMENTATION" "Cyrus timsieved v2.1.18-IPv6-Debian-2.1.18-1+sarge2"

Two tutorials to help you write sieve scripts are Wikipedia's page and FastMailWiki's BasicSieve.

Kmail can upload your script to your IMAP server. First let Kmail know that your server supports it by modifying your IMAP account and setting "Server supports Sieve". You may need to open port 2000 of your firewall.

Then upload your script through the Settings / Manage Sieve Scripts dialog box. You should get a successful response. Finally make sure that your script is activated; make sure the circle "radio button" is filled. If Kmail bitches at you about activating scripts, you can use sieveshell to disactivate all scripts and active one of them.

If i missed any details, please let me know.

Human Readable UNIX Commands

Isn't it odd that some UNIX commands like ls and df have options like -h to make the output more human readable? You would think it would be the default! I love open source, but sometimes UNIX just stinks.

So i guess if you omit the -h options, that output is machine readable, facilitating the flow of information from one process to the next. NOPE. In my opinion unix does this very poorly and it's never consistent.

example: When you run ls -l, is it safe to assume that the date starts at character 36 (0 based). It almost alwasy does, but if the file size is over 999,999,999 bytes, then the date starts at character 37.

So you say delimit fields based on space. If your file name has a space in it, then field[7] will only have the first word of it.

If you've ever noticed, the output of many unix commands is tabular. That is there are fields and records. Doesn't it make sense that comma separated fields is the best machine readable output? All unix commands with tabular output should have this option.

In fact i can go so far as to suggest using SQL as an interface to a computer system.

select name, size
from directory
where '2005-10-10' < date
order by size desc
limit 10

Java Trap

I often get chided at work for preferring the Java programming language. My colleagues hold the opinion that it's not-free. Free here means open source. I disagree and recently read a Stallman "article" called Free But Shackled - The Java Trap.

The "article" basically says the license of the release is what matters, and not the dependencies of it. For example, in the history of GNU/Linux, there were times when there was no free kernel, or no free c library, or no free terminal software. Yet the applications that developers wrote were still considered free. Well it's the same with Java. There used to be a time when there were no free JVMs. Luckilly now there are.

This really pleases me. As most of you know, i use only open source software. Instead of using Sun Microsystems' release or Blackdown's release of Java, i'll use GCJ / GIJ or Kaffe.

These compliers and virtual machines are not as complete as Sun's, however there has been much improvement in recent years. A while back i remember getting Ant to run on GIJ. In the process, i found this bug which i hope is fixed by now.

I am GNU/HURD

Oh that works for me. I've always preferred the micro kernels over monolithic ones. On a related note, after my computer architectures course, i really prefer RISC processors to CISC. And i think these two go together well. So my dream is: PPC, HURD, KDE, Java.