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Interesting Bits Of News From OSCON

Free Software

Published on 24 July 2008 08:19 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software
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A few (small) interesting tidbits of information to report on from this afternoon's OSCON...

- Along with delivering the source-code to Launchpad within the next twelve months, Canonical is working on a number of new Launchpad features. One area that will receive quite a bit of love is with the translations support. One example is that the Launchpad language translations service will allow the user to see where a string is used in a particular piece of software all within Launchpad's integrated code viewer. Launchpad will also see an improved registration process and improved support.

- We've heard through the grapevine that Dell's "netbook" they'll be introducing next month is running Ubuntu Netbook Remix.

- Currently there are two X.Org-oriented conferences each year: the X Developers' Conference (XDC) and the X Developers' Summit (XDS). However, for management reasons it looks like they may begin having only one conference each year. Meanwhile, the 2008 X Developers' Summit will be taking place the first week of September (not the second week like what was reported earlier this year, X Developers To Meet At The Zoo). The X.Org Foundation is also looking at potentially partnering up with another free software conference (if you want to express any, let them know).

- NVIDIA looks to be doing something interesting in the next month or thereabouts (not related to OSCON, more information on that later).

You may also be interested in our other OSCON coverage so far: Keith Packard Talks X.Org At OSCON 2008, OSCON 2008 - Evening Extravaganza, Moblin 2.0 Being Released At Intel IDF, Launchpad Source-Code Within 12 Months, and OSCON 2008 Conference This Week.

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