Tag: open-source

Apr 23 2010

“The Thing about Volunteers and Civility” (#modernperlbooks.com)

I copy the post The Thing about Volunteers and Civility by chromatic on modernperlbooks.com. Though the text refers to aspects of the Perl community, I believe the message is more general. The formatting (numbered list, etc) is mine. The thing about volunteers is that they don’t have to do what they’re doing. If you’re getting …

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Oct 07 2008

Προβληματικές συμπεριφορές γύρω από το hellug

(σχετική δημοσίευση) Δε λαμβάνω τακτικά φαν μέηλ, ωστόσο όταν λαμβάνω, τα διαβάζω με προσοχή. (Κάντε κλικ στο σύνδεσμο παρακάτω για περισσότερα) Ενημέρωση 18 Οκτ 2008: Θα ήθελα εδώ να κάνω μια περίληψη όσων έχουν ειπωθεί. Η αντίδρασή μου είναι στο ύφος ατόμων που είναι γύρω από το Hellug, όταν συζητούν σε λίστες όπως public@hellug.gr. Μπορείτε …

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May 13 2008

thersa.org.uk, infected.

The screenshot shows the thersa.org.uk website has been infected, and users that visit it end up running in their browsers malicious JavaScript code. The code loads Javascript files from the .cn and the .la domains. There is a reference in one of the files to a cookie named killav (Kill Antivirus?) that may disable some …

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Mar 10 2008

Greek Campaign for Open-Source Software

mathe.ellak.gr is an campaign to promote free and open-source software to the Greek-speaking audience. The purpose of the campaign is to provide a short and concise message to the visitors; and also helps to direct people to the website when they show interest about FLOSS. It comes with logos of different sizes that you can …

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Feb 29 2008

FOSDEM ’08, summary and comments

I attended FOSDEM ’08 which took place on the 23rd and 24th of February in Brussels. Compared to other events, FOSDEM is a big event with over 4000 (?) participants and over 200 lectures (from lightning talks to keynotes). It occupied three buildings at a local university. Many sessions were taking place at the same …

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Dec 11 2007

ert-archives.gr: “Linux/Unix operating systems are not supported”

ERT (Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation) is the national radio/television organisation of Greece. ERT recently made available online part of its audio and video archive, at the website http://www.ert-archives.gr/ When browsing the website from Linux, you were blocked with a message that Linux/Unix operating systems are not supported. This message was appearing due to User-Agent filtering. Even …

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Dec 06 2007

OpenOffice Writer training notes (request: make training video plz!)

OpenOffice.org is one of the most important layers of the open-source stack. Although it does a superb job, we really need to make effort to get more users working on it. Here we present training notes for the use of Writer, the word processor component of OpenOffice.org. We aim to make the best use of …

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Dec 03 2007

The Google Highly Open Participation Contest

One more initiative by Google to reach out to the community and promote free and open-source software is the The Google Highly Open Participation Contest 2007/2008. The purpose of the competition is to enable young students older than 13 years old but have not entered yet the tertiary education, to participate in open-source development. To …

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Nov 16 2007

Droid fonts from Google (Android SDK)

Update 10Feb2009: The Droid fonts are now available from android.git.kernel.org (Download tar.gz archive), under the Apache License, Version 2.0. Ascender (the company who created Droid), has now a dedicated website at http://www.droidfonts.com/ (thanks Rex!). At this dedicated website, Ascender presents the Droid Pro family which has several additions to Droid. For the open-source crowd, it …

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Oct 08 2007

Ubuntu Answers…

Free and open-source software offers many challenging tasks for you to undertake. One of them is to answer questions that newbies ask. Offering support to newbies is challenging for several reasons: the problem may not have been described reasonably well you need to figure out the least amount of extra information you need, and ask …

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Oct 07 2007

One-line hardware support (USB Wireless Adapter)

I got recently a USB Wireless Adaptor, produced by Aztech. It was a good buy for several reasons: It advertised Linux support It was affordable It had good quality casing; you can step on it and it won’t break It had the Penguin on the box and was really really cheap When I plugged it …

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Aug 17 2007

Update on planet.ellak.gr

Planet EL/LAK (πλανήτης) is a blog aggregator of Greek-speaking users that work on free and open-source software. Though the users speak Greek, it is OK to write in English as well. We started in 2004 at http://xnum.sourceforge.net/PlanetHellas/ and quickly realised we had to move somewhere else. We enjoyed hosting at hellug.gr and in February 2007 …

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