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SSLUG says: Software patents - No thanks!. The Skåne Sjælland Linux User Group has put up a document describing in detail their opposition to the granting of software patents in Europe. It's available in English, Swedish, Danish, and Spanish. "The Amazon patent constitutes a crime of theft from society as a whole because the inventors of the basic web technologies at the heart of the Amazon one-click technique have put them at the disposal of everyone free of charge."

Unix Web Application Architectures document. Samuli Kärkkäinen has made available a white paper on how to write web application servers. It covers a number of the technologies that are available and contains a lot of good information.


Summary of Linux2000. Erik Hensema attended the Linux2000 conference in Ede, The Netherlands; he has sent us this writeup of what transpired there. It looks like a good time was had by all.

Apachecon Europe 2000 registration. Online registration for Apachecon 2000, an event run by the Apache Software Foundation, will be available till Friday, October 20th.

Call for Participation: O'Reilly P2P Conference. O'Reilly has sent out a call for participation for it's Peer-to-Peer Conference focusing on the Technical, Legal, and Business Dimensions of Peer-to-Peer Computing, Distributed Computation and Web Services.

October/November events.
Date Event Location
October 20, 2000. Geek Nite Out 2000 (Kickoff for Alternative Computer Expo (ACE 2000)) Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia.
October 21 - October 22, 2000. Alternative Computer Expo (ACE 2000) Albert Park, Melbourne, Australia.
October 23 - October 25, 2000. ApacheCon Europe 2000 Olympia Centre, London, England.
October 27, 2000. Embedded Linux Expo & Conference Wyndham Westborough Hotel, Westborough, MA.
October 29 - November 2, 2000. Software Development Conference & Expo 2000 East Washington Convention Center, Washington, D.C.
October 30 - October 31, 2000. Open Source Database Summit Hayes Mansion Conference Center, San Jose, California.
October 30, 2000. First Annual Federal GNU and Linux Users' Conference And Awards Presentation Washington, D.C.
October 30 - November 1, 2000. Linux Expo Canada Metro Toronto Convention Center, Toronto, Ontario
November 1 - November 5, 2000. Linux@IT.COM Palace Grounds, Bangalore, India
November 4 - November 10, 2000. SC2000 - SuperComputing Dallas Convention Center, Dallas, TX.
November 7 - November 9, 2000. Embedded Systems Conference Europe Maastricht, Netherlands.
November 10 - 11, 2000. Linux Meeting 2000 Rome, Italy.
November 12 - November 15, 2000. XML DevCon Fall 2000 San Jose, California.
November 13 - November 17, 2000. LINUX Business Expo Sands Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada.
November 25, 2000. Australian Open Source Symposium Adelaide, Australia.
November 28 - December 1, 2000. IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing Technische Universität Chemnitz, Saxony, Germany.

Additional events can be found in the LWN Event Calendar. Event submissions should be sent to lwn@lwn.net in a plain text format.

Web sites

LinuxFreeSupport Joins the ShowMeLinux Team. ShowMeLinux announced the recent addition of LinuxFreeSupport to their team of contributors. LinuxFreeSupport will be authoring ShowMeLinux's 'Support Line', a column offering answers to questions posed by readers.

User Group News

Linux Start-up Rep to Speak At LUG Fest. Justine tenZeldam, a PR consultant for Open Country, Inc., will speak at the Simi Conejo Linux Users Group LUG Fest III on October 28, 2000. Her topic will be "Emerging Computing Trends And Opportunities For Women/Minorities".

LUG Events: October 19 - November 2, 2000.
Date Event Location
October 19, 2000. Rice University Linux Users Group Rice University, Houston, TX.
October 21, 2000. Silicon Valley Linux Users Group Installfest Computer Literacy Bookshop, San Jose, CA.
October 21, 2000. Eugene Unix and GNU/Linux User Group Eugene, Oregon.
October 25, 2000. Linux User Group of Assen Assen, Netherlands.
October 28, 2000. Simi Conejo Linux Users Group LUG Fest III Nortel Networks, Simi Valley, CA.
October 28, 2000. Central Ohio Linux User Group Columbus, Ohio.
October 29 - October 30, 2000. Italian LUG community meeting University of Bologna, Italy.
November 1, 2000. Kansas City Linux Users Group Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, MO.
November 1, 2000. Southeastern Indiana Linux Users Group Madison/Jefferson County Public Library, Madison, IN.
November 1, 2000. Silicon Valley Linux Users Group Cisco Building 9, San Jose, CA.
November 2, 2000. Edinborough Linux Users Group Holyrood Tavern, Edinborough, Scotland.

Additional events can be found in the LWN Event Calendar. Event submissions should be sent to lwn@lwn.net in a plain text format.

October 19, 2000



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