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  • IP Voice 2008 - Lisbon, Portugal - March 5th to 6th, 2008 -

    IP Voice 2008 ( will be held in Lisbon, Portugal on March 5th to 6th, 2008, and with the main audience of this conference being targeted to enterprise customers and communication carriers.

    There have been a number of Open Software Phone projects that have happened in the past year and which continue to move forward: more>>

  • Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit - Austin, Texas - April 8th to 10th, 2008 -

    Unlike a lot of the events that I discuss in my Blog, the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit is a "by invitation only" event with a twist. Normally for "invitation only events", the potential attendee sits by the phone with their prom clothes on, waiting for the call that may or may not come. more>>

  • Campus Party, February 11-17, 2008, Sao Paulo, Brazil -

    After speaking at the Florida Linux Show on February 11th, I return ever-so-briefly to the New England area to re-pack my bags and head for Sao Paulo, Brazil to attend Campus Party (February 11th to 17th, 2008). more>>

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  • Volunteer -

    I am looking for people to help webmasters of various sites (not related to me or GNU) make simple but substantial changes in their web sites — for instance, to use the GNU Project's recommended terminology.

  • Facebook exposing hidden accounts -

    Facebook silently changed its search system to expose the existence of hidden accounts.

    In addition, Facebook goes to great lengths to hide some privacy settings. Apparently it wants to claim users have that option while making it so hard to find that people won't use it.

    If anything suggests to you that you "must" have a Facebook account, that is proof of the importance of your duty to refuse to have a Facebook account.

  • Apple conceives of DRM in physical spaces -

    Apple has conceived of making phones and cameras cease working when they receive a special infrared code.

    This would be like building DRM into physical spaces. As with any DRM, it is conceivable only because of proprietary software.

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