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Linux, we have a PR problem

Linux, we have a PR problem

A few weeks ago a former boss and mentor of mine made my jaw drop by asking me, "Why has open source failed?".
Feb 11 2008 12:26PM
2008: The year of the content filter

2008: The year of the content filter

With Communications Minister Stephen Conroy set to release his report on ISP-level content filtering later this month, 2008 is shaping up to be the “year of the content filter” according to IP expert Kimberlee Weatherall.
Feb 4 2008 10:19AM
Australian open source workers earn more money

Australian open source workers earn more money

IT workers who specialise in free and open source software are earning more than the national average for IT, according to the results of Australia's first open source census.
Feb 4 2008 9:59AM
Python 3.0 to be backwards incompatible

Python 3.0 to be backwards incompatible

Organisations using the programming language Python will be majorly affected by changes in store for the language over the course of the next twelve months, Linux.conf.au attendees were told this morning.
Feb 1 2008 2:58PM
Bruce Schneier on fighting security FUD

Bruce Schneier on fighting security FUD

Security expert Bruce Schneier has long been critical of so-called security ‘theatre' - policies and products tailored to provide the perception of security rather than tackling actual security risks.
Feb 1 2008 2:00PM
Google Summer of Code headed down under

Google Summer of Code headed down under

Hot on the heels of the local launch of its Google Highly Open Participation computing competition for high school students, Google looks set to bring its famous Summer of Code program down under as well.
Feb 1 2008 7:39AM
In open source, money doesn't always talk

In open source, money doesn't always talk

Getting a job in open source development can mean getting a pay-cheque for working on your favourite hobby. But the equation is more complicated than just adding money, according to OpenLogic Director of Community and Partner Programs, Stormy Peters.
Jan 31 2008 2:05PM
Hardware vendors will follow the money to open source

Hardware vendors will follow the money to open source

The success of consumer IT products like the ASUS Eee PC will help provide the leverage needed to get hardware vendors on board with open source, according to Dirk Hohndel, Intel’s chief technologist for open source.
Jan 31 2008 1:07PM
Information is our only security weapon: Bruce Schneier

Information is our only security weapon: Bruce Schneier

Computer security expert Bruce Schneier took a swipe at a number of sacred cows of security including RFID tags, national ID cards and public CCTV security cameras in his keynote address to Linux.conf.au this morning.
Jan 30 2008 12:44PM
linux.conf.au set to kick off in Melbourne

linux.conf.au set to kick off in Melbourne

Melbournites beware, Linus Torvalds and his colony of penguins are arriving in force for the annual Free and Open Source Software conference,linux.conf.au.
Jan 25 2008 4:56PM

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