Wednesday, December 28, 2005

The $100 MIT Laptop - Media Lab Images

Image credit: Design Continuum

If you haven't seen it yet, here is The Green Machine prototype!!!

Part of the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) initiative, these laptops are designed to be rugged and energy efficient. They will be Linux-based and use open source software to keep the cost low.

More pics available at: MIT Media Lab: $100 Laptop Images

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Open Source In The Entrerprise Environment

Open Source Software Will Permeate Enterprise Software, Says The 451 Group.

While I don't really want to call 2006 "The Year Of Open Source", it certainly is playing a large and growing role in all of our lives. If we could start teaching our youth about Open Source, we could help them find rewarding careers in the high tech field. It would be a great way to help our youth and our state.

Click Here To Read The Full Article

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Updated list of TPOSSCON Speakers

Updated list of speakers for the Second Annual Trans-Pacific Open Source Software Conference (TPOSSCON) includes

Chief Technologist Evangelist Jeffrey Barr of

Linux Business Strategist Mike Balma of Hewlett-Packard

Chief Information Officer Tom Welch of Linspire

Retired Admiral Richard Macke of Warrior Infotech

Chief Executive Officer Rana Dutt of Softel

Editor-in-Chief Robin 'roblimo' Miller of OSTG

SAMBA author John Terpstra of Primastasys

Chief Information Officer Gordon Bruce, City and County of Honolulu

Full-Time KDE Developer and Nanakuli Graduate Aaron Seigo

Chief Executive Officer Alex Banh of Sun-Wah Linux from China

Monday, December 12, 2005

Trans-Pacific Open Source Software Conference

The Hawaii Open Source Education Foundation (HOSEF) is hosting the second annual Trans-Pacific Open Source Software Conference (TPOSSCON).

From the 9th to the 12th of January, 2006, you'll hear from Peter Quinn of Massachusetts, Gordon Bruce, FOSS dignitaries, and companies putting Free and Open Source Software to work.

Visit the Trans-Pacific Open Source Software Conference (TPOSSCON) website and read the purpose. Great guys with a true sense of honesty.

Friday, December 09, 2005

Open Source for Education in Europe

Our conference, "Open Source for Education in Europe" was held in Heerlen, NL on November 14-15 2005, co-sponspored by SIGOSSEE, JOIN and the Open University of the Netherlands. Many thanks to all who made the conference such a success. Stephen Downes has posted a brief round-up, including his audio and slides and links to other blogging from the conference.

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Monday, December 05, 2005

Macedonia Chooses GNOME Linux for Schools

This small country in Southern Europe with a population of around 2 million has chosen GNOME Linux for 5000 desktops in 468 schools and 182 computer labs nationwide.

The presence of a small volunteer organization by the name Free Software Macedonia is making a big difference in the Republic of Macedonia.

Learn more at The GNOME Journal