Three for the road

November 9, 2011

It’s one of those days: Driving a lot today taking family from point A to point B allows one a significant amount of thought that can go into a blog post. But we’ll have to tackle the weightier issues of FOSS another time in order to give you a few tidbits, like

Take ‘er down, ensign: Fedora 16, with the release name Verne (as in Jules, as in “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” — hence the submarine motif), is ready and available from the Fedora Project. This one is a keeper — a solid release. Kudos to the Fedora Project team once again. Clearly there will be more on this in forthcoming blog item.

SCALE 10X registration opens: Yep, that’s right. It’s only November, but since SCALE 10X happens a month earlier next year — the Martin Luther King Day weekend in January — things are ramping up for the Southern California Linux Expo. Want to go? Head on over to the site and register.

You don’t have to live like a refugee: Michelle Blowers wrote in her blog yesterday about the open arms Debian has for anyone — from developers to users — who are unhappy with the direction Ubuntu is taking to “return home.” Without Debian, of course, there’s no Ubuntu, so keep in mind your lineage, Ubunteros.

Now to go pick up my daughter from her science class . . .

(Larry Cafiero is one of the founders of the Lindependence Project and has just started developing software in his new home office. Watch this space.)

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  1. November 10, 2011 at 8:01 am

    Take ‘er down, ensign: Dive Dive Dive. Or maybe beam me up?
    How does f16 run on older hardware?

    SCALE 10X registration opens: Everyone please go! Take pictures
    and write stories. It is still on that bucket list.

    You don’t have to live like a refugee: Consider the Colonel as an
    Expat. Refugees are forced to leave and usually have little or no
    choice as to destination. In the Linux realm there are a lot of very
    exotic destinations. Debian is a great hideout. Good people, great
    food and the beaches are unbeatable. If you are like the Colonel
    and looking for a great place to retire there isn’t a better choice than

    Peace, Bob

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