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For the seventh time now, the Université Libre de Bruxelles  in Brussels, Belgium, is hosting FOSDEM .
The impact of meetings like these on the free software community as awhole is huge. Apart from the obvious attractions of the meeting, such asthe ability to go to different talks and learn about exciting newthings related tofree software or to see demos at different stands, FOSDEM also allowsyou to meet people from all kinds of different backgrounds.
To me, Python represents the quintessential free software programming language: its central design values are the ones that are most import for the free software community—clarity and pragmatism. Yes, I’m sure other people have their own pet languages, but Python is definitely my favorite.
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So here I am at DEMO ’07 in Palm Desert, California. I expected to find sunshine in the desert, but so far it’s cloudy and could rain; but that will certainly not dampen my enthusiasm for this trade show. This year the theme of Demo 07 is the Age of Empowerment, according to DEMO CEO and organizer Chris Shipley, “Yes, that’s right. You have become incredibly powerful because of the technology you and others use everyday, and you may not even realize it”.
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How to hate free software in 3 easy steps—Oh, compiling! Steve Goodwin asks why it’s so difficult. Read more...
The state of the union of FOSS—Let Jabari Zakiya inspire you with a rousing speech about FOSS! Read more...
It's a new semester at school and OH GOD! I have to decide which word processor to use this Spring.
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As we start a new year, it’s time to clear out last year’s baggage. Here are some tips on how to start the new year afresh.
1. Clean your computer desk
If you are like me, your computer desk is like a magnet for all sorts of stuff. Mugs, little pieces of note paper, receipts, books, DVDs, etc. Now is a time to clear all of the non-essentials off of your desk. You’ll be amazed at how much larger your desk will appear.
2. Clean out your bookmarks
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