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Event review: Sakai day Europe

Hello world, Sakai a well-known learning management system and framework for tool building has had its first European Congress in the beautiful town of Lübeck in Germany. A relatively small campus town Leubeck is well known for its churches and marzipan and related confectionary. I personally enjoyed looking at the two main churches back lit from outside in the dark with good beer and solid traditionally German food inside my nicely warmed stomach.

Win a copy of “PHP 5 Power Programming”

Mon, 2006-06-26 06:24 -- admin

This week we are giving away a copy of PHP 5 Power Programming by Stig Bakken, Andi Gutmans, Derick Rethans.

All you need to do to enter is:

1) Read our terms and conditions.

2) Post a comment on ANY article or blog entry. We will choose the best comment made during the week and the author of that comment will be this week's winner.

Entries open on the 26th of June 2006 and close on the 1st of July 2006.

Free software events review June 2006

Summer has come. The crops in the fields are beginning to fill, the barbecues on the park are smoking away and, this being the UK, either the clouds in the sky are starting to thunder or the utility companies are announcing water shortages or both. Despite all this though, the free software flowers in the virtual garden are blooming like never before. Once again, I have limited my writings on the free software oriented events that have attracted my personal attention and fired my personal interests. During the past month, these consist of...

Free culture events for August 2006

Welcome to the August 2006 edition of the Free Culture Events Newsletter - A joint project of Free Culture UK and iCommons. Free Culture is a movement that extends the logic of free software into the world of art, advocating free creativity, sharing and appropriation. There will be thousands of events with this ethos going on around the world, but the listings below are brought to you by activists and advocates of the free culture movement.

MySQL documentation update - week 24

Documentation is a vital part of any application, proprietary or free software, as it is often the first way to communicate with users about the application or software and how it should be used. I also think it tends to be one of the areas most taken for granted; most users expect it to be there and often forget just how much effort goes into producing it.

Many users also complain about the documentation itself. Often this is because it’s been written by programmers and, as a rule, they really aren’t that great at writing documentation that is particularly human readable.

We have a winner for our first “Comment of the Week Competition”

Mon, 2006-06-19 11:39 -- admin

This week saw the introduction of our new contest—the "Comment of the Week Competition". It's been a shaky start with very few entries and we would like to see that improve over the coming weeks. We hope, through the use of things like this competition, to help increase Free Software Magazine's community participation. Well enough with the formalities. Thanks to all who entered... and the winner is...

Congratulations Robert Romberger of Apple Valley, California in the USA!

Win a copy of “Unix to Linux Porting”

Mon, 2006-06-12 00:00 -- admin

This week we are giving away a copy of Unix to Linux Porting by Alfredo Mendoza et. al.

All you need to do to enter is:

1) Read our terms and conditions.

2) Post a comment on any article or blog entry. We will choose the best comment made during the week, and the author of that comment will be the winner of this week's competition.

Entries open on the 12th of June 2006 and close on the 17th of June 2006.

GOOD LUCK!

Win a copy of “Learning Perl”

Mon, 2006-06-19 09:21 -- admin

This week we are giving away a copy of Learning Perl by Randal L Schwartz, Tom Phoenix, and brian d foy.

All you need to do to enter is:

1) Read our terms and conditions.

2) Post a comment on any article or blog entry. We will choose the best comment made during the week, and the author of that comment will be the winner of this week's competition.

Entries open on the 19th of June 2006 and close on the 24th of June 2006.

GOOD LUCK!

Free Software Magazine's blogs just got better!

This blog entry is to inform you about two great pieces of news about Free Software Magazine, which involve our web site and our blog section.

First things first: we have just finished updating our web site so that it runs the latest version of Drupal. I must admit that I was waiting for the version 4.7.1 of our web site to do this: I never trust version ".0" of anything!

We have a winner for “Free Software for Busy People”

Tue, 2006-05-23 05:54 -- admin

Thanks to everyone who entered, unfortunately there can only be one winner...

Congratulations Lopo Lencastre de Almeida of Portugal!

Lopo has won a copy of Free Software for Busy People by Mohammad Al-Ubaydli.

Thanks to all who entered.

Thanks also go to the author Mohammad Al-Ubaydli for providing this great prize.

Free culture events for June 2006

Welcome to the June edition of the Free Culture events newsletter. Free Culture is a movement that extends the logic of free software into the world of art, advocating free creativity, sharing and remixing. There will be thousands of events with this ethos going on around the world, but the listings below are brought to you by activists and advocates of the free culture movement. You can add your events and reviews to this newsletter on the Free Culture UK newsletter wiki.

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