This will be a brief introduction to the US patent system. Special
emphasis will be given to the legal, technological, and economic
aspects of patents related to computer software, from the perspective
of one who has experience in both the patent sector, and in the FOSS
Video demo of setting up Fedora 16.
This is an open source version of web conferencing, similar to Webex. They have a vmware image of this at http://code.google.com/p/bigbluebutton/wiki/BigBlueButtonVM
These turn-key LAMP stacks come in a variety of applications. Download the vmware image and run it. Once you learn the application flow, you might want to build it from on a fresh LAMP VM image, or customize your own version. If you want to move to production, pay Bitnami a monthly fee and run their customs builds in Amazon ec2.
This is the presentation used for the meeting June 11th 2011.
If you’ve seen one job fair in this area, you’ve seen them all. Rooms full of tables with flyers and smiling people in suits or matching polo shirts standing around them, hundreds or thousands of people showing up handing out resumes like it’s Halloween for HR, getting business cards in return.
After a while you start to see the same people handing out the same resume or trying to recruit for the same jobs. There’s got to be another way...
Yesterday was the day here in the United States when we do the semiannual changing of the clocks.
My computer has been able to change its own time since at least as far back as when I started college in 1990. In the twenty years since then, intelligent time support in other consumer electronics has increased leaps and bounds. I’m sure of it. After all, since then the internet has sped communications world wide, processing power has increased over 100 fold, and the open source movement has given us a vast library of free software. How hard can it be?
Let me make it clear I don’t think I have very high standards in this regard. It is not like wondering where my jet pack is, or my flying car. What I’m looking for is the ability for a device to understand daylight savings time and adjust itself twice a year. I’m not even looking for the device to synchronize its clock with an external source, which should also be a no-brainer in this day and age.
So, let’s run the list.