Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Future of Open Source Software Panel
How Open Source Software Improves Society
LinuxWorld press conference: IBM's Open Source strategy
Open Source in the News (Blinkx Video Sear4ch Engine)
Web 2.0, eLearning, and Open Source - FSOSS 2006
Harnessing the Power of Open Source Software
Michael Surran presents how Free / Open Source software can be used to enhance school computer labs, networks, and staff workstations. This ACSI seminar focuses on "What is FOSS?" and deals with the benefits, hurdles, and real-life testimony of a system administrator who has been using FOSS in a school setting for nearly 5 years.
For the notes that go along with this seminar and additional information about GHCA's Linux-based computer lab, visit www.ghca.com/computers.
Revolution OS is a 2001 documentary which traces the history of GNU, Linux, and the open source and free software movements.
It features several interviews with prominent hackers and entrepreneurs (and hackers-cum-entrepreneurs), including Richard Stallman, Michael Tiemann, Linus Torvalds, Larry Augustin, Eric S. Raymond, Bruce Perens, Frank Hecker and Brian Behlendorf.
Linus Torvalds is interviewed on his development of the Linux kernel as well as on the GNU/Linux naming controversy and Linux's further evolution, including its commercialization.
Ubuntu @ the Library
Also visit the authors Blog at www.librarian.net/stax/2042/do-you-ubuntu/
I installed Ubuntu Linux) on two of the donated PCs at my library yesterday. It took less than an hour. In fact, if I hadn’t been making the little movie at the same time [with my laptop and my little Canon digital Elph; I don’t have a video camera] it would have taken me even less time.
Ubuntu comes bundled with a lot of the popular Open Source software titles like OpenOffice, Gimp and Firefox. The Calef Library has two Windows PCs already so if people need specific software that doesn’t run on Ubuntu, they can use those. I’d like to get them a Mac as well and then they can be the only library (to my knowledge) that is triple platform in the entire state of Vermont.
Free and Open Source for Education
Open Source, mainly software (Videos/PPoints)
This page showcases videos and PowerPoint presentations that are available to help with teaching and learning about "Open Source" ... mainly O.S. software.
There are some areas on the Shambles website that list free resources and links to help with this theme.
| Web 2.0 | Open Source (inc. Linux) | Open Source Servers |
| Main ICT Area | IT Technicians |
This page is part of the Shambles "Forest of Theme Blogs" pages that provide videos and other multimedia resources to support a variety of topics.
If you would like to see all of the Theme Blogs then go to the full list at http://www.shambles.net/blogforest