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Southern California Linux Expo This Saturday

Anonymous Patron writes "The Southern California Linux Expo will be held this Saturday at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. Speakers include: John Terpstra, Chris Dibona, Andrew Morton, William Irwin, Chris Montogmery (OGG VORBIS and Xiph.org). For more informatoin see our website where you can pre-register for the conference. Those interested in a free Exhibit Hall pass can get one by using the promo code "free" when ordering. Those seeking a discount can use the code "NEWPS" We look forward to seeing you all there. Stay for the post-conference free screening of Revolution OS. SCALE non-profit grass roots event organized by the SCLUG, UCLA LUG, and USC LUG."

Leader of the Free World

Here's A Neat Wired Story on Linus Torvalds.
"On one level, Torvalds' life really is filled with quotidian routine. He works from home as a fellow for the Open Source Development Lab, a corporate-funded consortium created to foster improvements to Linux. His commute is a walk down a flight of stairs to an office he shares with Tove, his wife of nine years. It's jammed with Linux-related books, few of which he's read, and looks out onto the narrow walkway between his home and the neighbor's. The early July day he invites me to visit is his first official one as an OSDL employee, but it isn't long after my arrival that he excuses himself to take out the garbage because Tove nags him about the smell. Later, he takes a break to feed a lunch of milk splashed over Cheerios to his three daughters, all younger than 8, while Tove runs errands."

moving-image catalog for the Library of Congress

Paul Lewsi spotted The Open-Mag Article on the Library of Congress next year becomes the host site for something called the Moving Images Collection (MIC), a work in progress by a coalition from three universities creating the technology infrastructure, which includes servers from IBM, in order to create a unique online catalog for moving images.

IBM, Linux to Power Library of Congress Archive

This Release Says it makes sense that the open source operating system has also found favor among a swath of scholarly pursuits.

IBM Wednesday aired its latest Linux-oriented win when it announced that the University of Washington, Rutgers Universities Libraries, and the Georgia Institute of Technology Interactive Media Technology Center have opted to run Linux on Power4 chip architecture to build an online catalog of film, television and digital video for the Library of Congress.

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