A few guitarists I know are happy with the switch to Ubuntu. Mainly thanks to Rosegarden. Here’s an image of Jim showing his appreciation of Ubuntu, I couldn’t bring myself to use a rose garden as the background. Thanks Jim your a legend 🙂
Paul “Rusty” Russell, Australian Linux kernel hacker, visited Humbug on Saturday, gave a talk on the possible consequences of Australia’s obligations under the FTA. You can
read the information, listen to his audio and view the slides.
On Klepas.org there’s an article
What rights do I actually still have? explaining things in a way that may help the average person understand how this issue affects us.
Please sign the petition at http://linux.org.au/law and talk about these issues with friends family and business partners. Make your digital rights an issue for yourself and your government representative.
From Angela Beesleys Blog:
There are many reasons behind my decision. Overall, it’s not because I’m unhappy being involved with Wikimedia, though I am concerned about certain events and tendencies that have arisen within the organisation since the start of this year. I would prefer to be involved in Wikimedia from a different angle rather than focusing my attention on Board matters. I’m certainly not leaving — just leaving the Board. I still intend to be involved with editing the projects, and with the formation of the Wikimedia Australia chapter, and, if the opportunities still arise, I hope to continue promoting the projects at conferences and other events.
It’s been a great two years and I’ve enjoyed the role, but the collaborative consensus-based nature Wikimedia had before the start of this year continues to deteriorate and it’s no longer an environment I can work effectively in.
My resignation will be effective upon the election of my successor. Elections will be held in September, and the planning for those should begin immediately. Discussions are currently underway about general restructuring of the Board, and it is possible more positions will be available by the time the election starts. I would like to encourage anyone who shares the Foundation’s goal of distributing free content to become more involved in the organisation and to consider standing in the upcoming elections.
There are a lot of changes planned to the structure of the Foundation but I’m confident Anthere and Jimmy will manage those well and in accordance with what is best for the projects and the communities behind them.