Marcello Stanisci | 11 Dec 16:51 2014
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How to ask for documentation

Dear Folks,

There is an ATM card called "Efficient Networks Speedstream 3060" that is
still not supported by a free driver. There are similar cards made by Efficient Networks
that have a free driver (called "lanai") in the Linux tree. In the lanai's comments is
said:

"This driver supports ATM cards based on the Efficient "Lanai"
 chipset such as the Speedstream 3010 and the ENI-25p.  The
 Speedstream 3060 is currently not supported since we don't
 have the code to drive the on-board Alcatel DSL chipset (yet)."

So in order to make it working, we need this "extra code" just mentioned.
After googling a while, it seems that Siemens has acquired Efficient Networks,
so I am wondering to ask them the documentation of this device. They should not
have so much interest in NOT giving away the documentation, since the device is
more than 10 years old (but it is very useful for the average ADSL user).

So I come with the following questions:

1. How and where to ask for such a documentation?
2. Is really Siemens which has the right documentation?

Thank you in advance!

Cheers,
MS

Joel Kahn | 30 Sep 20:52 2014
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Art Gallery Web Site

Here at the artists' co-op Art Sync Gallery in
Bolivar, Missouri, we are making tentative steps
towards setting up a web site for the gallery;
there hasn't been one for a while. One of the
primary concerns is the cost of having someone
host the site. The available budget for this is
pretty small, and is likely to remain so.

Would any entity in the Libre Software community
consider hosting in exchange for promotion and
maybe commissions on the sale of artworks?
The material on the site is expected to be small
and simple: text about the gallery and its members;
jpegs of artworks; the required html &c to tie
things together; and not very much else. I'd be
doing most of the collecting of material and the
assembly, probably using KompoZer.

I think this could be a good opportunity to bring
the Libre Software world to people who have not
had a lot of exposure to it yet.

Let me know if you want to help or have suggestions.

Joel

Joel Kahn | 16 Sep 21:23 2014
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Art & Libre Software

Thomas Harding wrote:

>A facebook page is somewhat evil, because of intellectual
>property content falling down to Facebook (or please re-read
>their contract with help from a good lawyer).

>There are certainly other hosting solutions with "ballots"
>and non-impairing contracts regarding artists.

These issues have been discussed here before. I intend to
talk to my fellow artists about them when the suitable
opportunity comes along at some future time.

Quiliro Ordóñez Baca mentioned some of the Libre graphics
programs out there. In my recent and current activities,
I've been generating the original picture in BASIC-256....

http://basic256.org/index_en

....then doing a bit of post-processing as required in an
appropriate environment, most commonly Gimp or Pinta.

I encourage further comments and questions.

Joel

Joel Kahn | 15 Sep 21:01 2014
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Art & Libre Software

I'm now a member of the Art Sync Gallery, run by the
Polk County Artists Association (PCAA) here in
southwest Missouri. Most of the artists in this gallery
work with traditional subjects and media; so far, I'm
the only one focusing heavily on digital stuff.
However, I have brought in an old desktop that I've
set up with Trisquel 6.0.1. In the short term, we'll
be concentrating on digital slide shows of art works.
We expect to tinker with other activities somewhere
down the road as circumstances permit. I also have a
laptop with the same distro on it that I bring to
the gallery each time that I'm working there.

I view this as a good opportunity to demonstrate libre
software to my fellow local artists, the gallery's
patrons, and the larger community. If any of you would
like to help with this, send me emails and I'll provide
more details as appropriate. The Art Sync Gallery has
a Facebook page, but no independent web site at this
time (that is on our long term project list).

Joel

John Sullivan | 9 Sep 20:04 2014
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Mozilla AMA on Reddit today at 3pm EDT (one hour from now)

Hi folks,

Mozilla/Firefox are doing an AMA on Reddit today. It would be a great
chance to ask them some tough questions about their support for DRM and
EME.

https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/

For background:

https://fsf.org/news/fsf-condemns-partnership-between-mozilla-and-adobe-to-support-digital-restrictions-management
http://www.defectivebydesign.org/no-drm-in-html5

-john

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Andres | 31 Aug 10:07 2014
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libreplanet uk_ham

Hi all,
Not sure this is the right channel but just in case.

I have just started a libreplanet in wiki page.

http://libreplanet.org/wiki/Group:LibrePlanet_Ham

I have some questions as to how some of the wiki things work. Or if it
appropiate the way it looks now.

Thanks for any pointers as to where to post this message.

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Mitar | 27 Aug 23:47 2014
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KORUZA grows: World Wide Experiment

Hi!

"We are launching the World Wide KORUZA experiment to deploy more then
10 links worldwide with a range of sensors and a test device, to observe
the performance over a 12 month period. Experimental results are
expected to identify error sources in the system as well as create an
open dataset for future study of free-space communication system as well
as KORUZA. Research organizations, community networks and others welcome! "

https://wlan-si.net/en/blog/2014/08/27/koruza-grows-world-wide-experiment/

Mitar

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herve | 26 Aug 15:48 2014
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Debian+Lxde french free ebook to translate

Hi all Indian Linux users Libre
I am French Graphic desingner and painter, 51 years old
I am using for many years the system Debian+Lxde
Lxde the lightweight Desktop manager.
That I prefer that Gnome. Very fast and nervous
Look very similar to Windows and possible configure as you like
Can be used into the old machines, and new one, also for sure better
Take the same place on Ram that the former Windows 98 with modern functions
Debian, very serious association entirely free. Base of Ubuntu.
On the stable version. Work too good. Strong
Have no fear of the Indian power-cut.
Many time people ask to me "oh this Windows go speed, witch version?
I want to have one". But the problem after, how to use?
So I writ a small book, illustrated, especially for this friends that ask to me
Explain everything at a simple language.
Only 50 page in French. So 25 rigth and left, 52 with the cover.
Very simple book that give to the people after install all information
To use, get, install and configure.
System Libre, so the book will be also Libre.
I am finishing and fast beginning the English translation
I want also to make a special Indian translation, adapt to the Indian situation.
I have a litle experience. I will be in India again the next winter
I am interested about India & Linux. Contact me
I try to send Joint the Beta-Cover and the Cover-back contents
The server refuse
Too soon
Hervé


Debian+Lxde
Take in hand guide
Installation & configuration

Table of Contents


First
desktop vision........................................ 1

 
Pane
l Elements:
Application Menu - The File Manager
.................. 2
Go to the Internet - Too many
windows open -
Occupancy
of the processor
.............................3
Update-manager - network -
Date and time
Customize our panel
..............4
Panel preferences
............................................5

LXDE
& Debian / Linux in Practice:
Right-click - Change the background wallpaper -
Copy
and move files
........................................6
Rename files and folders
Debian Linux 7 Whezzy basic organization
............7
The desktop folder
...........................................8
Rational organization of his "/ home"
Trash
...............................................................9

Install
new software &
Updates the system .....
Graphic Installation: With Synaptic -
Updates
with Synaptic - Install software with synaptic -
Even easier, (but yes): the command line .....
Another
method with Gdebi
...............................10
Find Info about Debian  packages
........................11
Thunderbird / Icedove - Framasoft -
French
Ubuntu documentation -
Other useful
sites
.............................................12

Overview
of Applications menu
+ Usage tips & configuration:
Disconnect - Preferences: Keyboard and Mouse -
Network -
Screen Saver
....................................13
Disc Manager -  synaptic package
Manager -
Gparted
- Printing -
Open-box configuration - Setting the session
.......14
Monitor setting -
 Sound and
Video: Burning CD & DVD: Brasero -
 VLC and video -
................................................15
winff -System Tools - Wine -
Internet -
Amule:
..............................................16
Browse Mirrored websites - Filezilla

Iceweasel
/ Firefox:
Add-ons & Video
...........................................17
Flashplayer problem? 
Going without
Flashplayer
................................18
Install Flashplayer - Flashgot -
Other
add-ons and scripts for Firefox
................19

Chromium
-Transmission - WebHTTrack .....

Graphics:
Gimp - XPDF -
Scanner:
Xsane Office: LibreOffice
..................20
PDF export of text document -
Save as RTF.
..............................................21
Accessories: clamtk - Calculator -
Leafpad
LXTerminal - Main Menu -
Open from the File Manager - Shutter -
Terminal
Administrator -
Image Viewer
- Shutter - Terminal Administrator -
Image Viewer
........................................... ....22
Xarchiver .....

The command line
having fun
.........................23
Sources.list - Add other address lines?
...............24
Otherwise - Other commands
..............................25
My personal document: "NotesDinstall"

Useful
things to know & Tricks
Hidden files and folders:
The .wine folder - The folder .aMule
...................26
Vulgar manipulations and Silly (but malignant) -
Noble
and clever use of this hidden files and folders = Save it
.......27
Rename desktop shortcuts with Leafpad .....
True
-False shortcuts Firefox:
..............................28
Create a new user
.......................................29
Add rights ..... Possible problems with the rights of some files?
Conclusion light of the practical part
..................30

Problems
: What to do?
.....................30
Rescatux Live CD .....
Loss of
START (Grub)
.....................31
Security, virus etc ...
................................32
Gnu, Linux, Debian, LXDE? ...
.................33
Debian GNU + Linux + + Ubuntu
..................34
Personal Choice for Debian - Mac & Windows
.....35
Graphics interface & Lxde .....
Spectacular animated GUI .....
Installs Debian + Lxde
Preparing to install
Debian / LXDE
The hands dirty
....................................36
Enter into the the bios
..............................37
Flash the bios? ..... The hard disk .....
Preparation of
Windows for multi-boot  ..........38
Other Linux in a row?
...............................39
Find the CD Debian LXDE installation and burn
......40
Ready to Installs Debian + Lxde!
.............41
Debian itself without Windows
or Debian
on another disk than Windows.
........43
If Windows and Debian will share the same hard disk.
..........44
After installation: manipulations configuration ......
......47
Automatic opening the session
..............................48
Zram: a virtual memory ram .....
D
efault session Lxde  .....
software
in addition we need .....
Thanks and Conclusion
................................49


Joel Kahn | 3 Aug 21:44 2014
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Installing BASIC-256 From Tarball

Yes, this is a call for help from a relative newbie....

I'm attempting to install the latest version of the
GNU-licensed application BASIC-256 on my laptop which is
running Trisquel 6.0.1. Unfortunately, the maintainer of
the BASIC-256 project does not have the current version
in the easy download system, and my most recent attempts
to contact him have not been successful, so I'm trying to
do it from the tar.gz file. I've gotten as far as extracting
files into a new directory, but my attempts to run commands
like "configure" and "make" keep producing errors such as
"command not found". Does anyone have the time to tell me
what kinds of absurd things I'm doing wrong?

Thanks in advance for your time and patience.

Joel

Ali Abdul Ghani | 6 Jul 13:05 2014
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lazarus - libre

But the big problem is lazarus cause a license violation.
from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
""""
Specifically, the LCL, which is statically built into the produced
executables, is licensed under a modified version of the LGPL,
granting extra permissions
to allow it to be statically built into the produced software, including
proprietary
ones.

Note that installing a
design-time
package is equivalent to linking to the IDE. Thus, distributing the
Lazarus IDE with a GPL-incompatible design-time package (e.g. the
JEDI
packages, which are licensed under the
Mozilla Public License
) pre-installed would cause a license violation.
""""
I believe that we must make a branch of it without problems license

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Kip Warner | 30 Jun 22:57 2014

Libre digital media asset management

Hey list,

I've been looking for more than a year with no luck for a libre
alternative to proprietary digital media asset management tools like
Alienbrain.

  <http://www.alienbrain.com/>

Think of it like traditional source control management, e.g. Git,
Mercurial, Bzr, or what have you, but for art assets and large binary
files.

From what I can see, I can't seem to find anything. I also posted on
Launchpad a request for feature enhancement on Bzr.

  <https://bugs.launchpad.net/bzr/+bug/1077521>

Respectfully,

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