Cheng Renquan | 5 Jul 13:35 2010
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Someone interested to Taipei COSCUP / GNOME.Asia 2010? this August 14-15

To S'pore Linux and open source users and enthusiasts,

This year COSCUP and GNOME.Asia 2010 are jointly held in Taiwan, see
original site introduction:

http://coscup.org/2010/en

"The joint conference of COSCUP / GNOME.Asia 2010 will be held on
August 14 and 15. COSCUP (Conference for Open Source Coders, Users and
Promoters) is the largest free & open source software (FLOSS)
conference in Taiwan, and GNOME.Asia Summit is Asia’s GNOME user and
developer conference, spreading the knowledge of GNOME across Asia.
With a tagline of “Open Web and Mobile Technologies”, it emphasizes
the exciting development in these two areas as well as the GNOME
desktop environment, and leverages the world-leading hardware industry
in Taiwan. ..."

I was invited there to speak on "Gcc-4.5 plugin hacking" topic,
if anyone is interested to go there, we could go there together,

"The registration will open at 20:00, 2010-07-05, Taiwan time"
(also Singapore time, tonight, half an hour later,)
http://register.coscup.org/register

According last year situation, the registration was full in
just a few hours; so for anyone interested, please hurry!

http://coscup.org/2010/en/program/abstracts

To Singapore-rb users, there is also "HTML 5 and the Frontend
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Cheng Renquan | 6 Jul 14:12 2010
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Re: Someone interested to Taipei COSCUP / GNOME.Asia 2010? this August 14-15

On Mon, Jul 5, 2010 at 7:35 PM, Cheng Renquan <crquan@...> wrote:

To S'pore Linux and open source users and enthusiasts,

>
> This year COSCUP and GNOME.Asia 2010 are jointly held in Taiwan, see
> original site introduction:
>
> http://coscup.org/2010/en
>
> "The joint conference of COSCUP / GNOME.Asia 2010 will be held on
> August 14 and 15. COSCUP (Conference for Open Source Coders, Users and
> Promoters) is the largest free & open source software (FLOSS)
> conference in Taiwan, and GNOME.Asia Summit is Asia’s GNOME user and
> developer conference, spreading the knowledge of GNOME across Asia.
> With a tagline of “Open Web and Mobile Technologies”, it emphasizes
> the exciting development in these two areas as well as the GNOME
> desktop environment, and leverages the world-leading hardware industry
> in Taiwan. ..."
>
> I was invited there to speak on "Gcc-4.5 plugin hacking" topic,
> if anyone is interested to go there, we could go there together,
>
> "The registration will open at 20:00, 2010-07-05, Taiwan time"
> (also Singapore time, tonight, half an hour later,)
> http://register.coscup.org/register
>
> According last year situation, the registration was full in
> just a few hours; so for anyone interested, please hurry!
>
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Gaurav Vaidya | 6 Jul 17:57 2010

Software Freedom Day 2010 - Call for participants

Software Freedom Day Singapore 2010

Software Freedom Day 2010 is here and the Free & Open Source Alliance (FOSA.sg) would like to invite you to join us in a celebration of the best open source communities in Singapore!



Date: 18 September 2010 (Saturday)
Venue: National Library Plaza, Bugis

Exhibitors
If you are an individual, group, organization or company with an interest in the free and open source movement who would like to set up booths during this exhibition. Your booth can be on any open source related subject, from open content to business ideas, from open hardware to computer gaming. 

NEW! Pavilions 
This year, on top of the single table exhibits, we have introduced the idea of pavilions, which are larger exhibits with seating for 10-20 participants organized around the themes of: 
  • Entertainment
  • Mobile Computing and Telephony
  • Productivity
  • Social Networking
If you are interested in showcasing your achievements and promoting open source to a large audience, please let us know at http://softwarefreedomday.sg/ParticipantInterestForm.

Volunteers
We are also looking for volunteers to help us in every stage of the planning and execution of this event. If you would like to help us design posters, manage websites, organise events, handle logistics, or would like to provide any other help, please sign up as a volunteer at http://softwarefreedomday.sg/ParticipantInterestForm.

Sponsors
Finally, if you or your company/organization would like to provide any monetary contributions to the organization of this Open Source celebration. We would be glad to welcome it. We would be able to provide publicity for sponsoring companies. In addition, with the introduction of the pavilions, you may also choose to sponsor a pavilion of your preference. 

To contribute or find out more, you may fill in the form at http://softwarefreedomday.sg/ParticipantInterestForm.

Participate!
If you have any other interests in showcasing your achievements and promoting open source to a large audience, please let us know at http://softwarefreedomday.sg/ParticipantInterestForm.

You can find out more about the event on our website at http://www.softwarefreedomday.sg/ or e-mail suggestions, ideas or comments to  planning-rbQqYLFhARZRu+KyaK8nJkbAt6YVQI4E@public.gmane.org. We hope to hear from you soon.

cheers,
Gaurav
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Brandon Lum | 6 Jul 03:15 2010
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Software Freedom Day Singapore 2010 - Call for participation

Software Freedom Day Singapore 2010

Software Freedom Day 2010 is here and the Free & Open Source Alliance (FOSA.sg) would like to invite you to join us in a celebration of the best open source communities in Singapore!



Date: 18 September 2010 (Saturday)
Venue: National Library Plaza, Bugis

Exhibitors
If you are an individual, group, organization or company with an interest in the free and open source movement who would like to set up booths during this exhibition. Your booth can be on any open source related subject, from open content to business ideas, from open hardware to computer gaming.

NEW! Pavilions
This year, on top of the single table exhibits, we have introduced the idea of pavilions, which are larger exhibits with seating for 10-20 participants organized around the themes of:
  • Entertainment
  • Mobile Computing and Telephony
  • Productivity
  • Social Networking
If you are interested in showcasing your achievements and promoting open source to a large audience, please let us know at http://softwarefreedomday.sg/ParticipantInterestForm.

Volunteers
We are also looking for volunteers to help us in every stage of the planning and execution of this event. If you would like to help us design posters, manage websites, organise events, handle logistics, or would like to provide any other help, please sign up as a volunteer at http://softwarefreedomday.sg/ParticipantInterestForm.

Sponsors
Finally, if you or your company/organization would like to provide any monetary contributions to the organization of this Open Source celebration. We would be glad to welcome it. We would be able to provide publicity for sponsoring companies. In addition, with the introduction of the pavilions, you may also choose to sponsor a pavilion of your preference.

To contribute or find out more, you may fill in the form at http://softwarefreedomday.sg/ParticipantInterestForm.

Participate!
If you have any other interests in showcasing your achievements and promoting open source to a large audience, please let us know at http://softwarefreedomday.sg/ParticipantInterestForm.

You can find out more about the event on our website at http://www.softwarefreedomday.sg/ or e-mail suggestions, ideas or comments to  planning-rbQqYLFhARZRu+KyaK8nJkbAt6YVQI4E@public.gmane.org. We hope to hear from you soon.

cheers,
Gaurav
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Bharathi Subramanian | 7 Jul 14:06 2010
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Re: Linux Compatible Modem

On Fri, May 28, 2010 at 4:46 PM, Bharathi Subramanian
<bharathi.list@...> wrote:

> I looking for a Linux Compatible mobile modem. Presently I have the
> StarHub Huawei E1750 HSPA USB modem, which is getting detected as a
> mass storage device and I am unable to change the mode to modem.

Finally today I got this thing working with the help of script in the
following link.
Link: http://sourceforge.net/projects/huaweie1750ubun/

I am sending this mail using the Huawei E1750 HSPA USB modem :)

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Anton | 8 Jul 07:14 2010
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Re: Linux Compatible Modem

Found a database for ppp configuration:
http://live.gnome.org/NetworkManager/MobileBroadband/ServiceProviders
http://mirrors.kernel.org/gentoo/distfiles/mobile-broadband-provider-info-20100510.tar.bz2

On 1 June 2010 13:40, Anton <anton.bugs@...> wrote:
> Guys, the root of the problem is in udev rules.
> Here is the commitment where developers removed the support for that
> hardware from the udev:
> http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/hotplug/udev.git;a=commitdiff;h=8a993fab2f218234f06743bcc127dda61a45711b
> If fact, the whole "extra" module together with modem-modeswitch was
> obsoleted upstream
>
> So if you use sys-fs/udev-149 and above you need to use
>>=sys-apps/usb_modeswitch-1.1.1
> (it has the proper udev rules for different modems).
>
> Once it's done, check if /dev/ttyUSB* exist and you are ready to move
> on for the ppp configuration.
>
> Cheers,
> Anton
>
>
>
> On 1 June 2010 10:16, Bharathi Subramanian
<bharathi.list@...> wrote:
>>>> Under Ubuntu 10.04 and most other recent distros, one need only unmount the
>>>> USB storage device from the desktop. The USB driver will then recognize the
>>>> device's alternate modes and activate the "broadband network" option under
>>>> Network Manager (assuming your distro uses that tool). I'm not sure if it
>>>> will work for your device, but this works just fine for my
>>>> Starhub-distributed ZTE MF626. So, give it a shot before hand-configuring
>>>> usb_modeswitch.
>>>
>>> All these modems that do not work OOTB need to be filed with
>>> networkmanager/modemmanager:
>>>
>>> https://launchpad.net/modemmanager
>>
>> No. For me, it is not working OOTB with NM and usb_modeswitch. But
>> with conf file in the link, which was provided by Lena, is working for
>> me. Modem got detected by the wvdialconf and able to make a data call.
>> But due to the following PPP error, "unable detect the remote IP",
>> wrong/default gateway route entry is getting added and packets are not
>> going out.
>>
>> Anybody faced this kind of issue? Is there any tweaking is need at
>> /etc/ppp/option or dialer conf file?
>>
>> Bye :)
>> --
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Soh Kam Yung | 9 Jul 05:41 2010
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[Rant] DigitalOne's confusing FREE feature

After reading the starting of this article [
http://www.digitalone.com.sg/guides/article/12140 ] about 'FREE'
software [ http://www.digitalone.com.sg/guides/article/12162 ] I want
to stop.

What's the point?  At the start, he says:

=====
"There are two main groups of free software that are available.

The first group is shareware, which often may only be used for a
limited period, after which you will have to pay to continue using it.

The second group is freeware, which is perpetually free although some
vendors include advertisements in the software."
=====

Then he goes on to confuse people by saying:

=====
There is also a group of applications built on open source platforms
and licence models.

They are often free too.
=====

It appears to me that he does not know the difference between 'free
beer' and 'free speech' or even 'open speech'.

It's no wonder 'important' people in dotSG don't get free/open
software (in contrast to, say, the government in dotMY) when the local
tech journalists don't get it right either.

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Jeffrey 'jf' Lim | 9 Jul 06:22 2010
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Re: [Rant] DigitalOne's confusing FREE feature

On Fri, Jul 9, 2010 at 11:41 AM, Soh Kam Yung <sohkamyung@...> wrote:
> After reading the starting of this article [
> http://www.digitalone.com.sg/guides/article/12140 ] about 'FREE'
> software [ http://www.digitalone.com.sg/guides/article/12162 ] I want
> to stop.
>
> What's the point?  At the start, he says:
>
> <snip>
>
> It appears to me that he does not know the difference between 'free
> beer' and 'free speech' or even 'open speech'.
>
> It's no wonder 'important' people in dotSG don't get free/open
> software (in contrast to, say, the government in dotMY) when the local
> tech journalists don't get it right either.
>

I have often considered these guys "posers", rather than "journalists"
- pretending to "report"... rather than doing the actual hard work of
actually applying themselves, to truly understand before reporting.

And it's not even software that they get wrong too.

-jf

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and if you use the program, he is your master."
    --Richard Stallman

"It's so hard to write a graphics driver that open-sourcing it would not help."
    -- Andrew Fear, Software Product Manager, NVIDIA Corporation
http://kerneltrap.org/node/7228

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Martin Bähr | 9 Jul 07:23 2010
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Re: [Rant] DigitalOne's confusing FREE feature

On Fri, Jul 09, 2010 at 11:41:51AM +0800, Soh Kam Yung wrote:
> After reading the starting of this article [
> http://www.digitalone.com.sg/guides/article/12140 ] about 'FREE'
> software [ http://www.digitalone.com.sg/guides/article/12162 ] I want
> to stop.

hmm, he starts out with: "Who says good software comes at a price?"
so it's pretty clear he is talking about free food, not free speech.

and then he follows with listing "shareware, freeware and open source
software". so he doesn't list "free (speech) software".

"two main groups of free software" means free food software, since he
mentioned price earlier. 

open source is then labeled as a third group, seemingly seperating it
from free food software.

he labels gimp and openoffice as "free open source software" and
differentiates it from freeware google docs. 

then he focuses on the bad sides of freeware, talking about things that
we would not want to be attributed to free speech software anyways.

in the applications list there are no labels for what type of license
that is, except for vlc and audacity identified as open source.

it is sad that the focus is on price but even if he does not take the
step to explain what free speech software is, he at least does not mix
up terminology. 

using "free software" to mean "free food software" is not wrong.

i don't see a reason for outrage.

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Anton | 9 Jul 08:27 2010
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Re: [Rant] DigitalOne's confusing FREE feature

the problem is even deeper. Go ahead and try to explain why "free
software" is not "open source".
http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-software-for-freedom.html
Nevermind, he'd rather stick with freeware/shareware terms ;-)

2010/7/9 Martin Bähr <mbaehr@...>:
> On Fri, Jul 09, 2010 at 11:41:51AM +0800, Soh Kam Yung wrote:
>> After reading the starting of this article [
>> http://www.digitalone.com.sg/guides/article/12140 ] about 'FREE'
>> software [ http://www.digitalone.com.sg/guides/article/12162 ] I want
>> to stop.
>
> hmm, he starts out with: "Who says good software comes at a price?"
> so it's pretty clear he is talking about free food, not free speech.
>
> and then he follows with listing "shareware, freeware and open source
> software". so he doesn't list "free (speech) software".
>
> "two main groups of free software" means free food software, since he
> mentioned price earlier.
>
> open source is then labeled as a third group, seemingly seperating it
> from free food software.
>
> he labels gimp and openoffice as "free open source software" and
> differentiates it from freeware google docs.
>
> then he focuses on the bad sides of freeware, talking about things that
> we would not want to be attributed to free speech software anyways.
>
> in the applications list there are no labels for what type of license
> that is, except for vlc and audacity identified as open source.
>
> it is sad that the focus is on price but even if he does not take the
> step to explain what free speech software is, he at least does not mix
> up terminology.
>
> using "free software" to mean "free food software" is not wrong.
>
> i don't see a reason for outrage.
>
> greetings, martin.
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