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  • Meet free software developers at LinuxTag

    Saturday June 14, 2003 - [ 12:59 PM GMT ]
    Topic - GNU/Linux

    - by Martin Schulze -
    More than thirty Free Software-oriented projects will demonstrate their work at the upcoming LinuxTag in Karlsruhe, Germany, taking place from July 10th to 13th. With the presence of so many projects and developers this will essentially be a large Free Software developers meeting, but other visitors will benefit from it as well.

    The booths for these projects are provided gratis and will be part of the exhibition in the large hall, surrounded by commercial booths from large players like HP and IBM as well as nation wide enterprises.

    The list of exhibitors contains well-known projects that really don't need to be introduced, like *BSD, Debian, FSF Europe, GNOME, KDE, and PHP, but also mentions a number of not-so-well-known projects which I will introduce below. You are invited to drop by their respective booths and talk to the developers.

    LinuxTag, which is itself organised along the lines of a Free Software project, combines a free conference program lasting three entire days, a business congress aiming at professional users and enterprises, a government congress aiming at members of governmental agencies, a workshop program maintained by the attending projects and an exhibition consisting of commercial and non-commercial booths.

    The projects

    Ark Linux is a GNU/Linux distribution designed especially for desktop use, primarily for people without prior Linux experience.

    Caudium is a Web and applications server. it is an attractive alternative to servers like Apache, Netscape(R) and Zeus(R) due to its strength in dynamic page and data generation, modularity, and more.

    Conesys provides Open Source software for Peer-to-Peer content sharing and knowledge management. An innovative technology allows CONESYS (COntent NEtwork SYStem) to decouple digital objects from the physical nodes and addressing schemes that carry them (e.g. URLs). This is called the Distributed Digital Objects (DDO) system, a kind of IP address combined with an arbitrary unique identifier for digital items.

    DB Designer 4 is a visual database design system that integrates database design, modeling, creation, and maintenance into a single, seamless environment. It combines professional features with a clear and simple user interface to offer the most efficient way to handle your databases. It provides Open Source utilities and components, and info for Kylix and Delphi programmers.

    eisfair is the easy Internet server, an easy to install and maintain Internet and intranet server. eisfair isn't intended to be another new GNU/Linux distribution; there are enough of those. The intent is the installation of an Internet server where the applications and services, not the operating system, have the foreground.

    fli4l is a single floppy Linux-based ISDN, DSL and Ethernet-Router. You can build it from an old 486 PC with 16MB memory, which is more than adequate for this purpose. You don't need any specific knowledge of GNU/Linux, but it would be useful. You should have some basic knowledge of networking, TCP/IP, DNS, and routing, though. For extensions and further development that exceed the standard configuration, you need a working Linux system and Unix/Linux knowledge.

    FORTH is represented by the German "FORTH Gesellschaft," which provides information on recent FORTH programming language development, new software projects in FORTH, and examples of FORTH usage today.

    Gentoo is a source-based Linux meta-distribution that focuses on medium to advanced users. It can be highly optimized and customized to the user's need. Currently, Gentoo Linux provides over 4200 packages and is supporting x86, Alpha, PowerPC, Sparc, and HPPA. Work is in progress for ARM, MIPS, s/390, and, of course, AMD Opteron support.

    GPE is a palmtop environment that aims to provide a Free Software GUI environment for palmtop/handheld computers running the GNU/Linux(TM) operating system. GPE uses the X Window System, and the GTK+-2.2 widget toolkit.

    Holarse wants to offer the visitor an introduction to GNU/Linux as a game platform. Yes, GNU/Linux can be used as a modern gaming operating system as well as a 'work' tool. It's not only ready for the desktop, but ready to have fun!

    ifrOSS initiates and fosters research activities in the field of legal questions about Free Software/Open Source Software. In recent years the scope of ifrOSS activities has broadened to include legal questions about the Information Society in the field of Intellectual Property.

    Linux-Audio presents, combined with some programmers of the ALSA team (Advanced Linux Sound Architecture), current developments and applications on these topics: Sample Editing, MIDI Sequencing, Software Synthesizers, Soundfont and Soundfont Usage, and Hard disk Recording, as well as the LADSPA plugin concept, which lets you put sound effects into an audio route. Another important topic is the Jack Audio Connection Kit which is used to connect different sound applications with each other efficiently.

    Linux Ports demonstrates that GNU/Linux not only runs on x86 based machines, but also on great hardware from professional vendors, as well as on older machines that were once highlights in the computing world. Linux runs on a large scale of hardware platforms, from MIPS-based palmtop systems up to large IBM mainframes, of which many are suited better for their particular application than the standard PC architecture.

    Besides this, Linux allows you to supply many old Unix machines, which would often have to be scrapped otherwise, with a more modern operating system so that they can be used further. Besides this, you can see Linux running on hardware one would normally expect in the living-room and not on in a work environment, such as a game console. You can talk with developers at the booth about their projects and their applications, and get an impression of the various tasks that are required to port Linux to a new hardware platform.

    Linux User Groups must not be missing at such a convention. The booth will be a meeting point for members of LUGs and those who may be interested in a group nearby. Active LUG members will staff the booth.

    LinuxWiki is a Web-based free-form text database which is easy to use, with a strong focus on GNU/Linux. Everyone can change or add articles without any need of an account or password. You only need an internet connection and a Web browser. At the booth, you can look for advice, plus learn how the Wiki looks, and how it is used. And if you cannot wait until you're back home, you might want to check it out at the LinuxTag Internet cafe.

    Midgard is a freely available framework for Content Management Systems and other information management solutions. It provides developers with an easy-to-use framework built on the common Apache, PHP and MySQL components.

    OnAirSystem is a radio-automation system for 24-hour use running on GNU/Linux. It plays audio media at professional-level quality from hard disk and NFS servers, supports the radio-presenter with an easy graphical interface, and it controls the On-Air flow with a large database.

    osCommerce is an e-commerce solution under ongoing development by the Open Source community. Its feature packed out-of-the-box installation allows store owners to setup, run, and maintain their online stores with minimum effort, and with absolutely no costs or license fees involved.

    PAER is a framework and distribution system for reusable PHP components. PECL, being a subset of PEAR, is the complement for C extensions for PHP. PAER (PHP Extension and Application Repository) provides a structured library of Open Source code for PHP users and a system for code distribution and package maintenance as well as a standard style for code written in PHP.

    PHP-GTK is an extension for PHP programming language that implements language bindings for GTK+ toolkit. It provides an object-oriented interface to GTK+ classes and functions and greatly simplifies writing client side cross-platform GUI applications.

    PHProjekt is a modular application for coordination of group activities and sharing information and documents via an intranet and the Internet. It includes a group calendar, project management, time card system, file management, contact manager, mail client, and other features, and is available for 28 languages and 6 databases.

    Pike is a dynamic programming language with a syntax similar to Java and C. It is simple to learn, does not require long compilation passes, and has powerful built-in data types allowing simple and really fast data manipulation. sTeam and Caudium are written in Pike.

    PingoS is an communications project that offers GNU/Linux support to schools seeking computer help. Activists are located in many major cities and some smaller ones, helping schools with their IT infrastructure.

    Pro-Linux aims to give Linux newbies optimal support getting started and to provide all Linux users with the latest and most important news. The central element of the project's main Web page is the news board with the latest Linux related news. Every visitor may post comments on the news. A support forum offers the first stop for problem solutions. Several times every week Pro-Linux presents reviews of interesting products, tips, reports, and tutorials.

    ROCK Linux is a distribution-build-kit. It is a collection of shell scripts that build binary distributions from source. It can also be a BSD or HURD distribution, not necessarily LINUX. it only depends on the skill and motivation of the user. It can also be used like the BSD ports tree.

    SQLite is a C library that implements an embeddable SQL database engine. Programs that link with the SQLite library can have SQL database access without running a separate RDBMS process. The distribution comes with a standalone command-line access program that can be used to administer an SQLite database and which serves as an example of how to use the SQLite library.

    Symlink is a news forum like Slashdot for German-speaking people. Its focus is information about computer-oriented issues, the influence of politics on information technology, data protection, geek culture, and Free Software.

    SRM (Script Running Machine) is designed to solve some of the problems often encountered with PHP and other web scripting languages that result from the statelessness of the HTTP protocol. SRM will use various methods to cope with the problems this presents to programmers. It will offer caching of variables directly from supported scripting languages, and as they will be held in memory there will be considerable speed increases over a database-only approach.

    sTeam (Structuring Information in Teams) is an environment for creating virtual knowledge spaces. It provides a variety of flexible mechanisms to foster communication and cooperation in learning and work processes.

    UMLinux is a virtual Linux machine which runs as a normal user process (no root privileges or kernel modules needed). Minimal modifications of the guest system are necessary to achieve this, and modified versions of Linux are available. The virtual machine is capable of simulating faulty hardware, which enables testing of their effect on software. Such experiments can be conducted in an automated way.

    Virtual Reality Tools combines several technologies from the VRML universum and demonstrates as many of them as possible. A Powerwall will provide a realtime experience that shows the power of VRML to visitors. The Virtual Reality Modelling Language is the ISO standard for the distribution of realtime 3D data (with Images, Movies and Sound) via the Web.

    WorldForge provides a complete system for massively multiplayer online role-playing games. The vision is to foster an independent community in which many free games develop and evolve, with unique role-playing-oriented game worlds and rules, a wide selection of server and client implementations, and a standard networking protocol to tie everything together. The current game effort is Mason, a small-scale role playing game designed to allow the players to modify the gamestate and work in a co-operative environment.

    xine is a free multimedia player. It plays back CDs, DVDs, and VCDs. It also decodes multimedia files like AVI, MOV, WMV, and MP3 from local disk drives, and displays multimedia streamed over the Internet. It interprets many of the most common multimedia formats available - and some of the most uncommon formats, too.

    X.Org is the worldwide consortium empowered with the stewardship and collaborative development of the X Window System technology and standards. X.Org is an organization of The Open Group dedicated to maintaining the existing X Window System code base and engineering appropriate enhancements driven by current and future market requirements.

    Zope is an application server, specializing in content management, portals, and custom applications. It enables teams to collaborate in the creation and management of dynamic web-based business applications such as intranets and portals. Zope is backed by Zope Corporation, which offers a wide range of support, customization, and training services.


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  • Een link was voldoende of zelfs beter geweest :-?
  • En als je dan toch wil dat er mensjes zijn die het lezen wees dan een vent en vertaal het ff :D
  • He walter, wat doe jij nog zo laat op?


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