openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 162 is out!

The openSUSE Weekly News Team is pleased to provide other Outputformats for the Newsletter. From Issue 155 on we provide PDF. Other Formats are planned.

Issue 162
* Weekly News in PDF Format
* Weekly News in HTML (Bento Theme)
* Weekly News in HTML (Susebooks Theme)

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openSUSE Weekly News 161 is out!

The openSUSE Weekly News Team is pleased to provide other Outputformats for the Newsletter. From Issue 155 on we provide PDF. Other Formats are planned.

Issue 161
* Weekly News in PDF Format
* Weekly News in HTML (Bento Theme)
* Weekly News in HTML (Susebooks Theme)

Relaunch der deutschen Weekly News

Ich freue mich, bekannt zu geben, dass wir wieder eine deutsche Weekly News haben.

Wer sich gerne über diese Ausgabe informieren möchte, kann gerne hier reinschauen. Jeder ist eingeladen, an der neuen Ausgabe mitzuwirken. Die Vorbereitung findet in einem Etherpad Clone statt, der auch öffentlich verfügbar ist. Wir freuen uns über jeden, der mitmachen möchte.


Poll for our Weekly News Translators

The last Poll was for our Readers. Now the next Poll is for our Translators.

As shown in we have different possibilities for our Translators to create own Translations:

  • XML Source (You get the Sourcecode and you use it to create any other Format like Mediawiki)
  • XML with using QT Linguist r Lokalize (Then you use the english Stylesheets. You just translate the *.po Files and after translation it goes to the English XMLs and we create a native Issue for you)
  • Mediawiki: You want to have a Version in the en.o.o Wiki and translate it from there to any other Format like Mediawiki
  • HTML/ You use the HTML File to translate
  • XML/Docbook: You want to have a own Space with own Stylesheets and want to publish into HTML or PDF.

The poll is placed there:

Please vote and help clarifying…

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 160 is out

We are pleased to announce: Issue 160 of openSUSE Weekly News is out!

For a list of available translations see this page:

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How to set up my Blog to the Creative Commons License

Today we had discussed on the opensuse-project List about Copyright and Licenses. So i try to clear this a little bit.


Wikipedia says: "Copyright is a set of exclusive rights granted by the law of a jurisdiction to the author or creator of an original work, including the right to copy, distribute and adapt the work. Exceptions and limitations to these rights strive to balance the public interest in the wide distribution of the material produced and to encourage creativity. Exceptions include fair dealing and fair use, and such use does not require the permission of the copyright owner. All other uses require permission and copyright owners can license or permanently transfer or assign their exclusive rights to others."

So we see: Every author or creator of any Document (like a Blog) is automaticly the Copyright Holder. The Copyright Holder can give special permissions for others who using their work.

Free Licenses

Well known free Licenses are the Creative Commons or the GFDL. The GNU General Public License, originally written by Richard Stallman, was the first copyleft license to see extensive use, and continues to dominate the licensing of copylefted software. Creative Commons, a non-profit organization founded by Lawrence Lessig, provides a similar license called ShareAlike.

The Copyright Holder can set one of these licenses to his work. In case of CC-BY-SA all other ppl have now the permission to redistribute the stuff. A little Document in Wikipedia explains the difference between CC and GFDL.


For CC there is a great Site who gives an little HowTo for integrating the CC into a Blog.

For GFDL is there a little HowTo.

openSUSE Weekly News Poll

Hey you’re reading the openSUSE Weekly News? Then you’re the right person who fill up this poll:

The more who are polling the better is it 🙂

HowTo contributing the openSUSE Weekly News

Today i prepared a little HowTo for contributing the openSUSE Weekly News.


If you have written an Blogpost, Article or you have found any interesting Stuff you can post this to:


Facebook Fanpage

You can also post on our Facebook Fanpage. That postings are going to the next available Weekly News Issue.


If you just would like to provied an short Link, you can send a direct twitterpost to @saigkill.

Regular Articles

You also can post regular Articles in different sizes. We have Larry Finger, who provides every week some lines about the Testing team. Also we have Rares Aioanei who provides the Weekly Kernel Review.

In normal cases we trying to publish the Contributions with the Realname and without any cut.

Editorial Office

The Editorial Office collects every day interesting Stuff for the Weekly News. Satoru Matsumoto, is our Proofreader and he collects for all Subcategories inside the Weekly News.

All Stuff from the Weekly News are inside the SVN from BerliOS.

How can i be a part of the Editorial Office

1.) Please go to and register yourself as Developer on BerliOS.
2.) Write to and tell him your choosed Nickname in BerliOS.
3.) Sascha adds you as Developer to
4.) Checkout the Repository with:

svn checkout osweeklynews
  • You can checkout the svn on every place. In my case i have a Folder „svn“ and put all SVNs inside that Folder.

5.) Please read the README and the Docs inside docs/.
6.) Choose your Subsection what you like to contribute.
7.) All needed Files are under trunk/en/xml.
8.) Have Fun

Translating into other Languages

The easiest way (You don’t know XML)

The easiest way is, that we send you after the official en issue, some *.po files. Then you just have to start lokalize or other translating tool, and just start to translate. If you open a *.po File you have the english part on the top of the window, and you just can insert your translation on the bottom of the window. After translating all *.po files, you send it back to Sascha puts the content from the *.po files back to the original english issue. Then you can use the same style like the en issue and make your own issue with a script. You can export now to HTML and PDF.

The hard way (You know XML)

The hard way is, that you can get your own place in the SVN from BerliOS. There we place our stylesheets and all needed content. Every Section (Announcements, In the Community, …) are in a seperate XML file. You just have to fill the XMLs with your localized content. After finishing you can export it to HTML or PDF with a script. 

New Rubrique in the openSUSE Weekly News

We are planning a new Rubric "In the Community/Why i’m using SUSE / openSUSE."

The please feel free to post here your experiences. Talk about why LINUX, and why openSUSE? Interesting Anektotes? What makes openSUSE better than other LINUX Distribution.

Now you can choose. One way for submit your Article is to put it in this Discussion field from our Facebook Site . As alternative you can send your Article to:

Please come to us and talk about yourself. We planning to publish each Week one of this collected experiences.

New site for submitting news to the openSUSE Weekly News

The openSUSE Weekly News team is proud to release a new Facebook Site for the news. You can reach this Fansite there: As alternative you also can use our Emai: On both places you can submit news, discuss about the news and you can place feedback. So we hope you become a "Fan" of the openSUSE Weekly News. May the Lizard be with you.