Internet in Ägypten gekappt


Das war natürlich eine sehr drastische Maßnahme gewesen. Im ganzen Land das Internet zu kappen war keine wirklich gute Idee. Trotzdem bewundere ich den Erfindungsreichtum der Hackergruppen vor Ort. In solchen Fällen packen sie die Modems aus und versuchen sich mit FIDO. Wem FIDO nichts sagt, es ist eine Kommunikationsmöglichkeit, die auf jeden Schnickschnack von HTML verzichtet. Es wird eine reine Textnachricht übermittelt. Neben der Möglichkeit einem anderen Nutzer eine Nachricht zu senden (vergleichbar mit der heutigen eMail), bot FIDO so genannte Bretter an. Diese Bretter waren nach verschiedenen Themen sortiert, und boten eine Diskussionsplattform.

Neben Fido gab es 1984 auch ein Zerberus Netz, das von padeluun initiiert wurde. Im Gegensatz zu FIDO war Zerberus ein klassisches Mailboxnetz. Man wählte sich per Modem auf einem nächststehenden Computer ein, der eine Mailboxsoftware am Start hat. Diese Software regelt im wesentlichen die Benutzer und deren Aktionen. Bei meinem letzten Mailboxaufenthalt waren 20 Minuten vorgegeben, in der man seine Nachrichten lesen und schreiben konnte. Danach gab es eine Zwangstrennung um auch anderen Benutzern die Möglichkeit zu geben, sich einzuwählen. Wie in FIDO gab es auch hier die Möglichkeit zur Diskussion, oder zum einfachen Nachrichten versenden.

Vielleicht lohnt es sich, die alten Modems nicht wegzuwerfen, falls unsere Regierung den „Internet-Aus-Schalter“ auch installiert. 😉

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New package for openSUSE: googlecl


Two days ago i recieved one interesting Message about an announcement from googlecl. The Announcement says:

Ever wanted to upload a folder full of photos to Picasa from a command prompt? We did, a lot, last summer. It made us want to say:

$ google picasa create --title "My album" ~/Photos/vacation/*.jpg

So we wrote a program to do that, and a whole lot more.

GoogleCL is a command-line utility that provides access to various Google services. It streamlines tasks such as posting to a Blogger blog, adding events to Calendar, or editing documents on Google Docs.

For example:

$ google blogger post --blog "My blog" --tags "python, googlecl, development" my_post.html
$ google calendar add "Lunch with Jason tomorrow at noon"
$ google docs edit --title "Shopping list" --editor vim

GoogleCL is a pure Python application that uses the Python gdata libraries to make Google Data API calls from the command line.

So i’m pleased to announce, that the Package googlecl is published and available in the openSUSE:Factory:Contrib Repository.

Links:

http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/openSUSE:/Factory:/Contrib/
http://google-opensource.blogspot.com/2010/06/introducing-google-command-line-tool.html

ohloh – where users meet developers


Maybe you have heard about an site called „ohloh“. Ohloh is a plattform from the Company behind Sourceforge (GeekNet, Inc.). The Idea behind Ohloh is to create a space (social network) who users can meet developers.

From Users point of view, a User can visit all Projectsites inside ohloh and he can talk with the developers. The User can vote on an Projectsite for an Project, so everyone can see, you like this Project. The ohloh User can give or recieve Kudos. You can place messages to the project, or the other users.

If you’re a Project leader, you can add your Profile to ohloh. Then you can manage releaseplanning with our ohloh, You can give or recieve Kudos from other in the ohloh Network. If you ohloh let know where the Source is, he makes analysis from the Sourcecode. You can see where commits things in your Source or who has made the last commit. The codebase history informs about the amount of activity for each project. Software stacks (list of software applications used by Ohloh’s members) and tags are used to calculate the similarity between projects. Ohloh also offers an download service.

Contributor statistics are also available, measuring open source developers‘ experience as observable in code committed to revision control repositories. Social network features (kudos) have been introduced to allow users to rank open source contributors. A KudoRank for each user and open source contributor on a scale of 1 to 10 is automatically extracted from all kudos in the system. The idea of measuring open source developers‘ skills and productivity on the basis of commit statistics or mutual rating has received mixed reactions in technology blogs.

You’re now invited to visit the Site. Enjoy it…

For more: http://www.ohloh.net

Kinderschändung und die Richtlinie 2006/24/EG


Heute gab es auf netzpolitik.org einen Interessanten Artikel zu lesen: http://www.netzpolitik.org/2010/smile29-eu-mit-der-kipo-keule-gegen-google/

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 119 is out!


We are pleased to announce our new openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 119!

In this week:

Contents

  • 1 Editors Note
  • 2 Announcements
    • 2.1 openSUSE 11.3 Milestone 5: The Community Strikes Back
    • 2.2 Andrew Wafaa: oSC09 videos
  • 3 Status Updates
    • 3.1 Distribution
      • 3.1.1 Schedules for the next Week
      • 3.1.2 Bugzilla
  • 4 Team Reports
    • 4.1 Build Service Team
      • 4.1.1 Build Team Meeting
      • 4.1.2 Build Service Statistics
    • 4.2 GNOME Team
      • 4.2.1 Marcus Meissner: libgphoto2 2.4.9
      • 4.2.2 Vincent Untz: GSettings Hackfest: Day 1
    • 4.3 KDE Team
      • 4.3.1 Will Stephenson: File Transfers in KDE 4
    • 4.4 Mono Team
      • 4.4.1 Moonlight 3 Preview 6
      • 4.4.2 MonoTouch 3.0
    • 4.5 openFATE Team
      • 4.5.1 New: openFATE 309343 Support release number in (rp-md) repositories
      • 4.5.2 New: openFATE 309342 Do not loose Hermes events ever.
      • 4.5.3 New: openFATE 309341 Make new status for “unsigned”
      • 4.5.4 Statistics
    • 4.6 Testing Team
      • 4.6.1 openSUSE Testing Core Team IRC Meeting 2010-04-19 17:00 UTC
    • 4.7 Translation Team
      • 4.7.1 Bug report against webyast files
      • 4.7.2 Localization
    • 4.8 Wiki-Team
      • 4.8.1 German Wiki & Multi-Language Concept
  • 5 In the Community
    • 5.1 Andrew Wafaa: Community Discussion – Part 5
    • 5.2 Events
    • 5.3 openSUSE for your ears
    • 5.4 From Ambassadors
      • 5.4.1 Agustin Chavarria: Conference in FLISOL Nicaragua 2010
      • 5.4.2 Chuck Payne: Texas Linux Fest
    • 5.5 openSUSE in $COUNTRY
    • 5.6 Communication
    • 5.7 Contributors
  • 6 New/Updated Applications @ openSUSE
    • 6.1 Packman: KDoodle 0.2.3-0.pm.1.25
    • 6.2 OBS: Barrage
    • 6.3 OBS: New Package for openSUSE: assuma (Association Subscribers Manager)
    • 6.4 OBS: new openSUSE Package: bleachbit 0.7.4
    • 6.5 KDE-Apps: KDropbox 0.1.0
  • 7 Security Updates
    • 7.1 SUSE Security Summary Report: SUSE-SR:2010:009
    • 7.2 SUSE Security Announcement: Mozilla Firefox 3.5.9 (SUSE-SA:2010:021)
  • 8 Kernel Review
    • 8.1 KernelTrap: Linux: 2.6.34-rc4, “Hunting A Really Annoying VM Regression”
    • 8.2 h-online/Thorsten Leemhuis: Kernel Log – Coming in 2.6.34 (Part 1) – Network Support
    • 8.3 LinuxWeeklyNews/Corbet: Kernel prepatch 2.6.34-rc4
    • 8.4 Rares Aioanei: Weekly Kernel Review with openSUSE Flavor 15th Week
  • 9 Tips and Tricks
    • 9.1 For Desktop Users
      • 9.1.1 Stefan Seyfried: Rearranging Accounts in Claws-Mail
      • 9.1.2 Free Software Magazine/Daniel Escasa: New-line search & replace in OpenOffice.org Writer — the lazy way
    • 9.2 For Commandline/Script Newbies
      • 9.2.1 Joe Shaw: avchd to mp4/h264/aac conversion
      • 9.2.2 The Geek Stuff/Sasikala: Unix Bash Alias Tutorial – Handle Alias Command Like Jennifer Garner
    • 9.3 For Developers and Programmers
      • 9.3.1 IBM developerWorks/Roderick W. Smith: Migrate to GRUB 2 – Transitioning to a new boot loader
    • 9.4 For System Administrators
      • 9.4.1 Ghacks.net/Jack Wallen: Luckybackup: Linux backup made easy
      • 9.4.2 MakeTechEasier/Joshua Price: Choosing The Best Linux Filesystem For Your PC
      • 9.4.3 Linux.com/Joe Brockmeier: Ncat: The Network Swiss Army Knife
  • 10 Planet SUSE
    • 10.1 Mike McCallister: Reminder: Speaking to Milwaukee PHP User Group
    • 10.2 Frank Karlitschek (karli): ownCloud status
  • 11 openSUSE Forums
    • 11.1 su or su – which?
    • 11.2 Browsers won’t play Flash sound!?
    • 11.3 Configure Xen Virtualization
    • 11.4 What You do not like about openSUSE?
  • 12 On the Web
    • 12.1 Announcements
      • 12.1.1 Aaron Seigo: 2010 Plasma Javascript Jam Session Winners Announced
    • 12.2 Call for participation
      • 12.2.1 GNOME 3.0 cleanup: Call to module developers
    • 12.3 Reports
      • 12.3.1 Security Blanket Technical Blog: File Systems
      • 12.3.2 CNET News/Dave Rosenberg: Linux: Strong and getting stronger
      • 12.3.3 LinuxPlanet/Sean Michael Kerner: Linux Kernel Devs: We Need New Blood
    • 12.4 Reviews and Essays
      • 12.4.1 TechRadar/Graham Morrison: How to switch your small or home office to Linux – Save time and money with free, open source software
    • 12.5 Warnings
      • 12.5.1 US-CERT Cyber Security Alert SA10-103C — Adobe Reader and Acrobat Vulnerabilities
    • 12.6 LOL
      • 12.6.1 Datamation/Oliver Widder: Tech Comics: “A Day in the Life of a Coder”
  • 13 Feedback / Communicate / Get Involved
  • 14 Credits
  • 15 Translations

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openSUSE Weekly News, Ausgabe 118 (German Podcast) is out!


Die Wöchentlichen News des openSUSE Projektes.

http://en.opensuse.org/OpenSUSE_Weekly_News/118/Translations

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openSUSE Weekly News (German Podcast)

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 118 is out!