Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit - Austin, Texas - April 8th to 10th, 2008
Unlike a lot of the events that I discuss in my Blog, the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit is a "by invitation only" event with a twist. Normally for "invitation only events", the potential attendee sits by the phone with their prom clothes on, waiting for the call that may or may not come. In this case the Linux Foundation wishes to engage "leaders of the development, ISV, distro, end user, non-profit and vendor communities". In other words, a representative form of governance, rather than a full democracy. Therefore leaders of various communities are encouraged to apply, with no guarantee of admission.
I can understand that philosophy. If the Linux Foundation opened up the doors to all (estimated) 60,000,000 Linux users, they would need a city much larger than Austin, Texas (and Texas is the United State's second largest state) to hold the meeting.
Nonetheless, the Linux Foundation is sponsoring its second summit in Austin, Texas April 8th, 9th and 10th to bring together a widely diverse (and bound to be opinionated) set of leaders to discuss the present and future directions of Free and Open Source Software, and the Linux Foundation does offer free (as in beer) registration to those whose constituency would help propel Free and Open Source Software in general, and Linux in particular, forward.
The first day has keynotes and panels discussing issues in the areas of kernel, end user, desktop, legal and vendor communities. The next two days and workgroups and Linux Foundation Advisory Board meetings to discuss the issues raised in the first day's meetings and to work together to address them.
Tuesday and Wednesday nights will be open for quiet talks and networking with other attendees. Austin has a vibrant nightlife, and I am sure that some of the delegates will take advantage of that.
For more information on the event, and to register for attendance, please go to https://www.linux-foundation.org/events/collaboration
Practical Task Scheduling Deployment
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One of the best things about the UNIX environment (aside from being stable and efficient) is the vast array of software tools available to help you do your job. Traditionally, a UNIX tool does only one thing, but does that one thing very well. For example, grep is very easy to use and can search vast amounts of data quickly. The find tool can find a particular file or files based on all kinds of criteria. It's pretty easy to string these tools together to build even more powerful tools, such as a tool that finds all of the .log files in the /home directory and searches each one for a particular entry. This erector-set mentality allows UNIX system administrators to seem to always have the right tool for the job.
Cron traditionally has been considered another such a tool for job scheduling, but is it enough? This webinar considers that very question. The first part builds on a previous Geek Guide, Beyond Cron, and briefly describes how to know when it might be time to consider upgrading your job scheduling infrastructure. The second part presents an actual planning and implementation framework.
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