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YaST Survey Finished

November 17th, 2007 by

The YaST survey has now been closed. More than 11,000 individuals participated in it. Thanks to everybody!

A PDF of the results is now available.

People of openSUSE: Federico Mena-Quintero

November 16th, 2007 by

Federico Mena-Quintero, the last member of the first openSUSE Board being interviewed on the ‘People of openSUSE’, is a full time GNOME ‘bug-fixing’ hacker, and one of the founders of the GNOME Project.

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Open Source Event in Chile, Valparaíso

November 16th, 2007 by

openSUSE developer and Novell employee Cristian Rodríguez will perform 3 talks during an event entitled “Opensource : mas cerca del código” that will take place on Valparaíso, Chile at the dependencies of INACAP (Av. España 2255) between November 20 and November 22.

The current schedule, defines the following:

On Tuesday 20, he will be all day sharing and talking with interested people about the project as well giving away some nice t-shirts and hats :-D

Wednesday 21:
11:00- 13:00: “PHP5 y el camino a PHP6″(“PHP5 and the road to PHP6″) unfortunately, the room is already full. no more participants allowed :(

Thursday 22:
11:00- 12:00: “openSUSE, presente y futuro” (“openSUSE , present and future”) at the Auditorium (capacity : 400 persons, still open for registration)

15:00- 17:00 : “Tutorial openSUSE 10.3″ already “sold out”, registration closed.

In case you are interested to participate on this or other interesting talks please visit http://www.infovalpo.os-solutions.cl/opensource and register yourself before is too late ;)

Novell Open Audio: Creating Custom Distributions Based on openSUSE 10.3 and Telephony with Asterisk

November 11th, 2007 by
Novell Open Audio

As part of their openSUSE release series, Novell Open Audio has talked to Jan-Christoph Bornschlegel and Stephan Kulow about KIWI, openSUSE’s operating system imaging solution. They talk about how you can create a customized distro, USB and preload images, and how it was used to create the openSUSE 10.3 Live-CDs. In the second part Reinhard Max describes Asterisk, an open source telephony engine and tool kit, where to find packages for openSUSE and its usage within Novell.

People of openSUSE: Jigish Gohil

November 9th, 2007 by

We caught up with Jigish Gohil – a Compiz Fusion developer, openSUSE packager, and also a true openSUSE evangelist, for one more ‘People of openSUSE’ interview.

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Announcing the First openSUSE Board

November 8th, 2007 by

The openSUSE board has been setup to lead the overall project. The board will: act as a central point of contact, help resolve conflicts, communicate community interests to Novell, facilitate communication with all areas of the community, and facilitate decision making processes where needed.

The board should provide guidance and support existing governance structures, but shouldn’t direct or control development, since community mechanisms exist to accomplish the goals of the project. The board should document decisions and policies.

The initial board has been appointed by Novell — in the future, the board members will be elected by the community and the chair person appointed by Novell. One of the missions of the board is to define a process to elect the next board.

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openSUSE Guiding Principles Take Effect

November 8th, 2007 by

It’s official: the openSUSE project Guiding Principles are now in force. The Guiding Principles are a framework for the project and give everyone a clear view of who we are, what we stand for, what the project wants and how it works. The Guiding Principles document was created by the openSUSE community and is embraced by Novell – the founder and largest sponsor of the openSUSE project. This important document will help ensure the success and continued progress of the project. Along with the Guiding Principles, we are also launching the openSUSE Board to offer a central point of contact to the community and make community participation in project governance easier. The openSUSE Board consists of both external community members and community members employed by Novell .

We encourage all to support the Guiding Principles here. Create your profile and support the Guiding Principles.

We want to especially thank all contributors to the Guiding Principles, and last but not least, all community members who make the openSUSE project such a success.

Have a lot of fun!

Adrian Schröter
Andreas Jaeger
Benjamin Weber
Cornelius Schumacher
Federico Mena Quintero
Francis Giannaros
Gerald Pfeifer
Jeff Jaffe
Justin Steinman
Klaas Freitag
Martin Lasarsch
Martin Schlander
Michael Löffler
Pascal Bleser
Roger Levy

IP Exchange Sponsors openSUSE Project

November 7th, 2007 by

IP Exchange, a major german Internet Service Provider, is sponsoring the openSUSE project with internet connectivity. They provide a mirror server in their location with a up to 1 GBit/s, a fast connection from the openSUSE Build Service and the central openSUSE ftp server to the mirror servers.

During the launch of openSUSE 10.3 we did already benefit from the sponsoring of IP Exchange. It allowed us to get the ISOs fast to the mirrors and to the people downloading 10.3.

We highly appreciate the contribution of IP Exchange and like to thank in the name of the openSUSE community. This makes the openSUSE project even more attractive to Linux contributors all over the world.

Novell Open Audio: YaST Improvements and 1-Click-Install

November 5th, 2007 by
Novell Open Audio

As part of their openSUSE series over the next coming weeks, Novell Open Audio is taking a look at the YaST Improvements and 1-Click-Install in openSUSE 10.3. It features interviews with Thomas Göttlicher, Martin Lasarsch and Adrian Schröter. They talk about the YaST speed improvements, openSUSE updater improvements, and of course 1-click-install.

Free openSUSE 10.3 Boxes Shipped

November 5th, 2007 by

The openSUSE release is not only available for free download but also as separate boxed product to buy from retail shops and internet shops. The box product contains two DVDs for 32-bit x86 and 64-bit x86-64 systems which have the complete ftp tree of the openSUSE 10.3 distribution. Additionally, it comes with a printed start up manual and free installation support.

As with every openSUSE release — and also previously with SUSE Linux releases — we have sent out during the last week to upstream package maintainers, the openSUSE translation teams and to active bug reporters an openSUSE 10.3 box for free to say thank you!