I am working as a faculty in the MCA Course Department of B. R. Ambedkar
Bihar University, Muzaffarpur, Bihar (http://www.brabu.net). I am also
maintaining GNU/Linux User Group for Muzaffarpur
(http://www.glug4muz.org) which is my home town. I have provided the
training of LMAP environment to the last semester students of first batch
of MCA Course. In addition to this some students have also got training
in Java Programming from some other institute. Now I have been assigned
the responsibility of conducting campus selection for these students from
my Department. But I am not having the list of HR persons of companies
which are interested in conducting such interview for MCA final semester
students in the field of LAMP and Java Programming. I request you all to
provide me the list of companies to whom I may contact for conducting
such interview. It will also help me in making popular my GNU/Linux User
Group in my town and attract more and more students to become member of
this GNU/Linux User Group.
Best Regards ...
Muktware is celebrating its first year of establishment. We are
planning a slew of new features which will be announced in the coming
weeks. To further spread the adoption of GNU/Linux in colleges and
schools today we are announcing two features for college and school
students - Student News section and Foss @ School Forum.
Student News: This section will be run and controlled by college
students, covering the news reports from your college campus. If you
are organizing an event in your school or college; if you are planning
a Linux Install Fest or similar events you can post a report about it
on Muktware and let us spread the word. If you happen to meet a Linux
expert, you can conduct an interview and publish it on Muktware. There
a few pointers from us, you can go beyond this and use Muktware as a
platform. Keep one thing in mind: quality. Publish what will help the
adoption of GNU/Linux in college and schools.
Foss @ School Forums: If you are a college/school student and you want
to get connected other students who are using Linux for their
projects, you can use our Forum to get connected with such students.
If you need help with choosing right operating system for you; getting
advice about right application to suite your needs; if you are stuck
with some problem and seek help from those who have already faced
similar issues -- use our forums. If you want to create a website for
your school, but are not sure how to do it, use this forum to seek
help from your friends.
Please visit this page to know more about these two features:
Please take this in the spirit in which it is intended. To be humorous,
humour has to ruffle feathers. And laughter is man's foremost right. PS: for
the record, I am pro-GPL. Consider that for one to jeer at what one loves
may be construed as an act of nobility. --Suhit.
Open sourcers urged to adopt dancing poultry licenseFree software in Swiss
By Cade Metz in San
Posted in Odds and Sods <http://www.theregister.co.uk/odds/>, 26th March
2011 00:33 GMT <http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/03/26/>
In an effort to revolutionize the world of open source, a free software
advocate has submitted a new license to the Open Source Initiative. The
document is two years in the making, and it's known as the CDL, short for
Chicken Dance License.
"The purpose of this license is to make intellectual property far more
entertaining to deal with," writes Andrew Harris, the author of the license.
"Rather than boring old GPL violations or licensing agreements for GPL
software, [an] entertaining video of people doing the chicken dance is
produced. If this was taken to court, CDL violators may even have to perform
the chicken dance retroactively!"
The license is meant to offset the heavy legal component of open source
software. "We all want fewer lawyers in software, but that isn't always
possible," he says. "We might as well dress up the ugly legal side of it all
with classic Swiss polka."
According to the submission, the license is based on the BSD. "I figured
this was a good place to start for the CDL," he continues. "It's easy to
understand and relatively short. Of note are my fourth clause and the
disclaimer I added relieving oneself of liability from injuries and expenses
sustained from performing the chicken dance."
The license is available here <http://supertunaman.com/cdl/cdl_v0-1.txt>.
Under clause 4 of the license, anyone wishing to distribute CDL software
without redistributing source code must submit to the following conditions:
- For every thousand (1,000) units distributed, at least half of the
employees or persons affiliated with the product must listen to the "Der
Ententanz" (AKA "The Chicken Dance") as composed by Werner Thomas for no
less than two (2) minutes
- For every twenty-thousand (20,000) units distributed, two (2) or more
persons affiliated with the entity must be recorded performing the full
Chicken Dance, in an original video at the entity's own expense, and a video
encoded in OGG Theora format, at least three (3) minutes in length, must be
submitted to <OWNER>, provided <OWNER>'s contact information. The dance must
be based upon the instructions on how to do the Chicken Dance that you
should have received with this software. If you have not received
instructions on how to do the Chicken Dance, then the dance must be
chicken-like in nature.
- Any employee or person affiliated with the product must be prohibited
from saying the word "plinth" in public at all times, as long as
distribution of the product continues.
It would seem, however, that the license is unlikely to win approval.
"Clause 4 appears to conflict with OSD clause 5 because people with
disabilities or cultural obligations preventing them from either singing or
dancing (or religious issues portraying chickens) would not have equal
freedoms under the license," writes OSI director Simon Phipps.
"It also violates OSD clause 6 as it would prevent use in the plinth
industry. There are also difficulties concerning dependence on contact
information being up-to-date such that freedoms would cease to be available
in the event <OWNER> becomes uncontactable."
No doubt, Google will object to the CDL on the grounds of license
proliferation. And then Microsoft will introduce its own version, dubbed the
Permissive Chicken Dance license, which will require anyone who uses its
code to perform the Swiss polka until they die from exhaustion. ®
I have RE-started my journey into Unixes/Linuxes recently (if 6+
months is that), though I was into it in the earlier years of my
college days. I seem to have forgotten things or probably cannot
recall certain things at the right time. Nevertheless, here's why I am
sending this email.
I did not know about a cron exception and had to assume a particular
behaviour. I have detailed that example in Wikipedia, from which, I
paste a small section of it.
For "day of the week" (field 5), both 0 and 7 are considered Sunday,
though some versions of Unix such as AIX do not list "7" as acceptable
in the man page. While normally the job is executed when the time/date
specification fields /all/ match the current time and date, there is
one exception: if both "day of month" and "day of week" are restricted
(not "*"), then either the "day of month" field (3) or the "day of
week" field (5) must match the current day.
The above exception would cause trouble when cron is used to specify a
task that has to be run on a specific date and time by specifying "day
of the month", "month", "day of the week" (where day of the month
falls on day of the week). As an example see below
45 19 26 02 06 run_this_task.sh
In an obvious case, one would look at it and read: run_this_task.sh
runs on Saturday, 26th Feb at 7:45 PM in the evening
However, CRON looks at it like this:
If it is 26th Feb at 7:45 PM, run_this_task.sh, even though it is NOT
Saturday (effectively reading only: 45 19 26 02)
If it is 7:45 PM on a Saturday, run_this_task.sh, even though it is
NOT 26th Feb. (effectively reading only: 45 19 <> <> 06)
In this case, I would assume, it would not be wise to use CRON to
schedule a one time task due to the above "OR" condition. (cron is a
'regular' habit for me ;) )
I think, using "at" is more apt for scheduling one time tasks? (Am I correct?)
On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 11:16 AM, Binand Sethumadhavan <binand(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> 2011/3/24 jtd <jtd(a)mtnl.net.in>:
>> You might want to add ntpdate to maintain proper time.
> ntpd, you mean. ntpdate cannot substitute for a properly configured
> ntpd. It is only a one-off time adjuster (usually a precursor to
> ntpd's startup).
+1 for ntpd.
I found out the hard way. dovecot would keep stopping in a mail
server. After some investigation I correlated the dovecot stops to a
cron job that ran ntpdate to adjust the system time. Installed ntpd,
removed the ntpdate cron entries and dovecot worked happily
Now I run ntpd in all my systems in "client" mode. They all point to
one "server" mode ntpd on the LAN. The LAN ntp "server" references
from ntp.pool.org time servers.
-- Arun Khan
We have an opening for Sr.Faculty in Gujarat for teaching M. Sc-ITIMS
Kindly provide your contact details & Updated CV for further discussion
Location: Gujarat University,Gujarat
Designation : Sr.Faculty
Roles & Responsibities : Teaching M.Sc - ITIMS
Surya Prakash Garg
One of our partner have Openings for LINUX Administrators.
Location: *Saudi Arabia*
If you are interested in the opportunity, kindly revert with an
updated resume with the following details:
Total years of Experience:
Notice Period: negotiable (No of days) ;
Please revert, if you need more detailed info.
Surya Prakash Garg
Looking forward to meet all of you at HBCSE.
Date :26th March 2011
Time : 16.30
Pls visit http://www.ilug-bom.org.in/ <%20http://www.ilug-bom.org.in/> for
Tentative Topics to be Converd
1.Introduction to PandaBoard With Live demo : Vikas Joshi, Texas
2.Hacking on the Marvell touchpads ;Ganesh
3.Samsung SC2450 netbook : JTD
4.Beagle Board :Siji Sunny
& More..(If time permits)
A lug meet is propsed for 26th Mar or 19th Mar (Holi)
Preferred date is 26th unless the majority prefers 19th, being a
Time: 1630 Hrs
Venue: HBCSE Mankhurd
Hawkboard - TI OMAP L138 ARM board
Hacking on the Marvell touchpads, Samsung SC2450 netbook and similiar
ARM devices. rootfs and nand flash on Marvell
Panda Board demo by TI
Anything else of interest.