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OSS/FS conference in Kiev/Ukraine

There whould be OpenSource/FreeSource developers/users conference in Ukraine/Kiev on 27.09.2003

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SKYRiX 4.1 groupware server become free OpenGroupware.

There is support for Evolution, Mozilla and Outlook clients.

It happens! :)

OSS/FS meeting in Kiev/Ukraine

There whould be OpenSource/FreeSource developers/users informal meeting in Ukraine/Kiev on 17.05.2003

You should be on 11:00 at M. Geroev Dnepra. (or just contact staff at


Don't you think it is a lot like money. Someone pay you salary (that means he trusts you that mach to be usefull for community) and then it's up to you to distribute this money to other people, pay for bills, restorants etc (that means you have ability to rate them as "usefull for community" - for yourself in first place).

Still it is not clear should you be trusted to rate other people this way? May you give all your money to someone just becouse you like it? Is it you personal disision or it is not (becouse it whould meant that you trus that person "to be usefull for community").

Now you are. Same with TM. It is not argent yet to deside, but it will be if you'll try to use TM as universal trust equivalent (mail filtering, access etc).

|zhaoway: sorry, but the is no deisgn on that page. Try to read some book about design.
I'm very puzzled looking at that page. I just can't deside where to look first. And those colors are not in good combination (as for european-man at least). You should consider of using less colors and less font-style combinations. Ok... but I am not really graphics-designer ;)

There are two answers about DNS article... Strange. Is it totally foolish or an opposite?! Or just have no reason to talk about (as badvogato said) Can't guess. :)
Actually this article is not about DNS.. It is about global namespaces. Let's say you need namespace for documents independent of storage place. Or catalog of people (on global-IRC) independent of servers.. .etc.

Just posted an article.. Seems to be the best way to reply to raph's diary ;)

Need to sleep... Hmm.. What to tell you.... (statistically some of readers will go here to see "who Malx is?"). Let's say I am an anonymouse person. for now...

What are my ideas about NewDNS? Lot's of..., but are not summarised yet. I think developing something like Jabber messaging system, but which is not dependent in any way on DNS will do. It whould be a start for development process and testbed same time.

Aa... I have got a question - Does GPL have any law value in our country? We have rule that only native-language documets will be considered of some value. Do we need authors presence to guard GPL-ed software here? ... Strange...
There rumors about some local company developing software based on gpled sources... And it is not behave well..

There is plans for oss/fs developers conference in Kiev/Ukraine later in May. Anyone want to attend?

Single signon

Some time ago I have posted "Dynamic vs Static" article

And I whould like to raise it again. Why you need to be shure, that user is authenticated if you have ability to check the result (subscribe to recive notices by mail) and ability to delete unwanted messages.

And there could be some random dictionary to determine is article really from you and not a Spam. You just get 1n world from top of it and insert it in your article as 1st line :)
This way you could collect all notify mails from all blogs and delete messages if only it is without "key word".

Ok ... there whould be some minutes when SPAM message will be visible as a blog message, but no more ! :)
It is dynamic solution.

//please reply to me at uazone dt net

There whould be OpenSource/FreeSource developers/users conference in Ukraine/Kiev on 28.09.2002 [ru/uk]
All people (especially from russian-speaking countries) are wellcome (see URL).

English (autotranslate): click here [en]

You could mail me at uazone net or to any of people listed on description page.

LotR: look, there is better solution. I'm talking about extending Advogato (not a mod_virgule in general) functionality.

raph: about rating. you see people making sub-headings in diaries? you could change "show first 5 lines" to "show sub-heading only". For you last entry this will show "Diary ratings, Healing ". Also you really need to implement hilighting of your own person name in other diaries. It could be just "add +5 to diary rating if it mention me" so you still could derate it to "0" to get rid of some persons diaries. Still it whould be great to name it /personal-recentlog.html. Also you may think of some special handling of replays (blocks , which comtains <person> tag) - may be you need to make some composition of author and mentioned person rating ((r1+r2)/2)?

goingware: yes - we have Linux preinstall on manufactured computer in Ukraine also and most of ISPs are FreeBSD/OpenBSD and linuxs. We have had big movement to Linuxes in game clubs this year. But... MS gives break. It tells that was amazed by pace of antipiracy compain in UA, so it will not suite anyone for piracy until this year end. That means all will have time to buy MS-s...
The main reason with blocks moving SOHO to Linux is - "1C". This is fiancial software for MS win. It defacto standart in RU/UA.
In EDU - the main reason is "If we will teach students entirely on Linux they whould be hard of geting job - most of them VC++ develpment or just MS Word editing in simple cases".

jauderho: you are ROOT for your rating. So your own raiting is the highest. Also note that you do not rate "diaries", but "person and it's ratings of others". IMHO :)

Thinking about publishing all my simple scripts... may be add 1n project for all of them?

||||||| Advogato soft extension

I propose you to add something like:

[E] You could leave comments here. Please write your name(person) also

<Malx> test....
<p><b>[E]</b> <i>You could leave comments here. Please write your name(person) also</i><p>
&lt;<person>Malx</person>&gt; test....<br>
To "Notes" of project if you like to hear comments for your project from anyone rated enought to be able to edit it.
Also you could mark it [D] - if only comments from developers of this project are wellcome.

Ok... actually it may lead to something bad (there is no way to enshure that poster is the person listed), but still I think rated people are reasonable enough. :)

raph: about File format, API, or protocol?

You should add - or Environment, or command line switches, or dialog boxes, or X resourses, or "configure" parameters before compilation, or #defines........

I thinks there is need in common configuration tool :) What do you think about posting article on "config" subject?

I still want to write article about sculptor-language. That means it must be flexible as clay during software development, but hard as burn clay for everyday usage. May be it shoul be some script, which could be made "solid". Something like using "strict" for perl, but advanced. With lot's of value checking and data-content limitations (such as for correctnes of input fields).

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