18 Aug 2001 schoen   » (Master)

Free Dmitry!


I got a job, as Staff Technologist of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. They're down the street from me, so I'll be able to continue living in San Francisco.

As Staff Technologist, among other things, I need to identify civil liberties issues in standards and architecture (a la Lessig's Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace) and, in general, find civil liberties issues that are of interest to EFF.

I'm still interested in consulting work.


The LNX-BBC project has sent version 1.618 to Hong Kong for duplication. We will be giving out a few thousand of them at LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in San Francisco at the end of August.

You can also burn your own copy and try it out. I didn't choose the image that was sent to Hong Kong, so I don't know which it was yet: but you can try one of the latest of our nightly builds. (Mirrors would be welcome.)

Allegedly, we're giving out advance copies at the BayLISA picnic tomorrow (Sunday). I don't know how we're going to get there, because none of the developers who have cars are free tomorrow.

You can also buy business-card sized CD-R blanks for about $0.49 apiece from various CD-R media vendors. The 50 MB version works fine with our image, if you can't find us at LinuxWorld or in person.

I'm going to post a list of changes for 1.618 here. (I'm afraid there are probably a few more changes that we didn't manage to document.) Your suggestions for future releases are welcome; here's what I have in mind.

In other news

Welcome back to leonardr. (That reminds me: we included robotfindskitten in LNX-BBC 1.618.)

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