New Linux blog at Linux Pro Magazine

Greetings from Kansas!

I just wanted to let you know that I rolled out a new blog at

I'll be posting monthly articles as well as regular updates about news,
events, announcements, and whatever else is happening in the world of women
in open source. Stay in touch and please let me know if you have news about
women in open source or other links I should see.
Best regards,
Rikki Kite
Managing Editor, Linux Pro Magazine

December 6: A Special Day For Women

December 6 is a special day for women. It's the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada:

"Established in 1991 by the Parliament of Canada, this day marks the anniversary of the murders in 1989 of 14 young women at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal. They died because they were women.

New Course: Using Postgresql

Michelle Murrain will be running a new course, "Using Postgresql", beginning November 19th.

The course will be given on the Courses mailing list and will also use Moodle.

For all the details, a syllabus, and how to sign up, see the announcement on the Courses list.

Linuxchix Adds New News Category

The excellent volunteers who maintain the Linuxchix website have added a new section, "What Linuxchix Are Doing." This is for interesting and useful activities by Linuxchix members that are not directly related to Linuxchix; for example, events in Debian-Women and Ubuntu-Women, conferences, jobs ("Foochixx0r was hired by Boggle as Open Source Maven!"), community volunteer activities, startups- the possibilities are legion.

LCA Chix miniconf: Last call for papers

Only a few days left for Chix miniconf @ lca submissions! They're due Monday Oct 15. *** PLEASE NOTE: the submission email address has changed.

LinuxChix Womens' mini-conf: Call for Presentations

The premier annual Linux and Open Source conference in Australia,, is once again hosting a LinuxChix mini-conf. We are calling for presentations by women on both Free Software technical topics and other topics of general interest to women involved in Free Software or working in IT.

For more details, see:

NOSI primer on FOSS released

Linuxchix member Michelle Murrain of NOSI has released "Choosing and Using Free and Open Source Software: A Primer for Nonprofits".

Read it on the web, or download a PDF:

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