Faster email

Thanks to Kathryn Hogg, who has provided a mail relay for LinuxChix mail, list mail will now be delivered much faster, probably within seconds of it arriving at the servers, rather than hours or days later. Previously, mail was throttled due to bandwidth limitations.

Faster hosting for LinuxChix on the way

Thanks to some offers of sponsorship now being discussed on the volunteers list, LinuxChix will likely be moving to faster web hosting shortly. If you're interested in helping redesign the website or help move it into a different CMS, likely Plone, then you should offer on the volunteers list.

LinuxChix moved to slower hosting

The LinuxChix site and email delivery has moved to slower hosting due to a change in one of the maintainer's employment situation. This means, in particular, that list email delivery will be very slow as outgoing mail from the server is heavily throttled.

People who have significant amounts of bandwidth to spare and who could act as either a mail delivery smarthost or a reverse web proxy might want to discuss possible solutions on the volunteers list.

Ruby course

Laurel Fan is starting a Ruby course on the courses list. Further information is in her announcement.

New course: Tools for participating in Free Software

A new course is about to start on the courses list: tools for participating in Free Software. The first part of the course will briefly cover tools like bug trackers and mailing lists, and the second part will cover version control. See the announcement and the course webpage for more information.

Software Freedom Day

September 10th 2005 is the second annual Software Freedom Day, a global activism day for grassroots efforts to educate the public about Free and Open Source software. You can see if anything is happening in your area by visiting the SFD teams listing.

Women interested in getting involved in Free and Open Source communities and development may be particularly interested in the SFD activities being run by women's groups:

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