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LCA09 Calls, OpenMoko and a little Gentoo

It's a little weekend roundup of Linux related news that may have slipped under your radar. LCA2009's call for papers, OpenMoko is available for purchase from the States and Gentoo has another release.

Here is a little weekend roundup of Linux related news that may have slipped under your radar.

Tuz — yet another great mascot
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It's scary to think that the next Linux.conf.au is only six months away, but that is the case and the call for papers as being put out. If you've got an amazing linux or open source talk you are dying to get out then give it a go. There's also the added benefit of travelling to Hobart and meeting Tassie devils and penguins.

While the rest of the world goes absolutely gaga over the iPhone, the fully open sourced OpenMoko is now available for purchase. Anyone care to hack a patch locking out those horrible automated phone spam machines?

Lastly, the distribution that only a mother can love (cos she compiled it), Gentoo, let loose its first release of the year. As one Gentoo councillor said: "gentoo 2008.0 is finally out! now you can up... oh wait, you don't need a CD to upgrade your gentoo install".

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