Skyrack News and Announcements
- Easy-IP download version updated
- VOIP is everywhere, but not all VOIP is good VOIP
- Datacentre analysis favours hosted voice PBX
- Mobile handsets to get IPv6 in 2011
- Premier content sites getting serious about IPv6
- Internet down to last remaining IPv4 addresses
- Getting started with IP address management and Easy-IP
- Skyrack opens new Leeds office
- Skyrack at Techmesh conference
- Skyrack launches new portal
Other Industry News
- Fri, 29 Aug 2014 04:21:14 +0000: $250m sub-sea cable to connect USA to Southeast Asia – Telecoms.com » News & Analysis
Seven carriers this week agreed to co-deploy a submarine cable directly connecting Southeast Asia and the US in a project worth $250m. To be completed by the end of 2016, the cable system will provide an additional 20Tbps capacity, connecting Indonesia and the Philippines to the US with 100G technology.
- Fri, 29 Aug 2014 02:37:52 +0000: Opera turns optimisation techniques onto audio – Telecoms.com » News & Analysis
Opera Software’s Skyfire optimisation unit, which the company purchased in 2013, has added streaming audio optimisation to Rocket Optimizer, its NFV-ready video and data optimisation platform for mobile operators.
- Thu, 28 Aug 2014 09:33:13 +0000: KDDI drops $270m on Japanese datacentres – Telecoms.com » News & Analysis
Japanese carrier KDDI has contracted datacentre specialist Telehouse to build two datacentres in Osaka and Tokyo under a $270m project. Telehouse Osaka 2 will open in August 2015 and Telehouse Tokyo Tama 3 will open in February 2016.
Open Source Initiative
- Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:00:36 +0000: prPIG Joins the Open Source Initiative – Open Source Initiative blogs
Partnership will educate students regarding the power of open source software and spur technological and social innovation.
PRLog – Aug. 25, 2014 – PALO ALTO, Calif. — The Open Source Initiative ® (OSI), the premiere organization that promotes and protects open source, announced today that the Puerto Rico Python Interest Group (prPIG) has joined the OSI as an Affiliate Member. prPIG’s support of open source software development and its advocacy for the adherence to the open source definition are supporting software innovation in Puerto Rico. prPIG’s affiliation with OSI will help build a sustainable software development community in Puerto Rico, that will drive technological and social innovation.
“prPIG offers free workshops and seminars to educate about and advocate for the benefits of Open Source. To grow our community and increase our reach we will continue to build bridges among different constituencies, focusing especially on high school and university students,” said Kevin Shockey, founder of prPIG. “Our belief is that by exposing students to the Open Source Definition, we can illustrate the promise of open source and provide a viable alternative to predatory vendor lock-in.”
“We are pleased to have prPIG join our community,” said Patrick Masson, general manager of the OSI. “prPIG captures the very essence of the Open Source movement, where communities of practice self-organize around common goals to share and co-create. prPIG is helping set the standard for peer-driven development across Puerto Rico while also contributing to the larger Python community.”
The prPIG was founded to provide an additional community beyond the limited options of the proprietary software industry in Puerto Rico. prPIG works to raise awareness and adoption of Open Source software and development practices throughout Puerto Rico’s technology, government and private sectors where proprietary software development technologies have traditionally been dominant.
The OSI protects and promotes open source by providing a foundation for community success. It champions open source in society through education, infrastructure and collaboration. For more information about the OSI, or to learn how to become an affiliate, please visit http://wiki.opensource.org/bin/Communities/Affiliates.
About the Puerto Rico Python Interest Group
The Puerto Rico Python Interest Group (prPIG) works to increase the number of software developers and the amount of software written in Puerto Rico. A key goal is to change the paradigm in Puerto Rico, from one in which information technology is a cost-center to one that acknowledges the strategic value of IT. You can find out more about prPIG at http://www.prpig.org/p/about.html or by following prPIG on Twitter via @pr_PIG.
About the Open Source Initiative
Founded in 1998, the Open Source Initiative protects and promotes open source by providing a foundation for community success. It champions open source in society through education, infrastructure and collaboration. The (OSI) is a California public benefit corporation, with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.
Agile Public Relations for OSI
- Tue, 12 Aug 2014 17:08:16 +0000: OSI and Conservancy Announce US Tax Exemption Working Group – Open Source Initiative blogs
Software Freedom Conservancy and
the Open Source Initiative are pleased to announce that they are the founding
members of a working group focused on tax exemption issues for organizations
in the United States.
Recent activity by the Internal Revenue Service in response to
applications for tax exempt status have sparked a lot of interest and
discussion amongst free and open source software communities.
OSI and Conservancy recognize that the IRS’s understanding and evaluation
of free and open source software can impact both new organizations created to
promote the public good as charities (known as 501(c)(3) organizations after
the corresponding tax code provision), as well as new organizations formed to
forward a common business interest (known as 501(c)(6) organizations).
The working group will be open to equal participation from all concerned
parties, and the working group will seek to recruit legal experts to
participate in its
Williamson, partner at Tor Ekeland, will chair the group.
We’ve been watching this issue for some time and look forward tosaid
pooling our resources with other organizations and companies,
Karen Sandler, Executive Director of Software Freedom Conservancy.
Together we can come to a better understanding of the IRS’s perspective
and plan strategically to communicate the value and importance of the
corporate forms we choose.
Over the years, applying for 501(c)(3) or (c)(6) status has become thesaid Allison Randal,
de facto standard for new FLOSS projects in the US,
Director of the Open Source Initiative.
It’s not clear yet whether recent
responses from the IRS are isolated special cases or represent a more general
trend, but it is worthwhile to look into the topic more deeply, and ensure we
have a strong and diverse set of healthy growth patterns for FLOSS projects,
to last decades into the future.
Those interested in getting involved with this working group should contact
Allison Randal at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
- Tue, 08 Jul 2014 13:30:58 +0000: OPEN SOURCE INITIATIVE (OSI) ANNOUNCES NEW AFFILIATE MEMBER – Open Source Initiative blogs
By Leslie Hawthorn
July 8, 2014
Palo Alto, California — The Open Source Initiative (opensource.org) is very pleased to announce DemocracyLab (democracylab.org) has joined the OSI as an Affiliate Member. DemocracyLab works to develop tools for civic engagement that promote awareness, collect insights and share ideas to address public need in government. “DemocracyLab seeks to harness our collective intelligence to address society’s most difficult problems by creating open source software tools that help communities frame issues, deliberate solutions, make decisions and take collective action. To accomplish this, we are creating a participation environment for users, developers and supporters of civic tech that facilitates communication and collaboration among stakeholders,” said Mark Frischmuth, founder and board chairman of DemocracyLab. Today open source models, enabled through the standards set forth in the Open Source Definition, empower a growing number of disciplines across diverse peer-driven communities of practice. DemocracyLab is a great example of how open source methods can serve its traditional role in the technology sector while enhancing development within the pubic sector. “The mission and vision at DemocracyLab was built upon shared values of open source software, transparency, meritocracy of ideas, and open participation. It simply makes sense that DemocracyLab should become an OSI affiliate.” added Deb Bryant, who serves on both the DemocracyLab and OSI Boards.
The OSI welcomes DemocracyLab to our community of 30+ Affiliate Members and we look forward to working with them to continue our education of, and advocacy for. the benefits of open source, and to build bridges across the various constituencies of the open source community.
DemocracyLab is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization aspiring to revolutionize civic dialogue. DemocracyLab is a diverse group of volunteers working together to create online tools to help communities identify problems, construct solutions, make decisions and take collaborative action. You can learn more about Democracy lab at democracylab.org or by emailing, email@example.com.
About the Open Source Initiative
The Open Source Initiative (OSI) is a California public benefit corporation, with 501(c)3 tax-exempt status, founded in 1998. The OSI is the stewards of the Open Source Definition (OSD) and the community-recognized body for reviewing and approving licenses as OSD-conformant and is also actively involved in Open Source community-building, education, and public advocacy to promote awareness and the importance of non-proprietary software. OSI Board members frequently travel the world to attend Open Source conferences and events, meet with open source developers and users, and to discuss with executives from the public and private sectors about how Open Source technologies, licenses, and models of development can provide economic and strategic advantages. You can learn more about the OSI at opensource.org or by emailing, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Press Contact: email@example.com
- Sat, 30 Aug 2014 17:58:18 +0000: Facebook to let stalkers unearth buried posts with mobe search – The Register – Networks
Prepare to HAUNT your pal’s back catalogue
Facebook is testing a search feature on its mobile application that will allow users to immerse themselves in forgotten old posts on the free content ad network.…
- Sat, 30 Aug 2014 14:15:11 +0000: EE fails to apologise for HUGE T-Mobile outage that hit Brits on Friday – The Register – Networks
Customer: ‘Please change your name to occasionally somewhere’
Many T-Mobile customers in the UK were without access to the EE-owned network on Friday, after the service went titsup due to a “broken fibre cable”.…
- Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10:08:03 +0000: Tim Cook: ‘I’d call what’s going on in fondleslabs a speed bump’ – The Register – Networks
Plus: ‘Another sh*t feature of Word that’s driving me to distraction…’
QuoTW Time Warner Cable did not have a good week this week. A number of folks came out over the week to tell the Federal Communications Commission that they don’t like the idea of the company merging with Comcast. And in the middle of all that, the firm suffered a massive outage that downed a number of big cities on both the East and West Coasts of the US.…
- Fri, 06 Sep 2013 16:24:32 +0000: Two Drafts in Last Call: N-Triples, N-Quads – W3C News
The RDF Working Group has published two Last Call Working Drafts:
- N-Triples. N-Triples is a line-based, plain text format for encoding an RDF graph. Comments are welcome through 14 October.
- N-Quads. N-Quads is a line-based, plain text format for encoding an RDF dataset. Comments are welcome through 14 October.
Learn more about the Semantic Web Activity.
- Thu, 05 Sep 2013 20:26:31 +0000: Updated Techniques for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 and Understanding WCAG 2.0 – W3C News
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group today published updates of two Notes that accompany WCAG 2.0: Techniques for WCAG 2.0 and Understanding WCAG 2.0. (This is not an update to WCAG 2.0, which is a stable document.) For background, important information about techniques, and opportunities to contribute to future updates, please see the Understanding Techniques for WCAG Success Criteria e-mail. Read about the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI).
- Thu, 05 Sep 2013 20:16:36 +0000: Last Call: Media Source Extensions – W3C News