Open Source Development

A recipe for making money selling PCs with Open Source Software

Submitted by Charles on Sat, 06/17/2006 - 22:26.

Linux-Watch had an interesting article about an Australian computer reseller that has an approach for doubling their profit margins by selling computers with open source software, and ultimately the Linux operating system to computer users who are accustomed to using Windows.

Search Engine for Public Domain Images

Submitted by Charles on Fri, 06/09/2006 - 21:44.

Have you ever wanted to find public domain images that you can use for your blog posts or other creative projects? Have you ever used the "right click" approach to save images for some use only to wonder later if your use (school project, blog posting, collage, non-profit use) was within the intent of the owner of that intellectual property?

What does Ubuntu mean?

Submitted by Phillip Williams on Mon, 06/05/2006 - 05:43.

At RealNEO the concepts of openness, sharing and community are realized not just in how we as a group of people interact, but also in the tools we use. The best example of one of these tools is the software used on many of the team members notebooks.

Another example of Open Source saving the day...

Submitted by Phillip Williams on Tue, 05/23/2006 - 06:09.

FAA manages air traffic with Linux

BY asternstein [at] fcw [dot] com
Published on May 1, 2006

The Federal Aviation Administration has saved $15 million by migrating computers that manage air traffic flow to Linux, according to an announcement issued last week. The upgrade is part of a broader service-oriented architecture initiative that will replace proprietary traffic management systems with applications using Java, Web services, open-source software and Oracle products.

What's Your Favorite Open Source Software Application?

Submitted by Charles on Wed, 05/17/2006 - 23:40.

Recently I read the cover article of PC World which advertised 101 Fabulous Freebies ( It is a description of 101 software downloads or Internet based services that are free. A number of the software products listed are open source. Wikipedia defines Open Source software as "computer software available with its source code and under an open source license. Such a license permits anyone to study, change, and improve the software, and to distribute the unmodified or modified software."

City Club special event... "Father of the Internet" Dr. Vinton G. Cerf

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 04/15/2006 - 19:15.
05/05/2006 - 16:00
05/05/2006 - 17:00
Dr. Vinton G. Cerf
VP and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google


Widely known as one of the "Fathers of the Internet," Vinton Cerf is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet. In December 1997, President Clinton presented the U.S. National Medal of Technology to Cerf and his colleague, Robert E. Kahn, for founding and developing the Internet. Kahn and Cerf were named the recipients of the ACM Alan M. Turing award in 2004 for their work on the Internet protocols, and in November 2005, President Bush awarded them the Presidential Medal of Freedom.


City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Avenue 2nd Floor
Cleveland, OH
United States

Why open standards matter

Submitted by Phillip Williams on Mon, 04/10/2006 - 07:25.

" I think open source software is a good thing, but I've never bought into the religious fundamentalist fervor of a lot of the circles I move in as an IT reporter. Condemning people for not using Linux instead of Windows, and the strong-arm tactics of some proprietary software makers that try to lock people into a certain product, are just two sides of the same coin. But open standards that make real choices possible? Now, that's something I can get behind." - Tina Gasperson

NEO Central - Media Arts Center for North East Ohio

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 04/06/2006 - 01:04.


Northeast Ohio is about to see an explosive, high profile, living, learning and enlightening force hit the scene and landscape, as area filmmakers, learning institutions and the public come together to create NEO Central - a bleeding-edge collaborative media arts center for NEO now and the future.The center will be based on like-minded initiatives around the world, and will provide shared film/media education, incubation, production, distribution, business and technology resources, and facilities, which are currently located in the historic landmark Gillota Building at 300 Central Viaduct (Carnegie) and will be expanded significantly as part of an area economic development plan. More on all of this is found in the links below, which will grow...

Fundraiser to create the Digital Media Technology Industry at Massimo's da Milano

Submitted by prelude2cinema on Sun, 03/19/2006 - 13:01.
05/04/2006 - 17:00
05/04/2006 - 19:00

Prelude2Cinema second in a series of fundraisers to support the Studio Expansion and the creation of a New Industry in Northeast Ohio. This Dinner is at Massimo's da Milano and takes place May 4th from 5pm to 7pm. It features a free dinner and a cash bar. The cost is only $20.00. Celebrities are expected to attend. You must RSVP by alexmichaels [at] prelude2cinema [dot] com/fundthestudio"> [at] prelude2cinema [dot] com/fundthestudio


Massimo's da Milano
1400 West 25th Street
Cleveland, OH
United States

Mayor Eric Brewer on "Meet the Bloggers"

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 03/18/2006 - 15:56.

I was very excited to participate in a "Meet the Bloggers" discussion with East Cleveland mayor Eric J. Brewer, with George Nemeth and others, and it was a fantastic experience... what a great initiative Meet the Bloggers is... and the result is a thorough and revealing look into a man very few people really know, largely because the Plain Dealer has taken great efforts to present him as bad. Well, as far as anyone I know and I can tell, Brewer is good. If you care about truth in NEO, you REALLY MUST listen to Part 1 linked below, as Brewer discusses in detail his involvement in the indictment of former Mayor Emmanuel Onunwor... and in Part 3, don't miss Brewer's explanation for the poor treatment of him by the Plain Dealer - this is a major coup for "Meet the Bloggers".


Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 02/28/2006 - 11:43.


So you have a “good idea” do you, and you’re worried someone will rip it off. 

Digital Photography SIG holds meeting on Open Source application--the GIMP

Submitted by Charles on Fri, 02/10/2006 - 21:07.
02/16/2006 - 18:30
02/16/2006 - 20:30


The Digital Photography Special Interest Group of the Greater Cleveland PC Users Group will host a presentation by computer professional Phillip  Williams on the GIMP, a FREE open source graphics creation and manipulation application similar to Adobe Photoshop.  The meeting will be a short "course" showing how to use the GIMP to do common digital imaging tasks, such as manipulating a photo, removing red eye, correcting colors, resizing images and changing them to black & white.
Phillip will provide a FREE copy of the program to a limited number of people who rsvp before the meeting.  Reserve your copy by visiting


Maple Heights Branch of the Cuyahoga County Library
5225 Library Lane
Maple Heights, OH
United States

Midtown Wednesdays: Citizen Journalism Accelerates New Networks

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Sun, 01/22/2006 - 09:36.

01-29-06: Notes from this session can be downloaded (see below)

Building Business Opportunity with Strategic Networking: Tools for the Midtown Innovation Zone

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Mon, 01/16/2006 - 16:05.
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01/18/2006 - 18:45

Date: Wednesday, January 18

Time: 5:00 P.M. to 6:45 P.M.

Place: Myers University, Chester Campus

3921 Chester Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114

Map Link

Join us to learn about leadership, networking and business innovation. Visit the Midtown Wednesdays Blog here to learn more.

We’ll explore the connections between what we do, the seven levels of networking and just how close you are to building strong collaborations. Learn more here.


Myers University, Chester campus
3921 Chester Avenue
Cleveland 44114, OH
United States

Building Business Opportunity with Strategic Networking: Tools for the Midtown Innovation Zone

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Mon, 01/16/2006 - 15:59.

Date: Wednesday, January 18

Time: 5:00 P.M. to 6:45 P.M.

Place: Myers University, Chester Campus

3921 Chester Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114

Map Link

Join us to learn about leadership, networking and business innovation. Visit the Midtown Wednesdays Blog here to learn more.

We’ll explore the connections between what we do, the seven levels of networking and just how close you are to building strong collaborations. Learn more here.

IBM, Sherwin-Williams and Linux

Submitted by robataka on Tue, 12/20/2005 - 10:32.

Sherwin-Williams, the NEO based paint company is also known throughtout the Open Source community as one of the first major companies in the U.S. to rollout Linux for their retail infrastructure. IBM has them listed on their site with one page description of what they have done. Needless to say, IBM was the system integrator and hardware supplier for the deployment of the system.

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Groklaw started off as a paralegal's blog that analyzed the SCO vs IBM lawsuit. It has since morphed into a large community that analyzes other cases as well, although the focus is still on SCO vs. the World.


Submitted by robataka on Thu, 12/15/2005 - 13:01.

This is a test of a blog client called BloGTK. It is a blog client for linux, much like mac users use ectos.

Just testing to see if I can actuall post using it....

Now that I have seen it can work, I need to create a page on how to set up blog clients for Linux, Mac, and Windows(egad!) users. Of course, blog client software is completely optional. You can create blog via the web interface as normal. However, and regardless of the fact that I have been an active Internet user since 1992, I personally don't like web interfaces. I prefer to create my blog entries locally and save them locally to my pc prior to posting them to the blog.


Mozilla Foundation is the non-profit organization that "owns" and develops theFirefox, Mozilla browsers, and the Thunderbird email client.

"We Media"

Submitted by robataka on Wed, 11/16/2005 - 22:52.

I missed it, but apparently on the Lehrer-Mcneil Report, there was a section on increased individual participation in "journalism", or what they called "We Media". A large piece of the report was focused on wiki technology. Of course they mentioned Wikipedia. Apparently, wikipedia has over 2 billion hits per month. "Subscribers" to wikipedia outnumber the subscribers to the New York Times, Washington Post, the LA Times(and maybe one or two others) combined.


Submitted by robataka on Thu, 11/10/2005 - 18:06.

I saw today that Novell will be focusing on GNOME as there Desktop Envirionment for SUSE, etc. Being a KDE fan I was a little disappointed to see that. But in that same article, I saw a link to an item where the founder of Ubuntu, a Debian-based distribution almost soley focused on Gnome, in fact uses Kubuntu, a KDE focused version of Ubuntu. And that in fact that he wanted to see Kubuntu become more mainstream within the Ubuntu organization.

Cleveland Linux User Group

The Cleveland Linux User Group. The group meets once a month to talk about various linux and/or open source topics. There are also mailing lists to which you can subscribe.

Chinese Halloween with Intel

Submitted by robataka on Sat, 11/05/2005 - 10:25.

Found an interesting article over at LXer (pronounced Elexer) which posts portions of what is supposedly an internal Intel document suggesting that they will anticipate to sell hundreds of millions of Linux computers in China. From the summary at the top of the article:

Develop Open Technology Business Center

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 08/30/2005 - 06:47.

Oregon's commitment to Open Source is well demonstrated by the establishment of their Open Technology Business Center in Beaverton - we need this in NEO: