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Telekom-Paket: Schreibt euren Abgeordneten und rettet das Internet (Save the internet regarding the Telecoms package)!

by Christian Scholz on September 21, 2008

Not long ago (June/July) the EU discussed the so called Telecoms package which’s purpose it was to regulate the telecommunication market. The main goal was to protect consumers but that initial goal was turned into the opposite by many proposed (…)

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Die Medienindustrie gegen den Rest der Welt, Folge 431

by Christian Scholz on September 14, 2008

The media industry is fighting a hopeless fight against illegal downloads. Tools of the trade are technical solutions like DRM or legal ones like trying to get hold of personal data of file sharers. Both solutions are not working though. (…)

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DZUG Conference Recap

by Christian Scholz on September 14, 2008

At the end of last week I spend 3 days in Saarbrücken to attend the 9th DZUG Conference. DZUG stands for “Deutschsprachige Zope User Group” which means “german speaking zope user group”. I signed up in the last minute as (…)

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1 year Architecture Working Group

by Christian Scholz on September 14, 2008

It has been September 13th 2007 when Linden Lab invited a initial group of residents to the first Architecture Standards Working Group meeting. Liana Linden explained the goal of this group as follows: This working group is a first step (…)

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DZUG Conference 2008: Short excerpt from the Zope Panel Keynote (technical)

by Christian Scholz on September 11, 2008

Andreas Jung, Benji York, Tres Seavers and Martijn Faassen held the second keynote in the form of a panel asking questions from the community. Here is a little excerpt where Benji talks about persistent ZODB caches and Martijn about the (…)

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DZUG Conference 2008: My Lightning Talk about the repoze.who OpenID Plugin (technical)

by Christian Scholz on September 11, 2008

Here are the slides of my lightning talk I gave at the DZUG Conference 2008 in Saarbrücken, Germany. It’s about the OpenID plugin for repoze.who which is now functional but not yet released as tests and documentation is missing. OpenID (…)

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DZUG Conference: Sebastian Wehrmann about Efficient Ad-Hoc-Requests to the ZODB

by Christian Scholz on September 10, 2008

Sebastian Wehrmann of gocept was talking about how to do efficient ad-hoc queries to the ZODB which is his master thesis. His first idea about the ZODB was: Hey, that’s easy, I derive from Persistant and create an object graph (…)

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DZUG Conference: Christian Theune about ZEORaid (technical)

by Christian Scholz on September 10, 2008

Christian Theune is co-founder of gocept, one of the biggest Zope consulting companies in the german speaking area. Today he talks about ZEORaid, a reliable storage layer for the ZODB. The ZODB is a native object database for Python object (…)

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DZUG conference: Andreas Jung about configuration controlled buildouts (technical)

by Christian Scholz on September 10, 2008

Andreas Jung was one of the first speakers at the DZUG Tagung 2008 talking about buildout and some advanced topics. I assume here that everybody know what buildout is so I skip the introductionary explanations. Points he is making is: (…)

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Ein neuer Instant Messaging Client erblickt die Welt: SLim

by Christian Scholz on September 5, 2008

Linden Lab announced a new IM client called “SLim” which allows you to see who of your Second Life friends is online and engage in a text or voice conversation with them. But this only works if they enabled voice (…)

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