MyGOSSCON 2009 Call for Papers

MyGOSSCON 2009 Call for Papers

Malaysian Government Open Source Conference (MyGOSSCON) provides a national platform to share experiences and information technology updates on open source software for the government and industry. You are invited to submit papers for presentation in the conference.

Submit you talk for MyGOSSCON 2009 now!

Topics of interest (but are not limited to)

* OSS provides a competitive advantage for organization or company
* Successful Case study on OSS implementation
* Latest Trends in OSS
* OSS implementation of open document standard
* OSS, preparing meets the Technical Human Capital demands
* Software As A Service
* Security
* Database
* Next Generation Data Center
* Network Communication
* Mobile Computing
* Practical Software Development
* Open Bioinformatics
* Open Source in Defense Industry
* Cloud Computing
* Social Networking
* Legal services/IPR
* Knowledge Base Society
* Going to Open Source: Essential Guidelines
* Case Study: Bridging Digital Divide
* Case Study: Starting up Open Source business
* Case Study: Commercialisation of Open Source solution

Call for paper submission procedure:

Submission of synopsis for proposed paper and speaker biodata

o Speaker’s biodata
+ Full name of presenter with contact number and email address
+ Liaison officer (if any) with contact number and email address
+ Speaker designation and organisation
+ Speaker biodata
# The information will used for website and printed materials.
+ Submission without biodata will not be considered
o Synopsis of paper
+ Title
+ Indicate if demonstration required
+ Sufficient synopsis for evaluation purposes
+ Please note that presentation must be able to fit 25 minutes speaking slot, including Q&A
o Format of submission
+ Online submission of synopsis

Upon acceptance of paper, speaker are to submit:

o Updated biodata with photo
o Presentation materials in not more than 5 MB. Format being ODP or PDF only

Evaluation criteria

1. Originality
Topics must be unique in perspective and viewpoint or way of doing something.

2. Timeliness and Interest
Topics must contain new and relevant material.

3. Educational Value
An objective presentation that meets the educational needs of the audience is optimal to enhancing the credibility of the speaker, the speaker’s employer and the conference.

4. Talks containing sales pitches will NOT be considered and may be removed even if synopsis submission was accepted.
Notification of acceptance

*** Accepted applications will be notified and all presentation materials must be submitted by the specified date. Please be aware of the following:

1. Reference Materials are Required
Our audience appreciates receiving supporting documentation to enhance their conference experience and serve as a reference when they return to the office. (If you rely on live demonstrations, your reference materials will be an outline of the demonstration with key reference points.)

2. 100% Adherence to NO COMMERCIALISM Policy
The presentations at MyGOSSCON are NOT the appropriate place for promoting your company, product, service or solution.

3. No Substitutions
Speaker and panelist substitutions are not allowed, except in the case of an emergency. In the event that a speaker cannot fulfill his/her commitment due to an emergency, a substitute may be submitted in writing for approval, however this does not guarantee a speaking slot for the substitute.

Important dates

15th September 2009 – Deadline for submission of proposed papers
29th September 2009 – Notification of acceptance to authors
19th October 2009 – Submission of full presentation material
5th & 6th November 2009 – Conference days

Email: mygosscon [at]

or visit website for online form

MyGOSSCON Official Website

People Come Into Your Life For A Reason, A Season Or A Lifetime

People Come Into Your Life For A Reason, A Season Or A Lifetime

When you figure out which one it is,
you will know what to do for each person.
When someone is in your life for a REASON. . .
It is usually to meet a need you have expressed.
They have come to assist you through a difficulty,
to provide you with guidance and support,
to aid you physically, emotionally, or spiritually.
They may seem like a godsend, and they are!
They are there for the reason you need them to be.
Then, without any wrongdoing on your part,
or at an inconvenient time, this person will say
or do something to bring the relationship to an end.

Sometimes they die.
Sometimes they walk away.
Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.
What we must realize is that our need has been met,
our desire fulfilled, their work is done.
The prayer you sent up has been answered.
And now it is time to move on.

Then people come into your life for a SEASON....
Because your turn has come to share, grow, or learn.
They bring you an experience of peace, or make you laugh.
They may teach you something you have never done.
They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy.
Believe it! It is real! But, only for a season.

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons
: things you must build upon in order to have
a solid emotional foundation.
Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person,
and put what you have learned to use in all
other relationships and areas of your life.
It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

Thank you for being a part of my life,
Whether you were a reason, a season or a lifetime ...


People Come Into Your Life for a Reason
By Alvin C. Romer
Last edited: Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Posted: Friday, April 28, 2006

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Directory under /usr/src/redhat

cd /usr/src/redhat/SPECS

rpmbuild -ba nameofyourspec.spec

This will produce rpm and rpms files, That will reside under directory /usr/src/redhat/RPMS and /usr/src/redhat/SRPMS

Another command I love to used is to identify the file came from what package.

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telnet 143

ab login haris mypassword

ab OK LOGIN completed

ab logout


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ab NO login rejected

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One of the server running Backuppc and using USB storage to store the backup and I called it harisbackup. Its has one habit, in a period of a month, it will detect having a file system problem. The file system type is ext2. Before using ext2, I had use ext3, but USB storage keep on detaching itself after a few days. Changing to ext2 resolved the issue.

If you want to used, external storage, USB connecton is not a good option if you want to keep it permanent mounted. Used Firewire or Iscsi and format it with ext2 or reiserfs. ext4 not yet tested. I believe high IO between mounted file system and OS in long period of time like days, the device will disconnect itself.

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harisbackup : | =============== |% (until it finish)

unattached inode 2050

(i.e. , without -a or -p options)

*** An error occured during the file system check
*** Dropping you to a shell; the system will reboot
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Give root password for maintenance.
(Or type Control-D for normal startup);

---- End message ----

Keyin your root pasword and issue this command

fsck -p

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You may be ask with questions, just answer "y".

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I need to upgrade a server running Centos 5.2 32bit to Centos 5.3 64bit. Reasons

The server is upgraded to 5GB Memory from 2GB. MySQL don't like PAE extension kernel very much.

Reconfiguration will take time. Openldap +Dbmail + MySQL + Apache + Horde + Mailscanner + many more.

I have 30GB data to backup and its going to take time. The server is using Dbmail for storing the mailbox and users information in LDAP.

*** Warning *** I had done my backup. Dump the MySQL dataset, slapcat and tar tvjf directories like /etc /var/www /root into a USB portable hard disk ext2 file system.

The upgrade was easy. Boot the system using 64bit Centos 5.3 DVD and select upgrade. Making sure the installation wizard detect the older installation.

My finding after upgrade. Not all packages upgrade to 64bit. I believe only small numbers that related to Linux kernel 64bit are change to 64bit program. Others still running with 32bit binary.

I have to uninstall and reinstall and reconfigure MySQL to make it run using 64bit binary. Other programs I just lets it using 32bit binary because its going to be tedious to check one by one.

Yum upgrade break due to conflict between 32bit and 64bit packages in repository. will figure out this later this week.

--- Update

My perl modules break during Mailscanner compilation.

The error

/usr/include/gnu/stubs.h:9:27: error: gnu/stubs-64.h: No such file or directory

Yum does not real know when packages i386 ans x64 mixed. I need to install manually c library for x64 from CD or by command

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