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Submission + - PgConf.US Partners with Techie Youth for annual charity auction (postgresql.us)

poet writes: OpenSource is all about freedom, transparency, diversity, and technology. That is why PgConf.US has partnered with TechieYouth for its annual charity auction, to bring together all of these things in one venue, one conference, and a community that loves to help!

Submission + - elementary OS: For Profit Product, not Open Source Project (linuxhiker.org)

poet writes: It is amazing that after two decades, people are still making the same mistakes when trying to build an Open Source company. I had the pleasure of speaking with a council member of elementary OS yesterday and here are some of the things I found.

Submission + - Ditto, trying to fight two patent trolls, one of them extremely large. (indiegogo.com)

poet writes: This company has a great technology where they take a picture of your face from a web cam and then you can try on (and buy) different kinds of prescription glasses online. The technology allows you to see what the glasses look like on your face before you purchase them. However, because of this technology the big bad are now trying to crush them.

Submission + - PostgreSQL 9.0 Released (postgresql.org) 1

poet writes: Today the PostgreSQL Global Development Group (PGDG) released PostgreSQL 9.0. This release marks a major milestone in the PostgreSQL ecosystem with added features such as streaming replication (including DDL), Hot Standby and other nifty items such as DO. Get your copy today.

Submission + - A new way to fund Open Source (fossexperts.com)

poet writes: My company has launched a new funk, FOSSExperts. The site is essentially a way for FOSS developers to try and get funding for their respective Open Source work. The idea is that getting one company to fund 20k is difficult, getting 20 companies to fund 1k is much easier. There are others out there such as Kickstarter but they are focussed on a different kind of creative. This site is designed specifically and only for FOSS work. It is currently in closed (or selective) Beta and we are seeking comments and feedback from the community at large. Please let us know what you think!

Submission + - PostgreSQL 7.4, 8.0 and 8.1 EOL

poet writes: Three major versions of PostgreSQL are end of life, this year. 7.4 and 8.0 are End of Life at this end of this month and 8.1 is EOL in November. This is not an item to take lightly. Once a version is end of life you will not be able to get support (easily), there will be no more security updates and no bug fixes even if they are data loss bugs. It is amazing how many people are still running these very old versions, in production. Now is the time to upgrade to either 8.3 or 8.4. PostgreSQL can be downloaded from PostgreSQL.org under the downloads section of the website.

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