Silicon Florist’s links arrangement for August 14

Linux Plumbers Conference 2008 – Early Bird discount ends soon

The registration fee for Linux Plumbers Conference is $250 until August 18th, when it will increase to $300. Speakers get free registration and speakers who register before accepted talks are announced will have their registration fee refunded in full.

Want to Vote on my SXSW Panel Proposals?

Dawn Foster writes “I’ve proposed two panels for SXSW this year. If you are interested in these topics, want to see me speak, or want to get me into the conference for free, you should vote for one or both of these sessions :-)”

U.S. court confirms open source license legitimacy

Via The 451 Group blog “There was a major open source legal development this week and surprisingly, it did not involve the string of BusyBox lawsuits, which included settlement from mobile and telecom giant Verizon in March 2008. Instead, the latest open source victory involves a federal appeals court ruling that basically upholds the idea and enforcement of ‘copyleft.’”

COLOURlovers @ Create Chaos Conference

Darius Monsef writes “The creative conference Create Chaos has invited me to come and speak about color trends… and since I love color and the idea of creating a bit of chaos… I’ve agreed. If you might be in the Orlando area mid-October or were looking for a creative conference to attend this year, come on down and join us. (If people are interested we could organize a COLOURlovers get together around the conference too.)”