Thanks to the anti-trust agreement between the European Union and Microsoft, which made easier for MS-Windows users to choose their default browser in Europe from 2010 on, the number of Firefox users has surpassed the number of Internet Explorer users in the EU in December.
Beleza de Código
O fator mais importante que determina a qualidade de um software é a qualidade de seu código-fonte. Qualidade do código-fonte pode ser medida e analisada de várias maneiras, desde métricas objetivas de código-fonte como coesão e acoplamento até aspectos subjetivos como clareza e, levando ao extremo, beleza. Uma discussão sobre o que é a beleza no desenvolvimento de software.
On November 8 and 9, the second edition of the Computational Linguistics Workshop was held at the University of São Paulo, promoted by the Department of Linguistics of College of Philosophy, Languages, and Social Studies, the Department of Computer Engineering and Digital Systems of the Polytechnic School, and the Department of Computer Science of the Mathematics and Statistics Institute, with the support of CCSL (the Free Software Center), the local FLOSS Competence Center.
A new paper on the adoption of open source software has been published in the Journal of Information and Software Technology. Hauge, Ayala and Conradi (2010) demonstrate how deeply open source software has influenced the industry, generating a growing and diverse body of literature on organizational behaviour when developing and acquiring software. Hauge et al.
The CCSL at IME/USP invites you to attend two presentations on modern approaches to flexible design (Adaptive Object Models and Responsibility-driven design), which will be given by two international renowned experts in the field.
Date: September 22nd
Where: Auditório Jacy Monteiro, IME/USP, building B
14:00h: Software Patterns and Quality: Can Patterns Help Quality?
Speaker: Joe Yoder
Até o dia 27/09/2010 está aberta a submissão de trabalhos para o I WPeDSL para estudantes de instituições de ensino superior. O Workshop de Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento em Software Livre (WPeDSL) é um espaço para que estudantes, de graduação e de pós-graduação, apresentem pesquisas em andamento sobre Software Livre e trabalhos relacionados ao desenvolvimento de serviços, sistemas e ferramentas livres. O Workshop será realizado em conjunto com o IV Encontro Nordestino de Software Livre, que acontece na cidade de Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, nos dias 5 e 6 de Novembro de 2010.
The CCSL is happy to invite everyone to attend to two high-level international speeches, offered by specialists on each field. Christoph Hellwig, linux kernel developer involved primarily with filesystems, will talk about the new disk cache mechanism in the kernel; and Ian Pratt, leader of the xen.org community, will talk about that community, the Xen project, plans for the future etc.
Title: Specialization and Economies of Scale: Where Adam Smith went wrong
Speaker: Mary Poppendieck
Location: IME/USP - sala 144B
The CCSL is happy to welcome the lean methodologies specialist Mary Poppendieck to a presentation where this model's characteristics will be explored in contrast to other approaches.
The third edition of CONSEGI at Brasília, a large international event where several aspects of electronic government and FLOSS are discussed, had a strong presence by the CCSL.
IME/USP organized a caravan of students, who were able to travel to the event at no cost and to interact with the other 5000+ participants. The CCSL also promoted three presentations on the FLOSSCC Network and the possible relations between Competence Centers and both the government in general and e-government efforts in particular.
This wednesday, August 18th, at 14:00, Dr. Maged Ali will give a presentation on cultural aspects of Information Technology. The study of culture is rooted in sociology, social psychology, and anthropology. In particular, cultural anthropology seeks to understand the similarities and differences among groups of people in the contemporary world. Within the last 20 years, the practical relevance of researching cultural issues, and especially comparing phenomena across cultures, was questioned (Ferraro, 1990).