sexta-feira, 29 de maio de 2009

FISL is not as it used to be

meta: I started posting in english and I did not loose any readers, thank you guys ;)

Here in Brazil we have a worldwide free software conference called FISL - Forum Internacional de Software Livre (Free Software International Forum, in english). This is the first time I will be able to attend this conference and I am already facing some bad news. It's all about the way lectures were aproved, too may questions surrounding the methods on how topics were choosed (link in pt_br). Some complaining about the lack of technical lectures and other claiming for more political ones. So, here is what I think:
  • Technical stuff we may learn at home freaking out night away at the computer.
  • Nerd events like this are just great to improve your social skills - yes we need this! Meeting new people, new free softwares iniciatives and so on.
But, int he other hand...
  • There is no reson to talk about "Why free software is good" or "Why Python?". Comon guys, we can do better! Let's think a bit ahead.
While we don't find a way to put these things together in equilibrium we could just avoid some topics that had already been presented in the past. This could be a good start :)

domingo, 24 de maio de 2009

libssh-0.3 released

Meta information: I'll start posting in english. The reason is pretty simple, some folks outside Brazil started to "read" this humble webblog these days, this includes my libssh friends and some other buddies :) This also should supply this lack of posting I am facing lately - I think.

This last thursday (21st / may) libssh-0.3 was released in its brand new website! But for what libssh is used for? From the official website: "The ssh library was designed to be used by programmers needing a working SSH implementation by the mean of a library. The complete control of the client is made by the programmer. With libssh, you can remotely execute programs, transfer files, use a secure and transparent tunnel for your remote programs. With its Secure FTP implementation, you can play with remote files easily, without third-party programs others than libcrypto (from openssl)." Congratulation folks :)

Check it out! Literally, I mean, the SVN repository.