Archive for October 7th, 2005

Last night, with much pomp — our faculty in their finest academic regalia; even me –, the Louis Round Wilson Knowledge Trust was initiated with the induction of the following members:

  • Dr. José-Marie Griffiths, Dean and Professor University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Mr. James Bailey, Author & Scholar
  • Dr. Joan Challinor, Commissioner U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS)
  • Dr. Nancy Davenport, President Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)
  • Ms. Catherine De Rosa, Vice President, Marketing and Library Services, Online Computer Library Center
  • Dr. Brewster Kahle, Digital Librarian, Director and Co-Founder Internet Archive
  • Dr. Robert Martin, Lillian Bradshaw Endowed Chair in Library Science Texas Woman’s University
  • Dr. Eva Méndez Rodriguez, Dept. de Biblioteconomía y Documentación, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
  • Mr. Daniel Morrow, Board of Visitors, UNC School of Information and Libray Science, Chairman Emeritus Computerworld Smithsonian Program
  • Mr. Tom Rabon, Executive VP, Corporate Affairs, Red Hat
  • Dr. Robert Shelton, Provost, UNC at Chapel Hill
  • Dr. Vivian Siegel, former executive director, Public Library of Science
  • Dr. Winston Tabb, Dean of Univ. Libraries; Director, the Sheridan,The Johns Hopkins University
  • Mr. Jimmy Wales, Founder and President, Wikipedia Director, Wikimedia Foundation

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Talking with a Red Hat exec yesterday and learned that he had seen several prototypes of the MIT $100 laptop. He had actually turned the crank to drive one prototype; it works (ok, it works on one prototype model). At least one prototype will be ready for the big announcement by Nick Negroponte on November 17th.
And he says that the Linux that will be on the prototype will be Red Hat (Fedora or RHEL?).

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