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The usual note: in Prato is a smashing success ;-)

Registration took a bit longer than expected because of a lot visitors so the keynote started with several minutes delay. It was worth waiting, the speakers had a good audience:

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Preparing for PGDay

Magnus and i arrived early in Prato. Later on wednesday in the night Dave and Greg joined us. So on thursday we had time to help preparing PGday.

Oh, and i heard, in the evening the group got lost again in Prato - the third time for some of them ;-)

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Already in Prato

Yesterday Magnus and i met on Frankfurt/Main airport and flew together to Florence. People, don't try to find this ominous CAP bus station on the highway! Just take the ATAF bus heading to Florence station, the stop is right outside the airport near all the white cabs. You can't miss it. The bus driver sells you a ticket for 4,50€ to Santa Maria Novella. On the station you need another ticket, it cost 1,80€ but the ticket machine knows about english. You have to look for a train heading to "Lucca".

In Prato we first decided to get some food and found a nice restaurant. On the way back we got lost in the city and several minutes later found the Prato Linux User Group. From there the way back to the hotel is easy - and the porter told us Gabriele was just here and he will join us at the PLUG house later. Ok, back to where we came from ;-)

We really met Gabriele and he leaved short after to pick up Dave and Greg on the airport. After they checked in we decided to get a last beer, walked into the city and found a nice pub, One beer later we called it a day and on the way back to the hotel - we got lost again ;-) Don't try Google Maps on your iPhone in a city, it's not really helpful. And bring money, according to Greg most ATM aren't working in Prato and he tried several cash machines *g*

xPyrus community framework released by UniHelp e.V.

UniHelp e.V. - a registered student association in Magdeburg/Germany - announces the release of xPyrus, a framework for operating communities and document sharing platforms.

The framework is based on PHP 5 and PostgreSQL and has been running the students' community (a platform for exchanging study-related documents and connecting students) in Magdeburg since 2002.

The entire framework is released under the GNU Affero General Public License v3 at A unix-based server is required for installation and use of all features, however, a hosting service can be provided by UniHelp e.V. on request, especially for student organizations.

The press release can be found at:
UniHelp Blogs - Press release

Further information can be found at:
- Homepage of the framework:
- Reference application:
- Homepage of the publisher:

Keysigning party at European PGDay 2008 in Prato

There will be a keysigning party at PGDay.(it|eu) in Prato/Italy. The event is the last track friday in the evening, probably 16:50-17:30 (that's 4:50-5:30 pm).

The keysigning will not start until all talks finished so everybody has the chance to participate.

If you want to participate you have to register your pgp key.

More information about this registration can be found on the PGDay website: