I'm unable to add content to KernelTrap for the next two or three weeks, as I'm in the middle of a move. Once settled down into my new home, I hope to find much more time for KernelTrap than I've had in recent months.
I recently hired Trae McCombs, founder of themes.org and linux.com, to give KernelTrap an improved look. The theme is not completely finished yet, but is ready to be previewed. I don't expect everyone to like the new look, but would be interested in hearing about any technical problems people may run into it so we can get them resolved before the new theme goes live. Drupal has been upgraded from 4.5 on the live site to 4.7 on the new site. Please leave any comments about the new site here, or drop me an email.
KernelTrap is now offering AdSense revenue sharing on a trial basis. To participate, you will first need a Google AdSense account (follow the link within if you do not already have an AdSense account). Next, you will need to create a KernelTrap user account and enter your publically viewable google_ad_client ID. Finally, contribute original and relevant content to KernelTrap, and 80% of the profits generated will be automatically credited to your AdSense account. This applies to new forum postings, as well as personal blogs. Inapproriate or otherwise not relevant content will be removed, and the offending user accounts will be blocked. This is a new program that I am doing on a trial basis, if you have any problems with funds not appearing in your AdSense account please send an email to email@example.com and I will help track down the problem so that future funds are properly credited to your account. The goal is to encourage submission of useful original content related to kernel development -- if instead this leads to the contribution of useless or offtopic posts, the program will be canceled.
I'll be completely offline for the rest of the month, and thus unable to make updates to KernelTrap [blog]. I am currently displaying the ten most recently updated forum discussions on the front age. Please help out by submitting relevant kernel articles into the appropriate forum. I'm continuing to search for ways to further liven these web pages during stretches that I personally have limited time. Discussion on related ideas is welcome here.
KernelTrap has found a new home with Oregon State University's Open Source Lab. Associate Director of the OSL, Scott Kveton explained, "the OSL staff were all avid readers of KernelTrap.org and we wanted to do something for this great site. In addition, we really wanted to help a kernel-related site that focuses on the community and community-related issues." Working with Scott and the others at the OSL has already proven to be a rewarding experience.
For the past two years, all colocation costs for KernelTrap have been generously donated by Danube Technologies, Inc.. Danube president, Laszlo Szalvay said, "it was a pleasure hosting KernelTrap for the past few years; we really enjoyed having them on board and are glad to help the open source community." Danube began providing flawless hosting for KernelTrap in August of 2003, however since that time they have refocused their energies, moving away from providing hosting. Laszlo explained, "Danube Technologies, Inc. provides software development services including staff augmentation, project outsourcing, and process mentoring and training." During the search for and later the implementation of our new hosting, Danube has remained excellent to work with.