Developer Linux News for Dec 28, 1999
Linux kernel 2.2.14pre17 released (Dec 28, 1999, 23:54)
Brandon Reinhart: Unreal Tournament Linux libraries to be released under the Artistic License (Dec 28, 1999, 22:07)
"I feel that it allows mod developers a lot of freedom with the
open code, while not putting Epic into any weird positions with the
undisclosed part of the engine."
Wired: DVD Hackers Hit With Lawsuit (Dec 28, 1999, 21:03)
"If they're coming after everyone who posts or links to the
code, let's give them something to go after. To that end, the
cracking code has been freely disseminated in Slashdot posts, along
with encouragement that people copy and post it Internet-wide."
LinuxPR: Finnish Linux released (Dec 28, 1999, 20:07)
"SOT Finnish Software Engineering LTD. Has Released The Beta Of
Their Upcoming English Version Of The Most Popular Linux In
ZDNet: Compaq licenses BeOS for Net apps (Dec 28, 1999, 19:16)
"...BeOS-based information appliance platform, code-named
individualinvestor.com: Investing 101: What is Linux? (Dec 28, 1999, 17:14)
"The key challenge? Whether Linux actually can build significant
market share and allow companies to make money off 'free'
Python-URL! for December 28, 1999 (Dec 28, 1999, 16:59)
The Register: US Patent Office says Y2K Dickens of a thing (Dec 28, 1999, 16:54)
"Dickens is so confident in the originality and profit-making
potential of his little trick that he formed a company,
Dickens2000, which has been turning out letters to large companies
seeking first-year royalty payments of a modest $25,000 for every
$1 billion of annual revenue."
LinuxPR: Pervasive Software® Introduces Tango(TM) 2000 Application Server for Linux (Dec 28, 1999, 16:26)
"Combination of Web Application Server and Integrated Database
Enables Developers to Deploy Tango 2000-Based Web and E-Business
Applications in Linux Environment."
BW: MSC.Software Initiates...Campaign; MSC.Nastran for Linux Bundled with Dell Workstation (Dec 28, 1999, 16:23)
"Customers who purchase a license of MSC.Nastran for Linux 2 Go
directly from MSC.Software will receive a Dell Precision
Workstation 410 Pentium III Class computer."
BW: Progress Software Announces Availability of Leading Products for Linux O/S (Dec 28, 1999, 16:21)
"Providing a Linux version of the No.1 embedded database will
allow Progress Software's Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and
end-user customers to port more than 5,000 business applications to
this popular operating system."
VNUNet.com: Linux and W2K set for head to head (Dec 28, 1999, 07:19)
"Colin Tenwick, vice president and general manager European
operations for Red Hat, confirmed that the kernel would be released
formally to the Linux community the same time as Windows 2000."
UPDATED: Linus Torvalds -- Ok, making ready for pre-2.4 and code-freeze.. (Dec 28, 1999, 07:16)
Linux development kernel 2.3.33 released
NY Times: Re-examining Patent Rights for Year 2000 Software (Dec 28, 1999, 06:44)
"It is highly unusual for a patents commissioner to order the
re-examination of a patent, but such an action usually results in
the patent being revoked."
LinuxPR: LinuxFest2000 Scheduled For Kansas City (Dec 28, 1999, 04:22)
"The first annual LinuxFest Trade Show and Forum has been
SourceForge.net: IceWM 1.0.0 released (Dec 28, 1999, 00:01)
"IceWM allows reasonably configurable look using themes and is
fully GNOME and partially KDE compliant, but can also be used as a
full featured standalone environment."