Developer Linux News for Dec 19, 2000
CNET News.com: Open-source software firm enters wireless territory (Dec 19, 2000, 23:05)
"Sendmail, a company that sells a proprietary version of
open-source software for email servers, announced Tuesday the
acquisition of Nascent Technologies, which makes software for
accessing email via cell phones or the Web."
ComputerWorld: Sun to adopt Eazel desktop for Solaris operating system (Dec 19, 2000, 22:33)
"I think what Sun is trying to do at this point is find a way to
wrap themselves up in the marketing glory of open-source software
without committing to it at any deep level."
Caldera Sponsors Samba Client Library Development
(Dec 19, 2000, 22:07)
"Caldera today announced that they have contracted with Richard
Sharpe of the Samba team to create a client library that will make
Linux and Microsoft integration easier for developers. The
Caldera-funded project includes the development of library source
code, associated reorganization and reuse of Samba code and
documentation of the library application program interface (API).
As part of the Samba project, the library and documentation will be
available under the GPL."
LinuxPR: Andamooka adds two open content books: LKMPG and Linux From Scratch
(Dec 19, 2000, 20:33)
"Andamooka is a collection of support/development communities
for Open Content/GFDL books."
AllLinuxDevices: Simplewire Partners with Jabber in Wireless Instant Messaging Deal
(Dec 19, 2000, 16:48)
"Jabber.com is partnering with wireless messaging company
Simplewire in a deal that will make Jabber the foundation for
Simplewire's wireless instant messaging services. According to the
companies, the integration of Simplewire technology into the Jabber
platform will expand instant messaging to wireless devices such as
two-way pagers and mobile phones supporting short message service
The Register: Sun selects Eazel Nautilus for Solaris shell; StarOffice to be Nautilus default viewer (Dec 19, 2000, 15:23)
"Eazel's part of the agreement is to commit itself to using
Sun's StarOffice as the default document viewing tool in
LinuxWorld: Linux fun for the holidays
(Dec 19, 2000, 13:30)
"Download one of these 10 games -- carefully selected by Lee
Anderson, LinuxWorld.com's resident game guru -- and have a blast
sliding down snowy slopes, zapping the bad guys, racing the NASCAR
circuit, or building a city or a whole civilization. Many of the
games star our favorite flightless waterfow, Tux. Be warned,
though; not all of these titles are suitable for the little
Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.0test13pre3ac2 (Dec 19, 2000, 09:16)
"Merge more pending stuff."
ITWorld: Dell brings open-source apps to desktops (Dec 19, 2000, 08:55)
"The computer hardware maker is becoming an increasingly vocal
supporter of Linux."