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Developer Linux News for Sep 18, 2001

  • Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.9-ac12 (Sep 18, 2001, 22:30)
    "::EXPERIMENTAL:: Catching up on the backlog a bit."

  • Eben Moglen: Enforcing the GNU GPL (Sep 18, 2001, 20:48)
    "Microsoft's anti-GPL offensive this summer has sparked renewed speculation about whether the GPL is ``enforceable.'' This particular example of ``FUD'' (fear, uncertainty and doubt) is always a little amusing to me. I'm the only lawyer on earth who can say this, I suppose, but it makes me wonder what everyone's wondering about: Enforcing the GPL is something that I do all the time."

  • Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.4.10-pre11 (Sep 18, 2001, 07:19)
    "Ok, the big thing here is continued merging, this time with Andrea. I still don't like some of the VM changes, but integrating Andrea's VM changes results in (a) better performance and (b) much cleaner inactive page handling in particular. Besides, for the 2.4.x tree, the big priority is stability, we can re-address my other concerns during 2.5.x."

  • kernel.org Downtime and IP Number Change - Wed, Sep 19, 2001 (Sep 18, 2001, 02:06)
    "kernel.org will be moving to a new location at the Internet Software Consortium (ISC) this coming Wednesday, September 19. For the duration of the move, ftp/www.kernel.org, filehub.kernel.org and its associated services will be unavailable."

  • InternetNews.com: Linux Developers Embrace Web Services (Sep 18, 2001, 00:16)
    "In response to questions about technology adoption for Web Services, the study found that more than half of respondents expect to use the Java programming language in developing Web services-enabled applications. Simple Object Application Protocol (SOAP) and Lightweight Access Directory Protocol (LDAP) trailed Java as technologies forecast for heaviest use."