Developer Linux News for Sep 26, 2002
The Guardian: Waking Up to Open Source (Sep 26, 2002, 20:30)
"The LibDems stressed a strong commitment to open source
politics in Brighton this week..."
Wired: Open-Source Tug of War Heats Up (Sep 26, 2002, 16:00)
"Legislation advocating government use of open-source software
is un-American, anticompetitive, bad for business, and hell on the
economy and taxpayers, according to the Initiative for Software
CNET News: Web Leak of Linux lets Hat Out of the Bag (Sep 26, 2002, 13:00)
"Parts of the newest version of Red Hat's Linux software slipped
onto the Internet Wednesday, nearly a week before the operating
system's official release date, giving glimpses of a product with a
new focus on mainstream computer users..." Also, a KDE developer
resigns from Red Hat, dissatisfied with the way KDE has been
developed for this new RH version.
ZDNet: Standards Chief Caught in Patent Storm (Sep 26, 2002, 10:00)
An interview with Danny Weitzner of the W3C, which delves into
patents and open source.
Linux Orbit: theKompany Releases Free (As in Beer) Ogg Ripper (Sep 26, 2002, 08:30)
"theKompany released today a free (as in beer; no charge for the
download) Ogg Vorbis format CD ripper. Binaries for several Linux
and a few MS versions are available..."
Release Digest: GNU, September 25, 2002 (Sep 26, 2002, 05:00)
Today's GNU app: GnuPG 1.2.
Marcelo Tosatti: Linux 2.4.20-pre8 (Sep 26, 2002, 04:09)
Incremental changelog, link within.
LinuxWorld: Balancing Your Books? GnuCash is the Answer (Sep 26, 2002, 03:00)
"I've been remiss in not writing about GnuCash earlier. With all
the wailing and gnashing of teeth I've done over the years about
the lack of personal/small-business accounting software for Linux,
there is no excuse for not having taken a good, long look at
GnuCash before now..."
OpenP2P.com: Internet Radio the P2P Way (Sep 26, 2002, 01:00)
"Two P2P clients, PeerCast and Streamer, are exactly that.
Without the need to have your own dedicated server, these programs
let you stream audio files to other users on a P2P network.
Essentially, you can run your own Internet radio station whenever
you start up your computer and get online..."