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Developer Linux News for Aug 19, 2003

  • InfoWorld: SCO Users Divided Over GPL (Aug 19, 2003, 22:00)
    "While The SCO Group Inc.'s upper management has taken a dim view of Linux's software license, the GPL... SCO developers here... expressed dissatisfaction with SCO's public disparagement of the software license..."

  • Tuxedo.org: SCO Explains a Bit About the GPL Violation (Aug 19, 2003, 21:00)
    "SCO is portraying itself as some great savior of IP in the Internet age, but you intend to and are violating the IP of the Linux kernel (GPL). Do you have any explanation of this contradiction...?" An interview with SCO's Blake Stowell.

  • Perens.com: Analysis of Linux Code SCO Alleges Is In Violation Of SCO Copyright and Trade Secrets (Aug 19, 2003, 19:00)
    We asked Bruce Perens what he thought of the code snippets produced by SCO as examples of their code copied into Linux, but he was already way ahead of us. This article from Perens.com pulls together a lot of the speculation and fact-finding done in today's online forums and talkbacks.

  • CNET News: Getting a Glimpse at SCO's Evidence (Aug 19, 2003, 17:00)
    So what are the reactions of those SCO Forums attendees who signed the NDA to see all of SCO's alleged infringed code? Reactions are mostly what you'd expect from a conference of SCO customers and resellers--though not everyone's convinced.

  • CRN Interview: SCO CEO Darl McBride (Aug 19, 2003, 15:00)
    "SCO CEO Darl McBride met Monday with CRN Senior Editor Paula Rooney to talk about the company's Unix crusade and product plans..."

  • eWeek: Open-Source Community Approaches SCO (Aug 19, 2003, 14:00)
    "...[W]e want to be able to look at the offending code without prejudicing our future careers and so that we can remove any offending code, even if that is a million lines,' Jeff Gerhardt, an active member of the community told eWEEK on Monday..."

  • CNET News: SCO Puts Disputed Code in the Spotlight (Aug 19, 2003, 13:00)
    "The company broke out the number of lines of code that had been directly copied from each. It said, for example, that more than 829,000 lines of SMP code had been duplicated in Linux..." [Plus, photos of two of the slides showing the allegedly copied code have been posted on Heise Online. Links within. -ed.]

  • MozillaZine: Rapid Pace of Development for Mozilla Firebird (Aug 19, 2003, 12:00)
    "Fortunately, Firebird development has been rapid in recent weeks as the program makes the last remaining changes necessary for it to become the default Mozilla browser, which is likely to occur in the 1.6 timeframe..."

  • ONLamp.com: Guido van Rossum Speaks (Aug 19, 2003, 09:00)
    "Guido graciously agreed to an interview with Steve Holden on the move, recent developments, and Python in general..."

  • NewsForge: REQUEST FOR URGENT BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP (Aug 19, 2003, 08:00)
    The Nigerian 419 Scam meets The SCO Group.

  • Python-URL! - Weekly Python News and Links (August 17) (Aug 19, 2003, 05:00)
    Community Roundup: This week's news from the Python-URL! Project.

  • Release Digest: KDE, August 18, 2003 (Aug 19, 2003, 05:00)
    Today's KDE apps: Krusader 1.25beta1, Krefty 0.2, MinDia 0.97.1, K Radio 0.3.0alpha1, and KameVoice 1.2.0.

  • Release Digest: GNOME, August 18, 2003 (Aug 19, 2003, 05:00)
    Today's GNOME apps: Zinf 2.2.4, GNUSim8085 1.1.9, Qalculate! 0.2, GtkGLExt 1.0.3, and SLgtk 0.3.6.