Developer Linux News for Aug 21, 2003
ESR: SCO's Evidence: This Smoking Gun Fizzles Out (Aug 21, 2003, 20:30)
"There are three pieces of good news for SCO about the evidence
they revealed on 18 July 2003. One is that the evidence does
support a claim of code-copying; the second is that GPL is not in
this case a usable defense; and the third is that BSD probably
doesn't save us either. But the rest of the news is all bad for
SCO: most of the supposedly infringing code was (a) released as
open source by SCO/Caldera in 2002, (b) didn't come through IBM or
Sequent, (c) isn't present in 90% of all running Linux
distributions, and (d) was removed from Linux 2.5 in June 2003 on
grounds of being too ugly to live. If this is representative of the
quality of SCO's evidence, their case is dead on arrival..."
Perens.com: Analysis of SCO's Las Vegas Slide Show (Aug 21, 2003, 16:00)
Bruce Perens has a full report on the entire "code" slide show
shown by SCO at the SCO Forum on Aug. 18.
Torvalds, SCO Trade Media Blows (Aug 21, 2003, 15:00)
Linus Torvalds has not exactly been shy on his opinion of the
SCO Group, as he demonstrates in an interview with eWeek. NewsForge
has a brief response from SCO.
EE Times: Toward Self-Diagnostic APIs for Embedded Systems (Aug 21, 2003, 05:30)
"As embedded systems requirements grow and development cycles
shrink, developers increasingly integrate commercial application
programming interfaces (APIs), or collections of functions that the
software tool publisher provides for utilizing the tool's features
within an application..."
Release Digest: GNOME, August 20, 2003 (Aug 21, 2003, 05:00)
Today's GNOME apps: GnuCash 1.8.5 and GGV 2.3.99.
developerWorks: Create an Eclipse-based application using the Graphical Editing Framework (Aug 21, 2003, 04:00)
"This article describes the initial steps involved in creating
an Eclipse-based application using the Graphical Editing Framework
KernelTrap: Specifying A Build Directory (Aug 21, 2003, 01:00)
"Sam Ravnborg posted a set of patches to the lkml for the
2.6.0-test development kernel that adds support for specifying a
build directory that's different than the source directory..."
InfoWorld: Linux Advocate: More SCO Evidence Flawed (Aug 21, 2003, 00:15)
"The SCO Group is zero for two in its efforts to prove that its
Unix software was illegally copied into the Linux operating system,
according to Linux advocate Bruce Perens, who on Wednesday said he
traced a second example of SCO's disputed code and that it was
lawfully included in Linux..."