Developer Linux News for May 24, 2004
OSDir: JBoss Boss Marc Fleury: No More Astroturfing! (May 24, 2004, 20:00)
"JBoss head Honcho Marc Fleury lays down a new law about
Astroturfing in the aftermath of being accused of the practice
without actually admitting it was done..."
The Register: EU Software Patents: How the Vote Was Won (May 24, 2004, 19:00)
"Crucially, Germany switched its position at the last moment and
voted to support the directive, despite its previous vehement
AP/USA Today: Suits Over Linux Tests Muddy Backwater of Copyright Law (May 24, 2004, 17:30)
"When Utah technology executive Darl McBride sniffs Linux, the
free computer operating system, he picks up a scent of Unix, a
long-established business system he maintains made Linux sturdy and
reliable..." Mainstream press reviews SCO's mission.
eWeek: CA Working on Linux Kernel Intercept Module (May 24, 2004, 15:15)
"Linux is getting driven deeper into the core products of
Computer Associates International..."
Torvalds: Explicitly Documenting Patch Submission (May 24, 2004, 14:00)
Over the weekend, Linus put out a request for discussion
regarding "explicitly document not only where a patch comes from
(which we do actually already document pretty well in the
changelogs), but the path it came through..." The text is within,
as well as a link to today's announcement from OSDL supporting the
developerWorks: Migrate Your Apps from OS/2 to Linux: Part 2 (May 24, 2004, 06:00)
"Linux is evolving as the predominant operating system of the
new millennium, and legacy operating systems such as OS/2 are being
gradually phased out..."
Release Digest: KDE, May 23, 2004 (May 24, 2004, 05:00)
This weekend's KDE apps: KLinkStatus 0.1.1, Media-Detect 0.51,
aKregator 1.0-beta1, kfile_torrent 0.6, KMidiTracker 0.5.5, KIso
0.5.2, pre KXDocker 0.19 CVS, PG Calculator 2.2, NoteBookManager
0.7.3, and kphotools 0.1.
DistroWatch: Distributions, May 23, 2004 (May 24, 2004, 05:00)
This weekend's distributions: CRUX 2.0, Oralux 0.6 Alpha, Puppy
Linux 0.8.6, Tilix 0.3, Slavix 0.9.1, and
Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.6.7-rc1 (May 24, 2004, 02:40)
Changelog, links within.