Developer Linux News for Aug 18, 2004
IT-Analysis: That SCO Case Drags On (Aug 18, 2004, 23:30)
"SCO is gradually acquiring the nickname of the 'Santa Claus
Operation' because its business policy is akin to writing letters
to some legal Santa Claus in the hope of getting a stocking full of
legal awards for Christmas..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Open Source Group to Streamline Licenses (Aug 18, 2004, 15:15)
"Open Source Initiative president Eric Raymond said in the
future there will be fewer licenses, but one industry analyst
believes licenses help organizations optimize their open source
BusinessWeek: Linus Torvalds' Benevolent Dictatorship (Aug 18, 2004, 14:30)
"The creator of Linux says 'I can't be nasty' when leading the
open-source movement since it's all built on trust and teamwork..."
Part of BusinessWeek's "Voices of the Innovators" series.
Techworld: Microsoft Partners Council in 'Open Source' Initiative (Aug 18, 2004, 14:00)
The Newham/Microsoft deal takes an even more interesting turn,
according this article (subtitled "Flying Pigs Spotted Over
Newham") from Techworld.
eWeek: Microsoft Lures Open-Source Programmer (Aug 18, 2004, 12:15)
"Microsoft is continuing to grab top developer talent. The
latest catch: open-source stalwart Jim Hugunin..."
NewsForge: Why India is Struggling with Localized Language computing (Aug 18, 2004, 10:00)
"In countries like India, where the majority of the population
is English-illiterate, computing has to speak a language the locals
understand. This is where user-interface localization steps
New Winnipeg: Open Source Fest Debuts in Winnipeg (Aug 18, 2004, 07:45)
"OpenCity FreedomFest, an effort organized by the Prairie Linux
Users Group (PLUG), will be the first festival in Canada to unite
the concept of open source software with music and art..."
Release Digest: KDE, August 17, 2004 (Aug 18, 2004, 04:45)
Today's KDE apps: Webfax 0.1, KolourPaint 1.2_kde3, G System
0.3, KFTPGrabber 0.4.0, kmhtConvert 0.3, and Floodcast 0.0.11.
Release Digest: GNU, August 17, 2004 (Aug 18, 2004, 04:45)
Today's GNU apps: GNU Source-highlight 1.10, GNU Gengetopt
2.12.2, and AUCTeX 11.51.
Release Digest: GNOME, August 17, 2004 (Aug 18, 2004, 04:45)
Today's GNOME app: Liferea 0.5.3.
DistroWatch: Distributions, August 17, 2004 (Aug 18, 2004, 04:45)
Today's distribution: Adamantix 1.0.4.
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Necessity or Nosebleed: Why Open Source Java? (Aug 18, 2004, 03:30)
"The debate surrounding the release of Java to open source is
not a new one, but vague arguments from those in favor have left
some scratching their heads over why it's being considered..."
Whiprush.org: Aha! Proof We're Onto Something (Aug 18, 2004, 02:30)
"Mozilla.org puts out great software. Naturally, users like me
want this software. Of course, they want to provide users with an
easy way to try their software. The problem is... the so called
'Linux installer problem...'"
iTWeb: Open Source: It's Always the Customers Who Benefit (Aug 18, 2004, 01:00)
"Early in the history of the computer, the availability of
source code was taken for granted. Then from the late 1970s to the
present, a multibillion-dollar industry was created from selling
software which had no source code available..."