Developer Linux News for Nov 23, 2004
ONLamp: Open Letter to Sun from Eric Raymond (Nov 23, 2004, 19:00)
"Of course, Eric Raymond, in his usual style, pulled no punches
in his reply. His response took the form of this open letter to
ZDNet UK: Linus Torvalds Speaks Out Against EU Patent Law (Nov 23, 2004, 13:45)
"The creator of Linux has urged the EU Council not to adopt a
draft directive on software patents as he considers it 'deceptive,
dangerous and democratically illegitimate...'"
OSnews: Into the World of Damn Small Linux (Nov 23, 2004, 11:30)
"We talked to John Andrews, founder of the DSL distribution last
week and he opened up to us with enthusiasm on the project's
CNET News: Mozilla Backtracks in eBay Privacy Flap (Nov 23, 2004, 10:45)
"The Mozilla Foundation has updated the German-language version
of Firefox in a bid to defuse a growing controversy over the way
its search toolbar handles private customer data..."
NewsForge: DriverLoader and NDISWrapper Gift-Wrap Your Wireless Windows Devices (Nov 23, 2004, 07:00)
"Some open source community developers, on their own time, study
the product specifications and create their own drivers, and allow
the community to use and develop them further..."
LinuxDevices: A Comparison of Linux Alternatives for Hard Real-Time (Nov 23, 2004, 05:30)
"This study compares the real-time capabilities of various Linux
kernels. It was part of a project to upgrade the control software
in water-wave generators at research institutions around the
Release Digest: KDE, November 22, 2004 (Nov 23, 2004, 04:45)
Today's KDE app: KSquirrel 0.5.0-preview3.
Release Digest: GNOME, November 22, 2004 (Nov 23, 2004, 04:45)
Today's GNOME apps: XChat 2.4.1, fewnn 0.3, Gv4l 2.2.4,
PgWorksheet 1.6, minisip 0.6.2, Qalculate! 0.7.1, Sysinfo 0.1
beta1, GtkSysinfo 1.8, and Cornfed SIP User Agent 0.4.10.
Release Digest: Distributions, November 22, 2004 (Nov 23, 2004, 04:45)
Today's distributions: IPCop Firewall 1.4.1 and Hikarunix
IT Manager's Journal: What Exactly Can Be Done With an Open Source Java? (Nov 23, 2004, 01:45)
So we should start asking the next question: 'What will Sun (and
all the rest of us) do to have a complete and compatible open
Groklaw: Andrew Morton's Speaker Notes from SDForum (Nov 23, 2004, 00:30)
"Andrew Morton saw Groklaw's coverage of the 'Linux is not
forking like Unix' article, and he has now graciously provided his
speaker's notes from SDForum..."
eWeek: It's About Time the GPL Was Revised (Nov 23, 2004, 00:00)
"...Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols thinks although there will be a
bitter battle, there's no way around it: The GPL must be