Developer Linux News for Dec 21, 2004
Legal Affairs: Marxist-Lessigism (Dec 21, 2004, 23:00)
"Computer users of the world have united behind Stanford law
professor Lawrence Lessig—and what they're doing is much more
important than his critics realize..."
internetnews.com: CA Joins Eclipse for Tools Testing (Dec 21, 2004, 20:00)
"The open source Eclipse Foundation secured another ally when
Computer Associates International agreed to join and contribute
code to the Eclipse Test and Performance Tools Platform (TPTP)
NewsForge: ISVs Turn to LSB to Foil Linux Forking (Dec 21, 2004, 18:30)
"The good news is that getting those ISVs to offer their ideas
and do their part to make LSB relevant and useful is not too
Update: Software Patent Decision Withdrawn from Agricultural Council Agenda at Poland's Request (Dec 21, 2004, 15:43)
"The change in schedule follows a statement from the Mayor of
Munich, calling on Germany's minister to have the directive taken
off the agenda altogether..."
CNET News: Torvalds: A Solaris Skeptic (Dec 21, 2004, 14:30)
"When Linus Torvalds successfully harnessed the talent of
thousands of programmers to create Linux, the operating system that
arguably suffered most was Sun Microsystems' Solaris..."
KernelTrap: GNU/Hurd: Support For Partitions Larger Than 2 GB (Dec 21, 2004, 11:30)
"The latest upload of the Debian hurd package features a patch
by Ognyan Kulev which has support for ext2 partitions larger than 2
GB on 32bit systems..."
Libervis: Free Information Based Economy (Dec 21, 2004, 04:00)
"Information cannot be traded as it does not have a trade value.
This article explains this argument and presents an economic model
that does deal with information, but does not involve it's
Libervis: Copyright... Copywrong (Dec 21, 2004, 00:15)
"The first copyright law, in the modern sense, was the English
Statute of Anne, enacted in 1709..."