Developer Linux News for Apr 11, 2005
BusinessWeek: Getting a Grip on Open Source Software Proliferation (Apr 11, 2005, 18:30)
"As open source software penetrates ever deeper in to corporate
America, a potential crisis looms. There are all sorts of licenses
and therefore all sorts of rules for how different open source
packages can be used..."
Bloomberg/Chicago Sun-Times: Teen's Firefox Web Browser Lights Fire Under Microsoft (Apr 11, 2005, 18:00)
"Blake Ross, the 19-year-old who created the Firefox Web browser
in his parents' house in Miami, has done something big software
companies have sought to do for years: capture market share from
Andrew Morton: Linux 2.6.12-rc2-mm3 (Apr 11, 2005, 16:00)
Changelog, link within.
KernelTrap: Managing the Kernel Source With 'git' (Apr 11, 2005, 15:30)
"Linus Torvalds began working on an interim solution called
'git' in the absence of BitKeeper..."
LWN: Branden Robinson is the 2005 Debian Project Leader (Apr 11, 2005, 15:00)
"Finally, I would like to congratulate Branden Robinson, the
Project Leader-elect, for his success..."
NewsForge: BitKeeper and Linux: The End of the Road? (Apr 11, 2005, 14:30)
"NewsForge has spoken with the three primary figures involved in
the dispute--Larry McEvoy, Linus Torvalds, and Andrew 'Tridge'
Tridgell--to learn what happened and whether or not it could have
The New York Times/CNET News: IBM Looks for Profit in Free Patents (Apr 11, 2005, 13:45)
"So why has IBM shifted course recently, giving away some of the
fruits of its research instead of charging others to use it? The
answer is self-interest..."
developerWorks: Complex Layered Configurations with AppConfig (Apr 11, 2005, 05:30)
"AppConfig shines as a way of configuring applications in Perl
in the simple cases, but occasionally you need more power in
command-line processing and configuration-file parsing..."
DesktopLinux: San Francisco Bay Area Celebrates "Penguin Day" (Apr 11, 2005, 01:00)
"Next Tuesday, non-profit organizations and Open Source experts
and advocates in the San Francisco Bay Area will gather together in
honor of 'Penguin Day' 2005..."