Developer Linux News for Apr 13, 2005
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Golden's Rules: Licensing from the CA Perspective (Apr 13, 2005, 23:30)
"One of the real challenges facing users of open source is the
seemingly-endless number of open source licenses. Far worse is the
fact that the number of licenses is still increasing..."
OfB.biz: The BitKeeper Example: A Bad Development Model (Apr 13, 2005, 22:30)
"To say one could see a train wreck coming from hundreds of
miles away when the Linux kernel development process switched to
using BitKeeper to manage development is to make an understatement
of the largest kind..."
LinuxPlanet: Tenor, The Context Link Engine (Apr 13, 2005, 21:00)
"The increasing number of files that are showing up on computers
make traditional heirarchical file management systems harder and
harder to use, regardless of platform. One group in the KDE Project
believes they may be onto the solution with the context-based file
management system known as Tenor..."
KernelTrap: Combined iSCSI Effort (Apr 13, 2005, 19:30)
"A recent posting to the lkml announced that the Open-iSCSI and
Linux-iSCSI projects have merged into a single effort..."
BusinessWire: Linux Developers Moving Towards Non-Commercial Linux Distributions (Apr 13, 2005, 18:30)
"Six months ago, purchased and free Linux were in a virtual tie,
now 34% prefer non-commercial versions of Linux and 28% prefer a
PC Pro: Interview: Linux and the Open Source Development Lab (Apr 13, 2005, 18:00)
"Currently the OSDL enjoys a wealth of support from chip and
system vendors, as well as platform builders and operating systems,
but Pratt said there were still names missing from the member
ZDNet UK: IBM Patent Sparks Open Source Code Rewrite (Apr 13, 2005, 17:30)
"A patent filed by IBM has prompted PostgreSQL developers to
rewrite an algorithm, even though IBM says it is opening up many of
its patents for the open source community..."
NewsForge: 'Tridge' on Joining OSDL, Samba4, Patents, and Bad Predictions (Apr 13, 2005, 15:00)
"Earlier this year, free software and Samba developer Andrew
Tridgell was named as the second Open Source Development Labs
fellow, sharing the title only with Linux creator Linus
Digital Home Canada: Practical Linux 2: Installation & Samba Server Setup (Apr 13, 2005, 07:00)
"In part two of our practical Linux series we discuss:
Installing Suse Linux Professional, our first practical Linux
application--a network file and print server; and finally how to
set up Samba server on our Linux machine..."
Thiessen: Gnome 3 Ideas (Apr 13, 2005, 01:45)
"The following are a few of my suggestions for what would help
Gnome 3 a revolutionary leap forward..."
InfoWorld: Getting Rid of EULAs While Keeping the GPL (Apr 13, 2005, 01:00)
"Rather than just trying to tame EULAs, as I'm doing with my
FEULA project, some readers argue we should just get rid of them