Developer Linux News for Jun 21, 2005
Yahoo!/Reuters: Big Software Houses Seen Winners in EU Patent Vote (Jun 21, 2005, 18:30)
"Some of the world's top software houses breathed a sigh of
relief on Monday when a European Parliament committee watered down
tough patenting proposals, to the dismay of open-source
Good Morning Silicon Valley: An Interview with Linus Torvalds (Jun 21, 2005, 18:00)
"In it, Linus talks about the future of proprietary software
models, Microsoft, and, of course, open source software..."
eWeek: Microsoft Puts Roadblock in Front of Open-Sourcing Avalon and Indigo (Jun 21, 2005, 16:45)
"...Microsoft is insisting its Avalon and Indigo intellectual
property rights requires that any attempt to produce open-source
versions of these two will require licensing..."
ZDNet: Sun Tries Sharing Java Again; Still Not Open Source (Jun 21, 2005, 16:00)
"...[L]aunching a project called GlassFish that lets outsiders
tinker with the project's source code but that stops well short of
making it actual open-source software..."
ComputerWeekly: eBay Makes Open Source Bid for New Apps (Jun 21, 2005, 15:15)
"eBay has launched an open source developer website to encourage
the creation of new applications for its auction site and PayPal
online payment service..."
ONLamp: SNAPPIX: Aspirin for the Neophyte Open Source Developer (Jun 21, 2005, 08:30)
Unless we devise strategies to minimize the ramp-up time
"required to start learning and using open source software, we risk
excluding a large portion of the computing community..."
Free Software Magazine: Finding Alternatives in Developing Software (Jun 21, 2005, 01:00)
"Developing software within the free software model can be
achieved with all sorts of different tools, but choosing the right
tools can make a big difference to the success of your