Developer Linux News for Jul 05, 2005
Washington Technology: Open Up: State Open-Source Effort Might Force Vendors to Change (Jul 05, 2005, 22:45)
"Massachusetts and Rhode Island are nurturing an effort that
might be the catalyst for widespread deployment of open-source
software for state and local governments..."
LinuxPlanet: Classic UNIX Programming Text Updated (Jul 05, 2005, 21:15)
"After 13 years, Addison-Wesley has published an update to a
classic UNIX System programming text: Advanced Programming in the
UNIX Environment. After the death of the original author, Rich
Stevens, in 1999, it was difficult to find someone to tackle a
project this big..."
NewsForge: Open Source DVD Burning Software Hit by Legal Threats (Jul 05, 2005, 19:45)
"The threat of legal action has stifled several open source
efforts that allowed interoperability between Linux-based computers
and Plextor DVD burners..."
vnunet: Microsoft Developers Turn to Linux (Jul 05, 2005, 19:00)
"Developers using Microsoft's popular Visual Studio .Net
software engineering suite were today offered a plug-in that allows
them to code web applications for Linux..."
ComputerWeekly: Europe Gears Up to Crucial Software Patent Vote (Jul 05, 2005, 16:00)
"The European parliament is set to vote on a crucial software
patents directive tomorrow, Wednesday 6 July..."
ZDNET Australia: Gartner: Open Source Could Damage the Market (Jul 05, 2005, 14:30)
"The open source movement could have a damaging impact on
software innovation, according to a prominent market
Groklaw: The Daemon, the GNU & the Penguin, Ch. 14, by Dr. Peter H. Salus (Jul 05, 2005, 08:30)
"They concerned 'Plan 9' a new OS being worked on at Bell Labs.
It was named Plan 9 from Bell Labs after 'Plan 9 from Outer Space,'
perhaps the worst science fiction movie ever filmed..."
DevX: Python + .NET = IronPython (Jul 05, 2005, 05:30)
"IronPython brings the interactivity and productivity of the
Python language to the.NET world..."