Developer Linux News for May 14, 2007
Rethinking the Linux Distribution (May 14, 2007, 22:30)
ONLamp: "This article ties together a number of
exciting ideas in the Free/Open Source (FOSS) community, to suggest
a new direction for the Linux distribution.
First Steps in the Patent Protection Racket (May 14, 2007, 21:45)
iTWire: "Vista isn't selling as well as
expected. Hints that Linux infringes Microsoft's patents aren't
working well as a protection racket. And the third revision of the
General Public Licence is due to come into force soon..."
Looks Like Microsoft is Ramping Up for Son of SCO (May 14, 2007, 21:00)
ONLamp: "However, today's news brings the major
reason you should run away from depending on Microsoft technology
like it had a case of Ebola..."
What Should Microsoft Do About the 235 "Free Software" Patent Violations? (May 14, 2007, 20:15)
ZDNet: "First off, let's clear up one thing
here. Microsoft is not interested is suing..."
Ooh, Ooh, The Bogeyman is Gonna Getcha with His Stupid Patents. Or Maybe Not. (May 14, 2007, 13:30)
Groklaw: "I'm being buried alive in email about
the Fortune article about Microsoft's patent saber rattling...
Here's why I'm not unduly worried so far.
Patch: Linux 2.6.22-rc1 (May 14, 2007, 12:45)
LWN: "Ok, the merge window has closed, and
2.6.22-rc1 is out there..."
Microsoft Takes on the Free World (May 14, 2007, 12:00)
CNNMoney/Fortune Magazine: "Microsoft claims
that free software like Linux, which runs a big chunk of corporate
America, violates 235 of its patents. It wants royalties from
distributors and users. Users like you, maybe..."
Linux: Kernel Markers (May 14, 2007, 07:30)
KernelTrap: "In a series of ten patches,
Mathieu Desnoyers posted an updated version of the Linux Kernel
Proprietary Software is From Dark Ages (May 14, 2007, 00:00)
Krishwords: "Many of these vendor fears are
wrapped up in the phrase 'intellectual property.' What you do for
me becomes my property..."