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LWN.net Weekly Edition for July 25, 2002

Jul 25, 2002, 14:30 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jonathan Corbet)

[Editor's Note: Though I am normally content to let news be posted here without comment from the Linux Today staff, I found I could not let the news of LWN's possible folding go without at least a few words.

As readers of LWN, we are saddened by the announcement made by LWN's staff in this week's Weekly Edition. Their take on the headlines surrounding the Linux community have been nothing less than exemplary. The staff of Linux Today, past and present, has always regarded the LWN site as a different voice in the business of bringing Linux news to readers--a different and respected voice.

We sincerely hope that LWN's announcement was premature and that their voice in the chorus of the Linux community is not silenced.
-Brian Proffitt, Editor]

Inside this week's LWN.net Weekly Edition:

  • Front Page: RealNetworks goes open source - sort of; Here come the copyright vigilantes; The end of the road.
  • Security: PHP vulnerability; SSH Protocol Trick; TASK 1.50 & Autopsy 1.60 released
  • Kernel: IRQ thrashup; designated initializers
  • Distributions: Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 released; 2 tera flops Debian Cluster; Mandrake Linux 9.0 Beta 1
  • Development: Ogg Vorbis 1.0, Matrix libraries, gFTP 2.0.13, Mozilla 1.1 Beta, FLTK 1.1.0rc5, Gnumeric 1.0.9 and 1.1.6, GCJ x86-64 work, LISA 1.3, Perl 5.8.0, Parrot 0.0.7, GDB 5.2.1.
  • Commerce: Caldera Enters Partnership Agreement With Conectiva; Zope Corporation Launches EuroZope Foundation; Web3D Consortium Releases X3D Final Working Draft
  • Press: Mono progress, Real Networks licensing issues, UK Government and China look at open-source software, ILM and Linux, Web radio copying, Fair Use advocates silenced
  • Announcements: Open Source Java Directory, Linux Beer Hike in Ireland, Ruby events, Gnome Users Board, Perl Apprenticeship Site, Blender Foundation, Australian Open Source Awards, White Caml Awards.
  • Letters: Scalable vs. big; Blender; proprietary software and the cause

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