Infrastructure Linux News for Mar 29, 2000
Reuters: IBM files to sell $14.37 mln of Red Hat shares (Mar 29, 2000, 23:44)
"IBM sold another 150,000 shares earlier this month..."
BW: Corel Corporation Ships WordPerfect Office 2000 for Linux with Linux Font Server from Bitstream (Mar 29, 2000, 23:28)
"Future versions of the popular Corel LINUX OS will also include
the Linux font server from Bitstream."
LinuxPower: Netpliance Wavers on i-opener's Commitment to Open Source Community (Mar 29, 2000, 23:23)
"This article... examines the events surrounding the repurposing
of the devices as well as the dynamic between commercial interests,
the open source community, and internet neophytes."
BW: MAXIMUS Announces Linux Platforms Available for Internet Fleet Management Systems (Mar 29, 2000, 21:35)
"A Linux-based fleet system enables us to offer fleet
departments a new, cost-effective option..."
ISP-Planet: Pending Protocol Promises ISP Revenue Opportunities (Mar 29, 2000, 19:59)
"iCAP is an HTTP-based 'remote procedure call' protocol that
allows an edge device like a cache to forward HTTP messages to an
application server for transformation or other processing."
LinuxDevices.com: Crash-safe filesystem [JFFS] for diskless embedded devices (Mar 29, 2000, 18:51)
Axis Communications (in Sweden) has announced the Journaling
Flash File System ("JFFS"), aimed at providing a
crash/powerdown-safe filesystem for diskless embedded devices.
...released under the GPL."
BW: Thousands of Geeks to Invade the City of Boston! (Mar 29, 2000, 18:30)
"EVENT: Geek Pride Festival, sponsored by Andover.Net in
association with VA Linux, Addison-Wesley Professional and
O'Reilly Network: Interview with Chris Nelson (Mar 29, 2000, 18:18)
"MozillaZine got started in August 1998. When Mozilla became
Open Source in the Spring of that year, I was very excited about
Mozilla's potential, and I wanted to help the effort in some way.
MozillaZine was the best way for me, as a non-coder..."
O'Reilly Network: Welcome to MozillaZine and Mozilla Awards (Mar 29, 2000, 18:11)
"Dale Dougherty -- I'm proud to announce Mozillazine.org as the
newest affiliate of the O'Reilly Network."
Linux.com: The Mockery of Mattel (Mar 29, 2000, 17:26)
"...the source was released under the GNU General Public License
(GPL). ... What does this do to the legality of the cphack source
code? Is the GPL finally going to be tested in court? What are the
ramifications of all this?"
Wired: Mattel Ruling Confuses Hackers (Mar 29, 2000, 17:00)
"A federal judge's vague ruling in a case over a program that
reveals Cyberpatrol's secret blacklist has left the Net's hacking
community thoroughly confused."
The Standard: Throwing Rocks at ICANN (Mar 29, 2000, 16:38)
"...rather than become the democratizing force Postel had
imagined, ICANN has turned into a bureaucratic, quarrelsome mess,
hamstrung by endless debates involving a wide range of competing
LinuxPR: NetLedger Launches Powerful, Consolidated Data Center; Industry's Largest Deployment of Oracle on Linux (Mar 29, 2000, 16:31)
"NetLedger selected industry-leading technologies to build the
most secure and reliable infrastructure offered by any small
business application service provider (ASP)."
BW: Linux Vs. Windows; Coming to a POS Terminal Near You, According to IHL Consulting Group (Mar 29, 2000, 16:08)
"Linux is now poised for battle with Microsoft at the
Point-of-Sale Terminal, according to a new study by IHL Consulting
IT-Director: Directory sky hook too late for Novell? (Mar 29, 2000, 15:33)
"...the company, having dropped its baggage, is free to work
with whatever leads to its success. The company's recent Linux
announcements for its directory services are an indication of this
– it is unlikely that Microsoft's Active Directory will run
on anything other than a single operating system."
VNU Net: Turbolinux rockets into Europe (Mar 29, 2000, 15:22)
"The US-based company, which claims to be the third largest
Linux vendor worldwide, will compete in the European market
alongside already established vendors such as Red Hat, SuSE and
NY Times: In Spam Case, Another Defeat for State Internet Laws (Mar 29, 2000, 14:51)
"The trend has been noted by some lawyers and academics, who
believe that the commerce clause argument, if unchecked, could be
used to prevent state regulation of the Internet."
RootPrompt.org: The Alex Catalogue, A Collection of Digital Texts... (Mar 29, 2000, 14:39)
"Eric Morgan has written this paper that describes the purpose
and scope, features, technical infrastructure, and future
directions of the newest implementation of the Alex Catalogue of
Electronic Texts. The Alex Catalogue was build with Solaris, MySQL,
TheLinuxGurus.org: GTK+/Gnome Application Development (Mar 29, 2000, 14:31)
"This book attempts to explain the process of coding a Gnome
application using GTK+, the Gnome libraries and other GNU tools. It
does a good job but be warned, the text and the examples are not
Salon: Opening the dungeon (Mar 29, 2000, 05:40)
"Does game maker Wizards of the Coast really want to create an
open-source Dungeons & Dragons, or is it just trying to
capitalize on the buzz?"
osOpinion: Uups - we screwed up, let's sue them (Mar 29, 2000, 05:00)
"The reason to the lawsuits we've seen lately is mostly because
of one thing. Big companies don't understand the Net. The CEO's
don't understand the Net. The lawyers don't understand the
NT: Linux-Based Web Hosting Concern Rackspace.com Files For $65M IPO (Mar 29, 2000, 04:40)
"Rackspace.com provides advanced Linux-based Internet hosting
services for small- to medium-sized businesses..."
PRNewswire: LinuxWizardry Systems, Inc. Announces a $5,000,000 Financing (Mar 29, 2000, 04:37)
"... for the development and production of the Linux based
Are You Paranoid Enough? (Mar 29, 2000, 03:59)
"Being a Penguinista, I am always on the lookout for advantages
that Open Source offers."
Open Source IT: Linux on Big Iron: 41,400 copies of Linux running on one box? No problem. (Mar 29, 2000, 03:22)
"David Boyes, a Virginia-based engineer, has gained some
notoriety in the Linux community for his 'Test Plan Charlie' effort
in which he ran 41,400 copies of Linux on the same S/390 CPU. "Each
virtual machine was a complete multi-user network-accessible Linux
system configured for a specific task," he said."
LinuxPR: TeamLinux Corporation Completes Acquisition of Wimberley TechSys, Inc. (Mar 29, 2000, 02:41)
"We are excited about joining TeamLinux and developing
integrated open source applications from chip design and
implementation to embedded Linux".
PRNewswire: Goldcorp's Challenge Ignites Internet Gold Rush! Strong Global Response for World First (Mar 29, 2000, 02:17)
"Goldcorp Chairman and CEO, Rob McEwen regards the Challenge as
a LINUX inspired global brainstorming for the mining industry."
BW: Maxspeed Donates Linux-Based Desktop Systems to Public Center in the Greater Los Angeles Area (Mar 29, 2000, 01:48)
"Pacoima community gains computer and Internet access from
leading Linux-based supplier to support technologic education of