Infrastructure Linux News for Nov 16, 2000
CNET News.com: SCO-Caldera deal brings high-end features to Linux (Nov 16, 2000, 23:58)
"Linux is gradually growing up, acquiring features of the Unix
operating system on which it's based and that SCO sells. One of the
features it's still missing, though, is "clustering."
Linux Journal: Linux Journal and LINUX Business Expo Post Winners of Second Annual Penguin Playoffs (Nov 16, 2000, 23:19)
"The Penguin Playoff Awards honor the best of Linux offerings
showcased at LINUX Business Expo-Las Vegas, the only
business-to-business event for the Linux community."
Kernel Cousin Debian #11 By Martin Michlmayr and Zack Brown (Nov 16, 2000, 22:47)
KC Debian provides a peek into the inner workings of the Debian
ZDNet: The coders' collective - Is the world ready for a democratically-elected software company? (Nov 16, 2000, 22:44)
"The organization plans to evolve into a commercial software
vendor in which every developer votes for the group's leadership
and on major policy decisions. Furthermore, all the developers will
be equal co-owners, and the company will restrict itself to
producing software under the GNU General Public License."
LWN: Secrets & Lies [Book Review] (Nov 16, 2000, 22:12)
"What this book tells us is that we've been trying to fix the
wrong threats. Cryptography is great, firewalls are great, and so
on, but the bad guys will probably just find a way to go around it
globetechnology.com: Linux system finds a friend in China (Nov 16, 2000, 21:47)
"Not only is the technology cheaper -- an important
consideration in the cash-strapped developing world -- but Linux
offers the added advantage of being more politically correct by
offering a technological end-run around Microsoft's -- i.e.
American -- software."
MSNBC: Linux inside - PC, laptops, handhelds and even Webcams based on open software (Nov 16, 2000, 20:56)
"Despite being relegated to an out-of-the-way area at Comdex,
the Linux Business Expo is alive and well and doing just fine. The
big names are all represented in big, glitzy booths. But some
smaller displays held the most interesting news."
CNN: Legal Linux DVD player on the horizon from Intervideo (Nov 16, 2000, 18:25)
"...Intervideo is initially focusing on selling the software to
manufacturers of embedded Linux devices, such as home entertainment
equipment, rather than to consumers because the "consumer
electronics and convergence space is much more interesting" in
terms of market size."
LinuxNews.com: Against All Odds, LinuxFEST Yugoslavia Will Happen, Organizers Vow (Nov 16, 2000, 17:29)
"In an environment of poverty created by years of conflict and
punctuated by the recent overthrow of the ruling military regime,
Linux organizers in the former Yugoslavia remain determined to
champion the operating system by staging a major Linux event in
their still-troubled capital, Belgrade--and hope the worldwide
Linux community can help them in their struggle."
LinuxPR: Deeplinux Switches Focus To Bring You The Latest Linux News
(Nov 16, 2000, 17:20)
"The driving force behind this is the need to bring real news,
real ideas, and real people together in one place."
LinuxPR: PostgreSQL, Inc. Releases SePICK v1.0 (BETA) at COMDEX
(Nov 16, 2000, 15:41)
"Three months ahead of schedule, PostgreSQL, Inc. announces the
Bet a release of its much-anticipated Customer Relationship
Management (CRM) solution for eBusinesses."
LinuxPR: Advantio Offers Commercial Packaging/Support for Orasoft's Oracle Applications for Linux (Nov 16, 2000, 15:34)
"ObjectManager is an application used by Oracle administrators,
developers, and end users. The software allows the user to create,
edit, and view objects on the Oracle database."
NewsForge: Web review: LinuxLookup has monthly monsters and creative aggregation (Nov 16, 2000, 14:49)
"You will find all the usual suspects here -- a collection of
How-tos, for example. And links to lots of Linux distribution
sites, and a whole bunch of Linux mailing lists. These things are
the basics, part of any Linux "portal" page worth a bookmark."
The Register: Linus Q&A on robots, fame and getting to 'yes' with 2.4 (Nov 16, 2000, 14:39)
What was guiding your decision making in the 2.4 kernel? ...I
try actively to avoid having specific goals, and with 2.4 the only
goals really were SMP scalability and getting the network stack up
to snuff. And that was mainly because of - as you know - Mindcraft.
... The thing that really guides me is what people work on and what
people are interested in."
Linux Weekly News for November 16th, 2000 (Nov 16, 2000, 09:47)
Leading Item and Editorials: Leagues and Foundations, Book
Review: Secrets & Lies and Digital Creations announced a $12
million funding round.
Ciol.com/Reuters (India): Red Hat taps local business with Indian JV (Nov 16, 2000, 09:18)
"We have operated with small distributors but we found that if
we have to expand the market, we need to be present to deploy
FreeOS.com: Interview: Torvalds unplugged (Nov 16, 2000, 09:13)
"The power of Linux is that even if nobody else helps you an
inch of the way, then you still have your copy of Linux, you still
have the power to do whatever you want. That's important. In that
sense, even if a commercial company were to give back nothing at
all, it would not be a loss for Linux."
Upside: He speaks hacker (Nov 16, 2000, 00:56)
"Lilly says he enjoys his current role as chief inside liaison
for the PostgreSQL community. He also considers his job the
clearest signal his company can send that it wants to play by the
rules of the open source community."