Infrastructure Linux News for Mar 30, 2001
Debian Weekly News - March 29th, 2001 (Mar 30, 2001, 21:26)
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LinuxGram: Uh-oh, Hang On to Your Patents, It's Trouble (Mar 30, 2001, 20:11)
"[Bruce] Perens reckons he's got the vendors over a barrel. If
they don't come to terms, the open source developers won't work for
them for nothing."
LinuxPR: PostgreSQL 7.1 RC 1 Released
(Mar 30, 2001, 20:00)
"The files for Release Candidate 1 of PostgreSQL 7.1 are now
available for download at PostgreSQL.org."
The Register: All your data (and biz plans) are belong to Microsoft (Mar 30, 2001, 19:00)
guarantee confidentially, but actually gives Microsoft and its
business partners the right to own your information, and do pretty
much what they want with it. That encompasses all your Hotmail and
MSN Messenger communications today."
LinuxPR: VAN and MandrakeSoft to Develop Windows-to-Linux Migration Tool
(Mar 30, 2001, 18:14)
"Under the partnership, Virtual Access Networks and MandrakeSoft
will collaborate to develop a Windows to Linux settings migration
tool, providing customers with a seamless and reliable enterprise
and e-business solution to integrate data across the two platforms.
This migration tool will allow Windows users desiring to migrate
onto MandrakeSoft Linux-Mandrake without losing their settings and
personalization, such as bookmarks, wallpaper, e-mail address books
and files. In addition, the tool will automatically create back up
and store profiles for disaster recovery."
The Guardian: Second sight: Open source is a model for education, and social services (Mar 30, 2001, 16:00)
"Imagine a society where the computer hacker isn't a figure of
fear or derision, but something of a national hero (Linus
Torvalds). Imagine a country where the leading thinkers and
policy-makers are comfortable with the idea of "open source" - not
just as software, but as a model for education, social services,
even democracy itself."
LinuxPR: The Linux Show!! announces LIVE broadcast opportunities at next weeks Comdex/LBE in Chicago (Mar 30, 2001, 07:57)
"The Linux Show!! will be broadcasting LIVE Interviews of
Vendors and Linux Community personalities from the floor of the
world famous McCormick Place at Chicago's COMDEX, April 2nd through