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Infrastructure Linux News for May 28, 2001

  • CNET: Caldera OpenLinux eServer 2.3 (May 28, 2001, 22:30)
    CNET's reviewer likes Caldera's latest offering, saying it's built from the ground up to be a server distro and that shows.

  • DukeOfURL: Progeny Debian 1.0 Review (May 28, 2001, 21:30)
    The DukeOfURL says Progeny Debian 1.0 is fast, stable, and excellent for users and administrators interested in hands-on management of their machine. On the downside, not all the packages are the most current (the KDE version shipping is 2.0) and automated/integrated security management is lagging.

  • Slashdot: Should You Donate Money to Companies? (May 28, 2001, 15:35)
    Is a software company asking for donations worth your money or is it a case of exploiting the good will of the Linux community? Slashdot has a column in two parts: an angry tirade by a reader, and a firm rebuttal by Rob Malda, who calls claims of exploitation so much posturing by non-coding fanboys.

  • SecurityPortal: IPFilter: Free No More? (May 28, 2001, 14:12)
    IPFilter is the foundation of firewalling for the BSD family. A recent release included a change in the license that restricts "derivative or modified works," and a subsequent change that redistribution is not permitted. This article maintains IPF is no longer compliant with the Open Source Definition, raising issues similar to the issues raised by ssh being "taken proprietary."

  • Debian Project at two exhibitions (May 28, 2001, 13:53)
    "Two exhibitions and conferences will start within a couple of days. The Debian project has been offered to run a booth on one and will have a developers meeting on the other. The events take place in Brazil and Japan."