Infrastructure Linux News for Jun 25, 2001
Richard Stallman: 2001 Free Software Award Nominations Being Accepted (Jun 25, 2001, 23:30)
"Any kind of activity could be eligible--writing software,
writing documentation, publishing CDs, even journalism. But,
whatever the activity, we want to recognize long-term central
contributions to the development of the world of free software.
"Accord with the spirit" means, for example, that software, manuals
or collections of them (on tape or CD) must be entirely free. "
Computer Buyer: Comment: SuSE Linux 7.2 - Linux for the desktop? (Jun 25, 2001, 23:00)
The reviewer really doesn't tell us anything about SuSE Linux
7.2; instead, he takes the occasion to offer his punditry on how
Linux can succeed on the desktop. He doesn't think that Linux will
succeed on its own merits: instead, he writes that Linux's only
shot is attracting disaffected Windows users.
SEUL.org: Linux in education report #47 for June 25 (Jun 25, 2001, 22:00)
SEUL/edu is the discussion group for those interested in using
Linux for education. This covers all aspects of educational uses of
Linux, by teachers, parents, and students. This week: Computerbank
micropublishing its accumulated Linux information? xletters typing
tutor software. Python-based hypercard-like project under
Linux-Mandrake Community Newsletter #4 (Jun 25, 2001, 20:45)
This Week's Summary: New release of MandrakeFreq; Introducing
the Mandrake Cooker Weekly News; PPC Beta Status Report; Request
for MandrakeExpert Volunteers; Business Case of the Week;
Andy Tai: "Software Wars" Map Updated (Jun 25, 2001, 20:45)
"This is to announce the latest version of the "Software Wars"
map. It describes, in simple graphics, the current software world.
Using the analogy of war maps between countries, it shows the
current situation more effectively than texts in many articles.
Since 1997, this map has been periodically updated to reflect the
on-going events. The latest updates reflect the intensified
struggle between Microsoft and Open Source/Free Software."
Change for Caldera OpenLinux Workstation 3.1 Will Require "Per System"
Licenses (Jun 25, 2001, 17:16)
Caldera has changed the license on its OpenLinux Workstation
product for the newest version (3.1) to require one license per
system the distribution is installed on. The company will provide a
certificate of license authenticity it says it expects to find on
each system running OpenLinux Workstation.