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Infrastructure Linux News for Aug 20, 2001

  • ConsultingTimes.com: Peace, Love, and Linux (Ransom Love Answers His Critics) (Aug 20, 2001, 20:42)
    In this interview, Caldera's Ransom Love seeks to clarify his positions regarding the GPL and its relationship to business, and the remarks attributed to him regarding Richard Stallman: "So some of it is, again, a misperception of what we are all about -- a lot of misquotes and a lot of people trying to sensationalize what is in reality, I think, the only viable business model going forward. That is, give back to the GPL and the underlying layers and assure that's freely available. You don't have to do all your work and give it away free. Then you develop layers above that which are licensed differently -- that do not necessarily require everything should be given away free."

  • IBM: Wladawsky-Berger on Linux and open standards (Aug 20, 2001, 16:57)
    Irving Wladawsky-Berger, vice president of technology strategy, IBM Server Group, addressed the IBM Technical Developer Conference in San Francisco on Linux and open standards: "It is not some kind of New Age business model left over from the "dot.com" bubble that we fell prey to. We believe very, very strongly that open standards and open-source software are absolutely critical foundations for the IT business going into the future. And as a result, they are a very critical foundation for IBM."

  • AllLinuxDevices: Lineo Receives $20 Million Investment (Aug 20, 2001, 16:22)
    Lineo today announced the closing of a strategic investment round of $20 million, bringing the overall investment total in Lineo to $57 million.

  • LinuxDevices.com: Embedded Linux tops developers' 2002 wishlist (Aug 20, 2001, 15:00)
    "Embedded Linux is currently the third most popular embedded operating system -- behind Wind River's VxWorks and Microsoft's MS-DOS -- and may leap-frog into the #1 position as soon as next year..."

  • LinuxPlanet: Editor's Note: Heroes of the Revolution (Aug 20, 2001, 12:30)
    A quietly deleted request to run a petition for hardware support didn't cause any lost sleep: it was profane, demanding, and threatening. Months later, though, an unassuming Linux enthusiast stepped up and showed the Linux community at its best, and provided a reminder of who the real heroes of the Linux revolution are.