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Infrastructure Linux News for Aug 22, 2001

  • LinuxPlanet: .comment: Surprised by Poverty (Aug 22, 2001, 12:54)
    Back-channel pundit chatter pegs this year's LinuxWorld as a somber event, conducted while the Linux community takes tally of companies fallen on hard times, or closed down, in the past year. Dennis E. Powell says while some companies may have chosen to act as if the boom years were never going to end, others planned for hard times and will be here on the other side of hard times. If you had a problem with "irrational exuberance," he argues, you shouldn't be a sucker for "irrational despair."

  • Washington Post: Jailed Under a Bad Law [Sklyarov and the DMCA] (Aug 22, 2001, 12:36)
    "Protecting intellectual property is a compelling government interest, but so is protecting academic inquiry, intellectual exchange and free speech. A better balance must be sought."

  • The Register: Linux to surpass Unix 'within five years' - Caldera (Aug 22, 2001, 11:30)
    "Having acquired the Unix-on-Intel franchise, then, Caldera has bravely declared the franchise obsolete. The task its set itself is persuading its customers that they'll be obsoleted more gracefully by remaining inside the tent than out."

  • PenguinPPC.org: LinuxPPC distro discontinued? (Aug 22, 2001, 03:01)
    Reader Myddrin dropped a note regarding the LinuxPPC distro. Evidently, PenguinPPC.org has "delisted" it for inactivity.

  • EFF Advisory: Russian Programmer to Appear in California Court (Aug 22, 2001, 01:27)
    This Thursday Dmitry Sklyarov will appear in Federal court on charges of trafficking in a copyright circumvention device. Protests have been scheduled in several locations, and the media advisory within includes a statement from Dmitriy Sklyarov, himself.