Infrastructure Linux News for Aug 24, 2001
BBC News: Happy birthday Linux (Aug 24, 2001, 18:59)
"By the time you were 10 what had you accomplished?"
LinuxHardware.org: AGP Kernel Patches (Aug 24, 2001, 18:17)
"These patches fix the unknown AGP error on some AMD 761 boards
(the K7 Master-S for example) and VIA KT266 boards (the SOYO
CNET: The Time of the penguin (Aug 24, 2001, 16:19)
CNET has a three-part 10th Anniversary Linux report: "Why Linux
caught on where others failed," "Stocks burn out, companies fade
away," and "Readers' turn: Is Linux a threat to Microsoft?"
Wired: Ale, Ale, the Linux Gang's Here (Aug 24, 2001, 15:41)
"No word yet on whether they'll be wearing shiny little "Happy
Birthday" hats with penguins on them or drinking some special Linux
brew cooked up by the local monks, but the night sure won't be
dull. The first day of the third annual Linux Beer Hike -- a
weeklong event starting Aug. 25 -- will coincide with the 10th
birthday of Linus Torvalds' operating system."
BULMA: Why must we adopt the GPL license? (Aug 24, 2001, 14:00)
"A few days ago somebody asks how to protect us from people who
don't respect the GPL license. The answer is easy, we don't have to
protect us because these people are the victims."
[ Available in English, Spanish, and French -ed. ]
LinuxPlanet: ext3 or ReiserFS? Hans Reiser Says Red Hat's Move Is Understandable (Aug 24, 2001, 13:01)
Interest in journaling file systems is high right now: Linux
enjoys a sudden embarrassment of riches in this area, and Red Hat
-- which abstained from the rush to ReiserFS in which several other
distros indulged-- has finally committed to ext3. Dennis Powell
offers a quick guide to what's so important about journaling
filesystems anyhow, and a brief chat with Hans Reiser... who says
Red Hat's choice of ext3 was perfectly understandable.
osOpinion: Free Software Movement Gets Down to Business (Aug 24, 2001, 12:01)
"The natural way to proceed, then, is to begin engineering the
bulk of our proprietary systems into legacy status and therefore
cooperate across company boundaries to build novel and superior
replacements, distributing those replacements as GPL'd free
software. In other words, let's rebuild our software infrastructure
from scratch, this time under the GPL."
CNET/Yahoo!/SourceForge: VA Linux to sell proprietary software
(Aug 24, 2001, 01:49)
In the face of losses in excess of $200 million this quarter, VA
Linux is changing the way it approaches its core software product,
SourceForge, by introducing "closed-source enhancements" as part of
a product it's calling "SourceForge Enterprise Edition." CNET's
writeup plus a link to a letter from VA Linux CEO Larry Augustin
explaining the shift in strategy within.