Infrastructure Linux News for Sep 05, 2001
LWN: LSB-FHS 2.2 GA Release Available
(Sep 05, 2001, 20:12)
"This release aligns with the FHS version 2.2 specification.
There are eight new tests added over previous releases. See the
revised test specification included in the MAN directory for
further information on the detailed changes with this release."
AllLinuxDevices: Red Hat Offers New Red Hat Embedded Linux Developer Suite (Sep 05, 2001, 19:30)
Red Hat today unveiled the Red Hat Embedded Linux Developer
Suite, a packaged offering that combines new versions of its
embedded Linux platform, development tools, runtime technologies
and support services into a single offering.
Marc Merlin: Linuxworld Expo summer 2001 report (Sep 05, 2001, 18:47)
Marc writes: "I have just finished my full report on Linuxworld
Expo summer 2001 which features, just like my previous Linux Event
reports, many pictures, and a fairly good overview of the show.
LinuxWorld.com.au: What's Linux without Microsoft? (Sep 05, 2001, 15:45)
"According to luminaries who subscribe to this philosophy, and
who spoke about it last week in San Francisco at the LinuxWorld
Conference and Expo, the mere presence of Microsoft Corp. has
played a big role in the development of the Linux operating system
and other open-source projects. Indeed, for some there could be no
Linux without Microsoft."
OSNews.com: Interview with QNX's Paul Leroux (Sep 05, 2001, 14:04)
"...with the increasing popularity of Linux we have seen an
attendant increase in the amount of developer talent out there that
knows the POSIX API -- the same API embraced by QNX. That allows
both us and our customers to leverage Linux talent. So, it's sort
of a mix of synergy and competition."
LinuxPlanet: .comment: Your Friendly Neighborhood Linux Salesman (Sep 05, 2001, 13:03)
Linux is faced with a golden opportunity: Steve Ballmer is
reduced to arm-waving and gibbering, WindowsXP promises to irritate
more than it impresses, and the Department of Justice isn't letting
up on Microsoft. So what's a Linux fan to do? Well... flamewars are
fun, but an even better option is to go out and be somebody's guru
today. Dennis Powell offers a collection of tips on helping a
friend or loved one make the Linux leap while the opportunity's
San Francisco Chronicle: Linux Honchos Gather for Group Gripe (Sep 05, 2001, 10:39)
"Mr. Bill can rest assured his monopoly is safe from the great
minds of the Linux revolution. Four of those minds - including
``Kernel'' Linus Torvalds himself - got together on a San Francisco
stage last week and proceeded to give an hourlong demonstration on
why the open source computing revolution will fail."
NewsForge: OSI mired in bureaucracy and backlog, critics say (Sep 05, 2001, 09:30)
"Some applicants are weary from waiting up to a year or more for
action from the Open Source Initiative, which reviews and either
approves or rejects submitted software licenses as officially Open
Source. Critics say that OSI may make itself irrelevant if it
doesn't start making decisions faster."
Enterprise Linux Today: Turbolinux Releases PowerCockpit (Sep 05, 2001, 08:00)
"...a system administrator can configure a Linux solution once
and then `collect' an `image' from the fully configured server and
place it into a repository -- capturing the administrator's
expertise. With a few easy steps, this same image can be `deployed'
to a rack of machines or to dozens of servers throughout the
enterprise -- successfully reusing the administrator's
Netscape Lays Off Mozilla Project's "Chief Lizard Wrangler" (Sep 05, 2001, 02:30)
"Mozilla's 'Chief Lizard Wrangler' Mitchell Baker was laid off
by Netscape on August 23. In a message to the mozilla-general
mailing list and the public.mozilla.general , the 'manager, problem
arbitrator, and speaker to suits' of the organization announced the
layoff and said 'I remain committed to the Mozilla project and to
contributing in whatever ways I can.'"