Infrastructure Linux News for Sep 14, 2001
LinuxWorld.com: How IRC Delivered The News (Sep 14, 2001, 20:55)
"One part of the Internet that delivered is IRC, Internet Relay
Chat. Special channels ("chat rooms" AOL-speak) dealing with the
tragedy appeared minutes after they occurred. One such channel,
#worldtradecenter, was set up on the Open Projects Network. The OPN
is home to many open source projects, vendors, help channels, user
groups, and in fact to #slashdot itself."
UPDATED: Editor's Note and Rescue Effort/Relief Links (Sep 14, 2001, 15:14)
InternetNews.com staff have started a page with some
informational links regarding rescue efforts directed toward the
aftermath of the attacks in Washington and New York. These aren't
being presented as the final word, but rather as an anchor upon
which the Linux Today reading community can build, so please limit
comments under this item to contributing useful links providing
additional information on how best to help out in the wake of
NewsForge: Lutris backs off support of Open Source Enhydra, citing problems with Sun license (Sep 14, 2001, 14:05)
"Application server maker Lutris Technologies has pulled its
support from the Open Source Enterprise Enhydra project because the
company and Sun Microsystems haven't been able to agree on an Open
Source version of Sun's Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition.
However, a Sun spokesman says his company has no plans to give up
controls on the compatibility between J2EE-based programs."
WIRED: Congress Mulls Stiff Crypto Laws (Sep 14, 2001, 11:57)
"...Some politicians and defense hawks are warning that
extremists such as Osama bin Laden, who U.S. officials say is a
crypto-aficionado and the top suspect in Tuesday's attacks, enjoy
unfettered access to privacy-protecting software and hardware that
render their communications unintelligible to eavesdroppers."