Infrastructure Linux News for Jan 29, 2002
Free Software Magazine, Issue One is published (Jan 29, 2002, 23:30)
The Free Software Magazine, Issue 01, has just been published by
Free Software Foundation, China Academy or FSF-China. It is
available in html and pdf and printed copies can also be ordered
from the publisher. The content is also available from a mirror in
the USA at www.free-soft.org. This magazine is supported by the FSF
and is a magazine dedicated specifically to free software. Its
includes technical articles, news and essays about free software
projects and of general interests to the community.
CBS MarketWatch: IBM taps Palmisano as new CEO (Jan 29, 2002, 19:36)
"IBM's Palmisano, a decades-long IBM employee, is credited with
leading a redesign of the company's entire server computer lineup,
including IBM's adoption of more open industry standards such as
the Linux operating system."
WIRED: Microsoft: A Little More 'Open' (LinuxWorld Preview) (Jan 29, 2002, 18:45)
"Our show badges identify us as Microsoft employees, so of
course people always take some pokes at us," said one Microsoft
employee who plans to be present at the show. "But we're used to
it, and at least at Linux events the ragging is usually pretty
good-natured. It's MacWorld that's really rough."
osOpinion: Proposal: The Open Data Format Initiative (Jan 29, 2002, 17:59)
"It's no mystery why every application wants to be a data sink;
it's a competitive advantage to lock users into your proprietary
format. But users are suffering, prevented from manipulating their
own data as they see fit."
CRN.com: Servers, Services On Tap At LinuxWorld (LinuxWorld Preview) (Jan 29, 2002, 09:12)
"IBM is slated to introduce two new Linux servers, including its
first Linux-only mainframe. Code-named Raptor, the eServer zSeries
can consolidate 10, 20 or hundreds of Sun, Hewlett-Packard and
Compaq servers, said Steve Solazzo, vice president of Linux
marketing at IBM. It's the first mainframe to ship with Linux as
the sole operating system, IBM said."
WIRED: Open Source's Dot-Net Less Open (Jan 29, 2002, 07:08)
"The thing to make really clear is that both licenses are
accepted as free software and as open source," [HP's Bruce Perens]
said. "The GPL says, 'For the grant of my software, you give me
yours, too.' The X11 says, 'It would be nice if you gave me your
improvements for my software, but I really don't care that much.'
It's a different way of looking at things," Perens said."
internetnews.com: Sun Plans Linux Version of iPlanet
(Jan 29, 2002, 03:14)
"Sun Microsystems Inc. (NASDAQ:SUNW) may focus most of its
attention on its proprietary UNIX, Solaris, but with customer
demand for Linux support spiking, the company revealed Monday that
it will provide a new Linux version of its iPlanet Application
CNET News.com: Linux on mainframes enters phase 2 (LinuxWorld Preview) (Jan 29, 2002, 01:41)
"In an inversion of the usually cutting-edge world of Linux,
many of the announcements coming out of the LinuxWorld Conference
and Expo this week will have a retro flavor, as companies that
specialize in software for the oldfangled mainframe move to embrace
the comparatively new operating system."