Infrastructure Linux News for Aug 15, 2003
Editor's Note: The Sky is Not Falling (Aug 15, 2003, 23:30)
"Much has been said about The SCO Group's recent exploration of
attacking the GPL, which may have been little more than a trial
balloon, if you'll pardon the pun, to see what tactics the
open-source community might have up its sleeve..."
SCO vs. GPL: Luminaries Decry Legal Maneuver as "Posturing" (Aug 15, 2003, 20:00)
LT Exclusive: After yesterday's statements that
SCO might be heading towards legally invalidating the GPL, the
community rose up once again to villify SCO. Steven J.
Vaughan-Nichols tracked down several prominent Linux/OSS community
members--including Torvalds, Raymond, Perens, and Moglen--for their
reactions to this new possibility, as well as some IP lawyers'
opinions on the matter.
CNET News: Intel and SCO--Do Critical Lips Sink Sponsorships? (Aug 15, 2003, 19:00)
"Open-source advocates angry with SCO Group's Linux licensing
campaign cheered when the name of Intel vanished from the list of
sponsors for SCOForum 2003..."
ILUG-Cal.org: What's Coming Up in GNOME 2.4--A Look at GNOME 2.3 (Aug 15, 2003, 12:09)
"Since the RC release freeze is imminent, and the feature freeze
is already in place, the system that I am running currently will
not be significantly different from GNOME 2.4, when it is released
on September..." [Mirror link provided. -ed.]
Personal Computer World: SCO Versus Linux: Who Will Win? (Aug 15, 2003, 08:30)
"It's been a tumultuous week in the saga of SCO versus IBM and
Linux..." A basically pro-Linux recap of the events thus far,
including a comprehensive set of statements from analysts and Linux
Help Net Security: Detecting and Understading Rootkits (Aug 15, 2003, 05:30)
"You should remember this: there is ALWAYS, at least, one flaw.
Just one hole through which a cracker could get into your system
and do things you would not do to your worst enemy's laptop..."
Sydney Morning Herald: SCO Denies Pulling Linux Licensing (Aug 15, 2003, 04:00)
A recent report had SCO's Linux program ending before it ever
got started in Australia. Unfortunately for Aussies, the program is
still on the way.
DesktopLinux.com: Desktop Linux Breaking Ground (Aug 15, 2003, 01:00)
"Desktop Linux started gaining momentum in 2002. Only nine
months later, Linux potential looks very real. While some critics
take a cynical view, the record does not prove them correct..."