Infrastructure Linux News for Aug 25, 2003
LinuxPlanet: How To Move To A New Cyber Address (Aug 25, 2003, 23:00)
"In the world of Internet Service Providers, many consumers and
small businesses may find that Linux is a bit of a pariah when it
comes to getting support. All is not lost, as Rob Reilly learned
during his recent move to a new ISP. Along the way, he picked up
some useful tips to use before making any ISP move..."
ZDNet Australia: Proprietary vs Open Source (Aug 25, 2003, 22:00)
"Linux is a breakthrough of another kind, with major
ramifications for the software industry beyond the much publicised
threat to Microsoft..."
Computerworld.NZ: NZOSS Hires 'Big Dog' to Fight SCO (Aug 25, 2003, 21:00)
"The New Zealand Open Source Society is hiring 'a big dog'--in
the form of a QC who specialises in intellectual property--to
resist SCO's Linux licence fee claims..."
ZDNet UK: Thailand's Cheap PCs 'Force Microsoft's Hand' (Aug 25, 2003, 18:00)
"A Gartner analyst is predicting Microsoft's prices in
developing countries will be cut in half within a year..."
boston.internet.com: MontaVista Says SCO Not A Threat to Embedded Linux (Aug 25, 2003, 13:00)
"While MontaVista said it believes SCO's case has little legal
standing... the firm noted that even if SCO does have a case, it
means little to embedded Linux..."
Computerworld.NZ: Green Party's IT Man All for Open Source (Aug 25, 2003, 08:30)
"Given the media attention he gets in other areas, it may come
as a surprise that Nandor Tanczos is the Green Party's IT
spokesperson. But it will come as no surprise that the Greens are
big backers of open source software..."
The Register: Motorola Launches First Linux Smartphone (Aug 25, 2003, 07:00)
"Motorola [last week] launched its first Linux-based smartphone
into the Far Eastern market..."
Update: ESR Confirms DoS Attack; Hacker to End Attack (Aug 25, 2003, 05:00)
According to Open Source Initiative President Eric S. Raymond,
the SCO Group's Web site has been the victim of a DoS attack this
weekend. Raymond now states he has indirect word from the hacker
that the attack will end when the bots' timers run out. Updated
statement from ESR within.