Infrastructure Linux News for Dec 21, 2004
Blogs.MSDN: How Can I Trust Firefox? (Dec 21, 2004, 23:30)
"If only [the Firefox project] had spent some of that money on
improving the security of their users by, say, purchasing a
VeriSign code signing certificate..."
IT Manager's Journal: Open Source Business Conference, 2005: What Price Integrity? (Dec 21, 2004, 21:00)
"As my friend (and critic) Phil Windley opined in his blog,
whereas much of the content was exceptional (Lessig, Clayton
Christensen, etc.), a significant amount felt like it had been
bought and sold..."
Silicon.com: Re:Viewing 2004: Software and Open Source (Dec 21, 2004, 20:30)
"Consolidation hits the big time. Open source starts wars.
Microsoft has its finger in every pie. ASPs are back. Lawsuits
abound. And what about Apple? Sylvia Carr looks back at the year
that was for the software industry--and predicts what we'll be
talking about in 2005..."
Yet Another Linux Blog: Why Open Source Isn't Succeeding (Dec 21, 2004, 19:00)
"There was a time early in the dawn of computers where .edu's
and .orgs co-mingled ideas and thoughts via IRC and newsgroups in a
conducive and non-proprietary way..." Article
ZDNet UK: Poles Push Patents Off EU Agenda (Dec 21, 2004, 17:30)
"The EU has again failed to ratify the software patent
directive, after a crucial last-minute intervention..." More
details on the latest delay.
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Linspire CEO: Let Linux Compete to Keep Market Fair (Dec 21, 2004, 16:00)
"Don't be fooled by a sweetheart deal, said Linspire CEO Michael
Robertson. Companies--and government organizations--deliberating
whether to buy Windows or Linux may find themselves tempted by a
sweet price cut from Microsoft..."
Reuters/HindustanTimes: NTT Invests $3 mn in US Linux Developer (Dec 21, 2004, 15:15)
"NTT DoCoMo Inc, Japan's largest mobile phone operator, said on
Tuesday it would invest $3 million [ in US Linux software developer
MontaVista Software Inc, aiming to improve its Linux-based
ZDNet UK: Knoppix Slims Down Linux Live CD (Dec 21, 2004, 13:45)
"The Knoppix Linux Live CD will be split into two editions - a
'light' version for older computers, and a 'maximum' version that
has all the Debian packages..."
MozillaQuest: Under $30 Stocking Stuffer for Linux, Mac, and Windows--The Lexar USB JumpDrive (Dec 21, 2004, 08:30)
"Are you looking for an affordable holiday gift or a
Christmas-stocking stuffer--one that is very practical, handy, and
useful--with lots of bang for the buck?"
Linux Magazine: Think Links (Dec 21, 2004, 07:00)
"Why would you want to give a program more than one name? How
can you move quickly through the filesystem like Star Trek's
Enterprise jumping through a 'worm hole'? What good are multiple
views of the files in a directory..."
Groklaw: Marbux on DaimlerChrysler--Now What? (Dec 21, 2004, 02:30)
"Now that the court has denied SCO's motion to stay the
Daimler-Chrysler case until after SCO v. IBM is decided, the
pressure is on SCO and its lawyers to decide what to do before the