Infrastructure Linux News for Jan 26, 2005
Wired: The Microsoft Memo (Jan 26, 2005, 23:30)
Humor: "Bill Gates hires open source icon Linus
Torvalds? That was just the beginning of Redmond's hybrid strategy
to face the free software age..."
Computer Business Review: IP Compliance Firm Joins Open Source Group (Jan 26, 2005, 22:00)
"Black Duck Software Inc has become the latest vendor to join
the Open Source Development Lab, adding some intellectual property
software compliance expertise to the Linux promotion group..."
NewsForge: OpenOffice.org Database Application: A First Look Review (Jan 26, 2005, 21:15)
"This story will discuss the OpenOffice.org Base and how it can
be used in your business. I'll touch on the similarities (plus
differences) with the OpenOffice.org database program and
Mad Penguin: VidaLinux 1.1--Gentoo Done Right (Jan 26, 2005, 20:30)
"While it is fast, stable, and mature, it doesn't have a
reputation of being a very accessible distro... meaning not anyone
can sit down and install Gentoo and have any expectation of simple
eCommerce-Guide.com: The Disciples of osCommerce, Zen and CRE Loaded (Jan 26, 2005, 19:45)
"osCommerce is a powerful and open source e-commerce storefront
system, that's not without a few shortcomings. We pointed out a few
of them in our review here a little while back..."
NewsFactor: Does Google Need a Browser? (Jan 26, 2005, 16:45)
"But with open source development as the guiding principle
behind Firefox, the notion of knocking off Microsoft's dominant
browser is probably not a realistic goal..."
Groklaw: The Tables Are Turned--SCO Objects to IBM's Discovery Demands (Jan 26, 2005, 13:45)
"And we now have the hilarious opportunity to watch SCO tell the
court how burdensome it would be for SCO to have to produce to IBM
every product Caldera distributed for the past 6 years..."
eWeek: Did Microsoft Block Free Software from Licensing Scheme? (Jan 26, 2005, 13:45)
Morning Recap: "The Free Software Foundation
Europe says the company is blocking Linux, Samba and other major
open-source projects from taking part in a protocol licensing
scheme mandated by the European Commission's antitrust
NewsForge: Interview: Ian Lynch, Creator, INGOTs Free Software Service Certification (Jan 26, 2005, 10:00)
"To obtain their certificates, students must demonstrate an
understanding of free and open source software (FOSS) issues by
actually contributing to the OpenOffice.org project..."
Linux Times: A Great Desktop OS: Fedora Core 3 (Jan 26, 2005, 08:30)
"Being a fan of Gnome, I had to try Fedora Core 3. Let´s
see if and how 'Heidelberg' (codename of the 3rd Fedora Core
release) fulfills desktop purposes...
APCmag: Linux: Prepare Yourself (Jan 26, 2005, 05:30)
"There's now no reason why computer users with even moderate
levels of experience can't use Linux on a regular basis..."
IT-Analysis: Open Source Database--Will Proprietary Databases Survive? (Jan 26, 2005, 04:00)
"The recent announcement that Pervasive was throwing its weight
behind PostgreSQL, as an open source offering, was interesting for
Linux Box: The Linux Box Show, Episode 2 (Jan 26, 2005, 01:45)
"This is the second episode of The Linux Box Show..."