Linux News for Sep 25, 2001
BSD Today: Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice ... (Sep 25, 2001, 22:30)
An article at Slashdot, titled "IP Theft in the Linux Kernel",
says that some of the Linux kernel source used Søren
Schmidt's BSD-licensed code without retaining the copyright ... "I
think it is pretty important that we in the free world respect each
other's work by giving proper credit where it's due," Schmidt said.
"We cannot expect the business people to take us seriously, if we
can't show that we respect the rules, et cetera, we have layed out
ConsultingTimes: Profiting from Open Source: How Equant Teams up with IBM on the Mainframe
(Sep 25, 2001, 21:26)
"Who says you can't make money from Linux and open source, even
in tough times like these? Don't tell that to Jimmy Lee, Director
of Professional Services at Equant, provider of the world's largest
IP data communication network. Last week, in The Great Server
Heist, ConsultingTimes brought you Jimmy's TCO analysis on Intel
vs. mainframe solutions. For this week, we conducted an extensive
interview in which Jimmy tell us why Equant jumped on the Linux
bandwagon, and where it is taking his customers."
Tonight Live: Back To Work Me Buckos and more on The Fat Lady >> on The Linux Show (Sep 25, 2001, 20:45)
"We will be covering the hot Linux news of the last few weeks
while we have been absorbed by the world events. In particular, we
will talk about Red Hat and their reaching the breakeven mark."
Debian Weekly News - September 25th, 2001 (Sep 25, 2001, 20:02)
This week: KDE 2.2.1 and Xinerama, Using HFS+ with Linux, Using
Mosix on Debian GNU/Linux, New Treasurer for SPI, more.
Gnotices: City of Largo uses Balsa as the e-mail program of choice (Sep 25, 2001, 19:13)
"While Largo has long-time migration plans to a a completely
new, propertiary groupware product, their 800 users have been
successfully using Balsa for a number of months. Balsa turned out
to be satisfactory solution even for freshly converted Windows
users. Due to small memory footprint, it has been possible to run
the program for all the users on single application server."
AbiWord Weekly News Issues #58 and #59 by Jesper Skov
(Sep 25, 2001, 18:31)
"AbiWord Weekly News is back after a (somewhat longer than
anticipated) break. I'll work my way through the archives from
weeks past so we don't miss any goodies... Much stuff happened this
week: new style features, improved WP import, TinderBox back to
life, file->close discussion brought to an end by a patch, and
request for help to make releases."
NewsForge: LinuxDA CEO ducks questions about GPL compliance (Sep 25, 2001, 17:43)
"The PowerPlay III PDA is cheap: $89. It runs on an embedded
version of Linux called LinuxDA, by a company called Empower
Technologies . Empower's version of Linux isn't free like beer, but
there has also been a question as to whether it's free like speech.
Paul Leung, the CEO of Empower, isn't interested in hashing out the
details with NewsForge."
LinuxDevices.com: Running Linux on the Sega Dreamcast (Sep 25, 2001, 16:55)
"Bill Gatliff explains everything you need to do to install
Linux on a Sega Dreamscast gaming console. Even the necessary Linux
kernel, bootloader, and utility kernel patches are included and
available for download."
IDG.net.nz: Letter urges govt to put faith in Linux (Sep 25, 2001, 16:00)
"As the [New Zealand] Education Ministry enters into a $10
million deal with Microsoft to supply software to the country's
schools, the open source movement is stepping up pressure on the
government to use free software."
Gnotices: Installation Guide For GNOME 1.4.1 (Sep 25, 2001, 15:09)
"The GNOME Installation Guide was written to help unfamiliar
users install a stable GNOME system that includes more than the
default applications. It teaches readers how to compile GNOME on
their own instead of installing precompiled packages. It also
covers installation of extra GNOME programs, both those hosted by
the GNOME project and those which are not."
DH Brown Associates: 2001 Linux Function Review (Sep 25, 2001, 14:08)
"For the first time, the strongest Linux distributions surpass
the weakest UNIX systems in overall functionality. Using the
version 2.4 Linux kernel has improved the features of the operating
system. In addition, all of the vendors studied - SuSE, Red Hat,
Caldera, Turbolinux, and Debian GNU - have increased the breadth
and depth of their bundled network infrastructure software."
LinuxPlanet: The StartX Files: Anyware's Words (Sep 25, 2001, 12:56)
"Brian Proffitt kicks off the return of our series on Linux word
processors with a look at VistaSource's Anyware Office Words, a
product currently in the midst of a marketing identity crisis.
Beyond the confusing naming scheme, though, lurks a functional word
processor that provides a reasonable clone of the Microsoft Word
interface and a decent feature set."
news.kde.org: Interview: Trolltech's President Eirik Eng (Sep 25, 2001, 12:00)
"We had the same rate of growth before the change in license. In
the very early years, we were afraid that if we GPLed Qt, someone
with more development muscle would create a hostile fork of Qt and,
in a sense, take over our only product. You just don't take any
chances with your only bread and butter."
kuro5hin.org: Wikipedia is wide open. Why is it growing so fast? Why isn't it full of nonsense? (Sep 25, 2001, 11:02)
"Wikipedia's self-correction process (Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy
Wales calls it "self-healing") is very robust. There is
considerable value created by the public review process that is
continually ongoing on Wikipedia--value that is very easy to
underestimate, for those who have not experienced it
Enterprise Linux Today: RealScale Technologies Delivers The First High-Availability Blade Server (Sep 25, 2001, 04:04)
"RealScale Technologies Inc. today announced the availability
for delivery of the first High-Availability Blade Server cluster.
Based on Intel architecture, it operates on Red Hat Linux 6.2 and
VNUNet.com: Linux experts wine over virus
(Sep 25, 2001, 02:30)
"There was much mocking in the Linux camp this weekend when it
was discovered that the Sir Cam virus will run under the Open
Source operating system - but only under the Wine Windows
ServerWatch: Rackspace Offers Control Panel for Linux, Unix Servers
(Sep 25, 2001, 01:14)
"PSA is designed to increase the productivity of Linux and Unix
administrators by enabling nontechnical personnel to perform common
server administration tasks, such as creating new e-mail accounts
or managing domains, with point-and-click functionality."
Seattle Post Intelligencer: Analyst Recommends Software Switch (Sep 25, 2001, 00:13)
"'Gartner's extreme recommendation [to drop IIS in favor of an
alternative web server] ignores the fact that serious security
vulnerabilities have been found in all Web server products and
platforms,' Microsoft spokesman Jim Desler said. 'This is an