Linux News for Oct 12, 2001
ConsultingTimes.com: Solving the E-mail Crunch (Interview with Sendmail, Inc.'s Chairman) (Oct 12, 2001, 23:11)
Sendmail, Inc's Chairman comments on a number of topics,
including its approach to maintaining commercial open source
software: "Anything that has to do with standards has to go
everywhere, of course. Anything that's contributed by the community
of open source users must be fed back to that community as part of
the open source. We sometimes put some of the commercial
innovations into the open source because we want to spur open
source development. For instance, the APIs are developed
commercially to do very efficient content filtering. We published
that in the open source, and that encourages the development
community to come up with new, imaginative ways to do mail
InfoWorld: White Paper: Using Open Source for Profit (Oct 12, 2001, 22:04)
"In the end, the open-source community of developers has been
wonderful for our startup. The savings in up-front costs, the
highly reliable and feature-rich software, and the excellent
support networks allow us to be successful in providing a
reasonably priced secure document delivery and e-signature solution
to our business clients."
Silicon.com: The £10,000 Linux virus challenge (Oct 12, 2001, 21:11)
"The director of open source consultancy NetProject, Eddie
Bleasdale, has reiterated his pledge to give £10,000 to
anyone who can infect his Linux computer with a virus."
Government Computer News: City thrives with "No. 2" OS (Oct 12, 2001, 19:28)
"Moving to a Linux desktop environment was painless, Richards
said. 'We held a training class and only eight people came to it,'
he said. 'Everybody else was satisfied using a two-page cheat sheet
MP3NewsWire: Winamp 3.0, Alpha 1 for Linux Released (Oct 12, 2001, 18:25)
"Yesterday Nullsoft officially moved Winamp from alpha to beta
with the release of Winamp 3.0 Beta 1. Nullsoft has also released
Winamp 3.0, Alpha 1 for Linux. Built on a new coding platform named
"Wasabi", Winamp 3 allows any component of Winamp to be removed or
replaced. This allows third party developers more freedom to
customize the program."
Kernel Cousin Debian Hurd #111 by Paul Emsley (Oct 12, 2001, 17:59)
Highlights from the Debian-Hurd development mailing lists for
the previous week.
David Sugar: 7th Major Release of GNU Bayonne Announced (Oct 12, 2001, 17:16)
"Using a commodity PC platform running GNU/Linux and multi-line
telephony hardware available from numerous vendors, GNU Bayonne has
already been used to create and deploy commercial voice
applications that interface with the public telephone network. Such
applications can include basic services like Voice Mail, as well as
web integrated voice commerce (v-commerce) and customer relations
Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.12-ac1 (Oct 12, 2001, 15:33)
"Decidedly experimental. Use with caution." Changelog, links
NewsForge: Free Software leaders: We'll beat the proprietary system, but we need your help (Oct 12, 2001, 15:01)
"Stanco argued that it's necessary for developers to be paid to
increase the number of Free Software programs available, while
Stallman said the philosophy of freedom is more important than pay.
It's nice if developers can be paid, he said, but plenty of good
Free Software has been developed by volunteers."
LinuxJournal: 2001 Readers' Choice Awards
(Oct 12, 2001, 14:00)
"This year over 6,500 readers voted in 24 categories, from
favorite Linux book and office suite, to favorite communications
board and backup utility. Thank you to everyone who participated.
Now, on to the results."
UnixReview.com: Tool of the Month: Quanta Plus (Oct 12, 2001, 13:05)
"Last month, I talked about HTML Tidy, a tool for cleaning up
messy HTML generated by WYSIWYG tools and word processors. This
month, I'd like to talk about Quanta Plus, a Web Development
Environment for KDE2. There are a few other Free Software HTML
Editors for Linux and other *Nixes in various stages of
development, but Quanta Plus has nifty features that set it apart
from the others."
Alta Terra Receives Linuxcare Labs Certification (Oct 12, 2001, 11:58)
"Alta Terra Ventures Corp. (ATT on CDNX) today received
confirmation that its BearOps Linux Desktop OS has been certified
on systems by three major hardware manufacturers by the independent
testing arm of Linuxcare of San Francisco, CA."
eWeek: W3C reconsider patent policy (Oct 12, 2001, 08:03)
"The open source exemption was just one idea generated over
2,000 public comments--most of them negative--received in late
September by the working group. The volume of criticism prompted
the working group to extend the public comment period--originally
due to expire Sept. 30--to Oct. 11."
Yahoo!/CNET: Newest Mandrake Linux delayed
(Oct 12, 2001, 01:07)
"Linux seller MandrakeSoft has had to delay shipment of its
newest version of Linux because of problems in moving manufacturing
to the United States."