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Linux News for Feb 26, 2002

  • Linux 2.5.6-pre1 Released (Feb 26, 2002, 23:23)
    Release notes, link within.

  • Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.18-ac2 (Feb 26, 2002, 23:17)
    Changelog, link within.

  • KernelTrap.org: Interview: Rik van Riel (Feb 26, 2002, 22:36)
    "This week, KernelTrap has spoken with Linux kernel hacker Rik van Riel. Rik is perhaps most recognized for his impressive rmap VM efforts. He's also the founder of kernelnewbies. Living in Brazil, he works for Conectiva."

  • NewsForge: GPL enforcement goes to court for first time in MySQL case (Feb 26, 2002, 20:55)
    "MySQL AB, the originator of the MySQL GPL database, is taking Progress Software Corporation, the corporate parent of NuSphere to court because it continues to distribute a database product that links statically to MySQL's code. ...Eben Moglen, is set to provide expert testimony in a hearing Wednesday at 2 p.m. in what is the first court test for Richard Stallman's GNU General Public License."

  • Free Software Foundation: FSF Lawyer and Board Member Serves as Expert Witness in GPL-Related Suit (Feb 26, 2002, 20:51)
    The Free Software Foundation's press release regarding Progress Software Corporation vs. MySQL AB: "Since Progress distributes no FSF-copyrighted code, the FSF is not a party in the case; however, the FSF takes a strong position that Progress is indeed in violation of the GNU GPL."

  • LinuxProgramming: Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Feb 26) (Feb 26, 2002, 18:58)
    All that's new in the Python world.

  • AbiWord Weekly News #82 by Jesper Skov (Feb 26, 2002, 17:38)
    AbiWord Weekly News returns from hiatus: "Biggest single news item from the past 3 weeks is that AbiWord 0.99.2 has been released. If you have not already downloaded it, you probably want to do that ASAP as it fixes many many Bugs and adds/completes quite a few features!"

  • Opera.com: Opera Launches Opera 6.0 for Linux Beta 1 (Feb 26, 2002, 15:57)
    "Opera Software ASA today unleashed Opera 6.0 for Linux Beta 1 with a wide range of speed-boosting functions and exclusive features only available to Linux users. The earlier version of the Opera for Linux browser, Opera 5 for Linux, has already been downloaded and installed a record one million times..."

  • IBM developerWorks: Packaging software with RPM, Part 3 (Feb 26, 2002, 15:03)
    "RPM is a widely-used tool for delivering software for Linux. Users can easily install an RPM-packaged product. In this article, third in a series, Dan explains how to run scripts when your package is installed or uninstalled, or when other packages are installed or uninstalled."

  • TheAge.com.au: Open source turns the training tables (Feb 26, 2002, 13:38)
    "While the training market for proprietary operating systems has shrunk during the past 12 months, demand for Linux training seems to have escaped the downturn."

  • What's new in GNU Bayonne (February 23, 2002) (Feb 26, 2002, 11:49)
    GNU Bayonne offers free, scalable, media independent software environment for development and deployment of telephony solutions for use with current and next generation telephone networks. This week: GNU Bayonne for Solaris; GNU Bayonne 0.7.5 release; GNU Common C++ 2 and beyond; New Web Site Proposed; and GNU Bayonne 1.0 Early Releases.

  • Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.19-pre1-ac1 updated notes (Feb 26, 2002, 10:20)
    "This one has the +/o/* etc updated to reflect the 73 emails I just sent Marcelo - just so folks know what is queued for merging this time around from the -ac tree."

  • CNET/Yahoo!: Sun to charge for next StarOffice (Feb 26, 2002, 08:09)
    "In a move that could undercut its anti-Microsoft campaign, Sun Microsystems plans to start charging for the next version of its StarOffice software, a suite of programs that competes with Microsoft Office but runs on Linux and Solaris as well as on Windows."

  • KernelTrap.org: Linux: 2.4.18 released (aka 2.4.18-rc3) (Feb 26, 2002, 05:05)
    KernelTrap offers a summary and a collection of links regarding earlier confusion over the release of Linux kernel 2.4.18, which went out missing a patch.

  • LinuxJournal: Linux Maximus, Part 2: the RAW Facts on Filesystems (Feb 26, 2002, 03:18)
    "This time we'll examine Linux multi-devices (RAID), logical volume managers (LVM), cooked versus raw filesystems and regular versus journalized filesystems. I guarantee that some of the enclosed benchmark results and conclusions will surprise you."

  • IBM: Beta Pre-release program for Lotus Notes/Domino 6 for Linux (Feb 26, 2002, 01:29)
    Lotus has released Lotus Notes and Domino 6 Pre-release 1. Release highlights and a download link within.