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Linux News for Mar 29, 2002

  • ZDNet UK: Eric Raymond Interviews (Mar 29, 2002, 23:30)
    In a two-part interview published by ZDNet UK, open source guru Eric Raymond reveals "Why Open Source Will Rule" and "Why Linux Will Rule the Desktop." Links to both parts of the article within.

  • Marcello Tosatti: Linux 2.4.19-pre5 (Mar 29, 2002, 23:12)
    "Here goes pre5. I've trimmed down the changelog because its just too big, and the ones who actually want to see all changelog can get it from linux.bkbits.net..."

  • NewsFactor: Could the Mac Be the Premiere Linux Platform? (Mar 29, 2002, 22:00)
    "Since the introduction of the PowerPC processor, developers have been actively striving to create a flavor of Linux that runs efficiently on Apple hardware..."

  • Community: A Report from the Second Linux Accessibility Conference (Mar 29, 2002, 20:30)
    "Overall, in two days at CSUN, UNIX, Solaris, and Linux showed themselves to be increasingly capable platforms for disabled users..."

  • MSNBC/WSJ: A Try to Be "In" With the Code (Mar 29, 2002, 19:00)
    "It is part of the company's continuing, and often controversial, effort to counteract the Linux craze and convert today's soda-swilling college hackers into tomorrow's loyal Microsoft programmers..." [Link removed by MSNBC -ed.]

  • GridComputingPlanet.com: GridFrastructure Releases Grid Tools For Linux (Mar 29, 2002, 17:30)
    "GridFrastructure, an early-stage start-up based in Cambridge, Mass., has announced the release of GF-Tools 1.0 for Linux, which the company calls 'the most comprehensive professionally packaged collection of Grid computing tools available'..."

  • CNET News: Mozilla 1.0 Nears Release (Mar 29, 2002, 16:00)
    "The long-awaited open-source version of the Netscape Web browser has reached a major development milestone as it nears a first official release..."

  • Linux Kernel Advisory: d_path() Truncating Excessive Long Path Name Vulnerability (Mar 29, 2002, 15:15)
    "In case of excessively long path names d_path kernel internal function returns truncated trailing components of a path name instead of an error value. As this function is called by getcwd(2) system call and do_proc_readlink() function, false information may be returned to user-space processes..."

  • ZDNet: Could Microsoft Have Killed Linux? (Mar 29, 2002, 14:30)
    "Microsoft could have killed off the open-source movement if it had tried in 1998, according to Open Source Initiative co-founder Eric Raymond..."

  • OpenOffice.org: OpenOffice 641d Released (Mar 29, 2002, 13:00)
    The latest stable release of OpenOffice has been made available.

  • ARNnet: In the Know with Linux (Mar 29, 2002, 11:00)
    "Our target market for discussion this time is the growing interest in knowledge management Web portals...

  • NewsForge: A Tale of Two Linux Bootable Business Cards (Mar 29, 2002, 08:00)
    The original Linuxcare BBC now has two heirs: the Linuxcare Bootable Toolbox V2 and the LNX-BBC project V1.618. The four originators of the Linuxcare BBC have departed from Linuxcare and have continued to work the original codebase with the aid of other volunteers, creating the LNX-BBC project. The LNX-BBC project no longer has ties to Linuxcare in any way, but the Open Source nature of the code allows the developers to continue pursuing their original goal.

  • Java.Sun.com: Java Community Process Embraces Open Source (Mar 29, 2002, 05:00)
    "The Java Community Process (JCP) has been working closely with the Apache Software Foundation to update the Java Specification Participation Agreement (JSPA) to enhance the relationship between the JCP and the open source community..."

  • Computerworld New Zealand: Linux Wannabes Get Help (Mar 29, 2002, 03:00)
    Those wanting to take the plunge into Linux will find out everything they need to know about it at an upcoming Linux Installfest in Auckland [New Zealand].

  • ZDNet UK: Stallman: Patents Victimize Developers (Mar 29, 2002, 01:00)
    "Speaking here earlier this week at the Cambridge University Computer Lab on the issue of software patents, Stallman began by explaining that he doesn't have a problem with patenting individual programs -- 'that would be harmless' -- but with patenting ideas..."