Linux News for Jul 22, 2002
The Register: Bruce Perens on Real's Open Source Gambit (Jul 22, 2002, 23:30)
"'We're getting some network protocols that go on top of IP and
UDP, and do their best to provide continuous playback despite the
fact that the Internet doesn't guarantee throughput or latency,'
OSI founder and former Debian project lead Bruce Perens told
Washington Post: Cheap PCs With Lindows Are Well Intentioned But Flawed (Jul 22, 2002, 22:00)
"Wal-Mart, the most mass-market retailer imaginable, is
committing an outrageous form of computing heresy: On its Web site,
it's selling Windows-compatible personal computers without
Blender Foundation Launches Campaign to Open Blender Source (Jul 22, 2002, 20:30)
Late last week, the Dutch non-profit Blender Foundation launched
its campaign to raise 100,000 euros needed to buy the source code
for Blender from NaN Holdings B.V. More details within.
RealNetworks Announces Helix Platform, Open-Source Universal Media Content Project (Jul 22, 2002, 18:55)
"Mozilla, then OpenOffice.org, and now... Helix."
LinuxPlanet: Linux in Canada: Are We Going Open Source Yet? (Jul 22, 2002, 17:30)
With open source government initiatives occuring in nations
around the world, LinuxPlanet checks in with its neighbor to the
north and see if any progress has been made in Canada. U.S.
expatriate Dee-Ann LeBlanc files this report on her adopted
country's e-government goals.
Seattle Post-Intelligencer: RealNetworks Revamps; Embraces Open Source, Other Media Formats (Jul 22, 2002, 16:00)
"In a significant challenge to Microsoft, RealNetworks plans to
announce today a new [open source] version of its software that can
distribute audio and video in a variety of formats, including
Microsoft's own proprietary Windows Media format..."
Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.19rc3-ac1 (Jul 22, 2002, 15:06)
Changelog, link within.
Dave Jones: Linux 2.5.27-dj1 (Jul 22, 2002, 14:59)
Changelog, links within.
De Icaza to Speak on Progress, Strengths of Mono Project (Jul 22, 2002, 14:30)
Ximian's Miguel de Icaza is coming out to the OReilly Open
Source Convention to talk about the Mono Project. Press release
New Scientist: China Plans Software to Rival Windows (Jul 22, 2002, 13:00)
"'It would not be unreasonable to jump to the conclusion that it
is based on Linux,' Kusnetzky told New Scientist. 'This could be a
clear example of them trying to take advantage of the large pool of
software that's available as open source. This is a way to take a
giant leap forward almost immediately...'"
KernelTrap: Panicking in Morse Code (Jul 22, 2002, 11:00)
"His patch against Linux kernel version 2.4.19-rc1-ac1 (plus
preempt) actually modifies the kernel to report a panic in morse
CNET News: Ogg Vorbis Official Release is Here (Jul 22, 2002, 08:00)
"The team behind the Ogg Vorbis format is the Xiph Foundation,
which serves as a nonprofit parent for the open-source development
effort. 'After years of research and development, Ogg Vorbis is
finally ready for public release,' Emmett Plant, CEO of Xiph, said
in a statement posted on the foundation's Web site..."
Release Digest: KDE, July 21, 2002 (Jul 22, 2002, 05:00)
This weekend's KDE apps: KMencoder 0.1.1, KMp3Indexer 0.8, and
Release Digest: GNOME, July 21, 2002 (Jul 22, 2002, 05:00)
This weekend's GNOME apps: Gnumeric 1.0.9, GTK+ C++ Object
Development Environment GCode-1.0, Shermans aquarium 2.1.1,
gtkextramm2, GNOME-PIM 1.91.0 & 1.91.1, CVSGnome Build Script
0.2.6, GNOME-Applets 2.0.1