Linux News for Jul 26, 2002
LWN.net: On the Future of LWN (Jul 26, 2002, 23:31)
"As most of you certainly know, the July 25 LWN Weekly Edition
stated that publication of the Weekly Edition would cease on August
1, as a result of the fact that we are unable to pay anybody to
write it. We could never have dreamed of the sort of response we
have gotten to this announcement..."
Release Digest: KDE, July 26, 2002 (Jul 26, 2002, 23:30)
Today's KDE app: EDK 0.1.1.
Release Digest: GNU, July 26, 2002 (Jul 26, 2002, 23:30)
Today's GNU app: GNU CLISP 2.29.
Release Digest: GNOME, July 26, 2002 (Jul 26, 2002, 23:30)
Today's GNOME app: CVSGnome Build Script 0.2.7.
Raleigh News & Observer: Red Hat Waxes Optimistic (Jul 26, 2002, 22:00)
"But at the company's third annual gathering, held Thursday at
the Linux company's headquarters in Raleigh, corporate officials
were finally able to talk about a stock price that finished the
past 12 months above where it started, customers with real name
recognition, and mainstream software and hardware partners..."
The Register: IBM and Linux Our Biggest Threats - Microsoft (Jul 26, 2002, 20:30)
"Speaking at Microsoft's 2002 Financial Analysts Day yesterday,
executives heading-up Microsoft's developer and enterprise server
divisions spoke with frankness. They also revealed product and
strategic initiatives to combat the double-headed threat..."
Linux and Main: NeTraverse Server Gets Name Change; 2.0 Ships (Jul 26, 2002, 19:00)
"NeTraverse Inc., publisher of the Win4Lin product for running
Windows and its applications under Linux, is now shipping a new
version of its server product..."
The Economist: Going Hybrid (Jul 26, 2002, 17:30)
"This is not all that is worrying open-source advocates.
Microsoft is leading an increasingly nasty campaign against
programs such as Linux, the free operating system, and has even
been putting it about that such programs make it easier for
terrorists to hack into computers. Worse, Linus Torvalds, the
inventor of Linux, appears to have reached his limits as a
CNET News: Linux Poised to Plug In USB 2 (Jul 26, 2002, 16:00)
"Support for a faster version of USB in Linux is imminent and
will become a permanent part of the Linux landscape when the next
version of the operating system is introduced..."
Die Welt: How Hunzinger Lobbied the Bundestag against Linux (Jul 26, 2002, 14:30)
A PR firm in Germany, now embroiled in a political scandal, may
have used extraordinary means of persuation to convince German
lawmakers not to adopt Linux for government use. Synopsis and link
to full story (in German) within.
IT World: Analysis: Turbolinux Challenged in Tough Linux Market (Jul 26, 2002, 13:00)
"But even if the company manages to stave off layoffs and office
closings, an unfocused business model has the company headed in an
uncertain direction that could kick off consolidation of the Linux
distribution market, analysts say..."
AECCafe.com: Internet2 Releases Open Source Web Access Control Building Block (Jul 26, 2002, 11:00)
"OpenSAML is a freely available, open source reference
implementation of the Security Assertion Markup Language
New Straits Times: Local ICT Sector on Par with Well-Known Hubs (Jul 26, 2002, 09:00)
The headline is a little off-topic for the Linux news within;
while the story focuses Malaysia's progress as an IT force, some of
that success may be due to the selection of Linux to be used in
that nation's National Personal Computer project.
NewsForge: The Open Group Calls for More Support of Open Standards (Jul 26, 2002, 07:00)
"Is it time for proprietary software developers to join forces
with the Open Source community? Is it time for both Open Source and
proprietary software developers to formally 'out' big vendors who
declare proprietary 'standards' that they own and control? Is it
time for the software community to quit hiding behind 'intellectual
Release Digest: GNOME, July 25, 2002 (Jul 26, 2002, 05:00)
Today's GNOME apps: GDM 188.8.131.52, gtranslator R 0.43, eel 2.0.2,
and nautilus 2.0.2.
LinuxDevices.com: Linux E-Book to Launch in China (Jul 26, 2002, 03:00)
"Software developer, Emsoft, of Hong Kong will supply an
embedded Linux platform and web browser for the device that will be
powered by Cirrus Logic Maverick processors..."
PC World New Zealand: Linux Maven Bruce Perens: DMCA Outlaw? (Jul 26, 2002, 01:00)
"Among the throngs of software executives at that San Francisco
event on Monday, Perens explained in an interview that he is
planning to embark on another cause--an assault on the
controversial digital copyright legislation known as the 1998
Digital Millennium Copyright Act, or DMCA..."