Linux News for Feb 20, 2003
ITWorld: Open Source is Great but We Really Need Open Data (Feb 20, 2003, 23:00)
"In your capacity as someone charged with performing data
processing for your organization, your concern is what data goes in
and what data comes out of the box. Your primary focus is that
data. Do you care what goes on inside the box...?"
Computerworld Hong Kong: Philippine Government Linux Initiative Put on Hold (Feb 20, 2003, 22:00)
"A government plan to push the standard use of open source
software in all government offices has been put on hold following
an order to review the plan from the newly-installed head of the
National Computer Center..."
Computerworld: Q&A: Red Hat's CTO on U.S. Government Certification (Feb 20, 2003, 21:00)
"Michael Tiemann, Red Hat's chief technical officer, discussed
government use of Linux today with Computerworld..."
LinuxPlanet: IBM, HP, Sun--Dueling Approaches to 'Linux on RISC' (Feb 20, 2003, 20:00)
"From IBM's full-bore charge, to Sun's tentative first steps, to
HP's complete abstinence: server companies have wildly differing
views on running Linux on RISC-based hardware. What are their
rationales for their Linux on RISC strategies?"
CNET News: Mozilla Upstart Looks Up to Safari (Feb 20, 2003, 19:00)
"While small size and simplicity were two of Galeon's early
goals--just as they were initial goals of Mozilla--the breakaway
Epiphany project accuses its predecessor of falling into the
downward spiral of unnecessary complexity..."
internetnews.com: Lindows.com Offers First Laptop, Custom PC (Feb 20, 2003, 18:00)
"Lindows.com, the firm who developed a desktop version of a
Linux operating system to lure customers from Microsoft's Windows
OS, has designs on becoming a bit more it seems--a full-fledged
maker of personal computers..."
EnGarde Secure Linux Advisories: MySQL, MySQL-client, MySQL-shared, openssl, openssl-misc (Feb 20, 2003, 17:52)
Two security advisories from Guardian Digital.
CNET News: Critics Cite Weak Spots at Microsoft (Feb 20, 2003, 17:00)
"A Merrill Lynch analyst on Wednesday voiced concerns about
Microsoft's response to the growing popularity of open-source
software, echoing statements made by a former Microsoft executive
Computerworld: Five Things Every IT Manager Should Know About Linux (Feb 20, 2003, 16:00)
"When IT managers ask me if they should use Linux, my response
is always the same: 'It depends upon your needs and goals.' This
usually leads to a spirited conversation about long-term vs.
short-term strategy, return on investment and 'core
VNUnet.com: Whitehall First for Open Source (Feb 20, 2003, 15:00)
"The government is seriously considering the use of open-source
software in a major Whitehall IT project for the first time..."
CNET News: Xbox Linux Group Seeks Microsoft Seal (Feb 20, 2003, 14:00)
"The group of programmers working to run Linux on Microsoft's
Xbox video game console is seeking the software giant's seal of
Raleigh News & Observer: Keeping Interface Simple (Feb 20, 2003, 13:00)
"Both Mac and Windows demand more resources from the computer
than they should, while their pull-down menus and scrollbars are
cumbersome and slow. And is dividing our time between mouse and
keyboard a good idea--or just an incentive to sloppy
Security Focus Online: Secure MySQL Database Design (Feb 20, 2003, 10:00)
"When it comes to installing software, secure design is often
the last consideration. The first goal is usually just to get it to
work. This is particularly true of databases..."
developerWorks: Grid Guru: An Interview with Argonne's Steve Tuecke
(Feb 20, 2003, 08:30)
"Since he first began work on the I-Way supercomputing network
seven years ago, software architect Steve Tuecke has been one of
the driving forces behind Grid computing..."
InternetWeek.com: Review: Open-Source Software Accurately Sorts Your Mail (Feb 20, 2003, 07:00)
"POPfile is a proxy that functions as an intermediary between
any POP3 mail client, such as Eudora or Outlook Express, and your
POP3 mail server..."
GNOME Foundation: GU4DEC - June 16th-18th Dublin, Ireland (Feb 20, 2003, 05:30)
"The GU4DEC planning committee is pleased to announce the 4th
Annual GNOME Users and Developers European Conference
Release Digest: KDE, February 19, 2003 (Feb 20, 2003, 05:00)
Today's KDE apps: Qastrocam 3.5, XDrawChem 1.6.5, Skylendar 1.2,
Ferox 0.1b, LinCVS 1.1.1, KStella 0.8.0, and Konserve 0.8.
Release Digest, GNOME, February 19, 2003 (Feb 20, 2003, 05:00)
Today's GNOME apps: Bitstream Vera Fonts 1.0 and Straw 0.16.
MeetTheGeeks.org: Lindows OS 3.0 Review (Feb 20, 2003, 04:00)
"Kick back and relax and take a tour of something that actually
works in this crazy world, and actually get to grips, with
The Register: Nokia on Linux, Symbian and NGage (Feb 20, 2003, 02:30)
"Originally announced last week, Moto[rola] said it will base
all of its low-end and mid-range phones on the combination of the
open source OS and Java. What did Nokia think of this...?"
LinuxDevices.com: Embedded Linux Consortium Launches Landmark Standard (Feb 20, 2003, 01:00)
"The Embedded Linux Consortium (ELC) today released the ELC
Platform Specification (ELCPS), aimed at rallying the industry
around a single Linux development standard for new embedded