Linux News for Feb 26, 2003
Sydney Morning Herald: Trade Body Warns Belgian Region About Moving to Open Source (Feb 26, 2003, 23:00)
"It appears that the Committee, otherwise known as COCOF, voted
in favour of using Open Source Software except where no other
viable solution exists, with the full migration to OSS should be
implemented within three years and the draft will be voted on at
the COCOF Assembly on March 21..."
BusinessWeek: An Open-Source Opening for Apple (Feb 26, 2003, 20:00)
"With Microsoft buying Virtual PC, which lets Macs run Windows
wares, Apple's independence may well rest with [open source]
programs such as Bochs..."
Business 2.0: Open Source Hits The Open Road (Feb 26, 2003, 19:00)
"The Linux operating system is increasingly being used to run
mobile phones and PDAs..."
Mandrake LInux Advisory: MNF8.2 (Feb 26, 2003, 16:53)
"The following packages are now available for Multi Network
Firewall 8.2 and bring it up to the same errata level as Mandrake
Linux 8.2 with all patches and updates available to date
SuSE Linux Advisories: libmcrypt, openssl (Feb 26, 2003, 16:51)
Two security advisories from SuSE Linux.
USA Today: Maker of Lindows Laughs at Face of Danger (and Microsoft) (Feb 26, 2003, 16:00)
"Michael Robertson has a software glitch in his belfry. He's a
crazy man. Certifiable. And God bless him for it..."
The Age: Corel Cuts its Last Links with Linux (Feb 26, 2003, 15:00)
"Corel has shed the last traces of its involvement with
Linux--the URL linux.corel.com is no longer valid, it
CNET News: IBM, Dell Win in Losing Server Market (Feb 26, 2003, 14:00)
"Sales of Linux servers increased 63 percent from 2001 to 2002,
from $1.3 billion to $2 billion, Gartner said. The move mirrors a
more dramatic 90 percent growth in the United States in the fourth
Red Hat: Linux Served at Vertical Data Center Dinner Tables (Feb 26, 2003, 13:00)
"...there are still frontiers Linux needs to conquer, according
to Red Hat executive Mark de Visser, who addresses management of
open-source deployments and common questions enterprises have about
Linux in part two of this question-and-answer interview..."
PNN Online: The Great Software Debate: Technology and Ideology [Parts One and Two] (Feb 26, 2003, 11:00)
Open source software has intensified the ideological debate over
what technology to deploy in a given circumstance. The public
sector, always price sensitive to any technology solution, has
embraced the idea of open source as a cheaper alternative to
O'Reilly: Who's Funding Free Software? (Feb 26, 2003, 09:00)
"Where would you be if Free Software went away tomorrow?
Personally, I'd be sunk--my daily toolkit includes bash, vim, ssh,
Mozilla, AbiWord, OpenOffice.org, and Perl. That doesn't mention
the countless underlying tools and libraries that come into
Help Net Security: Interview with Cyrus Peikari (Feb 26, 2003, 07:00)
"However, in recent years I became interested in Windows, and I
was horrified by its lack of security, so I wanted to make a
difference. I started with reverse code engineering (RCE) and in
1998 was part of the first Trojan RCE project at +Fravia's website.
As with most old reverse engineers, the natural progression was to
later move into network security..."
Release Digest: GNU, February 25, 2003 (Feb 26, 2003, 05:00)
Today's GNU apps: GNU Pth 2.0.0, AutoGen 5.5.2, GIMP 1.3.12, GNU
Automake 1.7.3, and Mailutils 0.3
ONLamp.com: Working with Permissions in PHP, Part 2 (Feb 26, 2003, 03:00)
"In today's column we return to PHP to show you how to apply
what you learned last time; again, this column applies only to
those who work with PHP in an environment that supports Unix-like
O'Reilly: Christoph Reichenbach and Lars Skovlund on FreeSCI (Feb 26, 2003, 01:00)
Two developers talk about reverse-engineering a once-ppopular