Linux News for Mar 28, 2003
FSF.org: FSF Announces Corporate Patronage Program (Mar 28, 2003, 23:30)
"Following the highly successful launch of its Associate
Membership program, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) announced
today its new Corporate Patronage Program..."
Release Digest: KDE, March 28, 2003 (Mar 28, 2003, 23:30)
Today's KDE app: Kloan 0.8.4.
Release Digest: GNOME, March 28, 2003 (Mar 28, 2003, 23:30)
Today's GNOME apps: Eye of Gnome 2.3.0, Anjuta 1.0.2, and Fifth
release of PythonCAD.
eWeek: Sun Drops Its Linux Distribution (Mar 28, 2003, 22:04)
Breaking News: "In a major strategy shift, Sun
Microsystems Inc. officials said it will stop offering its own
customized version of Linux and will instead turn to several other
standard Linux distributions..."
Instant Messaging Planet: A Corporate-Friendly Makeover for Open-Source IM (Mar 28, 2003, 22:00)
"The open-source IM movement stands to gain from a new,
graphical front-end for installing and configuring the JabberD
Wired: What's So Free About This DVD? (Mar 28, 2003, 20:30)
"Such politics have sparked another technological
transformation, this time freeing a DVD from the constraints
imposed by copyright-protection technology... The documentary film
Revolution OS was released Friday on DVD..."
OSNews: The Next XFree86 Wars: XFT2 vs STSF (Mar 28, 2003, 19:00)
"But the big question is: Does the world need yet another X font
library that would create more incompatibility and
eWeek: Red Hat Linux 9 Forces Stability Gamble (Mar 28, 2003, 17:30)
"'Release early and often' is an open-source mantra, but it has
anything but a calming effect on enterprise IT administrators more
concerned with maintaining stability in their infrastructure than
staying on software's bleeding edge..."
CNET News: Mandrake Moves Faster with New Linux (Mar 28, 2003, 16:00)
"MandrakeSoft has released a new version of its Linux software
that embraces some technology that rival Red Hat still keeps at
Two on SCO Group v. IBM Lawsuit (Mar 28, 2003, 14:30)
Two new developments are being reported regarding the SCO
lawsuit. A story from CNET reports on IBM's first legal moves and
VNUnet has an interview with UnitedLinux's general manager Paula
Hunter that gives her take on the suit from UL's point of view.
DesktopLinux.com: Workspot Offers Desktop Linux 'Anywhere' (Mar 28, 2003, 13:00)
"Are you considering using the Linux operating system, but want
to give it a test-drive first? Workspot offers a way to try Linux
through your Internet browser..."
Debian GNU/Linux Advisories: dietlibc, krb4 (Mar 28, 2003, 12:59)
Two security advisories from the Debian Project.
Mandrake Linux Advisories: kernel, kernel22 (Mar 28, 2003, 12:57)
Two security advisories from MandrakeSoft.
Trustix Secure Linux Advisories: openssl, glibc (Mar 28, 2003, 12:56)
Two security advisories from the Trustix Security Team.
NewsFactor: Will Server Clusters Swarm the Mainstream? (Mar 28, 2003, 11:00)
"In addition to failover capabilities and improved management
tools, administrators of clustered systems can add new nodes as
needed, rather than replacing existing systems..."
Tectonic: Smart Answer to Digital Divide (Mar 28, 2003, 09:00)
"Cape Town-based Wizzy Digital Courier, which delivers Internet content via a courier system, and offers cost effective computing and Internet access to schools, has launched a pilot project in Eshowe in Zululand..."
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Release Digest: KDE, March 27, 2003 (Mar 28, 2003, 05:00)
Today's KDE app: PwG 0.1alpha2.
Release Digest: GNOME, March 27, 2003 (Mar 28, 2003, 05:00)
Today's GNOME apps: gnome-panel 2.3.0, gnome-session 2.3.0,
gnome-desktop 2.3.0, and Red Carpet 2.0 preview release.
IDG Singapore: TextMaker for Linux Beta 2 Available to Download (Mar 28, 2003, 03:00)
"Consumers and small businesses seeking a desktop word
processing program that looks and works much like Microsoft Corp.'s
Word but costs only a fraction as much can take a peek at the beta
2 version of TextMaker for Linux..."
Computerworld.NZ: Openness Helps Win Oracle NZ Post Warehouse Deal (Mar 28, 2003, 01:00)
"Oracle cites its adherence to open-source standards at one of
the advantages that won it a contract of more than $1m to provide a
data warehouse to New Zealand Post..."