Linux News for May 07, 2003
The Oregonian: Speaker Did Not 'Bow' to Lobbyists (May 07, 2003, 23:30)
"I won't stoop to [Ken] Barber's level and question his motives,
but let me make it clear that this bill died for a simple reason:
It is a solution in search of a problem..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: How Could DRM on Linux Impact Admins? (May 07, 2003, 22:00)
"There's a storm brewing over digital rights management (DRM)
technology in the open source community, and Linux founder Linus
Torvalds' recent acceptance of DRM usage seeded the clouds..."
ComputerWorld.au: SA Govt Looks at Open Source Law (May 07, 2003, 20:30)
"Government departments in South Australia will be required to
use open source software in preference to proprietary software if a
bill proposed by Democrat Ian Gilfillan is passed into law..."
ComputerWeekly: Linux E-mail Set-up Slashes Costs to £8 per User (May 07, 2003, 19:00)
"Nottingham City Council has shattered the industry average for
implementing large-scale e-mail systems, using open source
Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: fuzz (May 07, 2003, 18:51)
"Joey Hess discovered that fuzz, a software stress-testing tool,
creates a temporary file without taking appropriate security
UK's Orange Sees Red (Hat) in New Clusters (May 07, 2003, 17:30)
"Dell and Oracle Corp. today announced that Orange has deployed
a standards-based computing Red Hat Linux platform, powered by
Intel-based processors, to support up-to-the-minute multimedia and
SMS services to mobile phone customers in the United Kingdom..."
Press release within.
ZDnet UK: Mozilla Backs Down on Browser Name (May 07, 2003, 16:00)
"After a dispute over the name of its 'Firebird' browser, the
open-source group appears to be going back to using its eponymous
Linux Journal: High Availability Linux with Software RAID (May 07, 2003, 14:30)
"This article focuses on using software RAID Level 5 under a
fresh installation of Red Hat 8.0 and testing the fault tolerance
of the RAID..."
OSI President Responds to SCO's DoS Claims (May 07, 2003, 13:00)
"If we fought our battles in those terms, Windows is a
sufficiently vulnerable target that we would have severely hammered
certain much larger adversaries years ago..."
Sensors Online: Is Linux Bringing Open Systems to the Factory Floor? (May 07, 2003, 11:00)
"GNU/Linux is a great facilitator of open systems. When enough
people undersand that, GNU/Linux may just gain dominance on the
NewsFactor: Where Are All the Cool Embedded-Linux Gadgets? (May 07, 2003, 09:00)
"The secrecy surrounding the OS embedded in some consumer
devices means that consumers may be using a Linux-based device
without knowing it. 'With an awful lot of devices, you don't know
or care what the operating system is,' says IBM Microelectronics'
Open Source Digest: Network Programming with IO::Socket (May 07, 2003, 07:00)
"In this article, we'll get underneath the application protocols
and see how to do our own network I/O. This will give us the tools
we need to write our own network servers and implement our own
Debian Weekly News - May 6, 2003 (May 07, 2003, 05:00)
Community Roundup: The latest news from the
Release Digest: KDE, May 6, 2003 (May 07, 2003, 05:00)
Today's KDE apps: kArchiveur 3.0.3, Bookcase 0.6.1, Space Hulk
:: Spaceditor 1.0alpha1, Space Hulk 1.4, and qGo 0.0.99.
Release Digest: GNU, May 6, 2003 (May 07, 2003, 05:00)
Today's GNU apps: groff 1.19 and GnuPG 1.2.2.
Release Digest: GNOME, May 6, 2003 (May 07, 2003, 05:00)
Today's GNOME apps: Gnome Pilot 2.0.8, Gnome Pilot Conduits
2.0.8, Zenity 1.1, GNOME System Tools 0.25.0, and Evolution 1.3.3
Alan Cox: Linux 2.5.69-ac1 (May 07, 2003, 03:52)
Changelog, link within.
MozillaQuest.com: Linux Networking for Windows and Desktop People--Mandrake 9.1 and LinNeighborhood (May 07, 2003, 03:00)
"Getting a Linux-based computer up and running on a local area
network (LAN) and connecting to an Internet connection-sharing
(ICS) computer on a LAN can be tricky--even for experienced
Mandrake Linux Advisory: mgetty, man (May 07, 2003, 02:54)
Two security advisories from MandrakeSoft.
DistroWatch: Libranet 2.8 - Debian That Just Works (May 07, 2003, 01:00)
"A commercial distribution based on Debian, Libranet attempts to
improve on Debian's fine features by adding excellent hardware
detection, easy system administration, and an up-to-date default
configuration of software packages..."