Linux News for Jun 24, 2003
ZDNet UK: Jon Hall: Open Source Should be Protected from 'Looters' (Jun 24, 2003, 23:30)
Linux User Expo: "A well-known open-source
advocate compares SCO's Linux lawsuit to the theft of Iraq's
Tonight Live: Chris Pirillo and Gnomedex on The Linux Show (Jun 24, 2003, 22:00)
"This week in the news segment we will be discussing: more on
Linus, SCO, Microsoft, the Airlines, fast desktops and even faster
Two on SCO Plans for Linux Customers, Distributors (Jun 24, 2003, 20:30)
Two articles, from InformationWeek and ComputerWire, that give
separate conclusions on who's safe from the rampaging SCO legal
ZDNet UK: Cheap Linux PCs Targeted at Home Users (Jun 24, 2003, 19:00)
"A US start-up is selling PCs running the Linux operating system
to consumers at bargain-basement prices..."
eWeek: Study Shows Broad Use of Linux (Jun 24, 2003, 17:30)
"A recent study of Linux use inside corporations by the Open
Source Development Lab (OSDL) and the SDTimes reveals a broad use
of Linux, but also shows that just a third of those companies have
adopted the open-source operating system as a corporate standard
Heise Online: Schily: "Software Diversity Instead Of Monopolized Customers" (Jun 24, 2003, 16:00)
"One year after the signing of the cooperation agreement with
IBM for the advancement of Open-Source Software in the
administration, German Federal Minister of the Interior Otto Schily
determined that the agreement was producing positive
VNUNet: Novell Sets out Linux Roadmap (Jun 24, 2003, 14:30)
"Novell will launch a bundle of its network services running on
Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SuSE Linux Enterprise Server later
Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: tcptraceroute (Jun 24, 2003, 14:22)
"tcptraceroute is a setuid-root program which drops root
privileges after obtaining a file descriptor used for raw packet
capture. However, it did not fully relinquish all
Linux Journal: FLOSS Gives India a Boost in Many Markets and Endeavors (Jun 24, 2003, 13:00)
"A recent conference in India offered examples of how FLOSS
affects everything from education and health services to internal
VNUNet: Linux Supercomputer Now World's No. 3 (Jun 24, 2003, 11:00)
"A whopping 2,304 2.4GHz Xeon processors and 7.6 trillion
calculations per second..."
InfoWorld: Engines, Steering Wheels, and Open Source (Jun 24, 2003, 09:00)
"Open source still suffers from a lack of the finishing work
that would make it successful..."
OSNews: VMWare Workstation 4.0 Review (Jun 24, 2003, 07:00)
"In the past, virtual machines have been lacking. Either they
were too slow or lacking a certain pizazz to get the job done.
Enter VMWare Workstation 4..."
Financial Express: Mission Possible: Self-reliance Through Open Source (Jun 24, 2003, 05:30)
"It is possible to create, copy, transfer and even trade in
software in its free and proprietary forms without wasting a
thought on physical barriers. And, since we're so proud of our
resources in this space, why don't we develop them for our own
Python-URL! - Weekly Python News and Links (June 23) (Jun 24, 2003, 05:00)
Community Roundup: This week's news from the
Release Digest: KDE, June 23, 2003 (Jun 24, 2003, 05:00)
Today's KDE app: OpenRipper 1.0.0.
Release Digest: GNOME, June 23, 2003 (Jun 24, 2003, 05:00)
Today's GNOME apps: totem 0.99.1, GTetrinet 0.7.3, and Atlantis
OpenSource.org: OSI Position Paper on the SCO-vs.-IBM Complaint [rev. 2.1] (Jun 24, 2003, 04:00)
"Note to persons who read the original Response paper: though
the amended complaint has changed substantially... remarkably
little in this paper had to be tweaked in order to cope with the
changes in SCO's story..."
I, Cringley: What Goes Around Comes Around (Jun 24, 2003, 02:30)
"The Only Clear Winner in This SCO Versus IBM Case is
Provo LUG: SCO Protest (Jun 24, 2003, 01:00)
"So we all decided to stage a protest in front of SCO's offices,
knowing that, while they really don't care about Linux and Unix
users, we could at least get our opinion out..."