Linux News for Jun 30, 2003
The Inquirer: Engaging with the Open Source Community (Part Two) (Jun 30, 2003, 23:00)
"Part One briefly outlined the benefits of Open Source software
and development processes. Part Two describes the rationale for,
and benefits of, engaging with the Open Source community, and
suggests a high level process for deciding to deploy Open Source
and how to engage with the community..."
ZDNet UK: UK is an Open-Source 'Third World Country' (Jun 30, 2003, 22:00)
Linux User Expo: "Britain is lagging behind the
rest of Europe where it comes to adopting open-source software,
says a lobbyist. But the open-source community cannot expect
businesses to adopt Linux without better technical support..."
Mozilla 1.4, Netscape 7.1 Released (Jun 30, 2003, 21:00)
Two articles grace this post, as Mozilla.org announces that
Mozilla 1.4 has gone gold and mozillaZine has the news about
Netscape 7.1 for Linux (and other assorted operating systems),
which was also released today.
LinuxPlanet: CommuniGate Pro 4.1 Continues Stalker's Linux Growth (Jun 30, 2003, 21:00)
"Commercial products for Linux are often given a wide berth, as
many admins and developers question the need to pay for something
they can already get for free. Stalker Software's CommuniGate Pro
messaging server is one of those products that is gaining a strong
following in the Linux enterprise despite the existence of a price
VNUnet: Open Source Invades Middleware (Jun 30, 2003, 20:00)
Linux User Expo: "Open source is creeping
through middleware, turning it into a profit-less commodity and
forcing technology companies to seek value further up the food
chain, according to two leading open source experts..."
TechWeb: Will Linux Revive Novell? (Jun 30, 2003, 19:00)
TechWeb has launched a special report page highlighting recent
Linux moves by Novell. A good summary of Novell's plans.
CNET News: Group Claims Linux Advance on Xbox (Jun 30, 2003, 18:00)
"A group of Xbox security researchers say they have found a way
to run Linux on the Xbox game console without a so-called mod chip
and will go public with the technique if Microsoft won't talk to
them about releasing an official Linux boot loader..."
The Register: Open Source Prepares to Kiss EU Patent Ass Goodbye (Jun 30, 2003, 17:00)
"There's going to be a vote in the European Parliament on 1
September (originally today, Monday 30 June 2003) that will have
enormous implications on the worldwide software market..."
Five SCO v. IBM Articles See Difficulties Ahead... For SCO (Jun 30, 2003, 16:00)
No less than five pro-Linux articles on the SCO/IBM legal
tangle: the FSF has made an official statement from Eben Moglen on
the issue; InformIT has an opinion piece from Nick Petreley
detailing the Sequent/IBM/kernel connection; an opinion piece from
BusinessWeek admonishes SCO to reveal code; ComputerWeekly has an
analysis on how SCO's actions are not hampering Linux
growth; and, finally, the Boston Herald has posted a Reuters piece
that theorizes the costs of a lengthy court battle could hurt
Linux Vendors Leap Onto Madison Bandwagon (Jun 30, 2003, 15:00)
SGI, Dell, and Red Hat are the first three vendors out of the
gate with Itanium 2 customer and product announcements now that the
64-bit Madison processor has been officially released today.
USA Today: Gates on Linux (Jun 30, 2003, 14:00)
"Linux is the current OS competition, but it's no more
threatening than OS/2. Remember OS/2?" An interview with
Microsoft's Bill Gates.
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Linux a Snug Fit for Storage (Jun 30, 2003, 13:00)
"In this interview, [Pogo Linux] chief executive officer Tim Lee
talks about the challenges and advantages of using Linux-based
storage in the enterprise..."
Linuxlookup.com: Sharp Zaurus SL-5600 PDA [Review] (Jun 30, 2003, 11:30)
"Over the next few months I plan on purchasing a new PDA to take
over from my Palm IIIc, and just recently, Sharp was good enough to
send us one of the newly upgraded Zaurus SL-5600 units and I was
able to finally give it a whirl. Let's see how things shaped
developerWorks: Network Programming with the Twisted Framework (Jun 30, 2003, 10:00)
Twisted is an increasingly popular pure-Python framework for
programming network services and applications. While there are a
large number of loosely coupled modular components within Twisted,
a central concept to the framework is the idea of non-blocking
asynchronous servers. In this article, David [Mertz] introduces you
to this style of programming--a novel one for developers accustomed
to threading or forking servers, but one capable of great
efficiency under heavy loads.
developerWorks: Grid Computing: What are the Key Components? (Jun 30, 2003, 08:30)
"As with many emerging technologies, you will find almost as
many definitions of Grid computing as people you ask. However, one
of the most used toolkits for creating and managing a grid
environment is the Globus Toolkit. In this article, we give you an
overview of the key components that make up a Grid environment, and
we present most of our information and concepts within the context
of the Globus Toolkit..."
ONLamp.com: MySQL FULLTEXT Searching (Jun 30, 2003, 07:00)
"Have you ever wanted to search text stored in your database,
but couldn't figure out how to do it efficiently? Are you lazy like
me and don't enjoy maintaining reverse indexes, dictionaries, and
word scores? You're in luck..."
Kernel Traffic #220 by Zack Brown (Jun 30, 2003, 05:30)
Community Roundup: The latest message traffic
from the Linux kernel mailing list.
Release Digest: KDE, June 29, 2003 (Jun 30, 2003, 05:00)
This weekend's KDE apps: Hayes 1.3, KDE Radio Station 0.3,
KAutodial 0.8.2, Bookcase 0.6.4 and Design Recovery Tool 0.3.1.
Release Digest: GNOME, June 29, 2003 (Jun 30, 2003, 05:00)
This weekend's GNOME apps: Sirius 0.7.0; Epiphany 0.7.2 and
0.7.3; Devhelp 0.7; and GNOME-Applets 2.3.5.
Debian GNU/Linux Advisories: acm, mantis, kernel-source, kernel-image, gtksee, proftpd (Jun 30, 2003, 01:20)
Five security advisories from the Debian Project.