Linux News for Jul 10, 2003
ONLamp: The State of Open Source (Jul 10, 2003, 23:00)
OScon: "Luminaries from the open source
communities of Perl, Python, PHP, MySQL, Apache, and Linux each
spoke for just under a half hour to present their take on the
current state of their technology and where it is headed..."
Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.5.75 (Jul 10, 2003, 22:44)
"Ok. This is it. We (Andrew and me) are going to start a
"pre-2.6" series, where getting patches in is going to be a lot
harder. This is the last 2.5.x kernel, so take note." Changelog and
eWeek: SCO vs. Linux: Show Me the Money (Jul 10, 2003, 22:00)
OScon: "In a late afternoon panel discussion
titled 'The IP Wars: SCO Versus Linux,' moderator Chris DiBona,
vice president and founder of Damage Studios, said the topic
essentially involves a 'SCO versus everybody else talk...'"
Wired: Linux Reconstructing Tree of Life (Jul 10, 2003, 21:00)
"Scientists are now using [Linux cluster] Demeter to create 'The
Tree of Life,' a collaborative project involving biologists from
around the world..."
LinuxPlanet: Previewing Summer LinuxWorld (Jul 10, 2003, 20:00)
"With only a month to go, preparations for LinuxWorld Expo in
San Francisco are still on-going, as Expo organizers are still
processing vendors and seminars from start-up and major Linux-using
customers. Dee-Ann LeBlanc interuppted their work for a few moments
to get a preview of what this summer's show will be like..."
The Register: 3Dlabs Brings Wildcat III, 4 Cards to Linux (Jul 10, 2003, 19:00)
"3Dlabs has posted Linux drivers for its Wildcat 4 and Wildcat
III graphics cards, the company said today..."
internetnews.com: Open Source Takes on Exchange (Jul 10, 2003, 18:00)
"OpenOffice.org gained a sister organization and Microsoft
gained another open source competitor Thursday with the coming out
party for OpenGroupware.org, an open source project developing
groupware server software which competes with Microsoft's Exchange
CNETAsia: SCO Head Denies Plan to Meet Japan Linux Group (Jul 10, 2003, 17:00)
Meanwhile, over in Tokyo... "[SCO Group CEO Darl McBride] denied
reports that he had come to Japan specifically to meet members of
the newly-formed Consumer Electronics Linux Forum..."
NewsForge: Ransom Love's Linuxworld 2000 Keynote Speech (Jul 10, 2003, 16:00)
"In the question and answer session at the end of the keynote,
44 minutes into the recording, Love was asked about the possible
conflict over Monterey and Linux IA-64..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Torvalds Talks 2.6.0 and SCO (Jul 10, 2003, 14:30)
"The main advantage of moving to OSDL is that I don't have to
feel guilty when I'm spending [an] inordinate amount of time on
The Independent: 'The Overall Feeling I Got from Linux as a Simple Desktop User was One of Freedom' (Jul 10, 2003, 13:00)
Charles Arthur continues his examination of Linux, with some
help from the community: "They also passed along many useful
suggestions, which I'll round up here next week. In the meantime,
though, as I've started the tale with woe, I thought I'd finish
Linux Journal: Linux Access in State and Local Government, Part IV (Jul 10, 2003, 11:30)
"Behind the scenes of the open-source bills: smoke-filled rooms,
naive optimism and on and off the record..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Vendor Lock-In, Part 1 (Jul 10, 2003, 10:00)
"In part one of a three-part series, SearchEnterpriseLinux.com
experts explain what vendor lock-in is, describe how vendors lock
in customers and discuss whether every proprietary product leads to
Information Security: Hitting the Sweet Spot (Jul 10, 2003, 08:30)
"Cool new technologies are pushing honeypots closer to prime
time. Honeypot guru Lance Spitzner gives us an advance look..."
Computerworld.NZ: Massey Christens Helix Supercomputer (Jul 10, 2003, 07:00)
"That New Zealand got a supercomputer up and running in
November, just weeks after the parts arrived in New Zealand, is
testimony to the number eight wire mentality..."
Mandrake.Tips: Learning GNU/Linux (Jul 10, 2003, 05:30)
"For those new to GNU/Linux and Free/Libre Open Source Software
(OSS or FLOSS) and the associated communities, some explanations
may be in order..."
Release Digest: KDE, July 7, 2003 (Jul 10, 2003, 05:00)
Today's KDE apps: KLogWatch 1.5, KBear 3.0alpha1, krename 2.8.0,
KDocWriter 0.2, Space Hulk 1.4.3, Karamba Replica 0.21, Kaffeine
0.3.2, and Filelight 0.5.
Release Digest: GNU, July 9, 2003 (Jul 10, 2003, 05:00)
Today's GNU app: Gawk 3.1.3.
Release Digest: GNOME, July 9, 2003 (Jul 10, 2003, 05:00)
Today's GNOME app: GNOME War Pad 0.2.8.
MachineoftheMonth.org: More Advanced Video Effects (Jul 10, 2003, 04:00)
"I'll talk a little about the toolkits that I use as a base and
then discuss how they get incorporated into the scripts that must
created in order to actually use them..."
UnixReview: Instant Messaging Clients (Jul 10, 2003, 02:30)
"Instant messaging (IM) is no longer strictly the playground of
teenagers or friends and family looking to keep in touch across the
networked world. It is rapidly becoming a serious tool for business
Marcelo Tosatti: Linux 2.4.22-pre4 (Jul 10, 2003, 01:01)
Incremental changelog, links within.
ONLamp: The State of Just About Everything at OScon (Jul 10, 2003, 01:00)
OScon: "The second day of the 2003 O'Reilly
Open Source Convention featured a couple dozen tutorials and no
less than six keynotes on the progress of major free software
projects: Perl, Python, PHP, MySQL, Apache, and Linux..."
Forbes: Tech Spending's Probable Benefactors (Jul 10, 2003, 00:00)
"Goldman Sachs' technology spending survey, released today, says
that IT spending will accelerate in the second half of 2003 and
that IT budgets will finally expand in 2004, by 3.5%..." And some
Linux vendors will get a piece of this expanding pie.