Linux News for Aug 27, 2003
NewsForge: Bayonne Bridges Open Source, Telecom (Aug 27, 2003, 23:00)
"The telecom market is traditionally so steeped in proprietary
systems that it makes Microsoft seem like a fraternity for free
software fanatics. David Sugar is on a quest to disrupt that status
Wired: MIT Everyware (Aug 27, 2003, 22:00)
"Every lecture, every handout, every quiz. All online. For free.
Meet the global geeks getting an MIT education, open
NewsForge: OpenLindows.com: Wherefore Art Thou? (Aug 27, 2003, 21:00)
"I ran across a curious website recently: OpenLindows.com. The
name alone intrigued me..."
NewsFactor: Microsoft's Friendly Foes? (Aug 27, 2003, 20:00)
"But the Linux siege does give OEMs some new leverage in their
dealings with Microsoft. Indeed, it is hard not to believe that
behind the scenes, some OEMs are rooting for Linux to blast
Microsoft off the map..."
ComputerWorld Australia: Novell CTO Tells SCO to Put Up or Shut Up (Aug 27, 2003, 19:00)
"[Novell CTO] Alan Nugent has tossed another broadside into the
litigious pursuits of SCO, saying that the Utah-based vendor should
justify its claims as fact--or quit moaning..."
IT-Analysis: Sun's Mad Hatter Blasts at Microsoft (Aug 27, 2003, 18:00)
"Since Sun have nothing to offer in the short term, what are
potential signees signing up for? A more secure desktop? One can
hardly imagine that Sun believe that they are immune to the kinds
of attention that Microsoft gets..."
internetnews.com: Turbolinux Joins OSDL (Aug 27, 2003, 17:00)
"Japanese Linux firm Turbolinux, a founder of the UnitedLinux
group and provider of one of the most widely-used Linux
distributions in Asia, Wednesday added its support to the Open
Source Development Labs (OSDL) consortium..."
SearchEntepriseLinux: Perens: IT Pros Must Lobby for Open-Source (Aug 27, 2003, 16:00)
"Intellectual property issues will affect small and medium-sized
businesses just as much as large companies. It's time for the
open-source community to push back..."
ZDNet UK: Software Patent Protest to Block Web Sites (Aug 27, 2003, 15:00)
"Several hundred Web sites are to remove their front pages in
protest against a European software patents directive, due for a
final vote next week..."
InternetWeek: SCO Defends Against Open Source Advocates (Aug 27, 2003, 14:00)
"SCO defended itself against criticism by the open source
community, saying Unix code used in Linux comes from its own,
copyrighted version of Unix, not--as Linux advocates argued last
week--earlier versions that have been released into open
The Jem Report: Total Cost and Benefit of Ownership: What It Really Means for Desktop Systems (Aug 27, 2003, 13:00)
"The purpose of this article is to help you determine what the
TCO and Total Benefit of Ownership (what you're getting for what
you're paying) is for desktop systems..."
NewsForge: Is a Linux Supercomputer in Your Future? (Aug 27, 2003, 11:30)
"While they might not be as common as file and print servers,
Linux-based supercomputers are increasingly showing up at medium
and large-sized businesses to simulate everything from product
designs to the company's own business processes..."
Byte and Swtich: NCSA Puts in DataDirect's Storage (Aug 27, 2003, 10:00)
"The [Linux] cluster is expected to help boost productivity for
the researchers who use NCSA computing facilities to investigate
many of science's most important questions--from the large-scale
structure of the universe to the nature of matter itself..."
KernelTrap: Orthogonal Interactivity Patches (Aug 27, 2003, 08:30)
"Con Kolivas posted a lengthy and very interesting summary of
his attempts to increase interactivity in the upcoming 2.6 Linux
developerWorks: Import Content to Your Web Site (Aug 27, 2003, 07:00)
"On the surface, JSTL's c:import tag mimics the JSP include
mechanism. But delve a little deeper into c:import (or any of the
JSTL tags) and you'll find layers of extra functionality. In
addition to passing around parameters and manipulating content from
local files, c:import can be used to pull in content from external
Release Digest: KDE, August 26, 2003 (Aug 27, 2003, 05:00)
Today's KDE apps: Design Recovery Tool 0.3.9 and Kroneko
Release Digest: GNOME, August 26, 2003 (Aug 27, 2003, 05:00)
Today's GNOME apps: gnocl 0.5.11, File Roller 2.3.5, gnome-panel
2.3.7, gnome-session 2.3.7, gnome-desktop 2.3.7, GNOME System Tools
0.27.0, GDM 184.108.40.206, GtkSourceView 0.6.0, Pango-1.2.4,
GTK+-2.2.3, and GLib-2.2.3.
LinuxDevices.com: VDC: Embedded Linux Growing, But Long-Term Projections Down (Aug 27, 2003, 04:00)
"Venture Development Corp. has reduced its five-year forecast
for the growth of embedded Linux..."
OfB.biz: Why I Don't Use 'Linux' (Aug 27, 2003, 02:30)
"As an ardent supporter of the [GNU/Linux] name, I thought it
was long overdue for me to explain why I support the FSF on this
The Register: Against SCO's GPL Jihad: One Size Doesn't Fit All (Aug 27, 2003, 01:00)
"FSF counsel Eben Moglen assured us not to worry, and that the
GPL would be upheld under United States Law at its first major
test... But what about the rest of us...?"