Linux News for Sep 24, 2003
ZDNet UK: Researcher Slams Open-Source Compulsion (Sep 24, 2003, 23:30)
"Legislation pushing government use of open-source software is
'ridiculous,' according to a veteran Australian analyst..."
Linux Journal: A Linux Conference for the Rest of Us (Sep 24, 2003, 22:00)
"Jupitermedia and I have put together a comprehensive and unique
conference for enterprise computing customers considering Linux,
open-source products and open services as solutions for some of
their information technology needs..."
NewsForge: HP Says It Isn't In Cahoots with SCO on 'IP Indemnification Program' (Sep 24, 2003, 21:00)
"SCO claims HP is validating its claim that it owns at least
some Linux code by doing this. HP's boss Linux guy, Martin Fink,
says this isn't so..."
NewsFactor: Red Hat Poised To Launch Enterprise Linux 3 into Choppy Waters (Sep 24, 2003, 20:00)
"Eighty percent of the companies responding to a recent
Forrester Research survey about Linux deployment said they were not
concerned about the SCO suit. And firms looking to buy Linux
consider Red Hat and IBM to be the top vendors..."
developerWorks: Towards Linux 2.6 (Sep 24, 2003, 19:00)
"The impending release of a new stable kernel promises greater
adoption for Linux, as it becomes more reliable and scalable over a
larger variety of processors. Here we'll highlight some of the
changes, both big and small, with some code samples..."
InfoWorld: Seagate to Ship Drives with Lindows (Sep 24, 2003, 18:00)
"Seagate Technology LLC... will soon begin offering some models
of its Barracuda drive family with the English version of the
LindowsOS operating system preinstalled..."
Turku: Open Source Software in Public Administration--A Relevant Alternative (Sep 24, 2003, 17:00)
The City of Turku, Finland, recently released the results of an
internal study which dealt with a popular question: is open-source
software right for us? Link to study within.
internetnews.com: IBM Boosts Presence, Awareness with Lotus 6.5 (Sep 24, 2003, 16:00)
"...IBM is seeking to differentiate itself by extending its
offerings to the Linux platform with the Domino Web Access
(formerly iNotes Web Access) and Domino for Linux on IBM zSeries
Computer Business Review: Danger Zone (Sep 24, 2003, 15:00)
"On Mayor Christian Ude's table was a study advocating that
Germany's third largest city rip out Windows NT and Office from
14,000 machines and replace it with Linux backed by IBM, for a
better return on investment (ROI)..."
SCO Group: HP's Actions Support SCO's Position That Linux is Not Free (Sep 24, 2003, 14:19)
The SCO Group has issued a brief press release putting their own
spin on today's announcement from HP: "HP's actions are driving the
Linux industry towards a licensing program. In other words, Linux
is not free..."
AP/Shanghai Daily: China Linux Lobby a Major Threat to Microsoft Windows (Sep 24, 2003, 14:00)
More background on the Linux aspects of the recent call by three
North Asian governments for a new non-Windows operating system.
CNET News: HP to Indemnify Linux Customers (Sep 24, 2003, 13:00)
"Hewlett-Packard plans to announce Wednesday that it will
indemnify its Linux customers against potential legal actions by
TechNewsWorld: Linux, Microsoft and the 64-Bit Decade (Sep 24, 2003, 11:30)
"Linux, which doesn't have as large an installed base of
hardware or as massive a number of packaged applications on the
desktop, can more quickly move to the 64-bit platform, establish a
strong beachhead and potentially place Microsoft in a subservient
Slackware Linux Advisories: WU-FTPD, ProFTPD, OpenSSH (Sep 24, 2003, 11:29)
Three security advisories from Slackware.
KernelTrap: Interview: Rusty Russell (Sep 24, 2003, 10:00)
"Well known for his packet filtering efforts, having written
both ipchains and netfilter/iptables, he has continued to make an
impressive number of contributions to Linux kernel
La Gaceta de Linux: Veracruz, México is conquered by FLOSS (Sep 24, 2003, 08:30)
"...[A]n international crowd of free/libre and Open Source
Software experts gathered at the Mexican port of Veracruz during
the celebration of the third edition of the GULEV Linux
InfoWorld: Code Editors Renew Approach to IDEs (Sep 24, 2003, 07:00)
"With enterprises putting a premium on productivity, a quiet
revolution among programmers is eschewing the heavy, feature-filled
IDE and turning instead to the venerable standby: the code
developerWorks: Add XML Parsing to Your J2ME Applications (Sep 24, 2003, 05:30)
"More and more enterprise and Java technology projects are
making use of XML as a medium to store data in a portable fashion.
But due to the increased processing power demanded by XML parsers,
J2ME applications have largely been left out of this trend..."
Release Digest: GNOME, September 23, 2003 (Sep 24, 2003, 05:00)
Today's GNOME apps: Dr. Geo 0.9.9, Conglomerate 0.7.3, and GDM
Australian IT: Democrats to Make Money on Open Source Gig (Sep 24, 2003, 04:00)
"The common misconception that open source is free is about to
be debunked by the Democrats, as they charge big business $385 a
head for an explanation of the party's support for open source
LinuxWorld.com: Show Me the License (Sep 24, 2003, 02:30)
"If the software you're considering is an operating system, like
Linux, then the GNU Public License (GPL) is good for your business.
If it's an application or a software ingredient, then the GPL may
be bad for your business..."
OSNews: Linux on the AMD Opteron: Are We Ready? (Sep 24, 2003, 01:00)
"Early last week I received an AMD Opteron 240 and an Asus SK8N
motherboard. I was so anxious to get Linux on it I could hardly sit
still... A week later, Linux is on it, in 32 bit mode only, and my
hard drive has informed me that if I reinstall again it is going to
go on strike..."