Linux News for Sep 26, 2003
Computerworld Australia: Microsoft Learning Lessons About Code Sharing (Sep 26, 2003, 22:00)
"Microsoft claims it is learning valuable lessons about code
sharing from the open source community declaring free software on
Windows as 'good...'"
VNUNet: Kaspersky Grabs Microsoft Linux Experts (Sep 26, 2003, 21:00)
"Linux antivirus developers who saw their company acquired by
Microsoft this June have jumped ship..."
dc.internet.com: Geer Says He Knew What Was @Stake (Sep 26, 2003, 20:00)
"Daniel Geer, the now-unemployed author of a report critical of
monopolistic technologies, doesn't understand what all the hoopla
Yahoo!/The Wall Street Journal: IBM Files New Claims Against SCO in Linux Case (Sep 26, 2003, 19:19)
Breaking News: "International Business Machines
Corp. has filed new counterclaims against SCO Group Inc. in the
closely watched case involving the Linux operating system,
according to a memo sent to the IBM sales force..."
LinuxWorld Australia: UnitedLinux Quietly Marches On (Sep 26, 2003, 19:00)
"The UnitedLinux consortium--unveiled with much fanfare last
year as a unified effort to create a standard Linux
distribution--has been awfully quiet of late in an industry segment
that has been anything but quiet..."
LinuxQuestions.org: Interview with Jeremy Hogan of Red Hat (Sep 26, 2003, 17:30)
"Fedora is what Red Hat Linux was. Kind of the People's Republic
of Myanmar to Burma. It's a project with rolling releases, not a
product with predictable release dates, support, services,
The Register: Samba Offers NT 4.0 Escape Route (Sep 26, 2003, 16:00)
"'This is an escape route for people stuck on NT 4,' Samba
co-lead Jeremy Allison tells us. 'Anything you can do on NT 4, we
AP/CRN: Microsoft Holdout Massachusetts Opts For Open Source (Sep 26, 2003, 15:14)
Breaking News: "Massachusetts, the lone holdout
state still suing Microsoft Corp. for antitrust violations, will
become the first state to adopt a broad-based strategy of moving
its computer systems toward open standards, including Linux..."
eWeek: Ransom Love, Co-founder of Caldera and SCO, Speaks of Unix, GPL and the Lawsuit (Sep 26, 2003, 14:30)
"Love, who was Caldera CEO during its acquisition of SCO and the
contested Unix source code, expressed displeasure over the current
developments from his former company..."
The DaVinci Institute: A Case for Funding the Open Source Movement (Sep 26, 2003, 13:00)
"The people that are developing open-source software are
contributing a great deal to society. Complementary currencies may
hold the key to providing a method to reward those who
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Truth and Lies about Linux Scalability (Sep 26, 2003, 11:30)
"Suggest that Linux has been a slowpoke in scalability and Peter
Honeyman will colorfully advise you to think again. Then he'll
offer a choice word to those who are 'paid' to dismiss Linux's
IT-Director: Linux Taking Off, And Being Taken Off (Sep 26, 2003, 10:00)
"'More than two dozen nations are considering proposals to
promote or require the use of Linux in government offices...' So,
who are these nations...?"
Python Community Server: Fighting Spam with Qmail and Spamassassin (Sep 26, 2003, 08:30)
"In this article, I will explain how you can fight spam by
making your qmail server filter your messages through
Linux Journal: Exploring RSA Encryption in OpenSSL (Sep 26, 2003, 07:00)
"Using OpenSSL to explore some of the details of how RSA
Release Digest: GNOME, September 25, 2003 (Sep 26, 2003, 05:00)
Today's GNOME apps: Conglomerate 0.7.4 and Open Text Alpha
TechCentral: Sun Extends Open Source Push to South Asia (Sep 26, 2003, 04:00)
"Sun Microsystems Inc has extended its focus on open source
software initiatives to include South Asia, the head of its open
source programmes office Danese Cooper has told In.Tech..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: SCO CEO Gets Roasted on New Site (Sep 26, 2003, 02:30)
"Hell hath no fury like that of a penguin scorned. The SCO vs.
Linux scrap continues to spawn many a harsh word (and some good
CNET News: Handicapping SCO versus Linux (Sep 26, 2003, 01:00)
"The history of the computer industry proves that things
eventually do get straightened out, but not before companies are
forced to find their way through a prolonged period of