Linux News for Nov 24, 2003
LinuxWorld.com: They Have Seen the Future... and It's Linux (Nov 24, 2003, 23:00)
"Dozens and dozens of developers left their detailed responses
to the forward-looking questions posed by editor-in-chief Kevin
Marcelo Tosatti: Linux 2.4.23-rc4 (Nov 24, 2003, 22:12)
Incremental changelog, links within.
DesktopLinux: StarOffice 7--The Best and Worst of Office (Nov 24, 2003, 22:00)
"The best thing about Sun's StarOffice 7 is that it's virtually
a clone of Microsoft Office, the defacto standard business software
today. The worst thing about Sun's StarOffice is that it's--well,
you get the idea..."
LinuxPlanet: SCO: 'Joke' Or Food for Thought? (Nov 24, 2003, 21:00)
"SCO's litigation plans around Linux and BSD Unix amount to 'a
joke,' said Tim O'Reilly, CEO of O'Reilly Publishing..."
LinuxWorld Australia: Microsoft Ups Open Source Battle in Europe (Nov 24, 2003, 20:00)
"Microsoft has appointed a senior executive to a new position in
Europe to improve relationships with governments across the
continent, a move apparently designed to counter interest in open
Update: eWeek: Paper Calls SCO's Position 'Desperate' (Nov 24, 2003, 19:52)
"The war of words between The SCO Group and the open source
community continues unabated, with SCO's legal claims coming under
fire again in a paper written by Eben Moglen..." [Note: A link
to the FSF paper has been added. -ed]
eWeek: SCO's Linux Case: Is Winning Everything? (Nov 24, 2003, 19:00)
"'They knocked on one door and didn't get any money, and now
they're moving to the next door,' said Phil Albert, a partner at
intellectual property law firm Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP,
in San Francisco..."
The Register: MS Scorns Israeli OpenOffice Defection (Nov 24, 2003, 18:00)
"The Israeli Ministry of Commerce--essentially the treasury--has
suspended all contracts with Microsoft..."
LinuxWorld.com: 'Microsoft is Afraid,' Says KDE's Staikos (Nov 24, 2003, 17:00)
"We had regular visits from Microsoft employees! They wanted
demos of KDE, to see how it works and what we have. What an
Groklaw: A Heads Up to the Media (Nov 24, 2003, 15:00)
"Guess how many people went to hear Darl McBride's keynote
address at CDXPO? No, really. Guess..."
MSN/Reuters: Brazil's Government Snuggles Up to Linux (Nov 24, 2003, 14:00)
"Brazil's government is urging its massive bureaucracy to use
free software like Linux on its computer systems in a cost-cutting
move that could cost Microsoft millions of dollars in lost
Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.6.0-test10 (Nov 24, 2003, 13:00)
"...[I]t's been almost a month between test9 and test10, with a
constant but diminishing trickle of small patches. The full changes
are slightly larger than I was hoping for, but considering that the
patch is barely over 100kB compressed for a month worth of work,
I'm still fairly pleased..."
Linux DevCenter: Using Linux as a Small Business Internet Gateway (Nov 24, 2003, 13:00)
"Of course, it would be inexpedient to buy each computer a
separate modem and a separate Internet access account. What's
needed is an Internet gateway, a separate computer through which
everyone can share Internet access..."
Wi-Fi Planet: NoCatAuth Gateway Server Configuration (Nov 24, 2003, 11:30)
"After choosing the wireless route, one is left with a few
options. One can either buy an expensive (often proprietary) vendor
solution, or go with an open-source, standards-based
LinuxDevices: Hot Topic: Mono and DotGNU (Nov 24, 2003, 10:00)
"The Mono and DotGNU projects are Open Source projects that,
after several years of development, are beginning to bear
NewsForge: CLI for Noobies: Making and Melting Tarballs (Nov 24, 2003, 08:30)
"This is important. We're talking about tar, that sticky
software that bonds files together into one big ball..."
developerWorks: Evolving With the Object-Oriented Wireless Model (Nov 24, 2003, 07:00)
"In this article, Judith Myerson highlights the evolving
storage/retrieval systems and presents a conceptual tour through a
hierarchical structure of database objects, illuminating the basics
of the wireless model and predicting the coming object-oriented
Release Digest: GNU, November 23, 2003 (Nov 24, 2003, 05:00)
This weekend's GNU app: GNU SASL 0.0.10 alpha.
Release Digest: GNOME, November 23, 2003 (Nov 24, 2003, 05:00)
This weekend's GNOME apps: gwget2 0.8, rcd 2.0, rug 2.0,
red-carpet 2.2, open-carpet 0.1, gnome-mlview 0.6.1, meld-0.9.1,
Quick Lounge 2.0.3, and Rhythmbox 0.6.1.
Debian.org: Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 Updated (r2) (Nov 24, 2003, 03:01)
"This is the second update of Debian GNU/Linux 3.0 (codename
'woody') which mainly adds security updates to the stable