Linux News for Nov 25, 2003
InfoWorld: Major Vendors to Push Linux to the Desktop (Nov 25, 2003, 22:00)
"Next year just may be the year that desktop Linux emerges as a
viable alternative to Windows..."
LinuxElectrons: CE Linux Source Published (Nov 25, 2003, 21:00)
"The Consumer Electronics Linux Forum (CELF) has developed and
published its baseline Linux source code, making it available for
download and review by the open-source community..."
Fedora Linux Advisory: ethereal (Nov 25, 2003, 20:54)
"These updated ethereal packages fix a security problem found in
versions prior to 0.9.16..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: McBride Intimates Code Cleanup in Linux Nigh Impossible (Nov 25, 2003, 20:00)
"The seemingly endless war of words between the SCO Group and
the Linux and open source communities took another turn Monday,
when CEO Darl McBride lashed out at a report published by Free
Software Foundation legal counsel Eben Moglen..."
OSNews: The Big freedesktop.org Interview (Nov 25, 2003, 19:00)
"Today we are very happy to publish a very interesting Q&A
with major freedesktop.org members..."
InternetWeek: SuSE Has Big Plans For Linux (Nov 25, 2003, 17:30)
"SuSE Linux has big plans for helping create standards that will
make it easier to integrate and manage apps in open-source IT
environments, and the company says its pending acquisition by
Novell will only help these plans..."
PR: Free SUSE Linux 9.0 Download Version Available (Nov 25, 2003, 16:00)
"SUSE now offers SUSE Linux 9.0 free of charge for direct
download from an FTP server..." Press release within.
eWeek: Debian: Attack Didn't Harm Source Code (Nov 25, 2003, 14:30)
"Despite a cracker incursion into Debian Project servers this
week, representatives of the Debian Linux distribution said the
open-source code behind it remains untouched..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Desktop Linux is a Tall, But Not Impossible, Leap (Nov 25, 2003, 13:00)
Frederick H. Berenstein, co-founder, chairman and CTO of Xandros
Inc. discusses the barriers to enterprise adoption of Linux on the
desktop, including migration, management and deployment
Marcelo Tosatti: Linux 2.4.23-rc5 (Nov 25, 2003, 12:46)
Incremental changelog, links within.
AlwaysOn: Where the Money Is (Nov 25, 2003, 12:00)
"Paul Deninger sees gold in the healthcare market and a flaw in
the Linux model..."
The Register: Princeton Open-Source Hater a Loose Cannon (Nov 25, 2003, 11:00)
"Nevertheless, in a recent column published in Syllabus
Magazine, a tech journal for educators, Princeton University
Technology Strategy and Outreach Manager Howard Strauss channelled
the very soul of Steve Ballmer..."
Linux Voodoo: FSF: We Don't Need Ethics, Just Money (Nov 25, 2003, 10:00)
"What I am concerned with is the direction that large open
source advocate groups such as the FSF are taking..."
LinuxWorld Australia: Interview: AUUG's Greg Lehey (Nov 25, 2003, 09:00)
"At the AUUG 2003 conference in September, LinuxWorld caught up
with Greg Lehey for a chat about his work on the FreeBSD operating
system, thoughts on open source software, his role as AUUG
LinuxDevices: An Approach to Solving the "Device Driver Crisis" (Nov 25, 2003, 08:00)
"This whitepaper describes an approach to solving the 'device
driver crisis' that plagues both the embedded and non-embedded
computer system markets..."
Warped Systems: Building 'Nefarious' - Part 3: Customization (Nov 25, 2003, 07:00)
"As I stated in the previous article, this section will cover
the customization and benchmarking of Mandrake Linux 9.2 AMD
developerWorks: Equipping SWT Applications with Content Assistants (Nov 25, 2003, 05:30)
"This article shows how you can easily add this feature to any
SWT-based application, either a stand-alone application or a
plug-in to the Eclipse workbench..."
Release Digest: GNU, November 24, 2003 (Nov 25, 2003, 05:00)
Today's GNU app: The GIMP 1.3.23.
Release Digest: GNOME, November 24, 2003 (Nov 25, 2003, 05:00)
Today's GNOME apps: Ruby-GNOME2 0.8.1, File Roller 2.5.0,
gcalctool - v4.3.21, and Bluefish HTML Editor 0.12.
LinuxInsider: Open Source in the Land of Oz (Nov 25, 2003, 04:00)
"Computer Associates recently ran a customer survey in Australia
and New Zealand that showed 25 percent of respondents currently
have Linux deployed in production and an additional 45 percent are
Gentoo Linux Advisories: phpsysinfo, libnids, ethereal, glibc (Nov 25, 2003, 03:59)
Four security advisories from Gentoo Linux.
Red Hat Linux Advisories: stunnel, EPIC, iproute, Pan (Nov 25, 2003, 03:52)
Four security advisories from Rat Hat, Inc.
JonoBacon.org: Novell and Ximian and SuSE and... (Nov 25, 2003, 03:00)
"It seemed that the mighty Microsoft had taken over, and Novell
were to become just another entry in the famed history
NewsForge: Lessons from Oregon's Open Source Bill (Nov 25, 2003, 02:00)
"Microsoft-funded lobbyists descended in swarms upon both
capitols to destroy the proposals. Anyone interested in working for
Open Source-related legislation elsewhere would do well to study
Computerworld NZ: Red Hat's Move Damages Linux (Nov 25, 2003, 01:00)
"I shouldn't be grizzling about Red Hat's moves to
'enterprise-ify' Linux once again, but I can't help it..."
BusinessWire: 'Viral' Open-Source License Can Destroy Software's Value (Nov 25, 2003, 00:00)
Hey, remember this one? It sort of makes you feel nostalgic...
"This 'time bomb' lurks because a popular license for open source,
the GNU General Public License, (GPL) is 'viral...'"