Linux News for Dec 17, 2003
InternetWeek: SCO's House of Suits (Dec 17, 2003, 23:30)
"Darl McBride is a man of many metaphors.., But the more McBride
talks, the more he sounds like a mere opportunist..."
KernelTrap: 2.6.0-test11-mm1; The Fate Of The -mm Patchset (Dec 17, 2003, 22:00)
Andrew Morton reveals his plans for the -mm patchset now that
he's the offical 2.6 kernel maintainer.
LinuxDevCenter.com: Flying the Open Skies with FlightGear (Dec 17, 2003, 21:00)
"FlightGear is a flight simulator that boasts surprising
technical realism, supported by an equally sophisticated
pedigree--several of its active developers work in the aeronautics
LinuxWorld: A Tale of Two (Linux) Cities (Dec 17, 2003, 20:49)
"Is it possible to run a city government on Linux? Ask IT
managers in Bloomington, Indiana, or Garden Grove, California, and
the answer is an unequivocal yes..." [Link restored.
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Linux, Open Systems Move Out Enterprise's Mainframe (Dec 17, 2003, 20:00)
"In part one of this two-part interview, Alan Walker, vice
president of Sabre Holdings' Sabre Labs, describes how the company
decided to reinvent its Sabre Air Travel Shopping Engine (ATSE) and
its Low-Fare Lookup application..."
Wired: Open Source Takes on Hardware Biz (Dec 17, 2003, 19:00)
"The open-source movement may be giving the software industry a
run for its money. But can it do the same for hardware...?"
LinuxPlanet: Novell Eyes Linux Kernel 2.6 Suite in 2004 (Dec 17, 2003, 17:30)
"While many vendors play a wait-and-see attitude when a new
kernel release comes out, Novell is already hard at work prepping
its own 2.6-based product suites for Red Hat and SUSE..."
Silicon.com: CIO Jury: Linux Ready for the Big Time (Dec 17, 2003, 16:00)
"Linux is ready for business IT systems--although there are
still concerns about the cost, compatibility and security of
migrating systems to the open source software..."
internetnews.com: Study Finds Fewer Flaws in Open-Source Code (Dec 17, 2003, 14:30)
"Code quality in a version of the MySQL open-source database was
found to be six times superior to that of comparable proprietary
code, according to a recent study of open-source software products
by tech development firm Reasoning..."
NewsForge: Getting Open Source Into Public Libraries (Dec 17, 2003, 13:00)
"Why are open source CDs not available in libraries for
borrowing? The answer is because no one has asked librarians
Andrew Morton: Linux 2.6.0-test11-mm1 (Dec 17, 2003, 12:53)
Changelog, link within.
LinuxQuestions: Interview with Mandrake Linux Founder Gaël Duval (Dec 17, 2003, 10:00)
"Before releasing the first Mandrake version (which was based on
Red Hat) you were working on a Slackware-based OS. Any regrets on
that distro switch...?"
LinuxDevices: Chinese Smartphone Features Embedded Linux (Dec 17, 2003, 09:00)
"A Chinese company based in Shanghai named 'E28' has quietly
been selling Linux-based smartphones in China since August, and
today launched its Linux device in Hong Kong..."
PRNewswire: 3rd Millennium Releases Research and Development Software System as Open Source (Dec 17, 2003, 08:00)
"3rd Millennium announced today the release of its knowledge
management system to the open source community..."
developerWorks: Embedding a Relational Database Server into Eclipse, Part 2 (Dec 17, 2003, 07:00)
"This article shows how to develop a plug-in that embeds the
HSQLDB pure-Java relational database server into the Eclipse
Workbench..." [Link repaired. -ed.]
Debian Weekly News - December 16, 2003 (Dec 17, 2003, 06:00)
Community Roundup: The latest news from the
Release Digest: GNU, December 16, 2003 (Dec 17, 2003, 05:00)
Today's GNU app: Autoconf 2.59.
Release Digest: GNOME, December 16, 2003 (Dec 17, 2003, 05:00)
Today's GNOME app: gnubiff 1.0.8.
DistroWatch: Distributions, December 16, 2003 (Dec 17, 2003, 05:00)
Today's distribution: DeLi Linux 0.5
CommsWorld: Win98 Death Gives The Penguin Another Chance (Dec 17, 2003, 04:00)
"So for people like me--or rather, my wife, who owns and runs
her business from the PC at home--Microsoft really is kicking open
the door of opportunity for the Open Source world..."
The Age: Labor, Democrats to Participate in Open Source Conference (Dec 17, 2003, 03:00)
"Federal Opposition IT spokesperson Kate Lundy and Democrat
member of the South Australian legislative council, Ian Gilfillan,
are among the keynote speakers for the conference on Linux and Open
Source in Government..."
CRN: BEA Open-Sources Proprietary Workshop Technologies (Dec 17, 2003, 02:00)
"BEA Systems Monday will make proprietary technologies from its
WebLogic Workshop tool freely available to the larger Java
development community, a company executive said..."
Linux Journal: Letter to the US Department of Commerce on Exporting Linux to Iraq (Dec 17, 2003, 01:00)
"Why can you ship a proprietary OS from the US to Iraq, but we
can't send Linux? The Silicon Valley Linux User Group asks for
much-needed reform in the regulations, with the assistance of
Roszel Thomsen and Toni Paytas of Thomsen and Burke LLP..."
Tonight Live: The GNOME 2.4 Desktop on The Linux Show (Dec 17, 2003, 00:00)
"We are continuing our Desktop thread and will contiune that for