Linux News for Jan 31, 2004
CNN: Interview With Darl McBride (Jan 31, 2004, 19:00)
A rough transcript of an interview yesterday between CNN anchor
Miles O'Brien and SCO CEO Darl McBride regarding being the target
of MyDoom and (apparently) the Linux community.
Groklaw: Groklaw Takes A Closer Look at the ABI Files (Jan 31, 2004, 18:30)
"The article will first explain what the ABI is and what it
does, then discuss whether the code was released under the GPL and
if so whether management at SCO knew and approved..."
Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.6.2-rc3 (Jan 31, 2004, 14:45)
Changelog, links within.
Mandrake Linux Advisory: gaim (Jan 31, 2004, 14:40)
"A number of vulnerabilities were discovered in the gaim instant
messenger program by Steffan Esser, versions 0.75 and
TWikiWeThey: PiratesOfPenguinance (Jan 31, 2004, 10:00)
A musical sendup of SCO v. IBM, à la Gilbert and
Netcraft: www.sco.com as a Weapon of Mass Destruction (Jan 31, 2004, 08:30)
"Much of the commentary on the SCO distributed denial of service
scenario, including our own, has been based on the premise that SCO
badly wants to keep their web site running..."
LinuxInsider: Is Linux Unix? (Jan 31, 2004, 07:00)
"Unfortunately, there's no obvious definition against which we
might compare Linux. The systems we all accept as unambiguously
Unix--that is, BSD, HP-UX, Solaris and Tru64--have more functional
differences than, say, Linux and Unixware..."
OSDir: Editorial: Having Bitten the Forbidden Fruit, It Bit Me Back. Six Times. (Jan 31, 2004, 05:30)
"But, two years ago I was smitten with OS X and the easy
wireless connectivity that iBooks could give me. Two years later
I'm abandoning OS X and Apple..."
internetnews.com: Q&A: Open-Source Guru Eric Raymond (Jan 31, 2004, 04:00)
"As president of the Open Source Initiative, Eric Raymond is
working hard to build bridges between old-line Unix programmers and
the emerging Linux evangelists in the business world..."
eWeek: Security Maven Calls for Internet 'Disease Control' Agency (Jan 31, 2004, 02:30)
"The dominance of Windows in the marketplace continues to
represent a threat to the safety and security of the Internet and
is a problem that must be addressed at the highest levels of
ZNet: Something New in Free Software? (Jan 31, 2004, 01:00)
"Intellectual property rights and their protection have become
the favorite battleground for global capitalistic expansion..."