Linux News for May 13, 2004
The Jem Report: SuSE Linux 9.1 Reviews (May 13, 2004, 23:30)
Two reviews from The Jem Report focus on the Personal and
Professional flavors of SUSE Linux 9.1.
NewsForge: PayPal API Release Aimed at Web Services, OS Developers (May 13, 2004, 22:00)
"PayPal Developer Network director Dave McClure told NewsForge
the initial three API calls are just the beginning of a series of
APIs the company will release over coming quarters..."
LinuxPlanet: IBM Workplace - A Good Thing for Linux? (May 13, 2004, 20:30)
"IBM Workplace, a new application management model launched this
week, is bound to spell changes ahead for Linux developers,
administrators, and desktop users. Just what kind of impact should
the Linux community expect...?"
Control Engineering: Is Linux at the Gates of the Factory? (May 13, 2004, 19:00)
"Significance of Linux OS is no longer in question for office
automation, telecom, and server applications, yet this operating
system's role on the shop floor remains to be decided, as some 'pro
and con' issues show..."
Groklaw: Now It's Novell v. Canopy (May 13, 2004, 17:30)
"There is, natch, an order sealing the case from the public, as
always there seems to be in Canopy lawsuits, and that gives it a
low profile and makes it hard to get a totally clear
Computerworld: Open-Source Development Models Fall Flat (May 13, 2004, 16:00)
"Typical open-source project development strategies work well
for free software but don't flourish in commercial settings,
according to one expert..."
CNET News: Congress Mulls Revisions to DMCA (May 13, 2004, 15:00)
"Congress has taken a step toward revising the Digital
Millennium Copyright Act, which has attracted extensive criticism
over the past six years..."
internetnews.com: Novell's Show of Support for Linux (May 13, 2004, 14:00)
"Novell has announced comprehensive support for SuSE and Ximian
on desktops, servers and laptops to allay CIOs' concerns about
introducing Linux into the enterprise..."
Linux Journal: The Linux Audio Conference 2004 (May 13, 2004, 13:00)
"Given the necessary restrictions of publication, it is not
possible to relate more than a superficial account of the
conference, so I limit myself here to enumerating the
Andrew Morton: Linux 2.6.6-mm2 (May 13, 2004, 12:59)
Changelog, links within.
NewsForge: Creative Commons Highlights Final Day of OS Conference (May 13, 2004, 11:30)
"The third day of the KMDI Open Source conference at the
University of Toronto produced no clashes between open source and
proprietary advocates and started with the only split session of
the three-day event..."
WineHQ: Interview with Mike Hearn (May 13, 2004, 10:00)
"Pop quiz: which Wine developer lives in a castle ? If you
guessed Mike Hearn you'd be correct..."
PCLinuxOnline: gDesklets (May 13, 2004, 08:30)
"Since KDE has been described as eye candy, and GNOME as flat,
I'll tell you how to make your GNOME beat both KDE and Mac OS X in
Linux.com: SysAdmin to SysAdmin: Linux is the Unix Reference Implementation (May 13, 2004, 07:00)
"When you quit picking on Windows and start picking on Unix
vendors for not being 'Linuxy' enough, you've become a true
developerWorks: Use Shared Objects on Linux (May 13, 2004, 05:30)
"In this article, IBM's Sachin Agrawal shares his expertise in
C++, showing how the object-oriented among us can take key
advantage of a uniquely useful interprocess communications
NewsForge: Bitkeeper After the Storm - Part 2 (May 13, 2004, 04:00)
"Thinking back to the chant 'Linus doesn't scale' and having
clearly demonstrated that with the right tools he has scaled, is
there any concern on your part that the accelerated pace of Linux
BuilderAu.com: Java's Future Lies in FOSS (May 13, 2004, 03:00)
"Australian developer Brandon Franklin says the time is now for
Sun to make Java available under a free software licence..."
internetnews.com: Microsoft's WTL Off to Open Source (May 13, 2004, 02:00)
"For the second time in as many months, Microsoft has published
source code for one of its projects on SourceForge, the world's
largest open-source software development repository..."
OSNews: Opinion: Common OS Myths Debunked (May 13, 2004, 01:00)
"What do you do when you think an opinion you have may be in
jeopardy of being wrong? You compare the facts and sort out the