Linux News for Jun 19, 2004
CNET News: Open-Source Screening Company Hires Legal Muscle (Jun 19, 2004, 23:00)
"Black Duck Software, whose products help companies identify
when their programs use open-source software, has hired Karen
Copenhaver as general counsel, the company plans to announce on
NewsForge: Open Source Cracks Publishing Wide Open (Jun 19, 2004, 22:00)
"Open source publishing tools, long derided as not being ready
for battle, are proving themselves in the trenches of small
Groklaw: Eyewitness Account of Blepp's Speech in Germany (Jun 19, 2004, 21:00)
"Someone needs to send Mr. Blepp the memo that mum's the new
word at SCO. He spills the beans that SCO at the beginning just
wanted IBM to pay them some millions for 'copyright
MyLinuxNews: Thunderbird 0.7, Many Changes Since 0.2 (Jun 19, 2004, 20:00)
"Someone then pointed out Mozilla Thunderbird then version 0.2
and I was completely in love. Now I'll tell you about 0.7 and it's
lessig blog: The Local Ordinance We Call the First Amendment (Jun 19, 2004, 19:00)
"Apparently Microsoft has taken the first steps to filing a
criminal defamation action against a Brazilian government official
who was quoted criticizing Microsoft in a magazine article..."
informIT: SCO and the Battle Over UNIX: A Clear Explanation (Jun 19, 2004, 18:00)
"SCO's claims sent shockwaves through the software community.
Given UNIX's ubiquity, SCO's claims potentially affect anyone using
AIX, Linux, and other variations of UNIX..."
LWN: OpenOffice.org 1.1.2 Released (Jun 19, 2004, 16:30)
"OpenOffice.org is proud to announce the immediate availability
of the new 1.1.2 version of the award-winning open source office
suite, codenamed Hakone..."
VNUnet: Antivirus Vendors Await Major Linux Worm (Jun 19, 2004, 15:00)
"Although some Linux antivirus software is now available,
vendors are waiting for a major attack before pushing their
O'Reilly: What The Perl Community Needs Is a Good Enema (Jun 19, 2004, 12:00)
"Life is change... Not everyone realizes this, and in a lot of
companies and open source projects I see people staying on in
positions of responsibility past the time when they actually do
CNET News: Supercomputer Ranking Method Facing Revision (Jun 19, 2004, 09:00)
"An effort by PC makers to move beyond a single, simple speed
measurement for showing computing performance is now being matched
by a similar push in the world of supercomputers--and not everyone
is applauding the change..."
ServerWatch: Enterprise Unix Roundup — SCO Tries Salesmanship (Jun 19, 2004, 06:00)
"We'll admit to finding SCO's initial response encouraging:
'Unix is our core business, and I don't see that changing,' said
spokesman Blake Stowell..."
AP/USA Today: U.N. Trade Forum Examines Technology Gap (Jun 19, 2004, 03:00)
"The technology gap between poor and rich countries remains a
major barrier to easing world poverty, delegates said Thursday as a
weeklong U.N. trade and development forum wound toward its