Linux News for Jun 29, 2004
MyLinuxNews: 2004 Not The Year of the Linux Desktop, 2005 Probably (Jun 29, 2004, 23:30)
"So people said that 2004 is the year for Linux. Surely there
have been a significant number of developments that the fruits of
are now just being seen..."
SKN Informatyki: Aurox 9.3 Review (Jun 29, 2004, 23:00)
"Aurox 9.3 is a Polish Linux distribution based on Fedora Core
internetnews.com: Java Communities, Contributions Colliding (Jun 29, 2004, 22:30)
JavaOne: "The game of one-upmanship in the Java
community continued this week as Sun Microsystems defended its
stewardship over its vested interests in Java..."
Tonight Live: The Road to LinuxWorld & Microsoft on The Linux Show!! (Jun 29, 2004, 22:00)
"We will cover the hot news of the week including: Microsoft,
Microsoft, Microsoft, Microsoft, Microsoft, Novell and a little
SCO; plus a clueless pundit or two..."
eWeek: Sun's Schwartz: Java Needs Perspectives to Grow (Jun 29, 2004, 21:15)
"Talking about open-sourcing Java and Solaris, Sun president and
COO Jonathan Schwartz says the company aims to engage the community
in the evolution of products in a way that defies history..."
VNUnet: Linux Behind the Magic of Shrek 2 (Jun 29, 2004, 20:30)
"Linux played a key role in creating the film, which had its
London premiere yesterday and enjoyed the biggest opening weekend
ever for an animated film on its release in the US..."
CFO.com: Penguin Suits (Jun 29, 2004, 20:00)
"To avoid the threat of endless Linux licensing fees, some
companies have begun looking into purchasing indemnity plans to
guard against intellectual-copyright claims..."
iTnews: Sun Sheds Light on Plans to Open Source Solaris (Jun 29, 2004, 19:30)
JavaOne: "...[B]ut the vendor's ultimate
strategy to release the source code for its proprietary Unix-based
OS remains far from clear..."
Groklaw: SCO's Memo in Opposition to DC's Motion to Dismiss (Jun 29, 2004, 19:00)
"As you can imagine, SCO has to dance mighty fast to make it
seem like DaimlerChrysler's not answering their certification
letter as fast as they unilaterally demanded caused SCO serious
LinuxInsider: Chinese Linux Developer Facing Difficulties (Jun 29, 2004, 18:15)
"Thanks to its relentless effort in promoting Linux, [Red Flag]
has received strong support from the Chinese government in the
past. But it is faced with great difficulties now..."
Gentoo Linux Advisory: mit-krb5 (Jun 29, 2004, 18:14)
"mit-krb5 contains multiple buffer overflows in the function
krb5_aname_to_localname(). This could potentially lead to a
complete remote system compromise..."
ZDNet Australia: Democrats Attack Gates' "Charity" (Jun 29, 2004, 17:30)
"According to Greig, the software tycoon's global philanthropy
exercises carry a hidden agenda to persuade beneficiary governments
to reverse policies promoting the use of open source
dot.KDE: German Government Desktop Unveiled (Jun 29, 2004, 16:45)
LinuxTag 2004: "During LinuxTag 2004 the German
Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) and the company
credativ unveiled the Linux Government Desktop..."
ZDNet UK: Open Source Gains Ground in Brazil (Jun 29, 2004, 16:00)
"The Brazilian state of Parana has become the latest public
organisation to take advantage of open source software by moving
staff onto a modified e-mail and calendaring package..."
NetworkWorldFusion: Novell Scaling Back on Alternatives to Open-Source Software (Jun 29, 2004, 15:15)
USENIX Technical Conference: "As part of its
transition to an open-source software model, Novell will scale back
its investment in some proprietary technology that competes with
eWeek: Windows Loses Another Customer to Sun's JDS (Jun 29, 2004, 14:30)
JavaOne: "Microsoft is losing another customer
to an alternative desktop operating system, with Allied Irish Bank,
one of Ireland's largest banking and financial services
JavaWorld: BEA to Enter Fray Over Open Source Java (Jun 29, 2004, 13:45)
JavaOne: "BEA Systems will jump into the debate
over whether Java should be made open source on Wednesday, and
comments from one of its senior executives suggest the application
server vendor is leaning in favor of the move..."
Andrew Morton: Linux 2.6.7-mm4 (Jun 29, 2004, 13:45)
Changelog, link within.
Linux Journal: Linux in Government: Open Source Innovation within the DoD (Jun 29, 2004, 13:00)
"When a National Security directive became effective, this DoD
team took the initiative with open-source software..."
LinuxWorld Australia: Novell and IBM Combine on Linux Training (Jun 29, 2004, 11:30)
"Novell and IBM have joined forces to offer IT professionals a
series of one-day Linux technical workshops across Australia and
The Register: CERT Recommends Anything but IE (Jun 29, 2004, 10:45)
"US CERT (the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team), is advising
people to ditch Internet Explorer and use a different browser after
the latest security vulnerability in the software was
The Inquirer: IBM Pours Cash into Taiwanese Linux Project (Jun 29, 2004, 10:00)
"Computer giants IBM and Microsoft are both strengthening their
relationship and cooperation with Taiwanese software
The New Zealand Herald: Gates Blitzes Asia to Stem Linux Threat (Jun 29, 2004, 09:15)
"Microsoft chairman Bill Gates, seeking to stem the spread of
open-source software such as Linux, meets Prime Ministers in
Australia and Malaysia and officials in China this week..."
eWeek: BlueGlue Tools Expedite Open-Source Development (Jun 29, 2004, 08:30)
JavaOne: "Open source software is expected to
play large at this week's JavaOne show here, not only on the
operating system and application server fronts, but also in
NewsForge: gLabels: Ready for Prime Time (Jun 29, 2004, 07:45)
"gLabels, a GNOME program that makes and prints all sorts of
labels and business cards, seems to be capable of handling just
about any task you throw at it..."
Fancella: Interview with Dominic Mazzoni, Lead Developer for Audacity (Jun 29, 2004, 07:00)
"Audacity has been in continuous development since 1990 and is a
multi-track recorder, mixer, wave form visualization tool, and
editor all rolled into one..."
NewsForge: OpenMFG Succeeds with Open Source Software for a Fee (Jun 29, 2004, 06:15)
"Should a company that sells software with licenses that
restrict what can be done with the code use 'open' in its name? Ned
Lilly doesn't see why not..."
Linux.com: CLI for Noobies: The Keys to GnuPG (Jun 29, 2004, 05:30)
"GnuPG is cooler than a secret decoder ring, so get out of that
GUI recliner for a few minutes and come learn a couple of secret
spy crypto command line tricks..."
Release Digest: KDE, June 28, 2004 (Jun 29, 2004, 04:45)
Today's KDE apps: KLevelFinished 0.1.0, amaroK 1.0.1, and
Release Digest: GNU, June 28, 2004 (Jun 29, 2004, 04:45)
Today's GNU app: Mailutils 0.5.
Release Digest: GNOME, June 28, 2004 (Jun 29, 2004, 04:45)
Today's GNOME apps: Gtk2-Perl 2.7.3 and libxklavier 1.03.
DistroWatch: Distributions, June 28, 2004 (Jun 29, 2004, 04:45)
Today's distributions: ROCK Linux 2.0.2 and Buffalo Linux
Mad Penguin: Xandros Open Circulation Edition Reviewed (Jun 29, 2004, 04:00)
"Next time my grandparents get a new computer, Windows will not
be on it..."
Groklaw: GPL Freedom Has Limits--Golem.de Interview with Netfilter's Harald Welte (Jun 29, 2004, 03:15)
"Golem.de has an interview, in German, naturally, with Netfilter
developer Harald Welte about the GPL court case in which Netfilter
recently won a temporary injunction against Sitecom Germany
The Register: MS, Open Source, The Facts and the Fit-Ups (Jun 29, 2004, 02:30)
"Microsoft is now nearing the end of its 'Get the Facts' UK
roadshow on Open Source. and we at The Register think it's high
time we looked at whether or not the company is getting value for
The Jem Report: Pronunciation of Software Names (Jun 29, 2004, 01:45)
"This article will examine how language is used in the Free and
Open Source Software community and how you as a newcomer can more
easily fit in by using the right pronunciations for the right
MonkeyBlah: Briefly on Software (Jun 29, 2004, 01:00)
"Today, computer usage having grown mainstream, we have a vast
number of people/corporations out there who stake their future on
making software; and it appears that... these can be divided into
two groups with distinct philosophical outlooks on software and its
NewsForge: Paying Lip Service to Open Source (Jun 29, 2004, 00:15)
"Open source has become hip, trendy, dope, and cool. 'Based on
Open Source Technology' is used by more than one proprietary
software company as a marketing boast..."