Linux News for Nov 28, 2004
LinuxInsider: Sticks, Stones and the GPL (Nov 28, 2004, 23:30)
"My column on the GPL 2.0 was a product review, not an attack on
the GPL itself--and anyway, it was mostly favorable..."
Understated.co.uk: OooFf! (Nov 28, 2004, 22:00)
"What's new is that they're also now bundled together, by
Linspire, in a retail pack for distribution in major US retailers.
This is great news... isn't it?"
Wired: Whatever Happened to SGI? (Nov 28, 2004, 20:30)
"In California there's a computer manufacturer that makes
powerful machines beloved by a tiny niche of creative users,
featuring a media-oriented Unix operating system and stunning
industrial design. But it's not Apple Computer..."
ZDNet UK: Linux Goes Live on Gentoo CD Release (Nov 28, 2004, 19:00)
"The Linux distro is due to release a version of its operating
system that can be run directly off a CD-ROM, so that people can
try Gentoo without installing it..."
OSDir: Interview with David Roundy of Darcs on Source Control (Nov 28, 2004, 17:30)
"David Roundy explains how CVS, Subversion and Arch were all
considerations in the design of darcs, a source control alternative
growing in popularity..."
ZDNet UK: Open-Source Payroll Application Launched (Nov 28, 2004, 16:00)
"Clockwork has launched what it claims is the UK's first
open-source payroll system, which it says will be cheaper than
existing software from Sage and Northgate..."
PC World New Zealand: Meet the Parents (Nov 28, 2004, 15:15)
"Novell and IBM are investing serious money in Linux, giving it
News.com.au: MP on Open Source Warpath (Nov 28, 2004, 14:30)
"Open source fan and South Australian upper house MP Ian
Gilfillan has blasted his own parliament's decision to stick with
Microsoft for its web site redevelopment..."
ZDNet UK: German Railway on Track with Linux Migration (Nov 28, 2004, 13:00)
"The company running the German railway system has moved half of
its servers to Linux, and expects to have more than 300 Linux
servers in operation by the end of this year..."
CRN India: Red Hat Appoints More Partners; One in Bangladesh (Nov 28, 2004, 11:30)
"Red Hat India recently appointed 10 channel partners--nine in
India and one in Bangladesh..."
LinuxOnlineClub: Fedora 3 Review (Nov 28, 2004, 10:00)
"I have used every Fedora distribution as a desktop and put them
through the paces, Fedora 3 is the first one that I have felt that
was stable, full featured and a candidate to keep on my
IT Observer: Implementing the Power and Freedom of Linux (Nov 28, 2004, 08:30)
"Linux is ready for the big time. If you are anything from a
small business to a large corporation, Linux can do things for you
that you never thought possible, all that's needed is to think
outside the square..."
eWeek: A Year of Victory for Linux (Nov 28, 2004, 07:00)
"No longer merely on its way up, the platform now boasts
converts from governments to small and large businesses—and
it's only getting bigger..."
Linux Business Week: Novell Hints It Could Use IP To Bedevil Open Source Solaris (Nov 28, 2004, 05:00)
"Novell says it's curious to see what kind of license Sun will
embrace if it open sources all of Solaris 10 like its president
Jonathan Schwartz says it will..."
Slackware: Current (pre-release) ChangeLog for Intel (Nov 28, 2004, 03:00)
Beneath an innocuous headline lies another update from Patrick
Volkerding on his current health status.
Marcelo Tosatti: Linux 2.4.29-pre1 (Nov 28, 2004, 01:55)
Incremental changelog, links within.