Linux News for Jan 28, 2005
Editor's Note: Open Source--Too Much of a Good Thing? (Jan 28, 2005, 23:30)
With the new Common Development and Distribution License, the
total number of open source licenses climbs to 57. Is that too
many, or now enough?
Boing Boing: Jailed for Using a Nonstandard Browser (Jan 28, 2005, 22:45)
"The site-operator decided that this 'unusual' event in the
system log indicated a hack-attempt, and the police broke down the
donor's door and arrested him..."
CBS Marketwatch: 'Plan 9' from Google (Jan 28, 2005, 22:00)
"One of the earmarks for the year 2005 will undoubtedly be the
myriad stories that will develop around Google and its
Groklaw: Patent Questions About the CDDL (Jan 28, 2005, 21:15)
"Because none of us can know our future for sure, and we never
know when we'll be hit by a truck or a tsunami or something, I feel
I need to explain the hole to you now..."
informIT: Yellow Dog Linux for the Macintosh: Popping the Kernel (Jan 28, 2005, 20:30)
"In this article, Larry Loeb looks at whether Linux (in general)
is for you and whether Yellow Dog Linux (specifically) will do what
you want and need..."
LWN: European Software Patent Update (Jan 28, 2005, 19:45)
"On 24 September 2003, after 19 months of consideration, the
European Parliament voted on the software patent directive, and
made substantial amendments to exclude patents on pure software and
NewsForge: How Beaverton, Ore. is Boosting Budding Open Source Businesses (Jan 28, 2005, 19:00)
"...[T]he city of Beaverton--about 20 miles west of Portland in
the so-called Silicon Forest--is ready to harness the openness
backed by prominent local players and produce new ventures focused
on open technology..."
iTnews: Wanted: Volunteers to Translate Linux Documentation (Jan 28, 2005, 18:15)
"Open-source provider Linspire is looking for volunteers to
translate Linux applications into 78 different languages..."
ZDNet UK: Novell's Linux Strategy Causes Customers Concern (Jan 28, 2005, 17:30)
"Users of the networking company's Netware and GroupWise
products are concerned about future support..."
Law.com: The Real Price of Linux Software (Jan 28, 2005, 16:45)
"As litigation between The SCO Group and IBM rages on and with
SCO threatening to file suits against Linux users, businesses have
become justifiably concerned over their use of open-source
internetnews.com: Looking For Open Source Work? So is Google. (Jan 28, 2005, 16:00)
"If you've got an understanding of free and open source software
licensing, project management skills and experience with
Sourceforge.net, Google may be looking for you..."
Builder UK: Microsoft Server Licence 'Shuts Out' Open Source (Jan 28, 2005, 15:15)
"Microsoft's proposed server interoperability licence--imposed
on it by the EU--will shut the door on open source software such as
Samba, say critics..."
CNET News: MySQL Worm Hits Windows Systems (Jan 28, 2005, 14:30)
"A worm that takes advantage of administrators' poor password
choices has started spreading among database systems..."
Ping Wales: What Is This Linux Thing? (Jan 28, 2005, 13:00)
"Linux has been a very popular buzzword for the last few years,
recently edging out 'paradigm' as the buzzword of choice in IT
Heise Online: Qt 3.3.4 Removes Bugs, Qt 4 to Come Later (Jan 28, 2005, 11:30)
"The Norwegian software company Trolltech has released a further
bugfix update for the 3.3 series of the graphic C++ toolkit
Web Hosting Industry Review: Red Hat to Hold First Annual Conference (Jan 28, 2005, 10:00)
"Linux distributor Red Hat is holding its first annual
conference for its community, customers and partners, from June 1
to June 3, 2005 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside in
NewsForge: GRAMPS Got Roots (Jan 28, 2005, 08:30)
"I have good news. If you're interested in tracing your
roots--I'm speaking ancestry here, not super user accounts--you're
Help Net Security: Trend Micro InterScan Web Security Suite (IWSS) (Jan 28, 2005, 07:00)
"The problem is even more critical because of widespread usage
of insecure and/or unpatched HTTP clients--Internet Explorer, to be
LinuxHardware.org: NVIDIA's nForce Professional: The Chips and Motherboards (Jan 28, 2005, 05:30)
"We'll first be looking at the new NVIDIA nForce Professional
2200 MCP and 2050 chips and find out what we have to look forward
to on new motherboards..."
Security Digest: January 27, 2005 (Jan 28, 2005, 04:45)
Today's security advisories: squid (Conectiva Linux); f2c
(Debian GNU/Linux); GraphicsMagick and Perl (Gentoo Linux); and
evolution and bind (Mandrakelinux).
Release Digest: KDE, January 27, 2005 (Jan 28, 2005, 04:45)
Today's KDE apps: KCheckGmail 0.5.3a, K3B for PCLinuxOS 0.11.19,
BDesktopClock 1.1.2, Libchipcard2 1.9.8, Kivio mp 3.0, QtSQL
Browser 0.85, kio_burn 0.6.2, and BasKet 0.5.0-RC1.
Release Digest: GNOME, January 27, 2005 (Jan 28, 2005, 04:45)
Today's GNOME apps: MudMagic Mud Client 1.5, Drivel 1.2.4,
PythonCAD DS1-R22, Beagle 0.0.5, UPS monitor 0.7, RPMView 0.1,
Joystick control 0.1, Preferences Hide and Seek 0.2.0, ListPatron
0.1.1, Griffon editor 1.4, and Gnome 2 Mtel 0.2.
ExtremeTech: A Linux Geek Embraces Mac OS X (Jan 28, 2005, 04:00)
"I've always wanted a Mac. There, I said it. I'm out of my Mac
closet. I've secretly longed for one but could never really justify
PC World: How YOU Can Get Started With Linux (Jan 28, 2005, 02:30)
"So you want to give Linux a shot, but you don't know which
Linux to try? Here's some advice..."
ZDNet UK: Vienna Takes the Boldest Step of All--Asking the Users (Jan 28, 2005, 01:00)
"Choosing software is too often political. Yet politics is for
the people--so ask them..."