Linux News for Mar 23, 2005
LinuxInsider: SCOing, SCOing, Gone? (Mar 23, 2005, 23:30)
"SCO's woes are a cautionary tale -- not because SCO is evil, or
because SCO is anti-Linux, or because its CEO tried a lawsuit in
eWeek: Microsoft Patent Too Close to IPv6, Lawyers Say (Mar 23, 2005, 22:45)
"Lawyers for the Public Patent Foundation and the Software
Freedom Law Center are scrutinizing a patent held by Microsoft for
which... Microsoft failed to disclose prior work done by the
Internet Engineering Task Force..."
Consortium Standard Bulletin: A Call For Communication Between Communities (Mar 23, 2005, 22:00)
"The impetus for finally addressing the topic of openness in
this issue is a recent open letter delivered by 29 individuals in
the vanguard of the open source movement to OASIS..."
CNET News: Mozilla Fixes Risky Firefox Flaw (Mar 23, 2005, 21:15)
"The Mozilla Foundation issued a patch for a major security flaw
in its Firefox browser on Wednesday and advised people to update
LocalTechWire: Ticketmaster To Use Red Hat Enterprise Linux, StrongMail (Mar 23, 2005, 20:30)
"Red Hat Enterprise Linux will be part of a new email product
developed by Ticketmaster..."
NewsForge: Novell's BrainShare 2005--Day 3 (Mar 23, 2005, 19:45)
BrainShare: "Naturally, I had to impose upon my
fellow breakfasters for their views on Novell's move to
ZDNet Australia: Mozilla: We're More Secure Than Microsoft (Mar 23, 2005, 19:00)
PC Forum: "Even with increased popularity, the
Firefox Web browser won't face as many security problems as
Internet Explorer, according to the president of the Mozilla
InfoWorld: Novell Preps Linux Desktop 10 (Mar 23, 2005, 18:15)
BrainShare: "Linux is ready for the corporate
desktop, and the forthcoming version of Novell's Linux Desktop
offering will go head-to-head against Windows, Novell executives
said here this week at the company's annual BrainShare
internetnews.com: VMware to Virtualize IBM Blade Servers (Mar 23, 2005, 17:30)
"IBM has agreed to offer evaluation copies of VMware's
applications with its BladeCenter system in an attempt to bring the
promise of virtualization software on blade servers to life..."
The Near- and Long-Term Future of SCO (Mar 23, 2005, 17:30)
The SCO Group gets another warning from NASDAQ, this time for
late 1Q 2005 filings. Meanwhile, CEO Darl McBride lays out his
plans for SCO's future. (Repaired) articles within.
ZDNet Australia: Linux Firms Rubbish Microsoft's Customer Win (Mar 23, 2005, 16:45)
"Microsoft is delighted that the Royal Institution of Chartered
Surveyors is swapping Linux for Windows--but the open source
community insist it doesn't prove that Windows is superior to
SearchSecurity: Snort (Rules) for Sale (Mar 23, 2005, 14:30)
"Open source IDS Snort is quietly ushering in changes to its
license agreement that allows it to charge for timely, tested
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Novell CEO Dismisses Analyst Report at BrainShare (Mar 23, 2005, 13:45)
BrainShare: "On a day when Novell CEO Jack
Messman wished to address new announcements like the ZENworks Suite
7 and a partnership with JBoss, reporters asked about a report
issued by Boston-based Yankee Group..."
IT Manager's Journal: Stunt Computing: Profile of an Open Source Startup (Mar 23, 2005, 13:00)
"Getting a tech startup going is typically like pulling off a
spectacular stunt--riddled with risk, uncertainty, and thrill.
Basing a business on Linux and open source technology, as it turns
out, can add both safety and peril to the trick..."
allAfrica: Microsoft to Train Ugandan Teachers (Mar 23, 2005, 11:30)
"A Kampala software dealer said, the development will support
free and open source software peddlers in Kampala, who now have to
devise other methods of convincing people to use their
A Linux Island in a C:\ of Windows, Part 4 (Mar 23, 2005, 10:00)
"Wrapping up the series with a look at some cool features of
Linux you can add to your work desktop..."
CoolTechZone: Open-Source Equivalents to Windows Programs: Choices, Choices, Choices... (Mar 23, 2005, 08:30)
"You may be thinking of switching to Linux. What's holding you
back? Is it that you are worried that you won't be able to perform
X task effectively...?"
developerWorks: Track Bugs with Bugzilla on Linux (Mar 23, 2005, 05:30)
"For those in the support arena, keeping track of issues,
problems, and the fixes applied to them can be a daunting task;
however, there is a perfect open source answer to this challenge:
Advisories: March 22, 2005 (Mar 23, 2005, 04:45)
Today's security advisories: perl (Debian GNU/Linux) and MySQL
ONDotnet: Miguel de Icaza Explains How To "Get" Mono (Mar 23, 2005, 04:00)
"It's perhaps the most controversial project in the open source
world, but this mostly stems from misunderstanding: Mono, the open
source development platform based upon Microsoft's .NET
Linux Magazine: A Solaris Carol (Mar 23, 2005, 02:30)
"Dammit! Don't we have enough of these stupid licenses anyway?
All we need is four or five of them, tops...!"
NewsForge: Welcoming EDS to the World of Linux (Mar 23, 2005, 01:00)
"EDS, the giant computer services company, apparently doesn't
like Linux much right now..."