Linux News for Mar 31, 2005
Monsters and Critics: Open Source Movies (Mar 31, 2005, 23:30)
"A new Web site is seeking to make 'Open Source Movies' a
LocalTechWire: Software Licensing: More Than Protecting Intellectual Property (Mar 31, 2005, 22:45)
"Emerging companies introducing new software products or
services need to carefully consider how they will sell and deliver
EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet: Linux: Hard Jobs Made Easy, For Free (Mar 31, 2005, 22:00)
"Some of you hardworking system and network administrators are
blessed with lavish budgets that permit you to purchase every
little piece of equipment and software you think you need to
LinuxPlanet: WiFi PDA Meets Linux--Part 1 (Mar 31, 2005, 21:15)
"In this series we'll give tips and observations on using a
current generation WiFi enabled PDA with Linux desktops and
ServerWatch: Jabbering Up a Storm (Mar 31, 2005, 20:30)
"Jabberd: A secure, robust, and extensible server based on the
Flexbeta: The History of Mozilla Firefox: From Phoenix, to Firebird, to Firefox (Mar 31, 2005, 19:45)
"Originally dubbed Phoenix, the browser within a few years turns
into a revolution, an escape for many from the constant security
vulnerabilities from Internet Explorer..."
Two Linspire Five-0 Reviews (Mar 31, 2005, 19:00)
Linux.com and blog site Inspire Programming each have their
looks at the new version of Linspire. Articles within.
NewsForge: ISVs Keep Linux Standard Base Rolling (Mar 31, 2005, 18:15)
"...[T]he Linux Standard Base (LSB) has come of age and is now
ready to be pushed in new directions to make it more usable and
useful, according to Free Standards Group executive director Jim
The Register: UKUUG Seeks Open Source Award Entries (Mar 31, 2005, 17:30)
"The award is designed to encourage and recognise developers and
other contributors to the open source movement in the British
iTnews: European Anti-Software Patents Leader Quits (Mar 31, 2005, 16:45)
"Florian Mueller, the manager of a European anti-software patent
campaign, is returning to his computer games business..."
ZDNet UK: EU Parliament Forgives Council for Adopting Patent Directive (Mar 31, 2005, 16:00)
"The software patent directive is heading for a showdown in the
European Parliament in July, now that any 'small irrelevant
mistakes' committed by the EU Council have been ignored..."
eWeek: Linux Breaks Through to the Mainstream, Panelists Say (Mar 31, 2005, 15:15)
"Analysts explored the expansion of Linux into the enterprise in
a panel discussion Wednesday as part of Ziff Davis Media's
Enterprise Solutions virtual tradeshow..."
The Register: Deutsche Bahn Dumps Intel, Pumps SUSE onto IBM Mainframe (Mar 31, 2005, 14:30)
"Deutsche Bahn, Europe's biggest railway, is junking 300 Intel
servers in favour of an IBM mainframe. But its OS of choice, SUSE
LINUX Enterprise Server, has profited from the cull..."
OfB.biz: Stallman on the State of GNU/Linux (Mar 31, 2005, 13:45)
"The Free (as in freedom) Software movement has changed a lot in
the past two decades. During that time, there has been one constant
that has kept the organization created to promote Free Software on
the straight and narrow: Richard M. Stallman..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: SMB Space Could be a Win for Novell (Mar 31, 2005, 13:00)
"Even after a much debated report on NetWare migration was
issued by Boston-based Yankee Group, Novell continued to push Linux
on all fronts, specifically its Linux Small Business Suite
Bangkok Post: The Case for Open Source Software (Mar 31, 2005, 11:30)
"Software agency sees a bigger role for open source software
among public sector organisations..."
NewsForge: Evidence that Python is Advancing Into the Enterprise (Mar 31, 2005, 10:00)
"So what was the bottom line from the PyCON 2005 conference,
held here last week? Python is an open-source technology whose use
in enterprise IT operations will only grow for the foreseeable
DesktopLinux: The Role of WINE in Linux Desktop Enterprise Migration Strategies (Mar 31, 2005, 08:30)
"Technologies that allow the reuse of Windows applications, and
Wine in particular, are a key component to such migrations..."
Linux.com: ImageMagick: A Graphics Wizard for the Command Line (Mar 31, 2005, 07:00)
"For many a GNU/Linux user, the command line is supreme. But can
you manipulate images without switching to the GUI and using the
resource-hungry GIMP? You can, using the fantastic ImageMagick
DevX: Lucene: Add Indexing and Search to Your Web Apps (Mar 31, 2005, 05:30)
"This article provides a crash course for using Lucene and
presents an open source project I've written that uses Lucene to
index, search, cluster, and categorize documents (Word, PowerPoint,
PDF, HTML, OpenOffice.org, and AbiWord)..."
Advisories: March 30, 2005 (Mar 31, 2005, 04:45)
Today's advisories: mailreader (Debian GNU/Linux); ImageMagick,
gdk-pixbuf, gtk2, xorg-x11, telnet, and squid (Fedora Core); Smarty
(Gentoo Linux); and krb5 (Mandrakelinux).
SiliconRepublic: Open Arms for Open Source (Mar 31, 2005, 04:00)
"The open source software movement has been gaining supporters
around the globe as a low-cost community-supported effort that
provides an alternative to proprietary software..."
Linux Log: Podcast Summary/Best of Week #13 of Year 2005 (Mar 31, 2005, 02:30)
"We're looking for Linux and Open Source news tips and site
content contributers. Send email for more information..."
LordRich: Open Business (Mar 31, 2005, 01:45)
"Over at Almost Famous we're battling for GPL and otherwise Open
Schwartz: Scare Tactics in the World of Open Source (Mar 31, 2005, 01:00)
"In my view, the economics of free and open source software are
identical to the economics of free search, TV, radio, checking
accounts or mobile phones--the money's not in the access to the
product, it's in the services and value delivered around the