Linux News for May 26, 2005
Murdock: Open Source and the Commoditization of Software (May 26, 2005, 23:30)
"It is said the only things certain in life are death and taxes.
For those of us in the IT industry, we can add one more to the
The Register: Indigo Not So Open as .NET Framework? (May 26, 2005, 22:45)
"A Novell-backed project seeking to create an open source
version of web services technology in future versions of Windows
could hit an IP hurdle from Microsoft..."
Contractor UK: Google Approves 'Unleashed' IT Staff (May 26, 2005, 22:00)
"Companies in need of internal business innovation should let
their IT staff run rampant, according to the chief executive of the
world's largest search engine Google..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Why CIOs Balk at Open Source Apps (May 26, 2005, 21:15)
"Major open source business applications--like those that cover
collaboration and enterprise resource planning (ERP)--don't seem to
be making a big impression on company decision makers in
LinuxPlanet: LinuxWorld Summit: Linux Replacing Other Enterprise OS (May 26, 2005, 20:30)
"Linux is rapidly replacing Unix, Windows, and old-style
mainframes for mainstream enterprise use, despite lingering issues
ranging from the availability of enterprise server applications to
the quality of desktop Linux software, according to attendees at
this week's LinuxWorld Summit in New York City..."
Tectonic: Skills Deficit Still Dogs Open Source Software in Africa--Report (May 26, 2005, 19:45)
"After close on two year's research Bridges.org this week
released the findings of its study into the use of free/open source
and proprietary software in public computer centres..."
Techworld: Is Linux the Itanium's Saviour? (May 26, 2005, 19:00)
"Has the Itanium got a future? It's question that many people
have asked in recent years..."
New Zealand Reseller News: Red Hat Continues Plans for Market Domination (May 26, 2005, 18:15)
"Leading Linux vendor Red Hat says it is keen to maintain its
100% year-on-year growth in the Asia-Pacific region and is
promising greater partner support to achieve this..."
Silicon.com: Open Source Apps Given to Millions in India (May 26, 2005, 17:30)
"The Indian government is trying to encourage the use of
computers across the country by distributing free CDs that contain
localised versions of popular open source applications..."
itWorldCanada: GNU Guru Asks Taiwan PC Makers to Free Their Drivers (May 26, 2005, 16:45)
"Richard Stallman, one of the main forces behind the GNU/Linux
operating system and the free software movement, is in Taiwan
fighting on a new front--to get the island's PC makers to release
source code for their drivers..."
Groklaw: SCO v. Novell Hearing Reports (May 26, 2005, 16:00)
"The hearing on Novell's motion in SCO v. Novell was
[yesterday], and it's just finished. It lasted about 35 minutes,
and Judge Kimball has taken it under advisement..."
The Register: EU Pledges €660k to Understand Open Source (May 26, 2005, 15:15)
"The European Union has approved a €660,000 [US$827,200]
grant for FLOSSWorld, a two-year project to promote FLOSS
collaboration involving 17 partners in 12 countries..."
IT Week: Novell Posts $16m First-Quarter Loss (May 26, 2005, 14:30)
"The company said that sales of the NetWare suite of products
are declining at a faster rate than expected, and that sales of
Linux products were disappointing..."
Forbes: The Open Source Heretic (May 26, 2005, 13:45)
"Yet after all these years, McVoy has come to believe that the
open source business model... cannot generate enough money to
support the development of truly innovative software
NewsFactor: IBM, Red Hat To Boost Linux Education (May 26, 2005, 13:00)
"IBM announced Tuesday it will work with Red Hatto bring
universities up to speed in teaching college students open source
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Stopping Intruders with Snort & Friends (May 26, 2005, 11:30)
"When hackers are cooking up trouble, users of an open source
tool called Snort can stop their deliveries...
NewsForge: Sentry CD--A different Firewall Approach (May 26, 2005, 10:00)
If you want to set up a Linux-based firewall, there's no need to
run a bloated distribution that installs everything but the kitchen
LinuxJournal: Testing and Building with the New gumstix SBCs, Part 1 (May 26, 2005, 08:30)
"Checking back in with gumstix's expanding product line to see
if the original concerns have been addressed and what's possible
now with the waysmall modules..."
developerWorks: Use IMAP with Perl, Part 2 (May 26, 2005, 07:00)
"This time around Ted covers tunneling (or "port forwarding" as
it is sometimes called), as well as applying the script to the
Maildir mail-storage format..."
NewsForge: Moodle: An Open Source Learning Management System (May 26, 2005, 05:30)
"Distance education is becoming more important in today's
Advisories: May 25, 2005 (May 26, 2005, 04:45)
Today's security advisories: qpopper (Debian GNU/Linux); and
ImageMagick, ethereal, kernel, and lesstif (Red Hat Linux).
Consulting Times: Linux vs Microsoft XP: Optimizations Make Linux the Killer Desktop (May 26, 2005, 04:00)
"When the Linux desktop gets performance tweaks, people can see
a significant difference. Windows XP just cannot keep up..."
Once More...: Irony, OpenOffice, Open Source, Shared Source, and Microsoft Office (and Standards!) (May 26, 2005, 02:30)
"Slashdot recently carried the [resurrected] story about the
head of Microsoft in the Ukraine being forced to use OpenOffice on
Linux to display their Microsoft PowerPoint presentation about
ZDNet: Two on Microsoft’s Anti-Linux Strategy (May 26, 2005, 01:00)
ZDNet has two blog entries addressing the sucesses and failures
of Microsoft's plans to off the penguin.