Linux News for Jun 27, 2005
ONLamp: Knoppix 4.0 DVD--Like a Kid in a Candy Store (Jun 27, 2005, 23:30)
"A totally new release of Knoppix was unveiled at LinuxTag 2005,
eWeek: Debian and Fedora Stay Sharp (Jun 27, 2005, 22:45)
"June saw new releases of two of the world's most significant
Linux distributions--Red Hat Inc.'s Fedora Core and Software in the
Public Interest Inc.'s Debian..."
ONLamp: What Developers Want (Jun 27, 2005, 22:00)
"In this article, we share our top ten list of programmers'
common wants and needs..."
CIO Today: Taking Chances with Open-Source Software (Jun 27, 2005, 21:15)
"Despite all the innuendo and bias regarding the pros and cons
associated with such a decision, the legal analysis of using
open-source software is the same as the legal analysis for using
NewsForge: Italian Lawyers in Love with Open Source (Jun 27, 2005, 20:30)
"However, in the province of Foggia, Southern Italy, two small
groups of lawyers have turned themselves into open source
LinuxPlanet: Bluefish... It's A Keeper For HTML Editing (Jun 27, 2005, 19:45)
"Bluefish is a handy, text-based HTML editor for anybody that
needs to crank out a lot of Web content, without a lot of
LinuxDevices: Motorola Readies Tri-Band Linux/Java Phone (Jun 27, 2005, 19:00)
JavaOne: "The E895 is a tri-band GSM
cameraphone with a 1.3 megapixel camera, large LCD display,
Bluetooth, and rich Internet, multimedia, video, and web
NewsForge: Open Source Battles Microsoft in Ukraine (Jun 27, 2005, 18:15)
"If adopted, it will require government agencies, along with all
state-owned or state-controlled companies, to give preference to
open source software..."
vnunet: Open Source Intellectual Property Fears Rise (Jun 27, 2005, 17:30)
"According to a newly released IDC survey of 200 US-based IT
professionals, intellectual property indemnification is being seen
as an IT management issue rather than an open source issue..."
Groklaw: Wallace Files Opposition to FSF Motion to Dismiss (Jun 27, 2005, 16:45)
"Daniel Wallace has filed an opposition to FSF's Motion to
Dismiss, a mere day after they filed their motion, so we may safely
assume he anticipated such a motion. He should have taken more time
ZDNet Austrailia: Tension Mounts Between OpenSolaris Derivatives (Jun 27, 2005, 16:00)
"Rivalry between different derivatives of OpenSolaris has
already begun, two weeks after Sun Microsystems' initial code
The Oregonian: Linus Torvalds On... (Jun 27, 2005, 15:15)
"And the Internet has done that and open source has really done
that for a lot of technical people, where you end up knowing all
these people that are interested in what you're interested in and
you have common interests..."
DistroWatch: SUSE Linux 9.3 Released to Mirrors (Jun 27, 2005, 14:30)
"Some nine weeks after the official release of SUSE LINUX 9.3,
an installable DVD image of the product has been released to SUSE's
internetnews.com: Open Source Release For Sun's App Server (Jun 27, 2005, 13:45)
JavaOne: "After OpenSolaris, another release
under the Common Development and Distribution License. Will the
Linux community embrace it...?" Perhaps "embrace" is not the
NewsForge: My Workstation OS: Foresight Linux (Jun 27, 2005, 13:00)
"The Foresight Linux 0.8.1 distribution showcases some of the
latest and greatest software from GNOME..."
LinuxDevices: GPL'd Kernel Module Improves Long-Distance Internet Communication (Jun 27, 2005, 11:30)
"PSPacer 1.0 suppresses traffic bursts to minimize packet loss,
with a single PC able to smooth up to 100 connections..."
TipMonkies: Linux Filesystems and Partitioning: A Primer (Jun 27, 2005, 10:00)
"In this article, we will be discussing what partitioning is,
how to choose a filesystem, how to have Windows and Linux installed
on your hard drive at the same time, and more..."
NewsForge: LAMP Made Easy with XAMPP (Jun 27, 2005, 08:30)
"The XAMPP download includes more than just Apache, MySQL, PHP,
and Perl. It also includes a number of related open source
KernelTrap: The Future Of Devfs (Jun 27, 2005, 07:00)
"The removal of the deprecated devfs from the mainline kernel
took another step forward today with a patch from Greg KH that
removes devfs from the build process..."
developerWorks: Three Ways to Connect a Database to a Geronimo Application Server (Jun 27, 2005, 05:30)
"Geronimo is a flexible application server capable of hosting
many different application components. Geronimo uses deployment
plans to help the application deployment system figure out which
pieces of an application need to go where..."
Groklaw: The Daemon, the GNU and the Penguin--Ch. 13 (Jun 27, 2005, 01:00)
"From late 1986 on, Keith Bostic would stand up at each USENIX
Conference and announce the progress of his--the CSRG's--project:
about 35% of the code was AT&T license free; about 55%; about