Linux News for Jul 25, 2005
eWeek: Open-Source Investment Begins to Pay (Jul 25, 2005, 23:30)
"Venture capitalists are giving open-source businesses a
multimillion-dollar twirl; care to follow their lead...?"
ZDNet UK: How Does That Company Treat Free Software? (Jul 25, 2005, 22:45)
"People often ask me what I think of some company's attitude
towards the free software community. They would like a simple
answer, and in a few cases, such as Microsoft, I can give them
SpiderTools: DSL 1.3 Review--The Best Lightweight Distro (Jul 25, 2005, 22:00)
"This distribution provides an avenue of freedom to those who
have been limited by size and age of their computers as DSL works
extremely well on older hardware..."
Techworld: Open Source Letter to the Open Source Community--A Reply (Jul 25, 2005, 21:15)
"Adrian von Bidder responds to the open letter to the open
source community that we published earlier this week..."
LinuxPlanet: Looking at Effective C++ (Jul 25, 2005, 20:30)
"The first two editions of Effective C++ were embraced
by hundreds of thousands of programmers worldwide. The reason is
clear: Scott Meyers' practical approach to C++ describes the rules
of thumb used by the experts..."
Eye on IT: 10 Reasons Why a Resurgent Mac is Great for Linux (Jul 25, 2005, 19:45)
"The notion that the Mac is either a short or long-term threat
to Linux is wrong for a number of different reasons. 10 in
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Linux Desktop Market Still Wait-and-See (Jul 25, 2005, 19:00)
"The solid growth of Linux of late serves to dismiss even the
most outrageous of anti-Linux campaigns as more of a dud than
NewsForge: Ottawa Linux Symposium, Day 4 (Jul 25, 2005, 18:15)
"The final day of the Ottawa Linux symposium was highlighted by
this year's keynote address, delivered by Red Hat's lead Linux
kernel developer, Dave Jones..."
Stuff: Electoral Enrolment Centre Votes for Open Source (Jul 25, 2005, 17:30)
"The Electoral Enrolment Centre has moved to open source
software to slash its operating costs..."
ZDNet: Tech VIPs Say Future Belongs to Open Source (Jul 25, 2005, 16:45)
"In the next five to 10 years, the open-source movement will
transform the software business, according to several top industry
executives speaking at the AO 2005 Innovation Summit at Stanford
iTWeb: Standard Bank 'Still Backs Open Source' (Jul 25, 2005, 16:00)
"Standard Bank says a more than R100 million licensing agreement
with Microsoft does not mean the bank no longer supports open
Mail & Guardian: Learning to Love the Penguin (Jul 25, 2005, 15:15)
"There may be one single penguin as the mascot for Linux, but
there are countless Linuxes--different versions that aim to fulfill
CNET News: IBM Steps Into Open-Source Java Project (Jul 25, 2005, 14:30)
"IBM has begun participating in open-source Java project Harmony
and intends to contribute code to the initiative, according to a
Big Blue executive..."
Groklaw: Another Redacted SCO Document Shows The Game Plan (Jul 25, 2005, 13:45)
"Here's SCO's Reply Brief in Further Support of its Supplemental
Memorandum Regarding Discovery, which has now been refiled in
NewsForge: LinuxFund Names New Director, Schedules Payouts (Jul 25, 2005, 13:00)
"In an effort to restart, the LinuxFund credit card program,
intended to benefit the Linux and open source community, has named
a new executive director and announced it will begin funding open
source projects again..."
internetnews.com: Mozilla Holds The Fox (Jul 25, 2005, 12:15)
"The Mozilla Foundation will hold off releasing the next
revision of its popular open-source browser Firefox until late
Computer Business Review: Novell Puts Its SEAL on Linux Licensing (Jul 25, 2005, 11:30)
"The new licensing program is only available in Europe at this
stage and is known as the Novell Strategic Enterprise Agreement for
Linux, or SEAL..."
KernelTrap: tty Cleanup (Jul 25, 2005, 10:45)
"Alan Cox discussed his current efforts on improving the tty
layer, 'at the moment tty buffers are attached directly to the
HowtoForge: The Perfect Setup--Fedora Core 4 (Jul 25, 2005, 10:00)
"This is a detailed description about the steps to be taken to
setup a Fedora Core 4 based server that offers all services needed
by ISPs and hosters..."
Linux Magazine: Desktop Publishing With Scribus 1.3.0 (Jul 25, 2005, 08:30)
"The Scribus team unleashed the 1.3.0 version of scribus last
week, with a few new features that make Scribus even more
Buddyping Tech Howto::Google Maps (Jul 25, 2005, 07:00)
"In this first series of HOWTO's, we will show you how we used
Google Maps to drive a lot of the visual representation for our
developerWorks: Linux Scripts Make Wireless Management a Snap (Jul 25, 2005, 05:30)
"Setting up a wireless Internet Service provider (WISP) for your
office or neighborhood doesn't have to be a taxing or expensive