Linux News for Aug 25, 2005
LinuxDevices: Embedded Object Database Rides into Limelight on GPL (Aug 25, 2005, 23:30)
"[Db4o] targets real-time control systems, software products,
and devices such as mobile electronics, game consoles, medical
equipment, and automotive systems..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Novell Idea Man Gauges the Impact of Open Source (Aug 25, 2005, 22:00)
"Now that large companies are getting deeply involved with open
source, the sky is the limit in terms of innovation, says Matt
Asay, a Novell Inc. technology evangelist..."
ZDNet UK: UK Government Wakes Up to Firefox (Aug 25, 2005, 21:15)
"With software company Autodesk also pledging to make at least
one of its products compatible with Firefox, the days of IE-only
Web sites could be numbered..."
LinuxPlanet: Open Source: A Way of Developing, Distributing, and Licensing Software (Aug 25, 2005, 20:30)
Need an open source primer to point a newcomer to the Linux
arena? Look no further than this article from the OSDL's Ibrahim
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Users: OSDL Right to Reject Windows/Linux TCO Study (Aug 25, 2005, 19:45)
"The buzz with end users this week is that the Open Source
Development Labs (OSDL) chose wisely when it rejected an allegedly
independent comparison of Linux and Windows..."
ServerWatch: Real World Open Source: The TCO Question (Aug 25, 2005, 19:00)
"Some suggest that less than 30 percent of an organization's
software TCO is in upfront costs (e.g., sale price or licenses),
while the rest is in support and know-how..."
LWN: Dissertation: Three Ethical Moments in Debian (Aug 25, 2005, 17:30)
"...I have been spending the last number of years working on a
dissertation for the Anthropology department at the University of
Chicago, a dissertation whose focus is the ethics and politics of
the F/OSS movement..."
internetnews.com: Google IM Not Talking to Other Jabbers (Aug 25, 2005, 16:00)
"Google's much anticipated open standards-based IM client has
launched, but apparently without support for interconnecting with
other users on non-Google, open-source Jabber servers..."
Techworld: Microsoft to Support Linux with Next Virtual Server (Aug 25, 2005, 14:30)
"Microsoft will support both Linux and Solaris in its next
version of Virtual Server. But virtually, on top of Windows..."
Moglen, Stallman Chime in on Trademark Issue (Aug 25, 2005, 13:45)
internetnews.com and the Sydney Morning Herald each report on
comments from the Free Software Foundation's General Counsel Eben
Moglen and Founder Richard M. Stallman.
Linux.com: Sync Your Pocket PC with Linux (Aug 25, 2005, 13:00)
"You can use a Pocket PC with Linux, but the integration of a
device such as Hewlett-Packard's iPaq with Linux software such as
Evolution requires add-on software..."
LinuxDevCenter: Make Your Own "Phantom Edit" with Mplayer (Aug 25, 2005, 11:30)
"I've used mplayer as a media player under Linux for a long
time, and while browsing through their steadily growing
documentation, I came across the Edit Decision List (or EDL)
SearchEnterpriseLinux: System Panic: Get a Serial Console Log (Aug 25, 2005, 10:00)
"You'll need another server to act as the logging machine. Any
machine will do as long as it has a serial port and won't be
rebooted more often than the server you're monitoring...."
Free Software Magazine: How to Recover from a Broken RAID5 (Aug 25, 2005, 08:30)
"In this article I will describe an experience I had that began
with the failure of some RAID5 disks at the Hospital of Pediatric
Especialties, where I work..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: SQL Server Express a Sign of LAMP's Success (Aug 25, 2005, 07:00)
"The butterfly effect, wherein a butterfly flaps its wings and
influences the weather halfway across the globe, is a testament to
how small changes can affect even the largest of entities..."
developerWorks: IBM Rational ClearCase MultiSite and SAMBA 3.0 (Aug 25, 2005, 05:30)
"The intent of this article is to provide information on how to
configure and use the group mapping functionality that was
introduced in SAMBA 3.0 for use with IBM Rational ClearCase
Advisories: August 24, 2005 (Aug 25, 2005, 04:45)
Today's security advisories: mozilla-thunderbird and
mysql-dfsg-4.1 (Debian GNU/Linux); pcre and epiphany (Fedora Core);
Evolution (Gentoo Linux); and slocate (Mandriva Linux).
LinuxInsider: Diehards Refuse to Bury OS/2 (Aug 25, 2005, 04:00)
"Canadian OS/2 users say IBM's decision to end support for its
aging platform is unlikely to send them in search of open-source
LXer: Want To Join the World Trade Organization? Then Dump Microsoft (Aug 25, 2005, 02:30)
"When Mark Shuttleworth asked for help in putting together a
list of Government Projects for the Go Open Source Task Team
conference... he faciliated an unique database of best practices
and brought to light needs of developing countries..."
InfoWorld: Where Are All the Open Source Marketers? (Aug 25, 2005, 01:00)
"...I spoke with a number of people who asked if I knew of any
VP of Marketing types to join their open source company. The truth
is I came up pretty much blank..."