Linux News for Oct 25, 2005
LinuxDevices: Configurable Core Runs Linux, Supports Auto-Generated SoC Designs (Oct 25, 2005, 23:30)
"Tensilica's Xtensa cores are based on a proprietary 32-bit core
architecture with 16- and 24-bit instruction sets..."
internetnews.com: Only 1,000 Beers For Bug-Test Winners? (Oct 25, 2005, 22:45)
"Win a bug-finding contest, stagger away drunk on the
Sys-Con Australia: IBM Unveils Apache Geronimo Software for SOA Web Services (Oct 25, 2005, 22:00)
"IBM has announced a new open source-based software and support
initiative, called WebSphere Application Server Community Edition
Enterprise Storage Forum: Open Source Storage Management Gets a Big Push (Oct 25, 2005, 21:15)
"A consortium of some of the biggest vendors in the high-tech
industry has formed to work on a common storage software management
platform, something of a Holy Grail in the space to date..."
State of Oregon: Governor Announces New Open Source Technology Initiative by Oregon Universities (Oct 25, 2005, 20:30)
"Governor Ted Kulongoski today announced the contribution of
$350,000 by search technology leader Google Inc. to a joint open
source technology initiative of Oregon State University and
Portland State University..."
ComputerWeekly: BA.com Uses Real-time Software Monitoring (Oct 25, 2005, 19:45)
"British Airways is using real-time application monitoring to
help ensure critical services remain available to customers on its
Computerworld New Zealand: Novell OES Marries NetWare and Linux (Oct 25, 2005, 19:00)
"Novell produces a directory service for Linux, matches it with
admin and management tools and delivers a breakthrough
Groklaw: Friday's Interim Deadline--What Not to Expect (Oct 25, 2005, 18:15)
"Wait a second, guys. This is The SCO Group we are talking about
here. SCO's middle name is delay..."
SearchOpenSource: SpikeSource Defends Business Readiness Rating (Oct 25, 2005, 17:30)
"In the weeks following an interview with Forrester Research
Inc.'s Jeff Goulde on the Business Readiness Rating (BRR), users
posted several comments regarding the validity of the standards
group and its ability to condense hundreds of characteristics into
a single metric..."
Tectonic: The Shuttleworth FAQ (Part 4): Is Ubuntu the Big Ticket for Debian? (Oct 25, 2005, 16:45)
Shuttleworth's takes on forking and why the DCC Alliance won't
succeed. [Link repaired. -ed.]
CodeWeavers: Announcing CrossOver Office Version 5.0 (Oct 25, 2005, 16:00)
"I am very excited to announce that we have shipped version 5 of
vnunet: IBM Expands Open Source Patent Push (Oct 25, 2005, 15:15)
"IBM has opened up its entire patent portfolio for the
development and implementation of selected open healthcare and
education software standards..."
FreeDOS: FreeDOS Alleges DR-DOS GNU GPL Violation (Oct 25, 2005, 14:30)
"This means that the so-called 'DR-DOS 8.1' is just a bunch of
old tools plus a compilation of others' works, obviously sold
without permission and in violation of their license terms..."
Or... maybe not...
vnunet: Oracle to Bully Microsoft with Open Source Database (Oct 25, 2005, 13:00)
"Oracle's recent acquisition of the open source Innobase
database technology could mean that the firm is preparing to
release an open source database..."
Computerworld Australia: Google Exec Touts Communities, Content Over APIs (Oct 25, 2005, 11:30)
"Power in computing has shifted from proprietary, Microsoft APIs
to URLs on the Web and content provision..."
HowtoForge: ISP-Server Setup--Ubuntu 5.10 "Breezy Badger" (Oct 25, 2005, 10:00)
"This is a detailed description about the steps to be taken to
setup a Ubuntu based server (Ubuntu 5.10 - Breezy Badger) that
offers all services needed by ISPs..."
Linux Magazine: klik: True Click-and-Run Software (Oct 25, 2005, 08:30)
"But now thereâ€™s something available
thatâ€™s even easier and more painless:
LXer: Using Firefox 1.5 with Ubuntu 5.10--Quick Howto (Oct 25, 2005, 07:00)
"Why would you want to use a beta of Firefox when you an have a
more stable release? The version that comes with Breezy Badger has
a bad memory leak--and 1.5 runs faster..."
Linux.com: CLI Magic: lsof (Oct 25, 2005, 05:30)
"I noted then that the utility was based on the lsof
command--actually, based on just one of the hundreds of
combinations of arguments used to tell lsof exactly what it is you
want from it..."
Advisories: October 24, 2005 (Oct 25, 2005, 04:45)
Today's security advisories: permissions (SUSE Linux); and
apache, lynx, mod_php4, openssl, php4, php, squid, texinfo, and
wget (Trustix Secure Linux).
Free Software Magazine: FUDCon 3�London 2005 (Oct 25, 2005, 04:00)
"Recently RedHat organised some special mini-conferences for
users and developers of Fedora and are encouraging others to do the
FootNotes: The Future of Galeon (Oct 25, 2005, 02:30)
"As such, we've reached the conclusion that we have to change
our approach if we're going to avoid Galeon getting stale or
IT-Analysis: Death by PowerPoint; MySQL Comes of Age; Open Source Migration (Oct 25, 2005, 01:45)
"What's holding the Linux desktop back I wonder (apart from the
fact that it isn't marketed by Apple)...?"
Blog of Helios: Google--What Have You Done For Us Lately? (Oct 25, 2005, 01:00)
"A silly name coupled with a brilliant idea and an open source
server/operating system to make it all possible..."
The National Business Review: Open Source in Government: A Delusional Cheer from the Greens (Oct 25, 2005, 00:15)
"...[L]ast week celebrated the negotiation of an
all-of-government license agreement between the Department of
Inland Revenue and Novell, hardly an eyebrow was raised--except in
the Green camp, which exploded in a fit of irrational