Linux News for Oct 28, 2005
Editor's Note: Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks (Oct 28, 2005, 23:30)
Got an IT problem? Linux can help--but it will help more if you
think in open terms, not proprietary.
Forbes on the Blog Warpath (Oct 28, 2005, 22:00)
Incredibly, more fallout from this spring's O'Gara/Groklaw
confrontation. Now, a scathing series on blogs from Forbes (written
by you-know-who) has prompted some blog feedback of its own from
Dan Gillmor and LT's own James Turner.
Tectonic: The Vendor Mafia's Linux Vendetta (Oct 28, 2005, 20:30)
"When I finished my script, it dawned on me that this wouldn't
happen to a Windows user..."
eWeek: SCO Isn't Going Away Anytime Soon (Oct 28, 2005, 19:00)
"Like the Energizer Bunny, SCO and its Linux/Unix lawsuits keeps
going and going and..."
SearchOpenSource: MySQL CEO: Partnerships Will Propel OSS into Mainstream (Oct 28, 2005, 17:30)
"In the business IT shop of the near future, open source
software will gain equality with proprietary software, but it won't
get there on its own power, said Marten Mickos, CEO of MySQL
Groklaw: Building IT Infrastructure in UK Schools (Oct 28, 2005, 16:00)
"BECTA's research into the Total Cost of Ownership of IT in
schools showed significant savings by the early adopters of open
NewsForge: GNOME Foundation Votes on Board Dispute (Oct 28, 2005, 14:30)
"The GNOME Foundation is holding a referendum through the end of
next week to decide how many people will sit on its board of
Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.6.14 (Oct 28, 2005, 13:45)
"2.6.14 was delayed twice due to some last-minute bug-reports,
some of which ended up being false alarms (hey, I should be happy,
but it was a bit frustrating)..."
NewsForge: Bryant University Standardizes on Linux (Oct 28, 2005, 13:00)
"The school offers a wide variety of Web services, including
online registration and course materials, a digital asset library,
and a large interconnected campus, and they're all powered by
SearchOpenSource: Readers, Experts Square Off on The Best Linux Books (Oct 28, 2005, 12:15)
"The manuals that guide a user become obsolete as fast as
technology is improved upon..."
Linux Magazine: Azureus: A Better Way to BitTorrent (Oct 28, 2005, 11:30)
"BitTorrent has become one of the most widely used apps on the
Internet--so popular, in fact, that it's estimated that over 33% of
all Internet traffic is now generated by BitTorrent..."
Mad Penguin: Fighting FUD With Humor (Oct 28, 2005, 10:00)
"Cheerful. If there was one word that I would choose to describe
Marcel Gagne's new book, it would be cheerful..."
Free-bees.co.uk: Ubuntu 5.10 [Review] (Oct 28, 2005, 08:30)
"If my maths serves me correctly this is only the third release
of Ubuntu, making it relatively young considering the six month
Linux.com: Advanced Linux LDAP Authentication (Oct 28, 2005, 07:00)
"In an earlier look at LDAP, we set up a simple LDAP-based
authentication system. We configured client machines to retrieve
authentication information from a server running OpenLDAP..."
Linux Magazine: The Linux Emergency Room (Oct 28, 2005, 05:30)
"When such problems occur, it's time to reach for your first aid
kit. Not prepared? Scrub in and learn how to handle the worst.
Welcome to the Linux ER..."
Advisories: October 27, 2005 (Oct 28, 2005, 04:45)
Today's security advisories: lynx, openssl094, and lynx-ssl
(Debian GNU/Linux); pam and gdb (Fedora Core);
apache-mod_auth_shadow and sudo (Mandriva Linux); and kernel (Red
Free Software Magazine: Free Art and Copyright Conflicts (Oct 28, 2005, 04:00)
"In 2000, I was a much more naive person when it came to both
free software and the legal environment in which it exists. To be
fair, I suppose I was far from alone..."
Updegrove: If This Was Tomorrow Yesterday Someone's Position Must Have Changed By Now (Or Did It?) (Oct 28, 2005, 02:30)
"...[Y]esterday, Microsoft gave a statement to TGDaily.com
saying that it had no plans to support OpenDocument..."
Counterpunch: License to Bill (Oct 28, 2005, 01:45)
"Stripped of the AIDS hoopla, Gates' visit was actually a major
skirmish in Microsoft's ongoing jihad against the free software,
Linux-Watch: Does Slackware Still Matter? (Oct 28, 2005, 01:00)
"Although Slackware was THE distro in the mid-90s (which is why
I always say it's the best 1995 has to offer), at the present time
it has conceded the corporate market..."