Linux News for Nov 14, 2005
Groklaw: SCO Asserts Its Rights to Almost Nothing (Nov 14, 2005, 23:30)
"SCOG's accusations that IBM has made infringing contributions
to the Linux 2.7 codebase make perfect sense to me..."
Linux-Watch: That GNOME Only Thing? I Was Just Kidding (Nov 14, 2005, 23:00)
"When Novell gave up supporting KDE, I expected something to
Phoronix: ATI PowerPlay [Review] (Nov 14, 2005, 22:30)
"Today we will be sharing a small preview of what has to come
from this ATI technology now supported under Linux. To start with,
below is ATI's official release note regarding PowerPlay in the
Linux Magazine: Exclusive: Interview with Monty Widenius (Nov 14, 2005, 22:00)
"With the release of 5.x, does MySQL AB plans to compete more
directly with products like Oracle and DB2, or do you see MySQL 5
as filling a different niche and being a complimentary database
ZDNet Asia Top Tech 50: Red Hat (Nov 14, 2005, 21:15)
"Almost all Linux companies would have to grapple with the
perennial question of how they can make money through software
subscriptions and services rather than selling packaged
NewsForge: Open Source Symposium Report (Nov 14, 2005, 20:30)
"Seneca College's fourth annual Open Source Symposium last month
drew high profile developers and thinkers from the open source
community to Toronto..."
The Inquirer: Apple Briefs Swoop on Open Source Outfit (Nov 14, 2005, 20:00)
"Ipodder Lemon was free software distributed under a GPL licence
to manage podcasts..."
LinuxPlanet: Getting the Real Facts: How Industry Analyst Reports Can Trick Readers (Nov 14, 2005, 19:30)
"Microsoft's 'Get the Facts' advertising campaign makes the
claim that Windows offers a lower total cost of ownership (TCO)
than Linux, and backs it up with reports from well-known industry
analyst firms... How can you separate the fact from the
internetnews.com: Ebay Frees Its Developer API (Nov 14, 2005, 19:00)
"Once upon a time, developers who needed to access eBay's
application programming interfaces in order to connect to the
auction giant's selling platform had to pay..."
MIT Technology Review: Linus's World (Nov 14, 2005, 18:15)
"How open-source god Linus Torvalds got his groove back after a
mini-insurrection among Linux insiders..."
SAP: I LOVE Open Source---Really! (Nov 14, 2005, 17:30)
"I am tired of reporters and others distorting my statements
regarding to Open Source..."
ZDNet UK: SGI Plans Linux Renaissance (Nov 14, 2005, 17:00)
SC05: "A modular blade-based Linux machine
looks to be spearheading SGI's attempts to pick itself up after
being delisted from the NYSE..."
ConsortiumInfo: ODF Update: What Will Happen Next on Beacon Hill and When (Nov 14, 2005, 16:30)
"That effort manifested first itself when State Senator Pacheco
called a hearing on October 31 at which Quinn was questioned, and
then confronted him with the testimony of a variety of critical
internetnews.com: Is Google Calling Gaim's Shots? (Nov 14, 2005, 16:00)
"An open source developer is alleging that Google is driving the
development of Gaim and bypassing the community. Google refutes the
CNET News: Linux Networx Adopts New Cluster Design (Nov 14, 2005, 15:30)
SC05: "Linux Networx, a company that
specializes in supercomputers made from clusters of Linux machines,
plans on Monday to unveil two new systems: the LS-1 and the
ZDNet UK: Open source: Developing Markets and Anti-Americanism (Nov 14, 2005, 15:00)
"Outside of the US and Europe, cost is a big motivator for using
open source software--but it's not the only one..."
-stable: Linux 126.96.36.199 (Nov 14, 2005, 14:30)
"We (the -stable team) are announcing the release of the
Debian.org: Debian-Installer Etch Beta 1 (Nov 14, 2005, 14:30)
The Debian Installer team is proud to announce the first beta
release of the installer for Debian GNU/Linux Etch.
vnunet: Giants Develop Linux Phone Specs (Nov 14, 2005, 13:45)
"The new Linux Phone Standards forum aims to create a framework
for mobile application development..."
LXer: Interview with Marten Mickos CEO of MySQL AB (Nov 14, 2005, 13:00)
"'We are not competing with Oracle, because they are the kings
of existing database applications. But when it comes to new
development and new paradigms, that's where MySQL fits in...'"
Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.6.15-rc1 (Nov 14, 2005, 11:30)
"It's hard to go through in any great detail, because even the
shortlog is actually almost five thousand lines and about 200kB in
IT Manager's Journal: Sleepycat--A Blue Ribbon Example of Open Source Financial Success (Nov 14, 2005, 11:30)
"In other words, they are afraid that in the process of offering
its source code for free, a company is jeopardizing its ability to
remain a going concern and will not be around to provide support
over a period of years..."
Linux.com: New Approaches to Linux Package Management (Nov 14, 2005, 09:15)
"Traditional Linux package management systems such as RPM,
Debian's dpkg, and Slackware's pkgtool present several problems for
NewsForge: PunBB: A Simple, Speedy Bulletin Board (Nov 14, 2005, 07:00)
"For some time now, I've been looking for a good, open source
bulletin board package to run a discussion board on my Web
Advisories: November 13, 2005 (Nov 14, 2005, 04:45)
This weekend's security advisories: acidlab (Debian GNU/Linux)
and lynx (Mandriva Linux).
LXer: Survival Guide For Women In FOSS: Striking Out On Your Own (Nov 14, 2005, 01:00)
"Most women, when they plan their careers, think in terms of
having jobs. But why limit yourself? The computing world is a haven
for the self-employed, and the FOSS world supplies tools and
opportunities you won't find anywhere else..."