Linux News for Jan 31, 2006
LinuxInsider: Open-Source Licensing: Here's What I've 'Noticed' (Jan 31, 2006, 23:30)
"However, in the trenches, people who are using open-source code
as building blocks in their products spend more time on one
compliance task than any other: notices..."
WebProNews: Gates' MIT Alternative A Diversion? (Jan 31, 2006, 22:45)
"Critics say the suggestion is convenient in light of the fact
that the Windows CE operating system was rejected by project
founder Nicholas Negroponte in favor of open source Linux..."
Computer Business Review: Novell Ups Ante Against Red Hat with Free Training (Jan 31, 2006, 22:00)
"Novell Inc has announced that it is bundling training and
advanced support free of charge with its SUSE Linux Enterprise
LinuxPR: New Open-Xchange "Oxtender" Enables Replacement of Windows Server (Jan 31, 2006, 21:15)
A new extension to Open-Xchange Server 5, called 'Samba
OXtender,' enables end users to access all the information they
need for their daily work..."
EFYTimes: Red Hat Takes UTI Bank On Linux Ride (Jan 31, 2006, 20:30)
"Red Hat has successfully migrated UTI Bank's critical customer
relationship management (CRM) applications on the Red Hat
Enterprise Linux platform..."
Update: Google at Work on Desktop Linux? Not So Fast... (Jan 31, 2006, 20:14)
"Google is preparing its own distribution of Linux for the
desktop, in a possible bid to take on Microsoft in its core
business--desktop software..." [Apparently, maybe not.
Linux-Watch debunking story within. -ed]
DesktopLinux: WordPerfect for Linux Lives On (Jan 31, 2006, 20:00)
"Corel Corp. may have given up on bringing WordPerfect to Linux,
but that doesn't mean Linux users have to give up on running
WordPerfect on Linux..."
Computer Business Review: The Open Source Storage Holy Grail (Jan 31, 2006, 19:00)
"IBM hopes that its Aperi open source initiative will open up
the storage market and banish proprietary technologies from the
Computerworld: IBM Exec Sees Open-Source Boom in 2006 (Jan 31, 2006, 18:15)
"Bob Sutor, IBM's vice president of standards and open-source,
expects a number of industries to embrace open-source software in
SunMink: DRM and the Death of a Culture (Jan 31, 2006, 17:30)
"The problem with technology-enforced restrictions isn't that
they allow legitimate enforcement of rights; it's the collateral
damage they cause in the process..."
CNET News: 'Free' is the New 'Cheap' for Software Tools (Jan 31, 2006, 17:00)
"James Gosling, a vice president and fellow at Sun Microsystems,
once quipped that the average software developer spends more on
cafe lattes than on tools..."
Computer Business Review: Novell's Linux Strategy Progress Report (Jan 31, 2006, 16:30)
"Two years after its move into the Linux distribution business,
Novell is claiming to be enjoying a renaissance..."
ZDNet UK: UK Linux Guru Backs GPL 3 (Jan 31, 2006, 16:00)
"Linus Torvalds may have his doubts, but Alan Cox is supporting
the next version of the GPL..."
SearchOpenSource: OSBC Director: Can Microsoft Become One of the OSS Guys? (Jan 31, 2006, 15:15)
"In this interview, Asay contends that Microsoft has been
missing out on a huge opportunity with open source, but it is
beginning to show some promise..."
ZDNet UK: $100 PC Project Will 'Invigorate Linux Desktop Push' (Jan 31, 2006, 14:30)
"Putting an open source-based laptop in the hands of millions of
users around the world will help drive home the importance of
non-proprietary development and applications, says Red Hat..."
ConsortiumInfo: Romney Appoints New CIO, Emphasizes Commitment to ODF (Jan 31, 2006, 13:45)
"...Mitt Romney has not only appointed a permanent replacement
to State CIO Peter Quinn, but also dedicated the press release
announcing that appointment to reconfirming its steadfast
commitment to the implementation of the OASIS OpenDocument
-stable: Linux 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 (Jan 31, 2006, 13:45)
"We (the -stable team) are announcing the release of the
184.108.40.206 kernel..." [220.127.116.11 released as well, both
Jonathan's Blog: Thinking About GPL3... (Jan 31, 2006, 13:00)
"...[W]e've begun looking at the possibility of releasing
Solaris... under dual open source licenses. CDDL... and under the
Free Software Foundation's GPL3..."
LinuxPlanet: Using VNC Tunneling over SSH (Jan 31, 2006, 11:30)
"There are times when you need to see what's running on another
user's desktop. When you're both behind the same firewall, VNC is a
good solution. But what happens when each user is behind different
firewalls and you need a secure connection...?"
Blogcritics: Open Source: Configuring Apache--Don't Succumb To The "Slashdot Effect" (Jan 31, 2006, 10:00)
"Like many techno-geeks I host my LAMP website on a cheap ($150)
computer and my broadband connection..."
PHP DevCenter: Simplify PHP Development with WASP (Jan 31, 2006, 09:15)
"WASP (Web Application Structure for PHP) is a three-tier
framework built on PHP 5..."
Random Thoughts: Installing Ubuntu to an External USB Drive--A HOWTO (Jan 31, 2006, 08:30)
"Thru painful experience and sleepless nights, I finally figure
out how to install Ubuntu or any kind of Lux distro to an external
All About Linux: Effective Partitioning--The How and Why of It (Jan 31, 2006, 07:45)
"A few days back, when my non-techie friend came to visit me at
home, he was amazed to see me booting into multiple OSes (4 to be
exact) on my machine..."
Linux.com: CLI Magic: Use top to Monitor PCs Across a Network (Jan 31, 2006, 07:30)
"Most Linux users are familiar with the top command, typically
used to examine the system load on a local PC and others on the
HowtoForge: Chrooted SSH HowTo (Jan 31, 2006, 05:30)
"This tutorial describes how to install and configure OpenSSH so
that it will allow chrooted sessions for users..."
Advisories, January 30, 2006 (Jan 31, 2006, 04:45)
Today's security advisories: trac and unalz (Debian GNU/Linux);
Paros, MyDNS, Xpdf, Poppler, GPdf, libextractor, and pdftohtml
(Gentoo Linux); bzip2 and gzip (Mandriva Linux); and kernel and
openssh (Trustix Secure Linux).
Free-Bees.co.uk: FoX Desktop Lite 1.0 (Jan 31, 2006, 04:00)
"So, what is FoX Desktop Lite? It is based upon Fedora Core 4,
with KDE 3.5..."
Windows DevCenter: Open Microsoft (Jan 31, 2006, 03:30)
"Why would I do this, and why would they want me there? I've
been associated with the free software movement for at least ten
PC World: Ubuntu's Missing Batteries (Jan 31, 2006, 03:00)
"The problem, as I've detailed in previous columns, is that
Ubuntu Linux does not come with all its batteries included..."
ZDNet: That Boot Time Controversy (Jan 31, 2006, 02:30)
"I did wonder at the time what he'd make of picoBSD, but
generally thought the whole idea of considering boot times pretty
ZDNet: IBM Sets DB2 Database Free (Jan 31, 2006, 01:30)
"IBM on Monday introduced a free version of its DB2 database, a
move designed to win software developers over to its
Lobby4Linux: Loan Linux Your Larynx--Let Your Voice Be Heard... No, REALLY Heard (Jan 31, 2006, 01:00)
"We have made much progress since our first announcement and the
response from the community has been surprising..."
Computerworld Australia: Windows Offers Half-Way House to Open Source (Jan 31, 2006, 00:15)
"Open source may be synonymous with the Linux operating system,
but today's IT managers are beginning to exploit the vast amount of
free software available for Microsoft's Windows..."