Linux News for May 22, 2006
Mail & Guardian: $100 Laptop May Not Suit South Africa (May 22, 2006, 23:30)
"MIT's '$100 laptop' has created a huge buzz, but does it make
sense for the developing world? Linux International executive
director Jon 'Maddog' Hall offered an alternative..."
InformationWeek: 7 Answers To Key Questions About Java's Move To Open Source (May 22, 2006, 22:00)
"Sun CEO Schwartz isn't offering a lot of details. Here's our
NewsForge: DebConf6: Hot, Spicy, and Working Hard to Satisfy Debian Users (May 22, 2006, 21:15)
"The 7th annual Debian Developers Conference (DebConf6) brought
close to 300 Debian developers, package maintainers, and other
interested parties to Mexico's government-owned Oaxtepec Vacational
Center last week..."
InfoWorld: Open Source Needs More Competition (May 22, 2006, 20:30)
"Industry experts predict that desktop Linux adoption in
government in the U.S. will happen in two to five years..."
Kororaa: Kororaa and the GPL--Update 1 (May 22, 2006, 19:45)
"Essentially, if any program takes code from a GPL work and uses
that code in its own program, then it must also be licensed under
ConsortiumInfo: The Return of Them (May 22, 2006, 19:00)
"But when you read a 'citizen' op/ed piece, you don't
necessarily expect it to have been vendor-influenced unless there's
the usual italicized disclosure at the end of the piece..."
Tectonic: Hacking with Nat Friedman (May 22, 2006, 18:15)
"Friedman is the quintessential Linux hacker. He's been cranking
out code for most of his 28 years, and takes the hacking ethos
further, integrating it with business and life..."
Mad Penguin: First Look at SUSE Linux 10.1 (May 22, 2006, 17:30)
"You've heard it all before, right? Every year some wannabe
Nostradamus is running around telling anyone who will listen that
we are going to bear witness to the year of Linux on the
Groklaw: When You Come to a Fork in the Road... (May 22, 2006, 16:45)
"Yogi Berra said once, 'When you come to a fork in the road,
CRN: System Builders To Novell: We'll Give You A Listen (May 22, 2006, 16:00)
"If packed demo rooms are any indication of interest in its
latest Linux desktop, Novell has a willing audience..."
Computerworld: HP Pushes Open-source as Part of 'Switzerland' Strategy (May 22, 2006, 15:15)
"Your organization is part of HP's enterprise storage and
servers division, yet it works in all areas of the company where
there is open-source or Linux activity..."
internetnews.com: Was Google's Summer of Code a Boon or Bust? (May 22, 2006, 14:30)
"Last summer, Google sponsored 410 open source projects spanning
41 different organizations in a development initiative known as the
Summer of Code..."
Andrew Morton: Linux 2.6.17-rc4-mm3 (May 22, 2006, 13:45)
Incremental chagelog, links within.
-stable: Linux 220.127.116.11 (May 22, 2006, 13:45)
"We (the -stable team) are announcing the release of the
18.104.22.168 kernel. Couple security relevant patches in there, the
SCTP patches came in post review cycle..."
NewsForge: New Program will Train FOSS Trainers in India (May 22, 2006, 13:00)
"Why is free and open source software (FOSS) languishing in IT
schools all over India...?"
Linux.com: Automate Linux Installation and Recovery with SystemImager (May 22, 2006, 10:00)
"Installing and recovering systems is one of the most
time-consuming tasks for any IT department..."
nixCraft: Connecting Linux or UNIX System to Network Attached Storage Device (May 22, 2006, 08:30)
"The main advantage is more hard disk storage space added to a
network that already utilizes servers without shutting them down
for maintenance and upgrades..."
Linux Forums: A Linux Distribution for an Old Laptop (May 22, 2006, 07:00)
"D. Travis North found himself in need for a Linux Distribution
on his old laptop, so he started testing different distributions on
his machine, read on to see the results he got..."
BobCares: RPM Basics (May 22, 2006, 01:00)
"RPM has five basic modes of operation (not counting package
building): installing, uninstalling, upgrading, querying, and