Linux News for Jun 26, 2006
The Oregonian: Open Source, Open Doors (Jun 26, 2006, 23:30)
"Oregon can take a couple of small lessons from the recent
announcement that Compiere, an open-source software company, would
leave Portland to join its latest investor in California..."
Server Pipeline: FUD Never Changes (Jun 26, 2006, 22:00)
"But [Bill Hilf] then went on to claim that Linux as an
advanced, integrated server platform is also no challenge to
Windows because 'end users don't want to do testing unless they're
a developer' and 'most open-source code is terribly inferior to
commercial software code...'"
InfoWorld: Beating Proprietary on Open Source's Terms (Jun 26, 2006, 21:15)
"Think about this in the context of software. If you're a
startup, you can compete against the BigCos by doing what they do
better (and lose most of the time...)"
LinuxPlanet: You Need a Corporate Open Source Policy (Jun 26, 2006, 20:30)
"As organizations bring more and more open source software into
their IT environments, they are beginning to realize the need for
LinuxInsider: Patent Activist Florian Mueller Shares EU Secrets (Jun 26, 2006, 19:45)
"Florian Mueller is at it once again. The founder of the
NoSoftwarePatents.com campaign that led to the European Union's
landslide vote against a proposal for a software patent directive
is ready for the next battle..."
SearchOracle: Oracle vs. Microsoft: The Open Source Factor (Jun 26, 2006, 19:00)
"Many IT professionals believe that Oracle's recent moves in the
open source software (OSS) market--including its purchase of open
source stalwart Sleepycat Software Inc.--were undertaken in an
effort to destabilize Microsoft..."
Computer Weekly: SUSE Linux Course on a Stick (Jun 26, 2006, 18:15)
"Novell has unveiled a SUSE Linux Enterprise training course
contained on a portable USB drive, which it says is an industry
MCP Magazine: Dealing with Microsoft Haters (Jun 26, 2006, 17:30)
"Microsoft may be the world's best-known brand, but it's not
necessarily the best-loved. Here are ways to overcome deal-busting
objections..." Otherwise known as the 2006 MCP
ZDNet UK: OpenLogic Aims to Keep Open Source Honest (Jun 26, 2006, 16:45)
"When software is open source, and perhaps free, IT managers may
not feel under too much pressure to make sure that these software
assets are managed as carefully as others..."
ConsortiumInfo: More on Plugins (From Down Under) (Jun 26, 2006, 16:00)
"The project was started in the first place because it appeared
obvious that a solution based on a complete installation of
OpenOffice was ugly..."
Computerworld NZ: US Govt Agencies Eye Data Conversion, Open Source (Jun 26, 2006, 15:15)
"While the federal government looks into software than can
convert paper data into electronic form, some state governments see
open-source software as the wave of the future..."
Groklaw: Richard Stallman, Interviewed at GPLv3 Conference in Barcelona (Jun 26, 2006, 14:30)
"He asked Mr. Stallman what programmers should focus on next,
about DRM, binary drivers, proposed changes to the GPL, and what he
feels he has yet to accomplish..."
ZDNet UK: New Boss Has Six Months to Make Novell Work (Jun 26, 2006, 13:45)
"Novell's incoming chief executive Ron Hovsepian has a simple
job description, according to the analysts: improve sales fast, or
NewsForge: Irish College Gives Open Workflow Software Good Grades (Jun 26, 2006, 13:00)
"KDEG needed to streamline its workflow and implement
cross-platform compatibility, since the group comprises a mix of
OpenOffice.org and Word users..."
Linux.com: DSL-N: Damn Small Linux Gets Bigger (Jun 26, 2006, 11:30)
"According to Distrowatch.com, Damn Small Linux is the most
popular microLinux distribution..."
DevX: An Introduction to Mono Development (Jun 26, 2006, 10:00)
"The Mono project is both surprisingly mature, and surprisingly
compatible—and you can deliver applications built on it to
multiple platforms, including Windows..."
Palm Infocenter: Linux on the LifeDrive Update (Jun 26, 2006, 08:30)
"Linux enthusiasts are still hard at work experimenting with
getting Linux to operate on the Palm LifeDrive handheld..."
Linux.com: Getting Started with Linux-VServer (Jun 26, 2006, 07:00)
"Linux-VServer allows you to create virtual private servers and
security contexts, which operate like normal Linux servers but
allow many independent servers to be run simultaneously in one box
at full speed..."
Advisories, June 25, 2006 (Jun 26, 2006, 05:30)
This weekend's security advisories: courier (Debian GNU/Linux);
wv2 (Gentoo Linux); MySQL (Mandriva Linux); and kernel and netpbm
(Trustix Secure Linux).
Linux Mint: How to Get Widescreen Resolution in Linux? (Jun 26, 2006, 03:00)
"If you own a laptop with widescreen resolution such as
1280x768, 1280x800 or 1400x1050, you might have encountered that
Andrew Morton: Linux 2.6.17-mm2 (Jun 26, 2006, 01:00)
Incremental changelog, links within.