Linux News for Jun 29, 2006
Enterprise Networking Planet: Free Software: Who's Looking Out for You? (Jun 29, 2006, 23:30)
"Sometimes I hear my hardworking network and system
administrator chums dismissing Free and Open Source Software with
'Spare me the philosophy junk. I just want good software, not a
ZDNet: Sun's Phipps Makes a Scarecrow Argument (Jun 29, 2006, 22:45)
"Simon Phipps, a Sun executive, told a conference in London that
people need to stop thinking of open source as 'free' and start
thinking of it as 'connected capitalism...'"
OSNews: The Chaos of Incompatibility in Mobile Linux (Jun 29, 2006, 22:00)
"Linux has one, last, chance to become the No1 OS in a
particular consumer-oriented market (not counting servers): the
mobile phone market..."
OSNews: First Look: Novell's SLED 10 (Jun 29, 2006, 21:15)
"Yesterday, Novell released a pre-release of its
much-anticipated SUSE Enterprise Linux Desktop 10, actually the 3rd
NewsForge: Ubuntu Developer Summit Paris: New Alliances, New Horizons (Jun 29, 2006, 20:30)
"Last week, more than 60 Ubuntu developers met in Paris to plan
Ubuntu's next release, codenamed Edgy Eft. Officially, the meeting
was billed as a developer summit and not a conference..."
CIO: Dirty Code, Licenses and Open Source (Jun 29, 2006, 19:45)
"The intricacies of free and open-source software licenses
require an honest conversation between you and your legal
NewsForge: Gnash, The Free Flash Player, Makes Progress (Jun 29, 2006, 19:00)
"The Gnash project has been developing a free software Flash
player since December..."
DesktopLinux: A First Look at MEPIS's New Ubuntu-based Linux (Jun 29, 2006, 18:15)
"Do you like Ubuntu? Do you like KDE? Would you like to have
them both in one distribution, but with more than Kubuntu can give
you? If that's you, then SimplyMEPIS 6.2 is your operating
Heise Online: The City of Munich Praises Linux at the Workplace (Jun 29, 2006, 17:30)
"The City of Munich's LiMux project center is rejecting charges
by the Senate administration of Berlin that the migration to free
software has gotten stuck before it ever got going..."
ZDNet UK: Mobile Next Battleground for Linux (Jun 29, 2006, 16:45)
"A revolution in mobile open source is on the way, according to
one Linux vendor, but analysts say the floodgates aren't ready to
open just yet..."
Globe and Mail: Novell Fixates on Microsoft Fight (Jun 29, 2006, 16:00)
"The sudden departure of Novell Inc.'s chief executive officer,
Jack Messman, is an uncharacteristic move for the quiet software
giant, underlining its desire to mount a more aggressive challenge
to Microsoft Corp.'s domination of the business desktop..."
Reuters/CNET News: Red Hat Earnings Rise on Business Sales (Jun 29, 2006, 15:15)
"Red Hat, a distributor of open-source Linux software, reported
an 11 percent increase in first-quarter net income on Wednesday,
boosted by subscriptions from corporate customers..."
internetnews.com: Sun Denies Open Source Java Imminent (Jun 29, 2006, 14:30)
"Sun was quick to deny published reports today that it plans to
open source Java in the next few months. The company is working on
the project, but any transition to open source is closer to a year
Red Hat Slapped with Patent Suit on JBoss Product (Jun 29, 2006, 13:45)
Patently-O reports "Software company FireStar has filed suit
against open source seller Red Hat, alleging patent infringement."
EU anti-patent activist Florian Mueller comments on the suit, and
wonders if this might be comeuppance for Red Hat. Articles
Andrew Morton: Linux 2.6.17-mm4 (Jun 29, 2006, 13:45)
Incremental changelog, links within.
Groklaw: Wells Grants in Part IBM's Motion to Limit SCO's Claims (Jun 29, 2006, 13:00)
"Feast your eyes on this, my friends! Judge Brooke Wells' Order
Granting in Part IBM's Motion to Limit SCO's Claims. Finally, SCO's
refusal to offer specificity has cost them..."
Free Software Magazine: Hardening Linux Web Servers (Jun 29, 2006, 12:15)
"Security is a process, not a result. It is a process which is
difficult to adopt under normal conditions; the problem is
compounded when it spans several job descriptions..."
Linux.com: Vim Tips: The Basics of Search and Replace (Jun 29, 2006, 11:30)
"Vim beginners may be puzzled when it comes to doing search and
replace operations in Vim..."
HowtoForge: Mandriva 2005 Postfix Anti-Spam, Anti-Virus Relay Server for Exchange Server 2000/2003 (Jun 29, 2006, 10:45)
"In the spirit of keeping it simple, let me recommend the
Mandrake or as it's currently known Mandriva Linux distro. This
guide has been written with this distro in mind..."
Enterprise Networking Planet: Can't Code? Squash a Few Bugs (Jun 29, 2006, 10:00)
"One of the reasons Free Software is so high-quality is anyone
can report bugs and submit patches. Even if you can't fix bugs,
reporting them is valuable..."
KernelTrap: Reviewing Suspend2 (Jun 29, 2006, 09:15)
"Nigel Cunningham submitted his suspend2 patches to the lkml for
review and inclusion into Andrew Morton's -mm tree..."
NewsForge: How to Correct Perspective and Lens Distortion in Digital Photos (Jun 29, 2006, 08:30)
"Warped horizon lines and bent skyscrapers are just as
disheartening to the travel photographer as the demonic 'red eye'
Linux.com: Ion, The Efficient Window Manager (Jun 29, 2006, 07:00)
"'So-called 'modern desktop environments' are totally unusable,
and present-day mainstream graphical user interfaces in general are
far less usable than they are praised to be.' So begins the
declaration of intent behind Ion..."
All About Linux: Lesser Known Drag and Drop Tips in Gnome (Jun 29, 2006, 05:30)
"Recently, while I was reading an article in the Firefox web
browser, I happened to accidentally click on a link and drag it
outside the browser. And the result was rather interesting..."
Advisories, June 28, 2006 (Jun 29, 2006, 04:45)
Today's secueity advisories: Mutt (Gentoo Linux); gd, tetex, and
libwmf (Mandriva Linux); kdebase, gnupg, and arts (Slackware
Linux); and mutt (Ubuntu Linux).
The R Zone: Closed Source and the Naked Emperor (Jun 29, 2006, 04:00)
"The Emperor is butt naked. And the majority of the people can't
Technoblogical: Who Was That Masked Man? (Jun 29, 2006, 02:30)
"Most of the time I like to download via bittorrent, but I
didn't this time..."
Linux-Watch: Test Drive Challenge: Office 2007 vs. OpenOffice 2.0 (Jun 29, 2006, 01:45)
"What Microsoft will really let you do is to play with a
Web-based version of Office 2007..."
Scoop.NZ: The Open Source Revolution (Jun 29, 2006, 01:00)
"At one level, the open-source revolution has been won..."
Frustrated by Design!: People Who Don't Matter and the Commercialisation of Linux (Jun 29, 2006, 00:15)
"The geniuses at Business 2.0 Magazine have published an article
called 10 people who 'Don't Matter...'"