Linux News for Jul 27, 2006
Linux Journal: Does Dual Licensing Threaten Free Software? (Jul 27, 2006, 23:15)
"After the dotcom doldrums of the past five years, there is a
new wind blowing through the world of commercial software. It's
open source, but not as we know it..."
InfoWorld: Ubuntu's Jeff Waugh Says Power Management is Getting Better (Jul 27, 2006, 22:30)
"I tackled Jeff Waugh, prince of Ubuntu to discuss why I would
be thrilled to switch to an Ubuntu laptop but several things aren't
allowing me to move off the Mac..."
InformationWeek: Review: Napster And Rhapsody For OS X And Linux? Sort Of (Jul 27, 2006, 21:45)
"With the launch of new Web-based services from two major online
music subscription providers, Mac and Linux users can finally get
in on the all-you-can-download action. But are these services any
CNET News: Selling Mozilla Through Sex and Religion (Jul 27, 2006, 21:00)
"Sex and ego sells, students in a project at Stanford University
have confirmed, but so does religion..."
The Jem Report: Ubuntu Linux 6.06 Review (Jul 27, 2006, 20:15)
"...[U]nless businesses like dealing with multiple hardware
issues, a substandard Java environment, and a lack of proprietary
Web browser plugins, I can't see how Ubuntu Linux 6.06 is ready for
anything except perhaps a patch release..."
NewsForge: NeroLinux Revisited: No Better than the Alternatives (Jul 27, 2006, 19:30)
"Like its Windows counterpart, NeroLINUX combines an easy-to-use
interface with a variety of options. However, unlike the Windows
version, it offers little, if anything, that is not available in
comparable free software..."
CNET News: Adobe Returns Attention to Flash for Linux (Jul 27, 2006, 18:45)
"Adobe has resumed work on a Linux version of its Flash Player
and plans to catch the software up to its Windows and Mac OS X
equivalent, version 9, the company has said..."
PR: Second Discussion Draft of Revised GNU General Public License Released (Jul 27, 2006, 18:00)
The Free Software Foundation and the Software Freedom Law Center
(SFLC) today have released the second discussion draft of the GNU
General Public License version 3..." Announcement
internetnews.com: Sugar 4.5 Gets 'AJAXed' (Jul 27, 2006, 17:15)
"With the 4.5 release of its open source CRM package, SugarCRM
is capitalizing on its growing popularity in the space..."
PC Magazine: Motorola Outlines Plans for RAZR Successor, the SCPL (Jul 27, 2006, 16:30)
"He also said Motorola will be abandoning the familiar operating
system used on its feature phones, such as the RAZR, for a Linux-
and Java-based solution..."
Fellowship of FSFE: Alan Cox 5 Minutes on GPLv3, Plus Comments (Jul 27, 2006, 15:45)
"In the Q+A session after a recent talk by Alan Cox in Limerick,
he was asked for his thoughts on GPLv3..."
NewsForge: OSCON Day 2 (Jul 27, 2006, 15:00)
OSCON: "The eighth annual O'Reilly Open Source
Convention (OSCON) continued yesterday with more tutorials, the
O'Reilly Radar Executive Briefing, the Open Source Awards, and
Larry Wall's State of the Onion report..."
internetnews.com: Will All Software Go Open Source? (Jul 27, 2006, 14:15)
"When open source developers gather on a panel to discuss
whether 'all software will go open source,' you can expect the
sentiment to tip that way, only with lots of arguments..."
The Register: India Rejects One Laptop Per Child (Jul 27, 2006, 13:30)
"India has decided against getting involved in Nicholas
Negroponte's One Laptop Per Child scheme--which aims to provide
kids in developing countries with a simple $100 machine..."
PR: GNOME 2.16 Beta 1 Released (Jul 27, 2006, 12:45)
"The latest development release of GNOME is here: GNOME 2.15.90,
a.k.a. GNOME 2.16 Beta 1..." Announcement, links
Andrew Morton: Linux 2.6.18-rc2-mm1 (Jul 27, 2006, 12:00)
Incremental changelog, links within.
SearchOpenSource: Testing a New Linux Kernel While Keeping the Old One (Jul 27, 2006, 12:00)
"This article describes how I accomplished this task by using a
dual-boot system with two Linux kernels to choose from during
PC World: Make Dapper Drake Perform on Old Hardware (Jul 27, 2006, 10:30)
"Ubuntu 6.06 is sweet, but can be slow on older PCs. Here's how
to speed it up..."
Linux Journal: System Administration: Another Step Toward the BIND [Parts III & IV] (Jul 27, 2006, 09:00)
"Before we take a look at a complete primary zone file, we need
to cover background. Consider this background the context where the
file itself is content..."
Enterprise Networking Planet: Use Fedora Directory Server For Manageable LDAP (Jul 27, 2006, 07:30)
"So, before we get into exploring the wonders of Fedora
Directory Server, let's give that question a meaningful answer. Why
should you consider using LDAP...?"
Linux.com: Emacs Tips: Checking Spelling and Syntax (Jul 27, 2006, 06:00)
"Even the Emacs-enlightened are still but humble human beings
who may err..."
LinuxDevices: Device Profile: RobuSoft RobuROC 6 Autonomous Vehicle (Jul 27, 2006, 04:30)
"French transport and cleanliness robot specialist RoboSoft has
used real-time Linux in a six-wheeled outdoor autonomous vehicle
aimed at reducing human risks..."
Advisories, July 26, 2006 (Jul 27, 2006, 03:45)
Today's security advisories: kernel-source-2.6.8 et. al. (Debian
GNU/Linux), and mozilla-thunderbird and php4 (Ubuntu Linux).
ZDNet: Qlusters Serving All Virtualization Schemes (Jul 27, 2006, 03:00)
"The headline was that its openQRM project would deliver plug-in
support for all the major virtualization projects--Xen, VMWare,
CRN: Getting Linux To Disrupt The Market, Not The User Experience (Jul 27, 2006, 01:30)
"Novell's chief technology officer, Jeff Jaffe, wrote yesterday
why the Linux desktop is hogging much of the attention..."
Slashdot: Web Services and Open Source at OSCON (Jul 27, 2006, 00:45)
OSCON: "I spend a lot of time with my head
buried in code, and every time I pick my head up it feels like the
future is closer than I thought. So I like coming to OSCON..."
ZDNet: MS Platform Chief: Closed-Mindedness About Open Source Continues (Jul 27, 2006, 00:00)
"...[G]etting to this place where Open Source is no longer
considered a pejorative by Microsoft has been a slow and deliberate
process that must be massaged both internally and