Linux News for May 17, 2007
What Does GPL3 Mean for the Enterprise? (May 17, 2007, 23:15)
ServerWatch: "The discussion and debate over
the wording of GPL3 has crept into the mainstream tech news, which
is a bit surprising. After all, it's just a software
Sun's Schwartz: Don't Forget that Java is Open Sourced (May 17, 2007, 22:30)
ZDNet: "...I've been e-mailing back and forth
with Sun CEO Jonathan Schwartz about Java and the deathmatch that
clearly looms ahead between it and competing cross-platform runtime
environments from Adobe and Microsoft..."
Portrait: Long-time Linux Advocate Clay Claiborne (May 17, 2007, 21:45)
Linux.com: "Clay Claiborne was an early Linux
advocate, and his company, Cosmos Engineering, was one of the first
computer builders to offer Linux-based PCs and servers..."
Microsoft's Anti-Linux Patent Claims: Arm-Twisting for Novell-Like Deals (May 17, 2007, 21:00)
SearchEnterpriseLinux: "Instead, Microsoft is
probably jockeying for position to generate more Novell-type
agreements with the bigger Linux players, said Rabena, an
intellectual property attorney based in the Washington, D.C.,
offices of Sughrue Mion..."
Zend CEO Andi Gutmans: Pumping Up PHP (May 17, 2007, 20:15)
LinuxInsider: "He is pushing for the continued
growth of PHP--much like an explorer searching for the Holy
5 Reasons Why The Microsoft Patent Story Is Not News (May 17, 2007, 19:30)
Seeking Alpha: "There is a breathless sense
that this claim and all the background and forward looking that
derive from it is new news..."
Vista Makes Creative Labs Dupe Linux (May 17, 2007, 18:45)
Phoronix: "With the beta not even being
available until the end of the year, we would be very surprised if
Creative Labs will even deliver a stable X-Fi driver this year at
all. What's the reason for this delay? It's due to Microsoft's
Microsoft's ooXML Is On the Ropes in Europe: IBM (May 17, 2007, 18:00)
iTWire: "Is ooXML, Microsoft's new documents
standard on the ropes in Europe? Absolutely, according to one of
IBM's prominent technology and intellectual property
A Group Conversation with Eben Moglen, Part I (May 17, 2007, 16:30)
LinuxPlanet: "Eben Moglen is one of those
people in the community that delivers his message in a clear,
concise way that never fails to capture the attention of his
Open Source Projects: 15 To Watch (May 17, 2007, 15:45)
Datamation: "But what about the apps that are
headed toward center stage, yet are still under development even
though they demonstrate considerable promise...?"
Microsoft's Patent Threats Evoke Retorts (May 17, 2007, 15:00)
Linux-Watch: "Partly in response to Microsoft's
recent patent threats to Linux and other open-source software, the
FSF announced on May 16 the creation of a new activist campaigns
Open Letter to Novell: Release the Patent Numbers! (May 17, 2007, 14:15)
LXer: "But apparently Microsoft is willing to
tell someone what those 235 are. They are telling the companies
that they sign cross license deals with. Companies such as
Microsoft Patent Claims Complicated by GPLv3 (May 17, 2007, 13:30)
LinuxWorld Australia: "The expected approval of
the GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3) could further
muddy the waters for Microsoft's claims it will collect payment on
its patents for Linux technology..."
More Firefox Bloat? Say It Ain't So, Mozilla (May 17, 2007, 12:45)
Wired: "When Firefox launched in beta release
five years ago, it burst on the open-source browser scene like a
young Elvis Presley--slim, sexy and dangerous..."
Linux: Open For Business (May 17, 2007, 12:00)
IndustryWeek: "Linux and other open-source
software can offer competitive advantages where cost and
customization pressures are concerned..."
What Happened To XGI Graphics? (May 17, 2007, 11:15)
Phoronix: "XGI Technology is still in business,
but what has happened to them...?"
Taiwan-Makers Supply 92% of OLPC Components (May 17, 2007, 10:30)
DigiTimes: "Mary Lou Jepsen, the founding chief
technology officer of One Laptop Per Child, recently said about 92%
of the Quanta Computer-made OLPC notebook's components are sourced
Art Meets Open Source at Libre Graphics Meeting (May 17, 2007, 09:45)
Linux.com: "Unlike a typical Linux
get-together, at the Libre Graphics Meeting, half of the attendees
are developers and the other half are artists..."
MS Exchange Alternative: Moving At the Speed of Stupidity? (May 17, 2007, 09:00)
Mad Penguin: "This realization has brought me
to a project that looks very promising called the Scalix
Migrating to Ubuntu Linux from Microsoft Windows (May 17, 2007, 08:15)
Associated Content: "Four years ago I tried
about a dozen Linux distributions, to see if they were ready for an
ordinary user to install as an escape from the Windows
Adding a Little Cream to (g)Vim (May 17, 2007, 07:30)
Linux.com: "Cream is a set of scripts and
add-ons that sit on top of gVim. Cream doesn't change the
appearance of gVim, but it does change the way it behaves..."
Source Code Auditing Keeps Organizations on the Right Side of Licensing (May 17, 2007, 06:45)
IT Manager's Journal: "In Cacheon's case, it
looked like open source had dealt a death blow to the company, but
it was really careless use of third-party code that was the source
of the trouble..."
Tiny Tiny RSS: A Very Very Useful RSS Reader (May 17, 2007, 06:00)
Linux.com: "Tiny Tiny RSS (TT-RSS) is an
excellent little Web-based RSS aggregator that, despite its tiny
size, sports some clever features..."
Anatomy of the Linux Slab Allocator (May 17, 2007, 04:30)
developerWorks: "The goal of memory management
is to provide a method by which memory can be dynamically shared
amongst a variety of users for a variety of purposes..."
Why Open Source Software is Not Good Enough (May 17, 2007, 03:00)
OS Weekly: "The single biggest thing that's
working against Linux distributions, and even open source as a
whole today is human nature pure and simple..."
Microsoft's Unwinnable War on Linux and Open Source (May 17, 2007, 02:15)
RoughlyDrafted: "How is an untouchable
superpower defeated? In many cases, it foolishly engages itself in
an unwinnable war and simply consumes itself..."
Responding to Mr. Allison on ODF (May 17, 2007, 01:30)
ZDNet: "After dropping a few anti-Vista dings,
he explained the problems he had trying to open Office XML files in
OpenOffice, and used that as reason to call for all the world to
standardize on ODF..."
Microsoft, Linux OSS and the 235 Patent Violations: Covering Your Butt (May 17, 2007, 00:45)
Enderle: "Microsoft has put a firm number,
well, firm so far, of 235 of its patents it says Linux and other
open source software violate..."
Microsoft, The Art of Corporate Terrorism (May 17, 2007, 00:00)
Sweet!Computing: "Microsoft, no longer the
technological leader in the Computer Desktop market, is taking on a
terrorist role in its attempt remain in power at all costs..."