Linux News for Aug 27, 2007
On Valuing Freedom More than Cushy Jail Cells (Aug 27, 2007, 23:15)
Linux Journal: "That's why I believe that the
final success of Linux, and of free and open source software, will
be an economy that values freedom and choice as much as it values
Linux Documentation: Often Ignored For Poor Community Advice (Aug 27, 2007, 22:30)
Mad Penguin: "It has long since been my own
personal experience that Linux documentation is largely ignored by
Linux beginners in exchange for the interactivity of Linux
Shared Source: Don't Throw the Babysteps Out With the Bathwater (Aug 27, 2007, 21:45)
#open.ended: "He's not exaggerating; the top 25
at CodePlex really do fail to impress..."
Why Proprietary Code is Bad for Security (Aug 27, 2007, 21:00)
wolfgang.lonien.de: "Since Skype is a
proprietary commercial enterprise, it doesn't allow for open source
auditing of their code; so they can tell us anything without
providing any independent means of verification..."
Why Sabayon Isn’t Gentoo (Aug 27, 2007, 20:15)
The Open Source Activist:
Can Open Source Be Giving Comfort to the Enemy? (Aug 27, 2007, 19:30)
The Long Tail: "I'm posting this because I feel
honestly conflicted about something that's come up..."
Rob Myers Critique of Open Source (Aug 27, 2007, 19:00)
P2P Foundation: "Yochai Benkler describes Open
Source as a methodology of commons based peer production. This
means work made collaboratively and shared publicly by a community
Open-Source SugarCRM Eyes Stock Market Entry (Aug 27, 2007, 18:30)
CNET News: "Applications company SugarCRM
intends to file to become a public company within two years, said
CEO John Roberts..."
Can Developers Reclaim Donated IP? (Aug 27, 2007, 18:00)
Linux.com: "In 2004 Daniel Robbins, the founder
of Gentoo Linux, walked away from the project after creating the
nonprofit Gentoo Foundation to handle its intellectual
Java Needs an Overhaul (Aug 27, 2007, 17:30)
Russell Beattie's Weblog: "I like Jonathan
Schwartz a lot, but I think that unless some drastic changes are
made to Java, the move to JAVA as Sun's ticker symbol is going to
be as relevant as changing it to COBOL..."
More Irregularities in the OOXML ISO Process Surface (Aug 27, 2007, 17:00)
Groklaw: "Rob Weir is reporting some very
disturbing news about shenanigans in the OOXML ISO process..."
African Civil Society Warns Microsoft (Aug 27, 2007, 16:30)
Africa News: "African Civil Society
Organisations may be spoiling for war with the global software
giant, Microsoft Corporation, over its bid to have its DIS 29500
'Office Open Extensible Markup Language' endorsed by the
International Standard Organisation..."
Open Source: Changing Models, Changing Mindsets, Part 2 (Aug 27, 2007, 15:45)
TechNewsWorld: "The open source model of
developing software is making a significant impact, not only in the
software development and broader high-tech community, but more
generally within corporations..."
Linux: Linux Foundation Technical Advisory Board (Aug 27, 2007, 15:00)
KernelTrap: "'The elections for five of the ten
members of the Linux Foundation Technical Advisory Board [TAB] are
held every year...'"
Just How Many Linux Machines Will Dell Really Sell? (Aug 27, 2007, 14:30)
blogbeebe: "I've been reading lately about how
Dell is slated to sell just 20,000 PCs with Linux loaded on
SA Government's OSS Plans Revealed (Aug 27, 2007, 14:00)
Tectonic: "Doctor Daniel Mashao, the chief
technology officer at Sita (the South African State Information
Technology Agency), announced the launch of the government-wide
free and open source programme at the GovTech conference on
This Just In: China Votes "No with Comments" on OOXML (Aug 27, 2007, 13:30)
ConsortiumInfo: "As I had noted in an earlier
blog entry, China had been signalling some displeasure with
Microsoft and OOXML in recent weeks, via Xinhua, the official
government news agency, so this is not totally a surprise..."
Is That Light at the End of the Tunnel? (Aug 27, 2007, 12:45)
Mandriva Blog: "So it will soon be time to
cheer you up with some good news. We have been kind of quiet
recently, which does not mean we have not been active..."
Intellectual Property Cold War Rages On (Aug 27, 2007, 12:00)
OSWeekly: "I have pointed this out time and
again. Like it or not, the patent war is already here..."
Red Hat Offers Virtualisation Training for RHEL 5 (Aug 27, 2007, 10:30)
Computerworld UK: "Red Hat has announced new
training and consulting services, including a new two-day course
that shows you how to install, configure and manage virtual hosts
on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5..."
Midnight Commander in Action (Aug 27, 2007, 09:00)
PolishLinux: "There are a lot of free file
managers. There is Nautilus in GNOME environment (with GTK
libraries), KDE users have Konqueror and Krusader..."
MainConcept: Release MainActor Into Open Source! (Aug 27, 2007, 07:30)
Mad Penguin: "But correct me if I'm wrong, is
MainActor not the perfect vehicle for moving the MPEG
How To Use NTFS Write Support (ntfs-3g) On Fedora 7 (Aug 27, 2007, 06:00)
HowtoForge: "Normally Linux systems can only
read from Windows NTFS partitions, but not write to them which can
be very annoying if you have to work with Linux and Windows
Managing and Keeping Tabs of Network Traffic on Linux (Aug 27, 2007, 05:30)
Rudd-O: "Is your Net connection slow? Ever
wonder what the hell's going down the wire? Here are five free and
effective tools to diagnose network traffic issues..."
An Introduction to Eclipse for Visual Studio Users (Aug 27, 2007, 04:00)
developerWorks: "All integrated development
environments share similarities because they're all built for the
same purpose. But they have differences, too..."
Frillions of Ways (Aug 27, 2007, 00:00)
Open at Adobe: "It still amazes me how many
people on both sides of the open source fence end up back in the