Linux News for Aug 31, 2007
My Resolve to Treat Microsoft Like Any Other License Submitter is Being Sorely Tested (Aug 31, 2007, 23:15)
OSI: "There's been a lot of debate in the
community about how OSI should properly handle Microsoft's planned
submission of some of its licenses for OSD certification. That
debate has been been going on within OSI, too..."
Short-Term/Long-Term: The Battle of OOXML (Aug 31, 2007, 22:30)
Editor's Note: "The short- versus long-term
argument is something that I see occur in history time and again.
People continually opt for short-term gains while ignoring the
long-term impacts of their decisions..."
Microsoft's Failures with the OOXML Standard (Aug 31, 2007, 22:00)
Once More Unto the Breach: "An interesting bit
of technical experimentation was published in the past week in the
shadow of the vote. It shows something more pragmatically damning
than all of Rob Weir's hard work digging through faults in the
Norway Decides: No with Comments on OOXML... (Aug 31, 2007, 21:30)
Groklaw: "Essentially, they are concerned about
too many technical issues and wish to see them fixed before it
becomes a standard..."
Meet Mark Radcliffe: The Man Who Rules Open Source Law (Aug 31, 2007, 21:00)
The Register: "As one of his clients told us,
'Mark Radcliffe is the law when it comes to open source
Microsoft and Open Source: Friends or Foes? (Aug 31, 2007, 20:30)
Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine:
"Whether it involves choice or price, freedom isn't free..."
Hungary: No Official Position on OOXML (Aug 31, 2007, 20:00)
<NO>OOXML: "The repeated voting session
again was not legitimate, because it was not the secretary but the
general manager who sent out the invitation letters..."
Dell Silent Again After Earnings (Aug 31, 2007, 19:30)
CNET News: "Dell actually beat analysts'
expectations Thursday when it released the preliminary results of
its earnings for the second quarter of fiscal year 2008, but again
opted against the traditional follow-up conference call with
company executives, investors and the media..."
Xandros CEO Andreas Typaldos: Getting Along With Redmond (Aug 31, 2007, 19:00)
LinuxInsider: "Linux platform provider Xandros
has taken one step further in a collaboration agreement with
Microsoft that it signed in June over how the two firms will handle
intellectual property on Linux interoperability projects..."
GNOME 2.19.91 (GNOME 2.20.0 Beta 2) Released (Aug 31, 2007, 18:30)
[gnome-announce-list]: "This is our eighth
development release on our road towards GNOME 2.20.0, which will be
released in September 2007..."
Microsoft Still a Monopoly, 7 State Attorneys Say (Aug 31, 2007, 18:00)
eWeek Channel Insider: "Seven state attorneys
say key provisions of the final antitrust judgment have had little
impact on competition with Microsoft..."
Updated KDE 4.0.0 Release Schedule (Aug 31, 2007, 17:30)
[kde-core-devel]: ""We, The Release Team,
hereby announce that we are extending the KDE 4.0.0 schedule 2
months by inserting an extra 2 Betas.."
P Country Upgrades Continue--As Do Document Committee Signups as Well (Aug 31, 2007, 17:00)
ConsortiumInfo: "Earlier this week I reported
that there were nine new, last minute 'P' members of ISO. I also
predicted that the number could rise. Well, now that we're down to
the wire on the ISO/IEC vote on OOXML, it has..."
Canonical Angles for Dell to Offer Pre-Installed Ubuntu Linux on the Server (Aug 31, 2007, 16:30)
SearchEnterpriseLinux: "As Canonical Ltd.
readies another major release for its Ubuntu Linux operating system
(code-named Gutsy Gibbon), one executive hinted that a
pre-installed server initiative would arrive soon if customer
demand remains high..."
New Zealand Casts NO on Open XML Vote (Aug 31, 2007, 15:45)
Geekzone: "Standards New Zealand have casted a
'NO' vote on the proposal to adopt the Open XML draft Standard as
an international Standard..."
LinuxWorld Conference & Expo 2007 [UK] is Postponed (Aug 31, 2007, 15:00)
LinuxWorld Conference & Expo: "It is with
regret that we must announce that LinuxWorld Conference & Expo
2007 has been postponed until spring 2008..."
OOXML News From Denmark (Aug 31, 2007, 14:15)
Groklaw: "Even though Microsoft denies having
put pressure on partners to get them involved in the OOXML debate,
some partners have experienced pressure from the software giant
SCO CEO McBride Speaks Out On Novell, Finances, And Groklaw (Aug 31, 2007, 13:30)
InformationWeek: "Darl McBride says his company
has strong products and a growing number of customers, so it will
survive regardless of the outcome of legal battles..."
France and OOXML: Majority Voted No with Comments in PreVote, But... Consensus Outcome Unknown (Aug 31, 2007, 12:45)
Groklaw: Apparently, the majority voted No with
Comments in a pre-vote, but I understand France is a country that
must reach consensus..."
The Swedish OOXML Vote Has Been Declared Invalid (Aug 31, 2007, 12:45)
OS/2 World: "The Swedish Standards Institute
has tonight issued a press release where they declared this weeks
earlier vote regarding OOXML as invalid and by that Sweden don't
have any official position regarding OOXML any more..."
RMS on the Ethics of Non-Free Art (Aug 31, 2007, 12:00)
Libervis: "Since I wasn't yet as clear as I'd
like to be on what can we consider to be free (as in freedom) among
works which are not software and not functional..."
My Application of the Day: Kochizz for Apache2 Configuration (Aug 31, 2007, 10:30)
KDEDevelopers.org: "Kochizz is a Qt4-based GUI
tool to get to grips with the Apache2 configuration..."
Snort on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 [Parts 1 & 2] (Aug 31, 2007, 09:00)
SearchSecurity: "In this installment, we note
that you first must make sure your customer's hardware is up to the
job before you can configure the IDS sensor Snort on a network
running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5..."
Boost Reliability with Ethernet Bonding and Linux (Aug 31, 2007, 07:30)
EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet: "An easy,
inexpensive way to double up Ethernet interfaces to get more more
bandwidth and reliability is called Ethernet bonding..."
Installing phpGroupware (v. 0.9.16.012) (Aug 31, 2007, 06:00)
Blue-GNU: "Need a virtual office? You can try
phpGroupware, which is an official GNU Project..."
Debugging Samba: Deciphering Access Denied (Aug 31, 2007, 04:30)
SearchEnterpriseLinux: "'Our motto is 'Bug for
bug, feature for feature, we are completely compatible with
Microsoft Windows,'' he said..."
Can You Save the Planet by Switching to a "Black" Google? (Aug 31, 2007, 03:00)
ZDNet: "The LCD panel was fitted to a PC
running Windows Vista with the default desktop while the CRT was on
a system running Ubuntu, again with the default desktop..."
Microsoft: Linux Keeps Losing--NOT! (Aug 31, 2007, 02:15)
VelocityWebDev: "There is an interesting
reality that is not captured by financial analysts, Gartner, or
on the success of kde4 (Aug 31, 2007, 01:30)
aseigo: "it's interesting to see people picking
up the 'kde4: hype-or-revolution' story in the media, including
some even mainstream-ish sources..."
Is Open Source The Stock Flavor of the Month? (Aug 31, 2007, 00:45)
ZDNet: "In a bid to boost its stock price, Sun
Microsystems changed its ticker symbol Monday to JAVA. The market's
reaction? That's fine, kid, here's a quarter..."
Enterprise Unix Roundup: No More Purple Boxes (Aug 31, 2007, 00:00)
ServerWatch: "Now, it seems, the days of the
nifty purple chassis will be soon forgotten. Sun Microsystems took
steps earlier this month toward becoming a pure software